"Cara Hamilton had thought her brother to be dead. Now, clutching his letter, she leaves Ireland for America, desperate to find him. Her search leads her to a houseful of curious strangers, and one man who claims to be a friend--Rourke Walsh. Despite her brother's warning, Cara trusts Rourke, revealing her purpose in coming to New York. She's then thrust into a world of subterfuge, veiled threats, and attempted murder, including political revolutionaries from the homeland out for revenge. Her questions guide her ever nearer to locating her brother--but they also bring her closer to destruction as those who want to kill him track her footsteps. With her faith in tatters, all hope flees. Will her brother finally surface? Can he save Cara from the truth about Rourke... a man she's grown to love?" (Publisher's Description)
From the opening pages of the book where Cara is on board the ship Servia, my heart was totally invested in Cara and her search for her brother. In a new land, unsure of who to trust, she meets Rourke, who has reasons of his won for helping her. The dance they do of keeping secrets and trying to be loyal to family is heartbreaking. The author does an amazing job of describing the sights and sounds of turn of the century New York City. I loved how the story unfolded and kept me glue to the book right until the very end. I anxiously await the next installment in this series.
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