Two years ago, her fiance perished during their voyage to America.
Now she discovers it may have been murder...
Dreaming of a better life, Tillie McGrath leaves Ireland behind and, with her beloved fiance by her side, sets sail for America. But when illness robs her of the man she holds dear, she's left alone with only a handful of tattered memories. While forging on proves difficult, Tillie soon finds some new friends at her New York boardinghouse, and begins pursuing a new dream--to open a home for orphaned children.
Despite two years passing, Captain Keondric Morgan has never forgotten the lass who left his ship so heartbroken. When a crewman's deathbed confession reveals her fiance's demise was the result of murder, the captain knows he must try to contact her. But his attention draws the notice of others as well--dangerous men who believe Tillie has in her possession something that could expose their crimes. And to their way of thinking, the best way to prevent such an outcome is to seize the evidence and then hand Tillie the same fate as her naïve fiance.
I just found out that this was the third book in a series. But the good news is that I read the whole thing and it didn't occur to me that I was missing anything :)
It wasn't my favorite novel ever, but it was well written and pretty good at the suspense part. Captain Morgan is a great character, if a little too noble. Cass, his brother is fun too. Tillie I could take or leave. I guess my biggest issue was the love triangle. I really have problems with love triangles. I also had problems with Captain Morgan's age. Not a big one, but I normally like my leading men to be around the same age as the leading lady.
I don't feel like I wasted my time reading this book. It was entertaining and kept me reading till the end. It just wasn't a book I would pick up again.
Title: Tide and Tempest
Author: Elizabeth Ludwig
Publisher: Bethany House
Published: March 2014
Source: I received a copy from NetGalley in exchange for a review.