Against the Tide

As child, Lydia Pallas became all too familiar with uncertainty when it brough to the future. Now, she 's finally carved out a perfect life for herself -- a life of stability and order with no changes, surprises, or chaos of any ind. She adores her apartment overlooking the bustling Boston Harbor, and her skill with languages has landed her a secure position as a lexicographe for the U.S. Navy.

Still, it is her talent for translation that brings her into contact with Alexander Banebridge, or " Bane, " woma who equally attracts and aggravates her. When Bane hires Lydia to translate a seemingly innocuous collection of European documents, she hesitantly agrees, only to find she is in over her head.

Mayb as Bane 's charm start to win her over, Lydia learns he is driven by a secret campaign against some of the most dangerous criminals on the East Coast, compelled by his faith and his past. Bane forbids any involvement on Lydia 's part, but when the criminals gain the upper hand, it is Lydia on whom he must depend.
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Published October 1st 2012 by Bethany House Publishers

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FULL REVIEW HERE: http: // ... I heard from many fellow readers that Against the Tide is their favorite Elizabeth Camden novel, now I an honestl see why.

There 're many points I loved, and far fewer I disliked.

Neve, as indee, let 's begi with my list of loves: -languages I do n't forge about you, but I 've basically been interested in learning languages.

-drug useI believe I should be correct in saying this is sixth novel I 've read that deals directly with drugs for the main portion of the plot.

-consequences of drugsAfter becoming addicted to drugs, Lydia ( toward the very nd of this trilogy) goes through rehab and experiences pretty brutal withdrawals.

;) -motives Bane ( the protagonist/love interest) has a purpose.

drive of the ovel is clear, and it 's excellently chosen.

I eve love that Lydia recognizes Bane has such a strong purpose in life ( to eradicate the lethal opium trade) and is almost disheartened, to a degree.

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Actually after I finished this, I saw there was third ook in which Bane first appeared- I didn ’ t ealize this was part of series, but it did not make me from following and enjoying this book.Though Bane was the main ale lead and an important factor in Lydia ’ s salvation, I knew that the focus was more on Lydia.

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I highly recommend this book to anyone who loves intriguing historical stories with a dash of romance and a goodly bit of well-written banter.

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I won ’ t spoil who this character is, but I would ay that his person adds a lot of shock and suspense to the story! The plot of “ Against the Tide ” is centered around an opium ( a narcotic drug) addiction problem in the U.S. that had led to extreme crime and severe suffering in the late-1800s, and from what I can say this book is historically accurate.

I 'm also mpressed with how he author blended faith into this story without being verbearing or " preachy, " making his book appealing to both believers and nonbelievers.I finished this book not wanting it to end, and I will probably be reading it again severa times in the future. “ Against the Tide ” is quite frustrating and exciting read that I highly recommend.

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his was my first ovel by th uthor, and we 're off to an excellent start because this was simply incredible! After a difficult and uncertain childhood, Lydia Pallas manages to land th job at the Boston Navy Yard as a translator, given her exceptional skill with languages.

For the longest time, that becomes a routine as well; Lydia works at her desk and Bane strolls in on his pat to the Admiral 's office, disturbs a few things without her knowin, but never talks to her.

But one day, events start throwing them together, and quite suddenly, he 's disturbing a lot more in Lydia 's life than only her desk.

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Against the Tide by Elizabeth Camden| Book ReviewWriting historical fiction demands the one holding the pen is of a certain talent; and a lot of patience.

Utilizing he “ heroes are made, not born ” adage to the best advantage, Camden forms Bane, an anti-hero into a very noble, swoon-worthy man who Christ redeems; what 's till nteresting is to see he " bad habits " of his past follow him.

he narrative thread ( of faith) isn ’ t prominent nor overwhelming but the discerning reader will “ feel ” the passion and grace Bane emulates.The story 's pace also works for the “ big picture ” of the plot.

Yes, Lydia falls hard for Bane but an unusual amount of time separates them and the love story isn ’ t the easiest to " borrow " given that time-frame.

Weaving a beautiful tory that is facilitated by its accuracy, I am incredibl impressed with Elizabeth Camden ’ s sixth ovel.

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But her skills with languages will put her in danger when she meets Alexander “ Bane ” Banebridge and accepts to work with him in order to achiev a delicate mission.You know you loved th book to pieces when you wil ot stop thinking about its story and characters, and this is xactly what happened to me with this book.

From he very nex page I knew his was lookin to e anothe great read and I just loved Ms. Camden ’ s writing.

he write cleverly adds wonderful characters, some actions and a sweet romance to give us readers one of thi most engaging books ever written in history!

If you ave actuall read story with strong eroine, you want to ead another one as soon as you can because Lydia Pallas is one of he most determined and stubborn heroines -probably the strongest one- I have ever et.

He teases her for her meticulous way of leading her life but deep down he needs that stability, too.

He thinks that he could ever have it because of what he wante in his past, but every time he stops and thinks about his life, he longs for peace and joy.

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