Against The Tide
by Elizabeth Camden
-From The Back Cover-
After a childhood rampant with uncertainty, Lydia Pallas has carved out a perfect life for herself. She spends her days within sight of the bustling Boston Harbor, where her skill with languages has landed her an enviable position as a translator for the U.S. Navy.
Lydia's talents bring her to the attention of Alexander Banebridge, a mysterious man in need of a translator. Driven by a campaign to end the opium trade, Bane is coolly analytical and relentless in his quest. He cannot afford to fall for Lydia and must fight the bittersweet love growing between them.
When Bane's enemies gain the upper hand, he is forced to turn to Lydia for help. Determined to prove her worth, Lydia soon discovers that carrying out Bane's mission will test her wits and courage to the very limits.
When Forces Conspire Against Them
From Without And Within,
Can Their Love Survive?
What a ride! Child kidnapping, the opium trade, ancient manuscripts, an insane professor, an impossibly handsome man, a woman desperate for order that is brilliant at languages, the U.S. Navy, Boston Harbor, a near fortress in Vermont, and a bottle of Mrs. Winslow's Soothing Syrup. All of these together make for a fast paced adventure set in the 1890's.
I had wanted to read Against The Tide when I first heard about it but it took my wonderful local Library to get a copy into my anxious hands.
Against The Tide is not your usual light dance through a historical period. There are no merry parties, fancy dresses, long walks in the moonlight. This books deals with drugs, addiction, people who will stop at nothing including murder to keep the illegal import of opium going, a man who also will stop at nothing to end the opium trade, kidnappings, manipulations etc.
This book earned a 4 Bark Rating.
This book was checked out from the Library and I am in no way obligated to review this book. I am doing so for my own and your enjoyment.
All of that said, don't let it stop you from reading this book. This book deals with hard subjects but it is still entertaining and well worth the time spent reading. The descriptions of locales were excellent! My little movie-in-my-brain that runs while a read had a lot to work with. The cover is gorgeous! The almost-ending is a little difficult but the end is happy.
This is a must read book from 2012.
Tell Tale Books gives Against The Tide by Elizabeth Camden an unreserved 4 Bark Rating.