Against the Tide by Elizabeth Camden by Bethany House

Against the Tide

by Elizabeth Camden

 

About this book

As a child, Lydia Pallas became all too familiar with uncertainty when it came 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 kind. She adores her apartment overlooking the bustling Boston Harbor, and her skill with languages has landed her a secure position as a translator for the U.S. Navy.

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

Just as Bane’s charm begins 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.

My Review

Having read two of Elizabeth Camden’s previous books, I was happy to be able to read Against the Tide, and especially since it was about Bane, a character I really enjoyed in The Lady of Bolton Hill. Ms. Camden created characters that were realistic, believable and developed well as the story unfolded. I grew to really love and enjoy the life of Bane and Lydia by the end of the story. And as with her first two books, the author clearly shows the importance of Gods love and grace, and how we should live for Him in our everyday lives.

 

If you are looking for a good, clean historical fiction to read, then I highly recommend this one to you. You will love it!

 

I rec’d a copy of this book from Bethany House to review. The reviews and opinions here are my opinion only.

 

About the author

I am a college librarian in central Florida by day, but by night I can be found pounding out inspirational historical novels the moment the sun goes down. I love writing books about fiercely intelligent people who are confronted with profound challenges. As a rather introverted person, I have found that writing is the best way for me to share my faith and a sense of resilience with others.

I married relatively late in life, which turned out to be an odd kind of blessing. I had gotten very good at leading a solo life, and although I was not particularly content being alone, I had become reconciled to it. Most importantly, it taught me never to take my husband for granted. I give daily thanks for the blessing of being able to share a life with my favorite person on the planet.

As for who I am? I love old Hitchcock films, the hour before sunset, a long, sweaty run through the Florida countryside, and a glass of good wine. After spending my entire adult life on a college campus (either as a student or a librarian) I have finally been able to pursue my ultimate goal of writing professionally.

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