Book Review/ /Against the Tide, Elizabeth Camden

Against The Tide, Elizabeth Camden


"Rise up, my love, my fair one, and come away. For lo, the winter is past, the rain is over and gone; the flowers appear on the earth; the time of the singing of birds has come."

The scripture that was used in the book was taken out of the second chapter of Songs of Solomon.

Summary: In the late 1800's, an orphaned girl from Greece has established herself in the northern borders of New England. Lydia is young, talented, and she uses the early years of living on the sea to her advantage. The first feminine translator in the ONI (Office of Naval Intelligence), uses her intelligence to decipher anything floating near local waters. Lydia is known for being precise and particular. She has never left her comfort zone, nor has she ever desired to, that is before she encountered a heartbreakingly, handsome Lieutenant Banebridge. Both the Lieutenant and Lydia have secret identities that are endangered by their very acquaintance, yet the two inexplicably keep crossing paths.
Tied by the consequences of previous mistakes, Banebridge is in battle with the enemy of his sins and the enemy of the heart. Whereas, Lydia is unknowing in the parts of her comfort zones, which turn out to be quite the opposite.

Genre: Historical Fiction, Romance

Appropriate ages: 14+ for drug intoxication.
(Spoiler: One of the main literary conflicts that Lieutenant Banebridge is fighting against is the trade of the drug, Opium. In his past, he was a dealer but after following Christ his relation with the drug is over. Now his main objective is to find the head over the nasty trade and end the battle that he helped start.)

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