Against the Tide
Love and Lives are Threatened in Camden's Latest OfferingAs 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... show more
Love and Lives are Threatened in Camden's Latest OfferingAs 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.
Publish date: October 2012
Publisher: Bethany House Publishers
Pages no: 362
Edition language: English
** spoiler alert ** I enjoyed Against the Tide generally. The story was interesting and different and seems well-researched. However, I found it difficult to warm to the characters. I had already encountered Alexander Banefield and he was fascinating but his continual stubbornness and the blatant wa...
No wonder this book sounded overly preachy, it's Christian Fiction. I was raised Christian but this sort of preachy thing just doesn't work with me.
I've never read inspirational romance, but I'm trying to expand my horizons and get out of the English Regency rut, and I was intrigued by the prospect of a book set in Victorian Boston. The heroine is a Greek orphan who works as a translator for the Navy, on the cover she is looking out at a ship i...
Word/phrase repetition and plot inconsistencies made this difficult for me to enjoy. Also, the lack of contractions in conversations made the dialogue sound stilted. Beautiful cover, though!