Wow! It is not often that a book that is so full of twists and turns that it is hard to put down comes my way. Against the Tide by Elizabeth Camden is just such a book.
The story begins with a truly poverty stricken family in the late 1800's. The family lives on a tiny, decrepit fishing boat. It is now time for the oldest daughter, Lydia, to go to school. Lydia leaves her father at the dock excited and fearful at the same time. The day passes and she returns to the dock to meet the boat, but they never return. She is now an orphan and is taken to the orphanage to live. This tragic situation shapes Lydia for the rest of her life.
Through much hardship and an unusual gift for languages, Lydia is able to get a job translating documents for the Navy. This provides some security for her, but that soon comes to an end. Talked into helping a young man, Bane, uncover an opium smuggling operation, she is accused of dishonorable actions and fired from her job. How she regains her life, and helps Bane to uncover and convict the smugglers, is a tale full of twists and turns that will keep you turning the pages as fast as you can read them!
I highly recommend Against the Tide, by Elizabeth Camden for both its historical accuracy and excellent writing.
Bethany House/Baker Publishing Group provided me with one copy of Against the Tide in exchange for Joy In Our Journey's honest review of this book. No other compensation was provided.
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