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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.

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Format: Paperback
Number of Pages: 352
Vendor: Bethany House
Publication Date: 2012
Dimensions: 8.50 X 5.50 (inches)
ISBN: 0764210238
ISBN-13: 9780764210235
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2013 RITA Winner for Inspirational Romance
2013 Christy Award Winner for Historical Romance
2013 Daphne du Maurier Award Winner for Inspirational Romantic Mystery/Suspense

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 her courage to the very limits.

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Elizabeth Camden is the award-winning author of four books, including Against the Tide (2012), winner of a RITA Award, Christy Award, and Daphne du Maurier Award. With a master's in history and a master's in library science, she is a research librarian by day and scribbles away on her next novel by night. Elizabeth lives with her husband in Florida. Visit her website at www.elizabethcamden.com.

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  1. Norway
    Age: 25-34
    Gender: female
    5 Stars Out Of 5
    Against the tide
    April 13, 2015
    Ladygray
    Norway
    Age: 25-34
    Gender: female
    Quality: 5
    Value: 5
    Meets Expectations: 5
    Absolutely wonderful book.
  2. Ossineke, MI
    Age: 45-54
    Gender: female
    5 Stars Out Of 5
    Wonderful Story
    April 4, 2015
    Pegg Thomas
    Ossineke, MI
    Age: 45-54
    Gender: female
    Quality: 0
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    Meets Expectations: 0
    Elizabeth Camden is one of my new favorite authors. She is a master at helping us to sympathetically connect with the less-than-perfect people who populate her stories. This is another one of her touching stories embedded with some little-known historical facts.

    Lydia Pallas survives growing up in an orphanage, but not totally unscathed. She builds a safe life for herself until Alexander Banebridge brings her more than just documents to translate. While she untangles the languages he needs translated, he tangles her emotions into knots she doesn't want. Until the day he explains what he's really looking for. Joined with a common goal, they set out to right a wrong that stems from both of their pasts.
  3. OR
    Age: 55-65
    Gender: female
    4 Stars Out Of 5
    Unique historical set in 1876 Boston
    November 23, 2013
    MaryAnn
    OR
    Age: 55-65
    Gender: female
    Quality: 4
    Value: 4
    Meets Expectations: 4
    Orphaned Lydia Pallas has found a successful career working as a translator for the Navy in 1876 Boston. Both handsome and wealthy Admiral Fontaine, whom she serves under, and Alexander Banebridge, an intriguing stranger who also employs her services, add drama and trials to her life. Will Lydia be forced to return to the impoverished life she has fought to escape? Can she build a lasting relationship with the man she loves?

    Suspense and danger threaten their lives, but Lydia stands strong despite the terrors she faces. Will her struggles be rewarded or will she even survive? This novel leaps from the pages of history to bring to life a story of that time period. The characterization, setting, and events seem completely realistic as well as the way people act¬ and react—manipulation, lack of trust, unforgiveness, class conflict, obedience to the law, and so on.
  4. Hanover, PA
    Age: 55-65
    Gender: male
    5 Stars Out Of 5
    Won 2013 Christy Award, Best Historical Romance!
    September 16, 2013
    Darryl
    Hanover, PA
    Age: 55-65
    Gender: male
    Quality: 5
    Value: 5
    Meets Expectations: 5
    AGAINST THE TIDE won the 2013 Christy Award for Best Historical Romance novel. Elizabeth Camden has penned a great read. The plot is fascinating, the characters memorable, and the ending is more than satisfying. Highly recommend!
  5. California
    Age: 35-44
    Gender: Female
    3 Stars Out Of 5
    •°o•:*¨¨*:•. DEPRESSING.•:*¨¨*:• o°•
    August 26, 2013
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    Age: 35-44
    Gender: Female
    Quality: 3
    Value: 2
    Meets Expectations: 2
    This review will contain spoilers.

    I truly expected to enjoy this book since I loved The Rose of Winslow Street. Sadly, that is not the case.

    This book has too much tragedy and the vile creepiness of the villain was to much for me. Instead of feeling refreshed from reading a Christian novel, I was deeply bothered, and felt sick to my stomach.

    This book does have Christian references, but it felt as if God was in the background.

    It begins in 1876 Boston, featuring Lydia, a lovely little girl who is half Greek, half Turkish and opens on her family's tiny boat, The Ugly Kate. Tragedy ensues which changes her life forever. Fast forward 15 years to 1891 and the story resumes with her working as a translator in the Boston Navy Yard.

    Eventually, she encounters Alexander Banebridge aka Bane. Apparently this character was from a previous novel, The Lady of Bolton Hill. In that novel, I gather he was quite vile until he found salvation. After reading the vileness in this book, I have no intention of subjecting myself to any further reading of that sort. In this novel, Bane is a fun, interesting character who is tortured by his past and believes he must spend his life doing penance for it.

    Professor Van Braken is devious and, I believe, insane. He values his collection of rare books as if they were his children. To fund his passion, he deals in the opium trade, which at that time, was legal. However, he is battling opposition and evading taxes, in addition to other crimes. He kidnaps children of wealthy men who would stand in his way and keeps them for years. If his opponents resist, he sends the child back dead. It is horrifying. Now, I am not saying this type of control never happened, but it is not what I personally enjoy reading.

    The dependency on opium is covered in great detail in this book; particularly the long lasting effects from childhood into adulthood. Apparently, since it was not regulated and ingredients were not required on labels, it was added to children's teething medicines and tonics. Mrs. Winslow's Soothing Syrup was marketed from 1849 to 1915 in the U.S. and until 1930 in England and was widely administered to children, particularly in orphanages to get children to relax and behave (noted in the back of the book. Once they finally listed opium as its main ingredient, the public was outraged and they went out of business. We are along for the ride when one of the characters begins to stop the use of this drug and goes through heart wrenching withdrawals and all the detailed symptoms that go along with that.

    Lydia, has intelligence in spades. She is a good person; however, she is not a Christian. I have trouble with Christian authors weaving romance around unequally yoked characters. It is not biblical, and I know from personal experience the heartache it causes by disobeying this important law. When an author leads a character down the road of salvation, but it is clear the intended match has already fallen in love prior to their revelation, and intends to help lead/guide them rather than seeking an equally yoked mate, I find that disturbing. It gives the sense that it is ok and could leave some Christians (not well versed in the bible) believing it is fine - we can help lead people to salvation for our romantic purposes. All to often, that leads to heartbreak.

    I give it 3 out of 5 stars, because it is well written and very detailed. However it is not my cup of tea and I could not recommend it.

    I leave it to you to judge for yourself.

    You can read more about this author at www.ElizabethCamden.com

    Included at the End:

    *Historical Notes

    *Discussion Questions for the reader to ponder or for a Book Club

    I purchased this copy and am offering my honest opinions for no compensation.

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    Reviewed August 26, 2013
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