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Elizabeth Camden’s Against the Tide

About
Love and Lives are Threatened in Camden’s Latest Offering

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.

Review
So I loved the character of Bane from The Lady of Bolton Hill. In my opinion, Bane completely stole the show in that novel, so I was thrilled to learn he would have his own novel. It did not disappoint. I so enjoyed this novel! Bane’s character is just so savvy and I was skeptical that he could meet his match, but Lydia lived up to it. I loved that this novel was so original. Everytime I thought I could predict what would happen next, I was wrong. So much fun! Spiritually, Bane has to realize that his forgiveness does not require penance and Lydia realizes that she needs Jesus. He is the only person she should be relying on. Her salvation story was unique and not the least bit chessy. I’ve read every novel by this author, but she has me completely sold with this one. Highly Recommended and while you don’t need to read The Lady of Bolton Hill, I suggest you do!.

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