Against The Tide
This book is set in the late 1800's, and it follows the life of a young immigrant girl named Lydia in Boston, Massachusetts. Her work in the Navel yard allows her to use her skills with language as she meets a lot of different people. One person who is in need of her translations skills is a young man named Bane. Her relationship with Bane leads her to things she never expected to do with her life. The book is full of mystery, as you never really know what Bane is up to. It covers a problem from this time period that I was not familiar with; the mass use & illegal trade of opium. I read this book in one day. It was very hard to put down. It has everything you would expect from a historical fiction novel; suspense, a complicated love story, and characters that seem so real.
I received a copy of this book for free from Bethany House Publishers a division of Baker Publishing Group.