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Against the Tide by Elizabeth Camden
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Dec 19, 2012

really liked it

This historical fiction novel takes place in a time period I know very little about which is the end of the nineteenth century when countries shared their ship blueprints openly. The real conflict is the beginnings of the opium trade and the ugliness therein. It would be a few years after this time period that the innocuous Mrs. Winslow's syrup for babies would be attributed to the national addiction to opium. At this point in time, however, it was kept mostly to the pharmaceutical companies and politicians in their back pockets.

Enter Lydia Pallas who, against all odds is making it in the world of work with her unique set of skills. She is witty and optimistic and never wants to be in poverty again. With an intriguing man named Bane against a sanity challenged book collector and opium dealer, the story takes interesting turns.

I enjoyed the book completely. Well written with interesting and fleshes out characters.
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