Having been chased out of their Mediterranean seaside home, Lydia Pallas’ family wanders the oceans until they reach Boston Harbor. There they hope to settle a bit and get Lydia into school. Tragedy strikes the family’s fishing boat and leaves Lydia an orphan in a strange land.
Lydia grows up and leaves behind the orphanage she loathes. Determined not to live in poverty any longer she uses her skills with languages to translate documents for the Navy. She knows she is lucky to have such a great job working with men who are fatherly and brotherly towards her. She is comfortable and happy making her own way in the world and does not want anything to change. Enter Alexander Bainbridge—a one man crusade against the opium trade.
Lydia as spent her young life relying on herself to get what she wants. She does not like change and everything needs to be perfectly in order. Bane is trying to honor God and make up for a young life lived in crime as an opium trader. He inadvertently gets Lydia into an extremely dangerous situation with his nemesis.
This is the first of Elizabeth Camden’s novels I have read. The story is a unique and absorbing to read. It’s not always a happy read but it is well worth the effort. I am looking forward to more of the author’s work.For more information about this book--click here--or on the title above! Visit Elizabeth Camden's website here!
I received this book free of charge from Bethany House Publishers in exchange for an honest review.