Thursday, November 15, 2012

Against The Tide Review

Lydia Pallas finally has the life she always wished for. A steady job she loves working with languages as a translator for the U.S. Navy, a nice place to live, and everything ordered and in its place. All the things she never had growing up in an orphanage. With life just now starting to become perfect Lydia resents the disorder that Alexander Banebridge, Bane to his friends, brings into her life.
Bane is in need of a translator. It doesn’t really matter who does it, so why not choose the neat and orderly Lydia Pallas. She needs the money that his translating jobs will give her and Bane can have a little fun messing with her orderly life style. But he didn’t count on falling in love with her in the process. If he led a normal life like an ordinary gentleman that wouldn’t be such a problem except that Bane is constantly on the run from his past. A wife would only cause problems and right now he needs to focus on a goal much bigger than his happiness, the end to the illegal opium trade. But when Banes biggest foe gains the upper hand he must turn to Lydia for help once more, putting her in a dangerous position.

Against The Tide by Elizabeth Camden is a wonderfully written book with characters you can’t help but fall in love with. I enjoyed the story immensely and would definitely recommend it to my friends. If you’re in search of a story you can lose yourself in completely and not come up for a breath until it’s finished I would definitely read this book.

I got a free review copy of Against The Tide from Bethany House Publishers in return for my honest review.

5 out of 5. An Afternoon Snack that could become very addictive. 

Wednesday, November 7, 2012

At Every Turn Review

Alyce Benson has a compassionate heart with an eagerness to do good. So when she pledges three thousand dollars to missionary’s working in Africa she doesn’t think twice. They need the money and her father is rich enough to supply it. What she doesn’t count on is her father’s refusal to have anything to do with the missionaries. Alyce can’t back out of her pledge because the children in Africa need the money. So she decides that she will come up with it herself. The only problem is that other than her love for driving she has nothing she can do to earn three thousand dollars in the seven weeks until the church expects the money.  When all hope seems lost to Alyce she finds out about a race in which her father’s company is sponsoring a racecar in. The driver of the car would get paid by Alyce’s father and if the driver wins the race he (or she in Alyce’s case) could win five thousand dollars. With that in mind Alyce goes to her father’s mechanic, Webster, and devises a plan.  Everything goes as planned until she realizes she could lose everything including her heart.

     At Every Turn by Anne Mateer was a good read. I enjoyed how the story ended but I got bored at some places throughout the story. Other than that it was a fun read that left me satisfied by the end. I would recommend this book to my friends and will defiantly read more books by Anne Mateer.

I got a free review copy of At Every Turn from Bethany House Publishers in return for my honest review.

I give it a 4.5 out 5. As an Afternoon Snack it left me quite full by the time I finished.