Wednesday, July 1, 2015

TLC Book Tours Book Review: The Tide Watchers

The Tide Watchers (429x648)About The Tide Watchers

• Paperback: 480 pages
 Publisher: William Morrow Paperbacks (June 30, 2015)
In the winter of 1803, one woman stands between Napoleon and the fall of Great Britain

The free-spirited daughter of an English baronet, Lisbeth defies convention by eloping to France. When her husband abandons her, she must find a way to survive and be reunited with her young son, who is in the care of her mother-in-law.

A seasoned spy known as Tidewatcher, Duncan apprenticed under Lisbeth's father and pledged to keep his mentor's pretty daughter safe—a promise complicated by the wily Napoleon Bonaparte. The British believe he is planning an attack, and Duncan is sent to search for signs of invasion on the French coast—where he draws dangerously close to adventurous and unpredictable Lisbeth.
A sensational new invention may shift the tide of a French victory. A brilliant and eccentric American inventor named Robert Fulton has devised a deadly weapon that can decimate an enemy's fleet. To protect English ships, Tidewatcher must gain control of Fulton's invention and cross enemy lines . . . but he cannot do it alone. Left with no other options, he enlists Lisbeth's help in outwitting the American inventor and uncovering Bonaparte's secret plans.
Going undercover for the handsome and duty-bound spy, Lisbeth risks her freedom and her life as she navigates double agents and submarine warfare to outwit the greatest military tactician in history. The only question is . . . who can she trust?
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Review:  This has probably been on of the longest books I've read this year. It is one of those books I like to describe as meaty.

I love books that involve Nepoleon, I always have.

Lisbeth is the daughter of Duncan's mentor. She eloped with a Frenchmen who was not what he seemed and he deserted her and took her son. In some ways she reminds me of Fantine from Les Miserables, but with more luck. She's sunk low, but she is strong and though she hasn't much, she is still a lady.

Duncan works for the King and Lisbeth is part of his current assignment, but her location gets them both involved in 

This book is full of espionage and even a little romance, but this is by no means a romance novel, and I liked that. The history of the period that Lisa is writing about is much more interesting.

So if you have some time to immerse yourself in a great book. This is definitely one you should check out!

Rating: 5 flowers

About Lisa Chaplin

Lisa Chaplin has published twenty contemporary romances under a pseudonym, but the publication of The Tide Watchers marks her mainstream debut. Lisa, her husband, and their three children currently reside in her home country of Australia. Follow Lisa on Twitter.


Heather J @ TLC Book Tours said...

It's been a while since I dug into a meaty read like this one. I'm a huge fan of historical fiction that I can really get lost in!

Thanks for being a part of the tour!

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