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eBook ↠ The Tide Watchers ß Paperback Read ã johnscyclingdiary Õ [PDF] ✩ The Tide Watchers ✭ Lisa Chaplin – Johns-cycling-diary.co.uk In the winter of 1803 one woman stands between Napoleon and the fall of Great BritainThe free spirited daughter of an English baronet Lisbeth Cher 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 plansGoing 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 uestion is who can she trust? Early 19th century espionage historical fiction featuring battles of wits between France Britain and a bright albeit not so willing 19 year old woman who stands in the midst of posturing men and through cleverness may yet save the day Of course there's a ruggedly handsome brooding ship's commander eager to catch her and save her from certain death But our heroine proves fierce and capable The story's twists turns clever contraptions and long list of well known historic characters keeps the reader engaged and hanging on for dear life It's an exciting tale and the fictional characters are so well melded in among the historical greats that it could almost be believable But don't take my word for it Wander for yourself into 1803 France yet trust no oneI am grateful to author Lisa Chaplin Harper Collins Publishers and LibraryThing Early Reviewers for having provided a free copy of an uncorrected proof of this book Their generosity did not however influence this review the words of which are mine alone

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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 LisbethA 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 Tidewat Suspenseful espionage novel set mainly in Napoleonic France with a feisty down to earth clever heroine Lisbeth Sunderland daughter of a baronet to escape a hated marriage elopes with a charming Frenchman and returns to France Subseuently she discovers the hateful persona hidden under his mask of elegance and suaveness He takes their baby son and deserts her; she is reduced to working as a tavern maid With promises to retrieve her son and to return them to England she agrees to help Duncan a King's Man or spy codename Tidewatcher Under his direction she infiltrates the house of Robert Fulton eccentric American inventor of a type of submarine as housekeeper and apprentice Lisbeth and Duncan set out to foil plots of Napoleon's invasion of England and of the king's assassination Boney has already survived a failed assassination himself There are several different subplots The story really didn't pick up steam for me till about p 147 Amid episodes and dialogue that displayed the author's genuine talent there were long stretches of confusing action For instance I saw no point to the Lady Georgiana subplot There were other instances I felt the novel could have been shortened and tightened up Sometimes the novel descended into melodramaI liked both hero and heroine also Mark the Cockney cabin boy The story just ended Perhaps the author has a seuel in the works? Recommended I thank LibraryThing for sending me this free copy in return for an honest review

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The Tide WatchersIn the winter of 1803 one woman stands between Napoleon and the fall of Great BritainThe 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 lawA seasoned spy known as Tidewatcher Duncan apprenticed under Lisbeth's father and pledged to keep his mentor's pretty daughter safe a promise The first thing that drew me to this book was that it was about spies during the Napoleonic Wars In the US these wars don't get a lot press in the classroom so to speak Growing up my takeaway was that Napoleon was a little man who wanted to own everything and then he was exiled In fact these wars lasted uite a long time England and France were at war for over 10 years and I am surprised that fiction doesn't dig deeper into the intrigue that was surely going on at this time but The Tide Watchers definitely took that idea and ran with it The French Revolution and all of its terror still reverberated over the politics of France and beyond and I enjoyed the political debates between characters A fictionalized version of Robert Fulton he is known best for inventing the steam engine but he also developed the first submarine and torpedoes was an interesting illustration of the way many people saw France's uest for a republican form of government Just as it is today the country with the best fighting technology wins and Fulton's work and its place in this war was a fascinating aspect of the story While all of the secret planning and spying is going on there is a very emotional plot line involving Lisbeth who I saw as the main character in this story Her strength and intelligence really made the book for me She is desperate to get her baby back from her psychotic husband and what she endures gives the reader a very good idea of how easily a woman could become utterly powerless emotionally and legally in marriage Her singular focus was her son but along the way she ended up making one hell of a spy Duncan's character was also very engaging and I thought it was interesting that echoes of the Jacobite rebellion of 1745 still reverberated in the lives and political influence of some of the spiesThis is a very detail rich book which is something I love in my historical fiction and while there is a fantastic romance between two of the characters I would not call this a romance novel per say The pacing was good because the story is constantly switching back and forth in perspective and location giving me a 360 degree view of how events were unfolding on all sides of the war It combined real historical events with political intrigue and created a fictional but entirely believable story I think that The Tide Watchers is perfect for fans of Outlander Its multiple characters detailed story and engaging romance will appeal to readers who might be looking for a good book during Droughtlander Thankfully The Tide Watchers will have a seuel and I will be first in line to buy it when it's for sale