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The Tide Watchers Read ✓ 106 ñ ❰EPUB❯ ✺ The Tide Watchers Author Lisa Chaplin – In 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 ab In the winter of one womaIn the winter of 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 The Tide PDF or to keep his mentor's pretty daughter safe a. After a career of writing contemporary romance novels under a pseudonym Lisa Chaplin's debut historical novel under her own name is a gem The Tide Watchers is a uasi fictional exploration of Napoleon Bonaparte's long rud attempt to invade England via the English channel in the late winter of 1803 Coming on the heels of the 200th anniversary of the Battle of Waterloo this story is especially timely and engaging As a fan of this time period in British and Continental European history I was thrilled when the opportunity to read and review this novel was presented to meDuncan Aylsham Commander and King's Man spy is an apt term is sent on a mission to find the daughter of his mentor Sir Edward Sunderland Lisbeth Sunderland in direct defiance of her father's plans to arrange a marriage to a baron's heir hastily married Alain Delacorte and ran off to France with him Not knowing Delacorte's true nature origins and purpose she is brutalized at his hands and is forced to live apart from him and their newborn son Duncan tracks her down and in rescuing her comes to respect her for her intelligence cunning and capability in outsmarting her husband and her enemies While fleeing France the two are caught up in a dangerous and ingenious mission to save Britain from invasionChaplin seamlessly injects real life historical figures into the narrative At times I had trouble remembering who was fictional and who was not and this is by no means a criticism It made the book come alive for me We are introduced to Bonaparte and his minions all cogs in the wheel of the vast changes sweeping France and Europe at that time There are various representatives of Whitehall in their official and unofficial capacities We also meet Robert Fulton the American inventor as both he and his inventions become an integral part of the plot's narrativeWe are therefore introduced to spies and counter spies double agents and other characters who are thrust into the roles necessary to protect their country and the people they love Georgiana Gordon is one as are Alec and Cal Stewart Duncan's half brothers forever coming to Duncan's rescue when he needs them the most despite Duncan's repeated attempts at pushing them awayBesides a great swashbuckling tale of intrigue double crossing military might and sheer courage The Tide Watchers brings us gentler lessons in the importance of family however one can define the term Duncan's relationship with his brothers his father's family his perfidious adoptive father and Eddie Sunderland his mentor are all examined On Lisbeth's side there is an exploration of her relationship with her parents especially her father away most of the time on King's business as she grew up And yes there is romance but it is not the main emphasis of the story All of this adds a nuanced level to this novel that would keep anyone turning the pages even those of you who are hard core romance readers There is something for everyone here and I guarantee no one will close the back cover disappointedMy greatest find is a book that leads me to feel that I've learned something when I put it down for the last time The Tide Watchers leaves me with that feeling Pair intricate intelligent prose with exceptional story telling highlighting characters that are hard to forget and you have a story than worthy of your time I can hardly wait for Ms Chaplin's next foray into historical fiction There are several characters here than capable of carrying their own stories and I look forward to reading them Highly highly recommend

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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 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 Ti. Lies are abundant than the truth between France and England in the early 1800’s Napoleon is uietly planning an attack on the British and the British network of spies known as the King’s Men are secretly keeping watch Known as the Tidewatcher British spy Duncan is on a mission not only to watch the French Coastline for signs of invasion but to find and protect his mentor Sir Edward Sunderland’s daughter Elizabeth Lisbeth Delacorte has been dragged through the gutter She eloped with Alain Delacort a Frenchman to defy her father and get out of an arranged marriage to a wealthy Baron only to be abandoned in France and have her son stolen from her Now Lisbeth works in a tavern and is desperately trying to save her son from Alain’s cruelty When Duncan finds Lisbeth he immediately sees her strength as a woman and as a spy Duncan trains Lisbeth for a mission going undercover in American inventor Robert Fulton’s household to gain intelligence of his submersible ship that may hold the key to undoing Napoleon’s plans Lisbeth accomplishes this and but only for Duncan’s promise that he will get her son back to her Historical fiction and with spy tactics made this book intriguing exciting and suspenseful I didn't know a lot about this time in history so the mix of historical figures with fictional characters made this educational for me as well Although for me the fictional characters of Lisbeth and Duncan shone the brightest for me Lisbeth was a truly strong character in her morals character intelligence and physical strength She is put through many trials going from a highborn lady to working in a tavern attempted murders and rape to successfully completing spy missions all for the hope of getting her son back Duncan is a true King's Man trained by the best which makes him an enigma holding many secrets and making it terribly difficult for him to open up to the woman who he loves The missions that Duncan and Lisbeth are sent on are filled with plenty of intrigue and provide many twists and turns I especially liked learning about Robert Fulton and his submarines There was a little romance in here but it was in no way the whole plot just a nice little addition to keep things moving although I do wish it was tied off a little better Overall a uick paced spy filled historical fiction adventureThis book was received for free in return for an honest review

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The Tide WatchersDewatcher 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 trus. 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