The Tide Watchers (The Tide Watchers #1)

The Tide Watchers (The Tide Watchers #1) 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 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 Fabulous debut effort full of history of Napoleon s invasion of England Espionage, intrigue, suspense and mystery along with the perfect amount of romance create a compelling narrative The fast pace contributes to your need to continue reading, refusing to tear yourself away Chaplin masterfully balances fictional characters with historical nonfictional characters Lisbeth and Ducan take center stage two affecting characters with painful pasts Lisbeth a woman of principle, strength and inte Fabulous debut effort full of history of Napoleon s invasion of England Espionage, intrigue, suspense and mystery along with the perfect amount of romance create a compelling narrative The fast pace contributes to your need to continue reading, refusing to tear yourself away Chaplin masterfully balances fictional characters with historical nonfictional chara
I pre ordered this book in January, so obviously I have read nothingthan the very lengthy blurb Two things, based on the blurb publisher s description from the number of books featuring British spies between 1803 and 1814, one could almost believe there were enough of these undercover folks to form their own army and fight the Corsican Ogre all by themselves and here we have yet another apparently fearless, feisty young woman defying every possible social and cultural convention of th I pre ordered this book in January, so obviously I have read nothingthan the very lengthy blurb Two things, based on the blurb publisher s description from the number of books featuring British spies between 1803 and 1814, one could almost believe there were enough of these undercover folks to form their own army and fight the Corsican Ogre all by themselves and here we have yet another apparently fearless, feisty young woman defying every possible social and cultural convention of the times to work in a French tavern her command of gutter French better be good pose as Fulton s housekeeper, and gasp learn to operate an experimental submersible I have to say that those two plot
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 quite a long time England and France were at war for over 10 years and I am surprised thatfiction doesn t dig deeper into the intrigue that was surely going on at this time, but Th 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 quite a long time England and France were at war
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 quasi 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 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 quasi fictional exploration of Napoleon Bonaparte s long rud attempt to invade Eng
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 Subsequently 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 D 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 Subsequently 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,
This was a very interesting book I chose it because it was set just prior to the Regency period in England, a favorite time period of mine The main characters are a young English woman, Lisbeth, who eloped with a Frenchman, only to find out he was extremely abusive After the birth of her son, she was forced out to become a barmaid, though she didn t become a whore like the other barmaids Our other hero is Duncan, a ship s captain and British spy They meet in Lisbeth s bar, and the plot evol This was a very interesting book I chose it because it was set just prior to the Regency period in England, a favorite time period of mine The main characters
Hurray for a novel that is complex, with multi dimensional characters, and extraordinary writing I didn t know a great deal about the Napoleonic setting of the novel but this certainly didn t prevent me from understanding or enjoying the book in fact I think it probably added to my interest in it because as well as being immersed in the story, I felt like I was learning something too, which is one of the reasons why I love historical fiction The characters in this book are very well drawn an Hurray for a novel that is complex, with multi dimensional characters, and extraordinary writing I didn t know a great deal about the Napoleonic setting of the novel but this certainly didn t prevent me from understanding or enjoying the book in fact I think
I wrote a feature article for the Historical Novel Society on this novel.My personal reaction to this book was that it never really came together for me I didn t like either of the romantic leads, which didn t help I found Duncan forgettable and Lisbeth s oh so frail but so plucky character irritating I think I would have enjoyed the read better if the story line had been simplified to cut out several of the characters this is apparently the start of a series, so plenty of time to introduce I wrote a feature article for t
Lies areabundant than the truth between France and England in the early 1800 s Napoleon is quietly 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 wit Lies areabundant than the truth
In the beginning, I would have certainly acknowledged that this book was a page turner I was intrigued by the plot and felt that there was a lot of potential to give historical fiction fans a serving of unique After all, a British spy network trying to keep tabs on Bonaparte s coming and goings in 1802 1803 France would be interesting Right The problems appear to stem initially from the prescence of too many characters Lisa Chaplin decides to give many of them their own chapters excerpts a In the beginning, I would have certainly acknowledged that this book was a page turner I was intrigued by the plot and felt that there was a lot of potential to give histor

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  • Paperback
  • 454 pages
  • The Tide Watchers (The Tide Watchers #1)
  • Lisa Chaplin
  • English
  • 12 June 2017
  • 0062379127