If you love a book that's a true getaway, that takes the reader to faraway places where the colors seem richer, the scents stronger, the breezes stifling, and the food exotic then you will love "Tide Of Fortune".
The story starts out
in Cornwall England during the time of Napolean . As the ship travels,
the setting changes to Gibraltar and Tangier which I loved because it
was so foreign to me. The descriptions of the marketplaces, the palace,
even the food on the table and a visit to the "outhouse" and bath house
For the most part I thought the characters were
well developed and realistic. I had just read "Eye Of The Wind" and
loooved it, those characters being my favorites so that may explain the 4
1/2 stars I gave this book instead of 5. However there was one puzzlement in the book and
that was the heroine's father, mother and sister. I couldn't understand
why they hated her so much. OK, maybe the sister was jealous, (that was
mentioned) but why her parents? I didn't feel the reasons were fully
fleshed out or justified.
The H/H were kind of a Jane Eyre meets Mr Darcy (if that helps you picture them any).
was no sex in the book , although an out of wedlock pregnancy is
mentioned and no real violence, though a couple of medical procedures.
Cussing is minimal and mild. (moderate if you're British and count 'the
three B's') I would probably rate it PG for American audiences.
Themes include sea adventure, sabotaged romance, kidnapping, ransom and forgiveness
It was an immersing read and I enjoyed it thoroughly.