The Tide Watchers
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The Tide Watchers


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?

Title:The Tide Watchers
Edition Language:English
Format Type:Paperback
Number of Pages:454 pages

    The Tide Watchers Reviews

  • Raven Haired Girl
    Jul 06, 2015

    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...

  • The Just-About-Average Ms M
    Apr 01, 2015

    I pre-ordered this book in January, so obviously I have read nothing more than the very lengthy blurb. Two things, based on the blurb/publisher's description: from the number of books featuring Britis...

  • Debra
    Jun 20, 2015

    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 Napole...

  • ExLibris_Kate
    Jul 30, 2015

    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...

  • Patti
    Jun 01, 2015

    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...

  • Natasha Lester
    Aug 17, 2015

    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...

  • Jane
    Aug 13, 2015

    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, wh...

  • Erin
    Jan 14, 2016

    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...

  • Jane
    May 26, 2015

    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...

  • Kate Baxter
    Jul 27, 2015

    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 th...