I am a reviewer for Bethany House Publishers. This review is for the book Against the Tide by Elizabeth Camden. When I read Christian fiction, my mind often wanders and I often get a little bored in the middle of the book, but that was not the case with Against the Tide. I enjoyed the book from the first page to the last page and didn't lose interest at any point. All of the characters were well-rounded and very well developed. None of the characters seemed too perfect and all were struggling with something, which made them seem more real. Even the bad characters were portrayed in a way that you could understand them and none were "too evil" as is the case in many books. I really related to the main character, Lydia, and felt sad and overwhelmed with her at various points in the book. I didn't care for the way Bane often treated her and put her in harms way, but even so, he was believable. Overall it was a very enjoyable book and I highly recommend it.