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Against the Tide by Elizabeth Camden

By Elizabeth Camden

After a youth rampant with uncertainty, Lydia Pallas has carved out an ideal existence for herself. She spends her days nearby of the bustling Boston Harbor, the place her ability with languages has landed her an enviable place as a translator for the U.S. army.

Lydia's abilities deliver her to the eye of Alexander Banebridge, a mysterious guy wanting a translator. pushed through a crusade to finish the opium alternate, Bane is coolly analytical and incessant in his quest. He can't find the money for to fall for Lydia and needs to struggle the bittersweet love growing to be among them.

When Bane's enemies achieve the higher hand, he's compelled to show to Lydia for support. made up our minds to end up her worthy, Lydia quickly discovers that engaging in Bane's undertaking will attempt her wits and her braveness to the very limits.

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A few months later in January of 1949, Lt. Halvorsen thought of little Mercedes and Peter Zimmerman and all the children in Berlin as he flew out of Tempelhof for the very last time. It didn’t seem possible that his seven-month tour of duty in the Berlin Airlift had ended. He was sad to go, but as the clouds parted toward America he smiled, knowing his candy drops to the children would go on with the help of trusted pilot friends. What Lt. Halvorsen didn’t know that day, was that his story in Berlin wasn’t over....

Mercedes fed each chicken a worm and tried not to cry. She loved her four feathered pets, but Mama would not be happy. Eggs were more precious than gold in West Berlin during the Russian blockade. ” Walking up the bomb-splintered steps to her apartment, Mercedes was sure her white chickens were just too scared of the thundering planes of the airlift to lay their eggs. Night and day they roared overhead like huge silver birds into nearby Tempelhof Air Field to unload their supplies. But Mercedes would never complain about the great soaring grocery stores that everyone called Raisinbombers, because they carried yummy raisins to eat!

Every day, he rained down sweets on the children who cheered the planes landing on Tempelhof’s runway. As Mama read, Mercedes learned how the tall, friendly pilot had talked with these children one day at the fence near the runway’s end. “The children didn’t ask him for candy,” Mama read, “only sweet freedom. Still, before he had to go, he searched his pocket for gum. ” Mercedes asked. “He split the sticks for four lucky children,” Mama read, “and the others tore slivers of the foil to smell as their sweet treats.

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