Once again Miss Camden brings us a wonderful story with heart and soul. In With Every Breath, our primary characters are seeking a cure for Tuberculosis. This journey and battle against the raging disease is heart-wrenching. We meet characters stricken with this disease only to watch them slowly succumb. These moments are poignant and written with care. The emotional aspect of this story is only made more powerful by...oh. Right. Spoilers! ;)
Both Trevor and Kate completely transform from the people they were at the start of the book. Their development as a romantic couple and as individuals are well-handled. It was easy to identify or at least relate to Kate early on, but it took longer for me to warm up to Trevor's cold facade. Other minor characters came to life off the page; fully giving this world a realistic touch.
Overall, With Every Breath comes just shy of my favorites list. The setting pops off the page, the mystery holds you to your seat, and the characters will warm your heart. If you have read and enjoyed Miss Camden's other novels then I would encourage you to read this one. For those new to Miss Camden, if historical romance is your slice of pie, then I encourage you to read this novel as well. I recommend to readers ages sixteen and older.
I received this book from the publisher in return for an honest review of my opinions, which I have done. Thanks!!
Ms. Camden does a superb job of intertwining her characters with the quirks of their personalities, their begrudging but growing relationship, their pasts, and a mysterious enemy. The unknown enemy stalks them with escalating incidents and bad publicity which threatens Trevor's career and research.
A sweet read that educates and inspires one with just the right taste of romance. Above all this is a story of faith and courage about the kind of people we all aspire to be. I highly recommend this book.
Elizabeth Camden has done a good job of delivering a well written romance novel about trust. Kate Livingston and Trevor (McDonough) Kendall are well developed and interesting characters. I won't give the plot away, but to say that they are feisty and intelligent. The book ultimately comes down to Kate learning to trust in God and his plan for their lives. It was an excellent book that I highly recommend.
Do you ever wonder about the titles chosen for the book you are reading? Lately, I have been noticing how much the title actually tells about the novel. Tuberculosis is and was a disease of the lungs, so with every breath the person took, they were reminded about this. Elizabeth Camden writes a captivating novel about a medical search for a cure for TB. Woven among the fascinating events we learn about some of the treatments that did not work while seeing first hand one of the ways that appeared to do the most good until an actual cure was found. I enjoyed searching with Kate and Trevor for the perpetuator of some of the slanders and rumours against them, and also felt for those gripped in the fear of the illness as well as the illness itself. Through the vivid imagination of Elizabeth I felt drawn into the story, coming up once in awhile for breath.
I received this book free from Bethany House through Emily Davis-Robinson of Nuts about Books program in exchange for an honest review. A positive critique was not required. The opinions are my own.
With Every Breath, is another interesting and compelling read by Elizabeth Camden. It details the development of tuberculosis research and treatment in the late 1800s as seen through the eyes of the main characters, Kate Livingston and Trevor McDonough.
Kate and Trevor are high school classmates. They share a passion for learning and both excel in their studies. Kate is devastated when Trevor wins the scholastic contest that couldve helped her attend college. Years later Kate receives a request to work at a tuberculosis facility. This comes as a great surprise. She answers the request only to find that the doctor in charge is none other than Trevor McDonough.
Not wishing to ruin the story for anyone, I will leave my summary at that. The author has a gift for good character development and drawing the reader into the story. She weaves a historical tale filled with romance, intrigue and suspense. I really appreciate how the past is fleshed out. I found myself not wanting the story to end. I would certainly recommend this book. I received complimentary copy from Bethany House for review.