First, I have to say I love this title! As you read the book, you realize it's perfect for the plot. It sums up the book in three simple, elegant words.
Kate Livingston is a young widow who helps her parents maintain their boardinghouse by taking a job with her former rival, Trevor McDonough. She and Trevor competed at almost everything in high school, until Trevor won the ultimate victory in securing a coveted scholarship that would have allowed Kate to go to college. Twelve years later, she's surprised when Trevor offers her a job as his assistant.
Dr. Trevor McDonough is passionate to find a cure for Tuberculosis. The work is grueling and heart-breaking, and he needs an assistant who is not afraid to fight alongside him. He's never forgotten Kate Livingston. But when he invites her to work with him, he knows he's taking a chance with his heart.
When Kate begins to unravel Trevor's intriguing past, will she lose her heart in the process? And when an enemy threatens their work with the Tuberculosis patients, will either of them withstand the assault?
This story was a wonderful, intriguing read. It's one of those stories that both entertains and teaches you at the same time. I had very little knowledge of Tuberculosis before I picked up this story, but now I feel as if I have a better understanding. Stories like this that make me feel in awe of the brave men and women who have come before us to fight for cures to make our lives better.
The bonus is that the romance is sweet and heartfelt. Both Kate and Trevor are well-developed characters with a lot of quirks! They're flawed, but loveable, and they have wounded pasts that make them relatable.
Elizabeth Camden always delivers a bit of suspense, and this story didn't disappoint. Wonderful historical novel.
This is only the second book by Elizabeth Camden that I have read, I was even more impressed with her writing the second time around.
With Every Breath was one of the most interesting historicals I have read this year. I was fascinated by the info about TB and the research for a treatment/cure. I mean, who knew how important statistics could be in the day-to-day research of such a dread disease.
It took awhile for Trevor to grow on me. Just like Kate, I was determined to dislike him for the way he acted in school. But as the story went along and Kate's sunny personality began to thaw him out I came to like him more and more.
I loved the realism that Elizabeth Camden used in Kate. She is strong,bright and cheerful, but on the other hand she is a complete bundle of fears. She is a paradox just like so many of us are. And she has to learn how to live each day at a time.
Forgiveness is a major theme in With Every Breath. Both Kate and Trevor have things from the past and even some present things to forgive.
A wonderful story filled with danger and romance that is sure to please any reader of historical fiction. Don't miss With Every Breath by Elizabeth Camden!
(I received a copy of this book from Bethany House in exchange for my honest review. All opinions are my own.)
This is the first book I have read by Elizabeth Camden and I think she just became one of my new favorite authors. This book was so good and had so many great aspects to it. First of all, it was so easy to read it, I couldn't stop flipping the pages. Camden writes really well and I didn't notice any slow parts to the novel. The plot is so unique and different. This is not a cookie cutter Christian Romance. The book is about a doctor trying to find a cure for tuberculosis. It's a subject matter most of us do not think about and I found it fascinating to read about. I loved both the characters Kate and Trevor. I love that Trevor is not your typical male character. He is dark and broody and has an edge to him, but under all that is an amazing person. There is real depth to the characters. I liked watching the relationship between Kate and Trevor grow and blossom. I enjoyed the mystery in the book as well. What is Trevor hiding and who is trying to destroy him? There is a huge bombshell in the middle of the book that I was not expecting at all. I can usually predict something in a book, but I did not see this coming and I love that I was so surprised. Again, it's an awesome book and I would definitely recommend it!
I received this book for free from Bethany House Publishers for my honest review.
I loved this book. From the very first, I was drawn into Kate and Trevor's tale and ultimate love story. I mourned when they mourned, but I also laughed when they laughed. Ms. Camden did an excellent job of pulling me in and keeping me there, enthralled with the wonderfully constructed story.
I received the above from the author/publisher for the purpose of review. I've given you my honest opinion.
With Every Breath was an unexpectedly wonderful book. I took this book to the pool with me and ended up reading more than swimming. You won't be able to put it down.
The story follows Kate Livingston who does not have her ideal career due to the fact that her chance at a scholarship and ultimately college was given to a different classmate. This classmate is Trevor McDonough. Years later, he wants to hire her to help him with his research into a cure for tuberculosis. This leads to a deep friendship that experiences forgiveness and letting go.
The book is well written, keeps your interest, and guessing to the end. I did not know too much about tuberculosis and found it interesting to learn about the realities of it in the 1800s and the journey it has had since then. This book fills you with compassion, hope, and the truth of trusting God.
I give this book 5 out of 5 stars.
I received this book free from Bethany House Publishers for an honest review.