Monday, August 11, 2014

With Every Breath by Elizabeth Camden

From the publisher:
In the shadow of the nation's capital, Kate Livingston's respectable life as a government worker is disrupted by an encounter with the insufferable Trevor McDonough, the one man she'd hoped never to see again. A Harvard-trained physician, Trevor never showed the tiniest flicker of interest in Kate, and business is the only reason he has sought her out now. 

Despite her misgivings, Kate agrees to Trevor's risky proposal to join him in his work to find a cure for tuberculosis. As Kate begins to unlock the mysteries of Trevor's past, his hidden depths fascinate her. However, a shadowy enemy lies in wait and Trevor's closely guarded secrets are darker than she ever suspected.

As revelations from the past threaten to destroy their careers, their dreams, and even their lives, Trevor and Kate find themselves in a painfully impossible situation. With everything to lose, they must find the strength to trust that hope and love can prevail over all.


I love the title of this book and how it so accurately depicts what the book is about without giving anything away.  

Elizabeth Camden is a gifted story teller because she write a whole novel where some authors would have only written the first half and drawn out the story and it would have been predictable.  What I enjoy about her novels is that 1/3 of the way through you get to one ending but really the story is just beginning.  

Elizabeth Camden's hero and heroine, Trevor and Kate and great characters to read.  Trevor's secrets are not what you expect and with Kate you wonder what will come of it all.  Kate is an intelligent and strong, yet beautifully feminine character.  And Trevor is hard but tender.  

As a Christian novel this is not one filled with prayers or Bible texts but Camden leads readers to see what is most important. To trust and have faith.  A simple thing but so hard to really live out.  I appreciated how she wrote this.  

Without giving away any details I like that what Kate was afraid of never really was "fixed".  There still could be problems but that is okay, that is how real life is, and Camden allowed her to live with that unknown and yet that means she had to really rely and depend on faith and trusting in God.  I liked that is wasn't a neat and tidy ending but that there was still risk, even in the epilogue.

I received this book free from Bethany House Publishers in exchange for my honest review.  

And even if I hadn't received it for free, I would have bought it. 

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