Wednesday, August 13, 2014
Book Review: With Every Breath by Elizabeth Camden
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.
First of all, I loved the cover for this book! But the inside far outweighed the outside.
It starts with the prologue with Kate and Trevor twelve years when they were competing for a scholarship to college. It showed their rivalry. It also showed how they were so alike that they were destined to either be best friends or mortal enemies.
This book gave me a crazy inside look at tuberculosis back near the turn of the century. Everyone was terrified of it because it was fatal in 90% of the cases.
Trevor reminded me a lot a mixture of Sherlock Holmes and a character that I'm writing, who is very stoic. It gave a very interesting dynamic to his character. He would be smiles and laughing one minute and then grim expressions and blank stares the next. Sometimes I felt like Kate, I wanted to punch him. Sometimes it seemed like he didn't care about his patients, but it was really that he couldn't care about them or he would get hurt again.
Ah, Kate. Spitfire Kate. My kind of girl. She was so witty and entertaining and she knew exactly what to say. But she wasn't totally perfect. She had lots of fear. She couldn't seem to let go and trust God. She felt like she knew what was best for her younger brother because she practically raised him, even when he was old enough to know what he really wanted. But I still liked her and she did grow and change throughout the book.
This was a great book and highly recommend it!
I received this book for free from Bethany House in exchange for my honest review.