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.
There are some books that can only be put down with difficulty and, once again, Elizabeth Camden has created one of them. With Every Breath begins with an academic contest between two high school students. The winner will receive a college scholarship and both of them are determined to win. They’ve been in competition with each other for the past four years. How will this last contest end? We then fast forward 12 years and see the direction their lives have taken since that fateful day. The competition between them is still there, only now Trevor wants to use it in his drive to find a cure for tuberculosis.
Elizabeth Camden has a talent for creating characters that jump off the page and into the reader’s heart. Neither Trevor nor Kate is smart enough to be annoying and both have their faults. The residents of Kate’s parents’ boarding house are an interesting cadre with whom I’d love to have dinner. My favorite character, however, is Kate’s brother, who has the curious nickname of ‘Tick.’ Here’s someone I’d like to see in another book, especially since he was about to embark on an interesting new career by story’s end. As for the plot, the prologue makes it immediately engaging and the pacing is consistent throughout. With a fantastic mix of romance, drama, and history, this is a novel you want to keep reading until the final page.
Thank you to Bethany House for my complimentary electronic copy of With Every Breath, which I downloaded from NetGalley. No review was required.
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Publisher: Bethany House (a division of Baker Publishing Group)
Publication Date: 05 August 2014
Page Count: 368