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 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 enjoyed every page of With Every Breath. Elizabeth Camden has crafted a wonderfully fresh historical novel that not only included a mystery, romance, but also a background history on tuberculosis. I never knew how deadly the disease is, and how greatly it affected the people during the 1800s. It certainly makes one appreciate the lengths that doctors and researchers went to find a cure. As Elizabeth Camden put it, medical professionals are akin to warriors, trying to find ways to ease a patient’s suffering, and prevent it from happening again.
The interesting medical history aside, the rest of the story was equally good. The intense competitiveness between Trevor and Kate brought many a smile to my face, and the ongoing mystery added just the right amount of suspense to the story.
This one is a keeper!
Book has been provided courtesy of Baker Publishing Group and Graf-Martin Communications, Inc. Available at your favourite bookseller from Bethany House, a division of Baker Publishing Group.