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10.05.2014

With Every Breath ~ Review

With Every Breath
By Elizabeth Camden

Kate Livingston is competitive and her greatest competition was against Trevor McDonough.  And Kate hates losing and losing to Trevor again is not an option.  So when Trevor offers her a job that is a challenge Kate can't say no.

But this may be the hardest job she's ever had to do - analyzing data from tuberculosis patients. Analyzing the numbers is the easy part, it is watching people die that is hard.  And Kate can't keep herself detached by seeing people only as a number even if Trevor seemingly can.

But Trevor has secrets from his past that he has kept hidden away.  And Kate is determined to discover what he has to hide.  But shortly after Kate begins working for Trevor his research is threatened when someone begins a campaign of terror, using the press to stir up public panic and outcry.

But why someone would try to stop the research into finding a cure for tuberculosis is the question Trevor and Kate are determined to answer before their research is derailed permanently.  While Kate works to improve Trevor's people skills and help him gain allies to help him in his fight, Trevor looks into his past looking for clues as to who could hate him enough to take their hate public.

As Trevor and Kate forge ahead in this fight both must learn to work past fears and hurts to embrace the future that they have each been offered.  But is that future together or will their competitive nature drive them to seek separate futures?

With Ever Breath takes place over several years but the main story is set in 1891 Washington, D.C. This is look into medical research in the late 1800's and the inherent difficulties involved with research at this time.  But just like today peoples fears can threaten and stymie the efforts of researchers.  Fears are not necessarily baseless, but they can oftentimes be a threat to finding a cure or treatment.

Fans of historical fiction will find this a story worthy of their time and those who have read Elizabeth Camden's previous works won't be disappointed in this her latest work.

I was provided a copy of this book through the Bethany House blogger program in exchange for my honest review.

About
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.