Thursday, August 7, 2014

With Every Breath

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CAMDEN, ELIZABETH
WITH EVERY BREATH

In the shadow of the nation's capital, Kate Livingston holds a respectable position as a government statistician when she encounters a rival from her past, the insufferable Trevor McDonough. A Harvard-trained physician, Trevor never showed the tiniest flicker of interest in Kate, and she's bewildered at the way he suddenly seeks her out. Surprising even herself, Kate agrees to Trevor's entirely unexpected and risky proposal to work side-by-side with him in his quest to rid the world of tuberculosis, a contagious and deadly disease.

As Kate begins to unlock the mysteries of Trevor's past, she realizes there is much more to him than she could have imagined. His hidden depths may fascinate her, but his most closely guarded secrets and a shadowy enemy lurking in the background carry a serious threat to their future.

When the truth of the past comes out, threatening to destroy everything they hold dear, how will Trevor and Kate ever overcome all that stands in their way?

My Review:

Meticulous detail from the title tie-in to the historical research to deep characterization all combine to create another stunning novel from Elizabeth Camden.

Sparks fly the second Kate and Trevor meet and they leave a scorching trail of heartache and romance right through to the dynamic conclusion. There is so much to recommend this book, I barely know where to start.

Love Kate and Trevor's fiery rivalry. Of course, Kate comes across as the much more sympathetic character, but there's something intriguing about Trevor. Camden does a wonderful job of s-l-o-w-l-y revealing his past in measured degrees that about drove me crazy! I wanted to know everything now but also have to admit savoring the mystery as well.

And those two together equal outrageous excitement! Snappy dialogue laced with humour turn enemies into friends hovering on the brink of love. But there is so much that stands in their way -- viable, heartbreaking reasons that seem indomitable. Those two just about turned me inside out!

Kudos to the author for highlighting the courage and sacrifice that doctors make in their quest to cure disease. Made all the more poignant for me because of current events involving this very subject this summer.

An intriguing thread of suspense ties all the story threads together and leads to a powerful conclusion. With Every Breath is an awesome read from beginning to end.

GIVEAWAY OPPORTUNITY:

If you would like an opportunity to win a copy of With Every Breath please leave a comment below or email me at kavluvstoreadATyahooDOTca. If you post a comment and add your email address, please use AT and DOT instead of @ and . in the address to protect yourself from spammers. If you enter the draw via email please remember to put the title in the subject line so that it's easy for me to spot your entry. Draw will be held and winner announced on Sunday August 10 2014. Offer open to international readers. Good luck!

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.

33 comments:

  1. Yay, I love Elizabeth Camden! She writes really intriguing books. Thanks for the giveaway, Kav!

    janka(dot)halcinova(at)gmail(dot)com

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    1. You're welcome, Janka. Good luck!

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  2. Sounds really good! What time period is this set in?

    pattymh2000(at)yahoo(dot)com

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    1. Early 1900s so the cure for tuberculosis isn't night at hand but the author has done her homework and the research and treatment info is fascinating. Good luck, Patty.

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  3. Count me in, Kav! Thanks for another great giveaway!

    ckbarker at gmail dot com

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    1. You're counted, Cheryl. Good luck!

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  4. Thanks for entering me in your giveaway.
    Janet E.
    von1janet(at)gmail(dot)com

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  5. I want to read this book so much! Camden is one of my favorite authors. Please enter me, Kav! And thank you!
    pocoauthorATgmailDOTcom

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    1. She's a go-to author for me as well. Good luck, Nicole.

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  6. Good review--sounds interesting. My great grandmother died of TB in the early 1900's. Have read one book by Elizabeth Camden and really enjoyed it. Thanks for the giveaway chance. :) kjrochon40(at)msn(dot)com

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    1. TB was such a difficult disease back then and now we don't even think about it and it's certainly not a life sentence. Given your family history, I think you will find this book fascinating. Good luck, Karen.

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    2. Yes, not much they could do back then. They told my Gr. Grandfather to take her to So. Calif. for drier air (from Michigan), but eventually she ended in a TB sanitorium and died there. My grandma was 8 yrs old, and her sister was 6. Thanks.

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  7. I love it when the sparks fly! thanks for your review and the giveaway! Looking forward to reading this one- she's a fabulous author.

    colorvibrant at gmail dot com

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    1. Oh my goodness, do they ever!!!!!! Good luck, Heidi!

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  8. I have had my eye on this one for awhile.

    sweetdarknectar at gmail dot com

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  9. Sounds like another great read by Elizabeth.
    Thanks, Kav!
    campbellamyd at gmail dot com

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  10. This book sounds very interesting. Great review Kav. I am interested in the rivalry between the characters and the dynamic conclusion!
    marypopmom (at) yahoo (dot) com

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    1. The rivalry is so much fun! Must have been hard to write -- getting the frustration and animosity and attraction in the right balance to carry through a book. Good luck, Maryann.

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  11. I am trying to read all of her books....great author! Thanks for the giveaway, Kav!!
    jacsmi75 at gmail dot com

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    1. You're welcome, Jackie. Good luck!

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  12. I've really been looking forward to reading this one! Thanks for the giveaway! :)

    crazybooklover7 [at] yahoo [dot] com

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    1. It's great, aerykah. Good luck!

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  13. This sounds like a great book. I love the title and cover. Today is my birthday so maybe I will have a lucky win. Thank you, Kav!

    mauback55 at gmail dot com

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    1. Happy Birthday, Melanie. Good luck!

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  14. I love Eliazbeth Camden's stories! Can't. Wait to read her newest! Thanks for the opportunity to win a copy.

    gwen(dot)gage(at)gmail(dot)com

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    1. She is a great author, isn't she? Good luck Gwendolyn

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  15. Thank you for the lovely review and giveaway, Kav!

    texaggs2000 at gmail dot com

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    1. You're welcome, Britney. Good luck!

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  16. Yes I want to read this one .... love it when authors use history like this - rrwalter34ATgmailDOTcom

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    1. It's so fascinating and informative at the same time. Why didn't they teach history like this in school? :-) Good luck. Becky!

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