Saturday, August 23, 2014
With Every Breath - a book review
Memorable! That would be my first comment on reviewing Elizabeth Camden's book "With Every Breath". This is my first time reading any of Ms Camden's books and it was well worth reading. I often read a fiction book but in the end have been left with little to ruminate on. Not so with this book. I loved the story, I loved the characters, I loved the way Ms Camden worked her plot from the beginning when Kate and Trevor are classmates in school. Their diligence, competitiveness and academic excellence pave the way to showcase how difficult it was treating chronic and critical illnesses in the 1800's.I found it interesting that Ms Camden was inspired to write this book after reading about a doctor who had contracted tuberculosis while treating his dying brother. A quote by Dr Trudeau in the historical notes - "I have learned that the conquest of Fate is not by struggling against it, but by acquiescence; that it is often through men that we come to know God; that spiritual courage is of a higher type than physical courage; and that it take s a higher type of courage to fight a losing rather than a winning fight"
Although this story is fiction, I was captivated with the extent of Trevor's dedication to finding a cure for this disease. Trevor and Kate are a perfect match in their determination and fire. He in holding his emotions close, and Kate in holding onto her fears.
This book was provided for review by Bethany House for my honest review. I plan to read Elizabeth Camden's other books. If they are anything like"With Every Breath", I have found an author that has the ability to capture my attention and draw me into the lives of her characters. I don't think you would be disappointed.