Thursday, October 16, 2014

Book Review: With Every Breath

With Every Breath
Elizabeth Camden

In the shadow of the nation's capitol, 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.

This book was, for the most part, superb! It was fast paced, well-written and had likeable, realistic characters. It was a romance as well as a mystery, and I found the medical parts fascinating! One of the best Christian books I've read. It was the first book I've read by this author and I will surely read more by her. I highly recommend "With Every Breath". (Also, I adore the cover!)

I received this book for free from Bethany House Publishers in exchange for my honest review.

Sunday, October 12, 2014

Book Review: Captured by Love

Captured by Love 
by Jody Hedlund

Michigan Territory, 1814

A voyageur and a young woman swept up in 
a time of upheaval and danger discover firsthand 
the high price of freedom.

The British Army has taken control of Michilimackinac Island and its fort, forcing the Americans to swear an oath of loyalty to the crown in order to retain their land. Pierre Durant is a fur trader who returns after being away from the island for years, only to find the family farm a shambles and those he cares about starving and at the mercy of British invaders. 
Torn between the adventurous life of fur trading and guilt over neglecting his defenseless mother, Pierre is drawn deeper into the fight against the British--and into a relationship with Angelique MacKenzie, a childhood friend who's grown into a beautiful woman. She now finds herself trapped by the circumstances of war and poverty, and the cruelty of her guardian, Ebenezer Whiley.
As tensions mount and the violence rages on, Pierre and Angelique must decide where their loyalties rest and how much they'll risk for love.

This was a really good book! It captured my interest from the beginning and I read it pretty steadily. The story was gripping and often had me wanting to know what would happen next and how it would all end. I liked the mysteriousness of it and the war stuff, and the romance was sweet, though they focused a little too much on the physical side of things, like kissing, and touching and how gorgeous she was and how his muscles bulged under his shirt. (lol!) But other than that stuff getting to me a little it was a great book!

I received this book for free from Bethany House publishers in exchange for my honest review.