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With Every Breath

4.17  ·  Rating Details ·  1,696 Ratings  ·  303 Reviews
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 agree ...more
Paperback, 360 pages
Published August 5th 2014 by Bethany House Publishers (first published July 29th 2014)
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I stayed up way too late last night (yeah, like... nearly 3:00am) but I finished the book!!! ;D

This is such a good book! When I started reading, I wasn't so sure I was going to be able to say that. As the story progressed, though, I found myself liking it more and more. I also found myself crying... With a book like this, I think crying is inevitable, but that's okay. I also laughed. And sighed. It really is a very deep story rather than just being a light, fluffy read.

The story line was very in
Oct 31, 2013 Sarah rated it really liked it
Age Appropriate For: 16 and up for romance and thematic elements,
Best for Ages: 16 and up

I am always impressed by the diversity of Camden’s characters. There are very few of them that are alike in any way, and each of them has unique backstories and problems. With Every Breath introduced two people who have been competing with each other since they were in school. This story plunges you into the world of fighting tuberculosis, which makes it intriguing from the very beginning.

While I enjoyed th
Nov 01, 2013 Melissa rated it it was amazing
Shelves: my-keeper-shelf
I’d recommend this book to readers who love the broody-type hero (like Mr. Darcy), especially if you love when the author tortures you with one of the best reasons for a hero to want to keep his distance from a woman he desperately loves. And if you love interesting historical/scientific information come to life, this book gives a fascinating glimpse into a time when Tuberculosis was super scary. There’s a reason this one is finaling in all the award contests this year!
Amber Schamel
Nov 03, 2016 Amber Schamel rated it it was amazing
Shelves: favorites
I've been wanting to read this book for a long time just because of the gorgeous cover.

After reading Summer of Dreams, I was afraid I may be disappointed.

I wasn't disappointed at all. I loved this book. I loved Trevor and Kate. I loved their rivalry. They were both flawed in such an endearing way.

This book is kinda like an Anne and Gilbert with a touch of Mr. Darcy.

The struggles Kate and Trevor battle were heartwrenching and real. Reading the half point through the end was torture in a reall
Aug 30, 2014 Hannah rated it it was amazing
This was fabulous! I love it when a book leaves you with that tight emotional feeling in the back of your throat. There was a lot of mystery in this one, as someone sets out to totally sabotage Trevor's career and makes threats against him. I loved how Kate and Trevor have such a good working relationship and how driven he was to fight TB.
The only thing I didn't like was Kate's stubbornness. But I loved how the stray dog was the humble messenger that taught her to see things in a more far-seein
Katie Marie
Sep 04, 2014 Katie Marie rated it it was amazing
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This was my first read of Elizabeth Camden's and I must say I was very impressed with her writing and this book! This book is certainly a shelf keeper. One thing I loved about this book was the medical information, personally I LOVE this kind of stuff. It kept me interested and it also kept me turning the pages. Her historical detail was also very intriguing, not overwhelming but enough so that it brought the story to life. Another thing I really loved was the competition between Trevor and Kate ...more
Aug 02, 2014 Camy rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Really engaging writing and entertaining story! The story premise of a doctor trying to cure tuberculosis was fascinating and the time period really came alive. The author really knows how to show the background and setting without making anything seem confusing or overwhelming, and I felt like I was really there in the time period.

I admit I had a hard time liking the hero for the first half of the book. Even though we see his charitable side, he still was very cold and lacking in compassion, wh
Oct 09, 2013 Bethany rated it it was amazing
I've been a fan on Camden's novels ever since reading The Rose of Winslow Street, and falling in love with it! Ever since then I've been eager to get my hands on her other novels, and this newest one was no exception, upon it's recent release! I absolutely adored this novel and the characters; however I do feel like The Rose of Winslow Street is still my favorite Elizabeth Camden novel. But, With Every Breath is a close second!

This story surprised me when it captivated me within it's pages, and
Government worker Kate Livingston is good with numbers. Yet her current supervisor fires anyone who seeks a better position. She lost out on a college scholarship to Trevor McDonough and has had to work hard for everything ever since. When she is invited to interview for a data position at the hospital, Kate is shocked and startled to learn that the young doctor is none other than Trevor McDonough, her old rival. Even though it means working closely with Trevor on a daily basis, Kate accepts the ...more
Aug 26, 2014 Patti rated it it was amazing
I am having a hard time reviewing this book.. I cannot find the words to express just how much I loved it. The characters are amazing. The writing is wonderful. The story line keeps you guessing until the very end. The subject matter is hard to think about but so educational. I never knew so much about Tuberculosis. This book grabs your heart and your mind. I struggled right up to the end because I could totally relate to what the girl was going through. I felt her pain because I have a similar ...more
Jul 31, 2015 Shash rated it it was amazing
Shelves: 2015-challenges
I loved this book! Kate is feisty, smart and kind. All through school she competed with Trevor, who was unfeeling, unfriendly and cold. Now, years later, they are working together as Trevor looks for a cure for tuberculosis. I liked watching Kate discover who Trevor really is under his unfeeling mask and the reasons he has it on. It is such a good reminder not to judge others by what we see. The book also reminds us of the importance of putting our trust in God. I enjoyed the banter between Kate ...more
Cara Putman
Aug 12, 2014 Cara Putman rated it it was amazing
I just finished this wonderful new book. With Every Breath is a gripping story set in the fight to cure tuberculosis in the late 1800s. Mystery, Romance, Faith. It is a stirring story that is more than an-of-course-they-get-together romance. I highly recommend it for lovers of historical fiction.
Jul 15, 2014 Kara rated it it was amazing

My Comments
Oh wow, what a GREAT book!! Kate’s feistiness shows from the FIRST sentence and the story only gets BETTER from there. Without a doubt, Kate is one of the best book characters ever written, loved her throughout the pages.

Trevor reminded me of Mr. Darcy in soooooooo many ways. He comes across as such a twit, but truly he’s the hero of the book. He’s reserved, uptight, demanding, uncomfortable around people, has VERY deep pockets (utterly rich) and yet he’s totally compassionate and has
Lesr Kew
Mar 14, 2017 Lesr Kew rated it liked it
a solid 3.5. yes. ha. I had a good time reading this book and their banter made me laugh. It was toward the end that I was not exactly satisfied with their witty comebacks and relationship.
Aug 22, 2016 Marlene rated it it was amazing
Shelves: own-paperback
I’ve seen other reviewers say it, and now it’s my turn: Why did I wait so long to read this book? Elizabeth Camden is one of my very favorite authors. I knew this, and yet, it has been waiting in my to-be-read stack for some time. I enjoyed this book so much.

With Every Breath (2014, Bethany House) by Elizabeth Camden is a Christian historical romance (with a bit of mystery/suspense) set in Washington, D.C. in 1891. I selected this book because I’ve loved every book by Camden I’ve ever read, wh
Not only thoroughly engrossing, but also richly accented with a thought-provoking message, With Every Breath was a novel well worth reading. Elizabeth Camden does seem to have a habit of making such books. :) She mixes romance and faith with interesting, historically-rich happenings—in this case, the medical battle against tuberculosis. I find I really, really enjoy this peek at history... as it is portrayed in a style that leaves you intrigued.

In this story, we meet Kate Livingston, a young w
Paula Vince
Aug 05, 2014 Paula Vince rated it really liked it
As teenagers, Trevor and Kate were intellectual rivals, competing for the only college scholarship their school was offering. Twelve years later, Kate accepts a job offer collecting statistics for a tuberculosis research clinic, to find that it's headed by her old nemesis, Trevor.

These are the late 1800s, the days when weird health sanitariums were all the rage. Doctors who were willing to go out on a limb in their experiments with new theories risked appearing like quacks. In this climate, Trev
Elizabeth Camden is fast becoming one of my favourite authors. She’s won well-deserved RITA and Christy awards with her previous novels, and she just keeps getting better.

Kate Norton lost her chance to go to college in 1879 when Trevor McDonough won the scholarship they were both competing for. She has worked as a statistician at the census bureau since then, but is now offered a new opportunity working for Dr T M Kendall at Washington Memorial Hospital, analysing data and predicting trends in
Oct 31, 2013 Rebecca rated it it was amazing

Kate Norton has a nemesis; Trevor McDonough. During her school-age years, Kate and Trevor competed . . . . for everything academic; ultimately resulting in a competition for a full college scholarship which Kate desperately needed to continue her education. Brilliant in her own right, Kate was the daughter of successful boardinghouse entrepreneurs, but hardly wealthy. Trevor, on the other hand, appeared to have limitless resources; the ward of a senator; arriving at school in a private drawn car
Nov 20, 2013 Martha rated it it was amazing
Where can I start? It seems there are books that you read that you can put down and forget that you were reading them. Then there are others that the characters pull you into their world, tie their hearts to yours, and make you forget where you are at. This was one of those books. For the time I spent reading this Advanced Review Copy, I felt like I was battling out the fight against TB myself. If there is a book that will make you grateful for medical advances, this one will certainly do the tr ...more
Kate Livingston is certain that she never wants to see the "horrible Trevor McDonough" again after competing against him all through high school. 12 years later, Trevor recruits Kate to help him in his work to find a cure for tuberculosis...and sparks fly! I was completely captivated by the story the whole way through when I first read it a year ago, and had to read it again!

Throughout the book I felt like I got to know the characters very well, because the author didn't just skim the surface.
Jul 27, 2014 Tarah rated it really liked it
I really enjoyed this book. Historical Christian Romance can be a tricky genre. I find that sometimes they can be too preachy, or way too historical when all I want is the story, but With Every Breath had a good mixture of all these elements.

Trevor's character made for a good read. Yes, sometimes I wanted to slap him and say, "Be nice!" (because I'm sure slapping would be the best way to go about that). Have you ever watched House? My husband was on a House kick for awhile and Trevor's character
Aug 03, 2014 Laura rated it it was amazing
Elizabeth Camden's books are so well researched, and this one is no exception. I love the backdrop of the tuberculosis epidemic. It seems Camden's novels just breathe life into historical events, and I felt the hopelessness and panic that communities felt. It set the mood and tone for two dynamic characters.

I love Kate and Trevor. I loved their back and forth, how they challenged each other. Their feistiness offset a sad topic.

I also loved the theme of living life, celebrating every breath, and
Oct 09, 2013 Alyssa rated it it was amazing
{My Review}

Rating: 5 Stars!!

With Every Breath completely engrossed me from the very first page and Elizabeth wove together such a great message. While reading this ARC I felt as if I was wisked away into this story and I was battling TB along with the main characters. I'm definitely have to say that I am grateful for our modern medical advances.

I really enjoyed reading all the medical facts about TB as well. The romance was there, but it didn't take over the entire story. Elizabeth writes her ch
Oct 09, 2013 Nicole rated it really liked it
4.5 stars
Another wonderful read from Elizabeth Camden, With Every Breath was an intriguing and thoroughly enjoyable adventure! I loved how the characters remained consistent through the end (even ending with a competition of sorts). Even when they frustrated me I had to admit that their decisions were realistic and in character. Loved it. I look forward to Camden's next work, Beyond All Dreams!
Carrie Pagels
Sep 06, 2014 Carrie Pagels rated it it was amazing
Kate and Trevor are two super competitive people who are meant to be together. Their romance is the glue that holds this book together. Wonderful story about the difficulties in treating tuberculosis in the 19th century. I received my copy through NetGalley but this book is worth paying full price for. Highly recommend. This book will make "best of" lists for 2014 I feel sure. The pacing and the plot are seamless. And wonderful job of HEA ending that makes you want to read her next book. I'd lov ...more
Heidi Robbins (Heidi Reads...)
I was surprised by how intense this book is! The main characters are both strong and flawed in different ways, so it was very interesting to read their interactions as they worked toward a common goal. Their personalities and pasts are revealed layer by layer- I was riveted by several facets of the story. A great historical novel!

(Thank you to Bethany House Publishing for a copy of the book in exchange for my honest review)
Rebecca "Rebaka" Lewis
Oct 31, 2013 Rebecca "Rebaka" Lewis rated it it was amazing
Shelves: 2015-challanges
Another wonderful read by Elizabeth Camden.
Mar 16, 2017 Audrey rated it really liked it
"Wasn't the willingness to believe despite uncertainty the very essence of faith?...A great life purpose and fulfillment lay before her, if she could just be bold enough to step through the door into the unknown."
Always appreciate the way this author writes the main relationship.
Mar 21, 2014 Brandi rated it it was amazing
Awesome book! I absolutely love how Elizabeth Camden just draws me in and wraps me up in this breathless adventure and then releases me with stars in my eyes and a contented sigh on my lips. Amazing!
What can I say? The book was great. I connected well with the characters. Had moments where I wanted to kiss them and moments when I wanted to shake some sense into them. She carried them out to perfection.
The romance was also great. *sigh* I better not say any more.
The action was exciting. Not quite
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