Reviewed by Martha Artyomenko
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.
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 trick.
Ms. Camden is a talented writer. I feel like when I finish one of her books, she leaves you with a longing for more. Only the best authors have that talent. Her stories are not mundane, they touch on topics that you may not have thought about throughout history.
The underlying storyline as well, which spoke about a scared, illegitimate child that is fighting not only a horrific disease, but a nation of scared people that fight him and his goals will touch your heart as well.
This is a book you will want to preorder now, if you enjoy historical fiction.
This book was provided for me for review by NetGalley and Bethany House Publishers. The opinions contained herein are my own.