Monday, June 01, 2009

Book: Breathe

This week, the

Christian Fiction Blog Alliance

is introducing


(David C. Cook; New edition June 1, 2009)


Lisa T. Bergren


Lisa T. Bergren is the best-selling, award winning author of over thirty books, with more than 1.5 million copies sold. A former publishing executive, she now splits her time between writing and freelance editing and parenting her three young children with her husband Tim. She lives in Colorado Springs.


To make a new life, she'll have to learn how to breathe again...

By the time Dominic and Moira St. Clair get their ailing sister, Odessa, to Colorado Springs in the winter of 1883, she is nearly dead. Odessa has been seriously ailing for the past year from consumption, an illness that claimed the lives of four of her younger brothers, prompting her father to send his only surviving children west to chase the cure.

Moira is beautiful and dangerously headstrong; and pugnacious Dominic is charged with establishing a new arm of the family business--a business he doesn't want.
Several days after her arrival, Odessa witnesses what she fears is the murder of miner Sam O’Toole, friend and neighbor to the charming Bryce McAllan.

What’s more, Sam leaves her a poem containing clues that seem to direct her to his mine, which is purported to carry a fantastic vein of silver. But if she is ever to rise from her bed again, she must first concentrate on conquering the giant that threatens her─consumption. Indeed, she must learn to breathe again─daring to embrace her life, her future, and hope in her God.


This is a 400 page book that I read in 2 days. I've read some of Lisa Bergren's books before, but this one is great! Unfortunately it's the first in a series and then next one isn't due out for another year. Drat!

Breathe is almost more of a mystery than a romance, but it never gets too scary or too sappy! And once again I have learned something new about our country's history. I highly recommend this one!

If you would like to read the first chapter of Breathe, go HERE

1 comment:

  1. Sounds good. Since I live within a stone's throw of Colorado Springs, and yet know NOTHING about the area I live in, I think I should check it out! (Plus, it sounds fun. And I'm all about fun.)


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