Friday, September 5, 2014

A Look at With Every Breath

“Dreams are hard… . You work toward them, struggle and sacrifice, but that doesn’t always mean you will get there.” Trevor Kendall. With Every Breath

   In the novel With Every Breath by Elizabeth Camden, Trever Kendall has a goal - a goal he's willing to risk anything for including his own life and the love of the woman he can't live without. He wants to conquer one of the most deadly diseases of the 20th century: tuberculosis - a disease that once killed 110,000 Americans a year according to the University Virginia. But Trevor has learned of the harsh reality of dreams: sometimes that bright shining star, the wishing well, or even a fairy godmother can't make a wish a reality.
   If you've ever been to a high school or college graduation, then you've probably heard all one has to do is work hard and you'll be able to accomplish anything you want. Just keep practicing and you'll be a famous actress, just keep learning and you'll be a celebrated author and just keep training and you'll make the NBA.
  But it's a lie. In fact, it's a cruel lie that has the ability to completely warp someone's reality so that when the truth is revealed it can be crushing making the dreamer just sit there and blame themselves claiming they should have worked harder, done something different - just pushed themselves a little bit more. Or the person might not face that reality, they might keep pushing themselves past all common sense, destroying relationships, never building stable careers and following what God might really want from him or her.
When I read the above quote from our character, Trevor, I could feel his desperation, pain and agony as the truth crashed around him. See no matter how much he kept researching, studying and experimenting, he was never going to conquer tuberculosis. The annals of time prove this. So what is there for us starry- eyed dreamers?

   Let me tell you.

   Out there beyond the rainbow of life, and the fairy-tales of childhood, is something more pure, more satisfying than a dream; something that one can strive for and will always come true. Something ordained from the beginning of time: The Will of our Father in Heaven. For His Will is purer than any dream, any goal we may come up with, and no matter what His Will, will reign.

   Have you taken a moment to consider what the Lord's will is for your life? If not, let me suggest that you seek it with all the passion, drive, and unyeildness as an athlete seeking an Olympic gold medal.

With Every Breath by Elizabeth Camden

   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.

Josette Downey  is the christian romance author of A Time to Say Goodbye, The Secret Son and Bonds of Tradition. She has master’s degree in English From East Carolina University, and currently works for a premier test scoring company. She is the mother of a precocious six-year-old girl, who enjoys bugs, snakes and superman.  She enjoys southern cooking, reading and exploring emerging technology, but is best defined by her devotion to her faith and the empowerment of women in the modern world.

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