Bergren, Lisa. Breathe. Colorado Springs, CO: David C. Cook, 2009.

brethDominic and Moira St. Clair must accompany their sister, Odessa, to Colorado Springs in hopes of finding a cure for the consumption ailing her. While in the care of the sanitarium, Odessa witnesses a murder of a new acquaintance, patient and friend, Sam O’ Toole. Left with a poem containing clues to Sam’s silver mine, Odessa meets his captivating and appealing neighbor Bryce McAllan. Amid Odessa’s fight to breathe again, Moira and Dominic (Nic) encounter their own struggles in a newly established town.

“Breathe” captured my interest from the first chapter. With many characters involved in the story, each must endure a challenge which will keep the pages turning. Written from captivating points of view, even with a bit of a mystery intertwined, each chapter blends into the next, hardly allowing the reader a place to pause. Set in the late 1800s, this book will enlighten as well as entertain.
Thrilled that this is the first book in a trilogy, I look forward to continuing to read one of my favorite new authors, Lisa Bergren.

RATING: 4.5 (out of 5) pennies


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