To The Farthest Shores

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Camden, Elizabeth. To The Farthest Shores. Bloomington, MN: Bethany House Publishers. 2017.

SUMMARY:
Working the night shift, nurse Jenny Bennett had accepted life even though most days she was exhausted. Surprised to see an old flame, Lieutenant Ryan Gallagher, Jenny needed to guard her heart as he had once broken it. Gone overseas on a daring government mission, Ryan is not proud of his personal actions while there yet celebrates the gift he received. Hoping not to return overseas, Ryan and Jenny must work together to save Ryan’s reputation, life and both hearts…

A PENNY FOR MY THOUGHTS:
Drawn to the beautiful cover, the story found within was just as stirring with mystery, forgiveness, faith and romance. Easy to read yet deep in meaning, To The Farthest Shores is a well-written novel full of strong characters, an interesting storyline, and valuable insights. Finishing it in just a few evenings, it had a satisfying conclusion which left me feeling complete. With a relevant historical note included at the end, research librarian and award-winning author, Elizabeth Camden, has written another successful story.

RATING:
4.25 (out of 5) pennies

*I received a complimentary copy of To The Farthest Shores from Bethany House Publishers for my honest review*

With Every Breath

Camden, Elizabeth. With Every Breath. Bloomington, MN: Bethany House Publishers. 2014.

SUMMARY:
breathNever having shown an interest in her before, Kate Livingston is hesitant when Dr. Trevor McDonough approaches her to help find a cure for tuberculosis. A past history, opposite personalities and brilliant minds cannot work together…or can they? Secrets, fear, surprise, history, medicine, and strength must all cooperate together first…

A PENNY FOR MY THOUGHTS:
Beautifully written about a difficult illness, Elizabeth Camden delivers a strong novel set in the 1890s. Full of strong-headed yet quick-witted characters, With Every Breath was a remarkable book. I appreciated the message of faith immersed subtly within the story of the grace and love of God. The relationship between Kate and Trevor was compelling while the mystery involved was at times riveting. The information I gained about tuberculosis actually made me probe further into the illness. Although we seem to take for granted some of the medical practices and knowledge today, it was definitely not so previously. Thoughtfully and respectfully written while being very interesting!

RATING:
4.5 (out of 5) pennies

*I received a complimentary copy of With Every Breath from Bethany House Publishers for my honest review*