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Book Review: With Every Breath


Before I get into my review, here is what the publisher has to say about this book.

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.

Overall, I liked this book. I did get a bit annoyed at the relationship between Kate and Trevor but I think we are suppose to be annoyed by that. I found myself just wanting to yell at them both to get out of their own ways. However, I think is pretty true to real life. I loved how this wasn't just a fluff book but there were some real issues, such as the tuberculosis. I also enjoyed the little bit of mystery that Camden threw in. Overall, this book had a great mix of so many different themes and genres. I would recommend this to anyone who enjoys historical fiction with a bit of mystery and romance.

(I received a complimentary copy of this book from Bethany House/Baker Publishing in exchange for an honest review.)

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Ways I Saved in August

A bit of a boring month here on the saving money front. August and September are more often spending money months not saving money. Here are the few things I did do in August to save a little bit.

1. We were able to stay with friends for two of our long distance competition weekends and the other one we split a hotel and gas with Matt's jack and jill crosscut partner.

2. I used coupons and sales to purchase most the food for Matt's surprise 30th birthday party.

3. I redeemed two free coffee coupons from using my Dunkin Donuts gift card. Yes, I had to spend money first but since it was going to be spent anyway, I saved about $6.

4. Abby and I went to the library twice. We got books and movies both times. She is loving Fancy Nancy books and Veggie Tales movies.

saving money with library books
(Yes, that is Abby's elbow. She wanted to know why I had all her library books.)

5. One of the competitions was on the last day of the fair. One of the food venders just started giving away food, we only had to pay for drinks. We got 2 sausages, 2 hot dogs, and 2 orders of fries as well as two sodas for $3.

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