Lisa Bergren writes historical fiction with great mystery and intrigue, plus just enough romance to make it interesting!
This story captured my interest from the first chapter and I was emotionally involved in the health of the main character, Odessa. She is being brought to the finest treatment facility for consumption in the country by her brother and sister and almost doesn't make it. While there she stumbles upon a murder and gets drawn unwittingly into a situation that threatens the lives of many, including those she loves.
As with her other books, Lisa is masterful at drawing the reader into the story and keeping us turning pages. I enjoyed her fabulous descriptions of the raw landscape of the early west and the politics of the time, and I'm anxiously awaiting the two remaining books in the series!
ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
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.
ABOUT THE BOOK
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 aling 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.
If you would like to read the first chapter of Breathe, go HERE