Wednesday, 24 June 2009

Breathe by Lisa Tawn Bergren

Devastated by the loss of four sons to tuberculosis and his wife in childbirth, a Philadelphia patriarch sends his three living children west in 1883 to make a new life in the clean mountain air of Colorado Springs.

Odessa is struggling to survive consumption; 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.

My take:~

Lisa Tawn Bergren begins her new Homeward Trilogy with Breathe, the story of Odessa, seeking healing in the mountains of Colorado. Lisa's writing is excellent, the plot intriguing and the romance tender. Full of interesting detail regarding the treatment of tuberculosis in the 1880s, the book is more than a romance. My only quibble is the book seemed overly long but I remained invested in the outcome. Lisa establishes the characters and vulnerabilities of Odessa's siblings, Dominic and Moira, setting the scene for the sequels to come. Breathe is a satisfying addition to any historical reader's library.

Relz Reviewz Extras
Reviews of The Begotten and The Betrayed and The Blessed
Character Spotlight on Daria, Gianni, Piero, Hasani & Abramo
Visit Lisa's author website and Family Tripster website
Buy Lisa's books at Amazon or Koorong


Lisa Tawn Bergren said...

Thanks for the review, Rel! I'll try and make SING a bit shorter. ;-) Love, LTB

Carmen7351 said...

This sounds like a historical, which I love to read. I just won this book and am looking forward to reading it.

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