Thanks to antibiotics, tuberculosis is a thing in the past, that we just don’t think much about. But in the late 1900s, it was the leading cause of death. Patients were outcast victims, shunned and ignored by the public. Desperate to find a cure, doctors began experimenting with surgeries and treatments. Some of these were cruel and barbaric – killing the patients before tuberculosis got to them. But other doctors had gentle methods and sought to heal with sunshine, good food, medicine, and lots of prayer.
Trevor McDonough, is just such a doctor. A well respected graduate of Harvard, Trevor is taking a risk treating patients with tuberculosis. He takes the failing patients, the ones that are dying and seeks to find a way to help them. To reverse the damage this disease is doing to their lungs.
Kate Livingston knew Trevor in grade school, but they didn’t part on the best of terms. Now he asks for her in particular as his assistant. Kate’s openness and Trevor’s distance hit heads at first, but they soon develop a friendship. But then dark secrets from their past start coming out, and Trevor’s are the darkest of all. Can Kate live with Trevor’s past? And what that means for his future?
This was a wonderful, light read. The romance element was woven into the story, and wasn’t silly or overdone. You found yourself rooting for these characters, willing Trevor to find a cure!
Rating 4 out of 5 stars.