Welcome to Memorable Monday! The purpose of Memorable Monday is to showcase an influential book read in the past that still sticks with you today. This fun Monday morning post is hosted by my friend Becca at The Becca Files.
I don’t know about you but I love reading books about places I recognize and when I first moved to Colorado in 2009, I discovered Breathe by Lisa T. Bergen. This book takes place in the shadow of Pikes Peak near what is now Colorado Springs. This book is also about a girl who is fighting consumption (tuberculosis), and I thought it was appropriate for the time we live in where we all just need to breathe.
About the Book:
Embark on this western epic in Book One of the Homeward Trilogy.
It’s Colorado, 1883. A publishing heiress is on the brink of life and death. Her beautiful younger sister is called to the forbidden stage. Her brother and troubled guardian is raging inside. A veiled treasure map leads to a hidden silver mine while a threatening villain hovers in the shadows. And a hero is bent on saving his bride.
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 ailing 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. 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.
About the Author:
Lisa T. Bergren is the best-selling, award-winning author of more than thirty books that have sold more than two million copies. A former publishing executive, she now splits her time writing, editing, and dreaming of her next trip to Italy while parenting her three children with her husband, Tim. They live in Colorado Springs, Colorado.
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Share the name of a book you read in the past and why it was so memorable to you in the comments!