This book is set in the late 1800’s. Kate Livingston is working for the government for an insufferable boss who doesn’t think women have a brain in their heads when Kate gets a letter to interview for a job at a prestigious hospital as a statistician. Kate goes to the interview only to discover who new boss would be none other than Dr. Trevor McDonough. Her rival in school that beat her out of a college scholarship. In school they competed for the best grades in everything. With some trepidation she takes the job in the tuberculosis floor of the hospital.
Dr. Trevor McDonough, who while in college changed his last name to Kendall, is researching a cure for tuberculosis. When he opens the hospital floor for his patients and research he immediately tries to find Kate because he knows she would be an excellent assistant. Even while Kate is interviewing for the job the barbs begin to fly between them just like in school. Only this time there is an undercurrent between them.
As the story continues, someone is trying to destroy Dr. Kendall’s reputation and they are even using Kate to do it.
Kate has a fear of losing her loved ones as she has lost two brothers to diphtheria and a husband to a construction fall. She has to learn to put her trust in God and release her fears. Trevor is a very closed person. He has to learn to open up and let others help him fight to keep the tuberculosis floor open.
I would highly recommend this story. It deals with tuberculosis before there was a cure and how deadly it was. I had trouble putting it down. I have read other books by Elizabeth Camden and would recommend them all.
I was given this book by the publisher for an honest review. I was not compensated in any way.