BREATHE: A NOVEL OF COLORADO
Lisa T. Bergren
David C. Cook, 2009. 400 p. Fiction
Consumption has taken the lives of nearly all the St. Clair family. Racked with the disease, Odessa barely manages to keep breathing on the train ride from Philadelphia to Colorado Springs. It’s 1883 and her last two remaining siblings, Dominic & Moira, are transporting their sister to this wild frontier town--which boasts a sanatorium famous for its success with consumptive patients. The future is uncertain, but the frontier seems to proffer new life for more than just Odessa. Saloon fighting, a new opera house and a handsome rancher are more than enough to consume the time and talents of all three St. Clair children. But several mysterious deaths surrounding the town's mining industry ensure the family will have to stick together in order to survive.
With a basis in historical fact, the 1st in the Homeward Bound trilogy offers adventure, mystery, and the promise of love within the framework of a gentle, Christian ideology.