May 15, 2014

A Single Breath by Lucy Clarke

A Single Breath by Lucy Clarke is a novel about love, loss, and the deceptive lies that a presumably dead husband left his mourning widow.

Book Description
A young widow discovers her husband was not who he claimed to be—and finds herself falling in love with the wrong man.

Eva has only been married for eight months when her husband, Jackson, is swept to his death while fishing. Weighed down by confusion and sorrow, Eva decides to take leave of her midwifery practice and visit Jackson’s estranged family with the hope of grieving together.

Instead, she discovers that the man she loved so deeply is not the man she thought she knew. Jackson’s father and brother reveal a dark past, exposing the lies her marriage was built upon. As Eva struggles to come to terms with the depth of Jackson’s deception, she must also confront her growing attraction to Jackson’s brother, Saul, who offers her intimacy, passion, and answers to her most troubling questions.

Will Eva be able to move forward, or will she be caught up in a romance with Saul, haunted by her husband’s past? Threading together beautiful, wild settings and suspenseful twists, A Single Breath is a gripping tale of secrets, betrayals, and new beginnings.” – A Single Breath

My Thoughts
A Single Breath is a novel rich in characters, locations, and plot twists, resulting in an unforgettable story about how one woman’s loss of her husband turns into something much different than she could have ever anticipated.

Lucy Clark did a brilliant job creating the characters for this novel. They were fully developed to give the reader a sense of knowing them, and caring for the result of them. The main character, Eva, is one that you could cry with, and be truly outraged with her “husband” as well. I found myself cheering for her journey of discovery and without giving any plot twists away, I am glad that her struggle took her where she need to go in life.

I enjoyed reading this book and found the characters and setting to be beautifully written. I definitely recommend it to anyone who enjoys a mystery about lost loves, and secrets they held.

* Thank you to the publisher of A Single Breath, Touchstone, for providing me with a copy of this book for review. All opinions expressed are my own.

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