by Kathryn Bain
Breathless tells of Lydia Frederickson's run-in with a stalker, right at the time when she's beginning to move on after the death of her husband — just enough so that she can entertain the idea of starting a relationship with her local church's new pastor, Matthew Winters. It is an easy read, and fast-paced — just the sort of book that will compel you to finish it in one sitting.
There are a lot of twists and turns in Breathless, though I found the ending a little too predictable. Still, I thought Lydia and Matthew were both fairly likable characters, and the story is paced just right.
This is the first of Bain's novels that I've read, and I've got another on my shelf to be read soon. Breathless is well-written, and it makes me expect good things from other Kathryn J. Bain titles too.
Reviewed by Shelly Bryant © 2012