Thursday, August 18, 2016

By Your Side by Candace Calvert

 
By Your Side
by Candace Calvert
Crisis Team series, Book 1
Christian Fiction / Romance / Medical Suspense
Available March 2015
Tyndale House
384 pages

About the Book
ER nurse Macy Wynn learned essential, gritty lessons in the California foster care system: land on your feet and trust no one. She’s finally located the fellow foster child she loves like a sister, but the girl’s in deep trouble. Macy’s determined to help, no matter what it takes. Her motto is to “make it happen” in any situation life throws at her—even when she butts heads with an idealistic cop.

Deputy Fletcher Holt believes in a higher plan, the fair outcome—and his ability to handle that by himself if necessary. Now he’s been yanked from Houston, his mother is battling cancer, and he’s attracted to a strong-willed nurse who could be the target of a brutal sniper.

When everything goes wrong, where do they put their trust?

My Thoughts
What a great book! It may be my favorite of Calvert’s so far! While this falls under the category of “medical suspense,” there’s a greater emphasis on the suspense and romance. Many of the characters are crisis chaplains, which is a unique role to see in a book. Perhaps a greater emphasis on helping people after a tragedy or trauma would decrease the fallout we’re seeing in this crazy world.

Macy and Fletcher were amazing leading characters. They’re both tough but have some baggage that needs to be dealt with. I especially enjoyed Macy as a character. She’s a great example of what happens when God is at work in your life. I readers will find ways (even small ones) to relate to Macy.

Love this book and recommend it highly!
[5 stars]

About the Author
Candace Calvert is a former ER nurse and author of the Mercy Hospital, Grace Medical, and Crisis Team series. Her medical dramas offer readers a chance to "scrub in" on the exciting world of emergency medicine. Wife, mother, and very proud grandmother, Candace makes her home in northern California. Please visit her website at www.candacecalvert.com.

4 comments:

  1. Thank you SO much! This story is set in my home town (Sacramento) and it feels like I've set out the welcome mat for readers--amid sniper fire, decadent desserts, and dizzying hikes, of course.

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    1. Candace, thanks so much for stopping by! It means a lot that you would drop in! And THANKS for writing such creative and captivating fiction!

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  2. I've not read this one, but my mom enjoys reading Candace's novels so I have a bunch on my shelf. Clearly I have lots of catching up to do. Thanks for the great review, Brooke. :)

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    1. I think we ALL have a lot of catching up to do. :) If you get around to it, though, this one was fantastic!

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