10/4/10

Code Triage, by Candace Calvert (review and giveaway)

 *****
5 stars!

About the book:
Dr. Leigh Stathos likes her ER shifts fast, furious, and adrenaline-infused—“Treat ’em and street ’em”—with no emotional complications. Life’s taught her a soul-rending lesson: nothing lasts forever, including marriage. And the clock is ticking toward the end of hers. Then an unwelcome confrontation with “the other woman” begins a whole new set of lessons.
San Francisco police officer Nick Stathos never gives up, whether protecting his patrol neighborhood, holding fast to faith—or trying to save his marriage. Seven days is all he has to reach Leigh’s heart. But when a desperate act of violence slams Golden Gate Mercy Hospital into lockdown, it starts a chain of events that will change lives forever.

About the Author:
Candace Calvert is an ER nurse who landed on the "other side of the stethoscope" after the equestrian accident that broke her neck and convinced her that love, laughter—and faith—are the very best medicines of all. The inspirational account of her accident and recovery appears in Chicken Soup for the Nurse's Soul and launched her writing career.   
The author of a madcap cruise mystery series in the secular market, Candace now eagerly follows her heart to write Christian fiction for Tyndale House. Her new medical drama series offers readers a chance to "scrub in" on the exciting world of emergency medicine, along with charismatic characters, pulse-pounding action, tender romance, humor, suspense—and a soul-soothing prescription for hope. 
Please visit her Web site at www.candacecalvert.com.

My review: 
Excellent! In this very suspenseful, christian romance, Candace Calvert takes you head on into the action of the ER. Through the first half of the book I had decided to give this book 4 stars, but during the second half something happened! It became un-put-down-able with its gripping excitement and had me in tears at the end! I ended up giving this book 5 stars. I love ER and medical drama ("ER" was my all time favorite TV show and Robin Cook is one of my favorite Authors). Reading this book made me feel like I was watching a season of ER again. It was so exciting! I am not one to pick up a romance book, but this did not read like a romance, it read like a real good christian suspense book.  This has real good christian values and had a good (not too strong) christian message. There was excellent character development. I loved Leigh and Nick right away. And I hated Sam,  "the other woman" (also right away). This was enough to make me a fan of Calvert's. I have already looked into her other books.
If you like Medical drama, Suspense, Christian fiction, or Romance - then this book is for you!


Giveaway:  Sorry contest over!!!!
I am giving away my copy of this book to one lucky commenter.
To enter to win - answer this question via comment or email (forevereading at gmail dot com) -

What medical drama book have you enjoyed? or What medical drama TV show do you watch (or have watched)?

I will pick a winner using random.org on Oct. 21st.
Please only USA and Canada.

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