5/3/12

"Trauma Plan" by Candace Calvert (Review & Giveaway!)

4 Stars

ABOUT THE BOOK -
Sidelined by injuries from a vicious assault, chaplain Riley Hale is determined to return to her former duties as an ER nurse. But how can she show she’s competent when the hospital won’t let her attempt even simple tasks? Determined to prove herself, Riley volunteers at a controversial urban free clinic despite her fears about the maverick doctor in charge.

Dr. Jack Travis defends his clinic like he’s commander of the Alamo. He’ll fight the community’s efforts to shut its doors, even if he must use Riley Hale’s influential family name to make it happen.

As Riley strives to regain her skills, Jack finds that she shares his compassion—and stirs his lonely heart. Riley senses that beneath Jack’s rough exterior is a man she can believe in. But when clinic protests escalate and questions surface about his past, Jack goes into battle mode and Riley wonders if it’s dangerous to trust him with her heart.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR -

Candace Calvert is a former ER nurse who believes love, laughter and faith are the best medicines. Her Mercy Hospital and Grace Medical series offer readers a chance to "scrub in" on the exciting world of emergency medicine—along with a soul-soothing prescription for hope. Wife, mother, and very proud grandmother, she makes her home in northern California.
 
Please visit her Web site at www.candacecalvert.com.
  
MY REVIEW - 
I was so excited to see that Candace Calvert had a new book out! I have read all her other books. I am a big fan of hers. I love reading Medical Drama, and she writes it better than anyone. I felt as though I was right there in the Emergency room with them when I read this. 
This story has a GREAT ending! The whole book is good but it is worth reading just to read the last 50 pages. I knew something was up but really had no idea what was going to happen, it was a total surprise to me. 
Candace always has such great character development in her books and this was no different. There were 4 main characters.
Riley - injured from an attack and trying desperately to get back into nursing. Is the currant Chaplain for the hospital.
Jack - Trying to keep his clinic afloat despite what the ritzy neighbors do to try to shut him down. He has a few skeletons in his closet.
Vesta - Elderly woman who is afraid to go outside - you find out why later in the story. Riley befriends her.
Kate - Riley's friend and co-worker. She has to be honest about Riley's abilities while still being a friend.
I loved reading how all their lives intertwined and fit together as the story unfolded. This was part medical drama and part suspense with a little romance mixed in.

This is a Christian book - so very clean - good for any age reader.

Thank you Tyndale Media for sending me this book to read and review on my blog.
Buy Trauma Plan at Amazon - HERE
And at B&N - HERE

THE GIVEAWAY - 
I am giving away my cover copy of this book!
To win this book - fill out the form below.
* Please US & Canada only.
And please only enter once -  (I go through and delete double entries).
* Winner will be chosen on May 17th.
* Winner will have 48 hrs. to respond.

 

5 comments:

  1. I haven't read a medical drama in ages, but this one sounds so good! I want to check it out at some point. Thanks for the excellently enthusiastic review and the awesome giveaway!

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  2. Sounds really good! Thanks for the awesome giveaway!

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  3. Sounds like a good mix of medical vs romance. I'm off to add it to my tbr :)

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  4. I so appreciate this thorough and enthusiastic review of my newest medical drama--such an honor to have you "scrub in." Thank you!

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    1. Wow, Candace! Thank you so much for commenting! I love your books, I'm a fan forever!

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