critical-careFrom back cover:  After her brother dies in a trauma room, nurse Claire Avery can no longer face the ER.  She’s determined to make a fresh start–new hospital, new career in nursing education–move forward, no turning back.  But her plans fall apart when she’s called to offer stress counseling for medical staff after a heartbreaking day care center explosion.  Worse, she’s forced back to the ER, where she clashes with Logan Caldwell, a doctor who believes touchy-feely counseling is a wast of time.  He demands his staff be as tough as he is.  Yet he finds himself drawn to this nurse educator…who just might teach him the true meaning of healing.

My Review:  I enjoyed this book and the hospital setting.  It is a Christian romance novel and followed along the familiar Christian romance pattern.  It was also based on the Grey’s Anatomy model, with characters such as McSnarley, and McMuffin.  If you enjoy that television program but long to see something cleaner, you will love this book.  Hope is offered in difficult situations.  Our female main character is beautiful, but doesn’t realize it.  She has fears that need to be conquered due to her tremendous nursing skills.  Our male main character recognizes those skills immediately, and although he understands the reasons behind those fears, still wants Avery for his nurse.  Christianity plays a huge role in the healing of our characters in a believable way.   This book is written by an ER nurse with personal experience in this type of setting.  I look forward to more books by her in the future.

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4 Responses to “Critical Care by Candace Calvert”

  1. Melanie Says:

    I was able to read this book recently, and I really enjoyed it!

  2. Holly Says:

    I enjoyed this one too.

  3. Linda Says:

    I love real ER programs, not the TV ones. But I do enjoy medical novels. Candace is a new author to me, but Harry Kraus highly recommends her book. So it has to be good.

  4. Julie J Says:

    I thoroughly enjoyed reading this book and I look forward to many other by Candace. I have several Harry Kraus books on my shelf too…another great author!! I reviewed Critical Care on my blog as well…for those interested, http://molcotw.blogspot.com/2009/06/book-review-critical-care-by-candace.html

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