Saturday, May 23, 2009

Critical Care by Candace Calvert

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 waste 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.

Rush me to the ER - I'm in dire need of another instalment of Candace Calvert's Mercy Hospital series! Debut novelist Candace Calvert has a hit on her hands with Critical Care - no doubt about it. Medical dramas have fascinated television viewers for years but with the exception of Hannah Alexander and Harry Kraus M.D., Christian authors have rarely ventured into this area - Candace has now taken it by storm. Critical Care is a fast paced, character driven story overflowing with emotional tension, sparkling attraction and spiritual dynamics. While Candace uses the familiar doctor/nurse relationship her intense prose, charismatic characters and snappy dialogue result in a potent reading experience. Her own ER nursing experience is apparent in the authenticity of both the plot and technical details but they are never overwhelming. Loved this book and I will need oxygen until Disaster Status (working title) releases in January, 2010!

Read excerpt here

Format: Paperback
Number of Pages: 350
Vendor: Tyndale House
Publication Date: 2009
Dimensions: 8.25 X 5.50 (inches)
ISBN: 1414325436
ISBN-13: 9781414325439
Availability: Available to ship on or about 06/11/09.
Series: Mercy Hospital