Monday, April 16, 2012

Trauma Plan - Candace Calvert


Back Cover Info...

Sidelined by injuries from a vicious assault, chaplain Riley Hale is eager 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.

My thoughts...

Candace Calvert did an excellent job in writing this book!  With her previous work experience as an ER nurse, and the author of the Mercy Hospital series, another medical based book is right up her alley!  Talk about being on the edge of my seat throughout a story!

Chaplain Rile Hale has so much going on in her life right now.  Recovering from an attack, with some medical issues lingering, she is hoping her ER friend Kate can help her get back in to a nursing position.  Now if she could just convince Kate that she is capable of handling the procedures of the day to day tasks in an ER!

While I enjoyed the relationships/characters of Riley and Travis, Bandy Biggs and Hobo were the ones that truly captured my heart!  Yes, I believe you will come to love Hobo the dog as much as I did!  But the story of Bandy, is the one that will get you thinking, and leave you pondering his wise words.  Although he was once a homeless, rodeo has-been bum, sleeping in his truck, you quickly learn there is more to Bandy than what meets the eye.  After hearing his saying, "A big buckle doesn't make a big man", you come to learn how true that is!

I give this book 5 stars and highly recommend it's reading!!

**I received this book for free from Tyndale House Publishers and was not required to post a positive review.**

1 comment:

  1. Thank you for this thoughtful (and enthusiastic!) review of my newest medical drama. And especially for your mention of Bandy--he's a character who will remain in this author's heart, for sure.