Saturday, February 1, 2014

Life Support by Candace Calvert

About the book:

Nurse Lauren Barclay put her life on hold to keep a watchful eye on her troubled sister. It’s why she’s back in Houston. But that means confronting the brooding physician assistant who caused painful turmoil in her family--and left Lauren with memories her heart can’t forget.

PA and single parent Elijah Landry is no stranger to stormy relationships, including one with his father, who is threatening him with a restraining order. It won’t stop Eli from protecting his disabled brother--or from making peace with Lauren. He wants that and so much more.

But as Lauren and Eli draw closer, a powerful hurricane roars toward Houston. Survival instincts take priority and everything changes. Can hope weather the storm?

My review:
Life Support, A Grace Medical Novel by Candace Calvert

Lauren Barclay is an ER nurse working for Grace Medical when Elijah Landry’s brother Drew is brought in. Elijah and Lauren have a history. Her family believe he is responsible for her sister Jessica’s problems. Because Elijah is a PA at the same hospital their paths continue to cross. Lauren seems to be her sisters keeper, trying to keep her out of trouble, get her to school and work on time and making sure she has eaten. In the mist this chaos a hurricane is soon to hit their area. Elijah wants to be there for his brother who is disabled from a traumatic brain injury he suffered as a child. His father will do everything in his power to keep him away. Lauren and Elijah fight to keep those they love safe and find themselves fighting an attraction to each other.
The author Candace Calvert covered some very difficult subjects. Mental illness, suicide, and long term care were all addressed with love and knowledge. I found I could relate to both Lauren and Elijah because I have a adult child that suffers from mental illness. The author also hinted to Hurricane Katrina that devastated New Orleans a few years ago. Her knowledge of New Orleans and Hurricane Katrina were factual. I love the references to my beloved state.
I want to give a high-five to the author Candace Calvert and publisher Tyndale for bringing compelling Christian books that are entertaining and give hope to the reader with stories of faith. I won a copy of this book through a FaceBook contest it comes out in March and would make a great addition to your to be read pile.

About the author Candace Calvert:
Often called the author of "medical hope opera," 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 love, laughter--and faith--are the very best medicines of all.
Her popular medical drama series (Mercy Hospital and Grace Medical) offer 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 an encouraging prescription for hope. Think "Grey's Anatomy finds its soul"!

A native northern Californian, mother of two and proud grandmother to seven, Candace is a passionate "foodie," equally at home with a whisk in her hand as she is penning stories. Folks who follow her on Twitter and Facebook will find photo-embellished recipes,funny insights into the writing life, snippets of upcoming work, and a chance at book giveaways. Please visit her website at:


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