Friday, June 22, 2012

The Doctor's Devotion

The Doctor's Devotion
Cheryl Wyatt
(Love Inspired)
ISBN: 978-0373877546
June 2012/215 pages/$5.75

When he fled Eagle Point years ago, former air force trauma surgeon Mitch Wellington left only broken dreams behind. Now he's back with a new dream—opening a trauma center in the rural area and saving lives. He hopes to hire the quick-thinking nurse who impressed him during an emergency. But Lauren Bates lost her faith and doesn't believe she deserves to help anyone. Mitch knows firsthand what loss feels like. And it'll take all his devotion to show Lauren that sometimes the best medicine is a combination of faith, community—-and love.

Cheryl Wyatt's closest friends would never dream of the mayhem she plots during announcements at church. A Registered Nurse-turned-Stay-at-Home-Mom, joyful chaos rules her home and she delights in the stealth moments God gives her to write. She stays active in her church and in her laundry room. She's convinced that having been born on a naval base on Valentine's Day destined her to write military romance.

Her debut novels, A Soldier's Promise and A Soldier's Family, released from Steeple Hill publishers in January and March 2008. Prior to publication, Cheryl was published in non-fiction and had six manuscripts place in twelve RWA contests.

This is a great little book to tuck into your bag for the beach or a wait at the doctor's office. Cheryl Wyatt has created great characters in Lauren and Mitch and provided plenty of tension between the two which they must overcome. Mitch's goal to get Lauren back into nursing flies in the face of her steadfast determination to stay away from the career she left after a patient's death. Her grandfather's deteriorating health has brought her back to Eagle Point for a visit after far too many years only to discover a closeness between him and Mitch that seems to usurp her rightful place. And in addition to those aggravations, she finds herself drawn to him more than she is willing to admit. In the midst of it all, emergencies tax Mitch's fledgling trauma center and Lauren is compelled to help. Although this is a small book and a quick read, a lot is packed into a small package which kept me eagerly turning pages until the very end!

Disclosure of Material Connection: I received this book free from Cheryl Wyatt. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255: “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.”


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Sally said...

Cheryl Wyatt does an awesome job with this book! Lauren and Mitch are two great characters that you root for and can't wait to see if they get together. The supporting characters are just as developed and make the story great. Pick up all her books and enjoy a great read!