Thursday, March 19, 2015

By Your Side

By Your Side
(Crisis Team)
Candace Calvert
(Tyndale House)
ISBN: 978-1414390321
March 2015/432 pages/$14.99

ER nurse Macy Wynn learned essential, gritty lessons in the California foster care system: land on your feet and trust no one. She’s finally located the fellow foster child she loves like a sister, but the girl’s in deep trouble. Macy’s determined to help, no matter what it takes. Her motto is to “make it happen” in any situation life throws at her—even when she butts heads with an idealistic cop.

Deputy Fletcher Holt believes in a higher plan, the fair outcome—and his ability to handle that by himself if necessary. Now he’s been yanked from Houston, his mother is battling cancer, and he’s attracted to a strong-willed nurse who could be the target of a brutal sniper.

When everything goes wrong, where do they put their trust?

Read an excerpt.


Candace Calvert is a former ER nurse and author of the Mercy Hospital and Grace Medical series. Her medical dramas offer readers a chance to "scrub in" on the exciting world of emergency medicine. Wife, mother, and very proud grandmother, Candace makes her home in northern California. Please visit her Web site at and connect with her on Facebook (CandacdCalvertBooks) and Twitter (@CandaceCalvert) .


Now that I'm back at work as a nurse full-time, I no longer have to get my medical "fix" vicariously through novels, but that doesn't stop me from reading Candace Calvert every chance I get! A former ER nurse herself, Calvert knows that which she writes, and it shows in the authentic scenarios, believable characters, and crisp dialogue she creates. By Your Side combines her trademark medical drama and heart-pounding suspense in a tale that might be wise to read with a defibrillator nearby. (Good thing AED's have become so prevalent these days! LOL) As the story unfolds, Calvert spotlights the phenomenal work and dedication of crisis volunteers who labor tirelessly on a daily basis, especially the chaplains who deliver the news no one wants to receive about a loved one. This novel gripped me from the opening paragraphs and didn't let go until the final sentence. A steady thread of faith gives evidence why Calvert is known for writing Medical Hope Opera, and a bit of romance simply adds to the appeal of this book. Take two chapters. . .but don't call me in the morning and blame me if you stay up all night reading the entire book!

Disclosure of Material Connection: I received a copy of this book free Candace Calvert. 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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CandaceCalvert said...

I so appreciate this thoughtful review. And all that you do for so many as a nurse!