Step by Step by Candace Calvert

Step by Step by Candace Calvert

Three years after a tragic accident left her a widow, ER nurse Taylor Cabot is determined to move on, checking off one item after another on her survival list. Her relationship with a handsome plastic surgeon even gives her hope for the last point—“fall in love again.” At least until crisis chaplain Seth Donovan steps back into her life, reawakening unanswered questions about her husband’s death.
While in San Diego to train community volunteers, Seth hopes to learn why Taylor is backing away from the crisis team and from their friendship. But nothing prepares him for the feelings that arise when he sees Taylor again . . . and sees her moving on with another man.
When a community crisis hits home and puts lives at risk, emotions run high and buried truths are unearthed. Will hope make the survival list?

 

MY THOUGHTS ON THIS BOOK

Candace Calvert books always blow me away with her amazing medical scenes, which is the entire book! Being a nurse, Ms. Calvert doesn’t have to research the knowledge is already there, thus why her medical fiction are so amazing, Including this one, Step by Step. ER nurse Taylor Cabot is ready to have a life again after loosing her husband in a tragic accident. But when Friend Seth Donavan reappears, her life is turned upside down again.

This is a really good book, and the characters just steal your heart and keep it long after you finish the story. This storyline is excellent, sometime it’s gets sad and emotional so be prepared to sometimes cry, and other times laugh as you follow Seth and Taylor as they find out shocking truths and dangers that will have you biting your nails!  I just couldn’t put the book down until I found out exactly what happens. Ms. Calvert makes sure there are enough twists and turns that readers will enjoy this book till the very last page.

I highly recommend Step by Step for anyone who loves a good clean entertaining read. I received this book from Tyndale House Blogger program to read and review. 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 55.

 

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By Your Side by Candace Calvert

By Your Side
by Candace Calvert

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About this book

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?

MY THOUGHTS ON THIS BOOK

Macy Wynn learned a lot about life growing up in a foster home, and one of those things was, don’t trust anyone! One thing Macy found in foster care was a sister that would always be her sister. The two were separated when their foster mom passed away, so Macy goes on a mission to find her sister and bring her home with her to Sacramento, only to be stopped by a sniper in the street. Police officer Fletcher is trying to do his best to get to the sniper who is causing the traffic jam. Macy and Fletcher’s lives seem to be thrown together qiute a bit, but they both have the own struggles and demons following the around.

I enjoyed this book so much! I love Fletcher and Macy. Their difficult situations were issues a lot of people face in life. Author Candace Calvert does an amazing job of thaking these situations and weaving them together, creating a beautiful story of love, grace, Faith and forgiveness. And a little action there too! There are a lot if twists and turns in the story that will keep you guessing, but that’s what I love about a good story!

By Your Side is a story I highly recommend and one you sure don’t want to miss! This book was provided by the publisher, Tyndale House. I was not required to write a review of this book. I chose to write this review, and the opinions are mine alone!

By Your Side by Candace Calvert from Tyndale House

By Your Side
by Candace Calvert

by your side

ABOUT THIS BOOK

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?

Chance of Loving You by Three Awesome Authors

Chance of Loving You
by Three Awesome Authors

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About this book!

An anthology by three bestselling romance authors

For Love of Money by Terri Blackstock Trying to launch her own design firm while waitressing on the side, Julie Sheffield was drawn to the kind man she waited on at the restaurant last night . . . until he stiffed her on the tip by leaving her half of a sweepstakes ticket.

The Recipe by Candace Calvert Hospital dietary assistant Aimee Curran is determined to win the Vegan Valentine Bake-Off to prove she’s finally found her calling. But while caring for one of her patients―the elderly grandmother of a handsome CSI photographer―Aimee begins to question where she belongs.

Hook, Line & Sinker by Susan May Warren Grad student Abigail Cushman has agreed to enter the annual Deep Haven fishing contest. She’s a quick learner, even if she doesn’t know the difference between a bass and a trout. But nothing could prepare her for competing against the handsome charmer she’s tried to forget since grief tore them apart.

One chance for each woman to change her life . . . but will love be the real prize?

 

MY THOUGHTS ON THIS BOOK

Chance of Loving You is a collection of three different stories by three of my favorite authors!  For Love of Money by Terri Blackstock , The Recipe by Candace Calvert and Hook, Line, and Sinker by Susan May Warren, each are about different couples. I loved all three of these romance stories, and I especially liked that I could read each one in a setting. The characters were likeable, and believable and I the plot was interesting enough to keep me reading each story without putting the book down.

I am now looking forward to the next books from each of these amazing authors. I received this book from Tyndale House to read and review. 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 55.

Rescue Team by Candace Calvert

Rescue Team by Candace Calvert

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ABOUT THIS BOOK
Tired of running from her past, nurse Kate Callison intends to become Austin Grace Hospital’s permanent ER director and make Texas her home. Despite staff friction, she’s moving ahead. Then unthinkable tragedy wraps the ER in crime tape, brings swarms of media, legal chaos . . . and a search-and-rescue hero who seems determined to meddle in her life.

For Wes Tanner, nothing beats finding someone who’s lost; he’s known that helpless terror firsthand. That’s why he’s determined to extend a lifeline of hope to others as a search-and-rescue volunteer. He’s ready for anything—except Austin Grace’s prickly and dismissive ER director.

As Kate and Wes discover more about each other, new respect becomes something deeper. Kate wonders if her heart might finally have found a home. But when a startling missing person’s case unearths secrets and opens old wounds, she fears that all they’ve found will just as quickly be lost.

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MY THOUGHTS ON THIS BOOK

Kate Callison has been running from her past and jumping jobs for several years, and now she is working as ER director at Austin Grace Hospital. As different cases came through the ER department, memories of Kate’s past surfaced more and more. Wes Tanner was at the right place at the right time when an emergency happened at Austin Grace, but then he met the new ER director, Kate. Wes finds himself attracted to Kate, despite her dismissive attitude, but just how does Kate feel about Wes?

I am a big fan of Candace Calvert and Rescue Team is another Candace book that I LOVE! I love books that capture my attention early in the story, and this one had my attention from the first page! I wasn’t sure about Kate at first, with her attitude and the mystery of her past, but as the story unfolded, I could understand her attitude about life. And I love Wes, he is such a sweetheart, and I love his family. But he has a heartbreaking past as well, that he doesn’t want to talk about. Ms. Calvert weaves together a story of heartbreaking pasts,  through many difficult situations and twists and turns, and so vividly shows love, forgiveness and healing through God’s love and mercy in Wes and Kate’s story.

If you enjoy Christian fiction, or just want a good clean medical romance to read, I highly recommend Rescue Team. With Candace being a former nurse, the medical knowledge is phenomenal, making the story even more interesting and enjoyable.

I received this book from Tyndale House to read and review.  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 55. 

 

 

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

CCbooksigned[1]Former ER nurse, wife, Mom and proud grandmother, Candace Calvert believes that love, laughter, and faith are the best medicines. Her popular medical fiction offers charismatic characters, pulse-pounding drama, romance, humor, suspense–and a prescription for hope. Think, “Grey’s Anatomy finds its soul.” She is . . .

A Northern California native who spent several years in Hill Country Texas–where she learned to check her shoes for scorpions and plucked an armadillo from her swimming pool. Thinks cruising is the best way to travel: honeymooned in Venice, swam with stingrays, rode a camel at the pyramids, and sang (badly) with a Newfoundland country band. She’s passionate about cooking, loves bird watching, gardening, and gets goose bumps when her handsome husband hits the low notes at karaoke. She writes inspirational fiction because . . .

God blessed her with a quirky wit, buoyant optimism, and a contagious sense of fun–but she didn’t come to know him until after the Triple Whammy that turned her life into a bad country song. A painful and unexpected divorce, the Northern California floods of 1997, and (just when she was coping like a champ, no problem) an equestrian accident that left her with fractured ribs, a bleeding lung, broken back, neck fractures and a spinal cord injury. She’ll tell you that God took drastic measures to get her attention.

In the months of rehabilitation, Candace healed in body and spirit. And came to fully understand the difference between being a strong woman and a woman of strength. The difference is faith, and that lesson has been her biggest blessing. Her story, “By Accident,” appears in Chicken Soup for the Nurse’s Soul, and launched her writing career. Now . . .

She is honored to bring readers medical fiction that offers exciting entertainment and a healthy dose of hope.

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Trauma Plan by Candace Calvert….from Tyndale House

List Price: 12.99
ISBN: 978-1-4143-6111-6
Trim Size: 5 1/2 x 8 1/4
Binding: Softcover
Release: May 2012

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–>Sidelined by injuries from a vicious assault, chaplain Riley Hale is determined 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 ON THIS BOOK

Trauma Plan  by Candace Calvert

Awww finally another Candace Calvert book! I’ve been waiting on this since set informed her readers the story was in the making, and let me tell you it is well worth the wait! I love Trauma Plan, as well as all of Candace’s other books! Yes I am a Candace fan!

Hospital Chaplin Riley Hale needs to be back in ER at her old nursing job. That’s what she loves to do. But because of an earlier assault, her Doctors haven’t released her to do that job again, and her fellows workers are not sure she is competent enough just yet.

And then there is Dr. Jack Travis. Or could we say drill sergeant Jack? Dr. Travis worked as an ER Dr. and also ran a clinic for those who couldn’t afford high hospital bills. Since the run-down clinic was near a high and mighty sub-division, Jack was constantly being harassed by the rich folks from the wealthy community. This, and other things in Jacks past life cause such deep anger and bitterness in Jack that his fellow workers found him very difficult to be around.

And it seemed that Jack especially had it in for Riley, one thing he really didn’t care for her job as Chaplin at the hospital. He felt it was a total waist of time. Then why did he offer to let her help at the clinic? And Riley working at the clinic throws she and Jack together more. Could there be an attraction between them? Well I for one would like it, but then we will have to wait and see!

There is so much going on in this story that you will not want to put this book down once you start reading it. And with so much going on, we see Candace Calvert’s expert writing ability in full force, because she does a wonderful amazing job of pulling all of the characters and situations together to pen an unforgettable medical drama. And to read all about it, I highly recommend that you go grab a copy of “Trauma Plan” to read and enjoy for yourself.

And I save the best ‘til last. If for no other reason, read the book to meet Bandy and Hobo. Of all the characters in all of the many books I have read, Bandy and Hobo are the most special, heartwarming characters yet! And don’t read spoilers about them, it will ruin it for you!

Tyndale House Publishers provided a copy of this book for me to read and review. I was not expected or required to write a positive review. The opinions in this review are mine only.