Tuesday, July 21, 2015

BY YOUR SIDE by Candace Calvert

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?

About the Author:

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:www.candacecalvert.com.

I received this book from bookfun.org in exchange for my honest opinion.

My Thoughts:
This book is full of suspense, mystery, and adventure along with a little romance. If you like ER stories or CSI mysteries you will enjoy this book, a combination of serial killer and ER drama. 

Macy Wynn a California ER nurse, is talented and capable. Growing up in foster care helped her learn to fend for herself and trust no-one. When Houston cop, Fletcher Holt, moves to town, Macy's guard comes down a little. She begins to see life through new eyes. She has always run from God because of her difficult past.  She struggles with surrendering her control over to Him. 

Meanwhile, with a shooter on the loose, Macy seems to be coincidentally constantly in his target area. While those around her believe God has a plan for our lives, she feels like her life is falling apart. As the story reaches its climax, both Macy and Fletcher have to discover who they can trust. Is God really in control, are they just puppets on a string, or does He really care about the outcome of each of their lives. 

There is so much more to this story... trust, forgiveness, love, faith. As you read you will bond with all the characters in the story. Each has a story of their own as they are tied together to help defeat the shooter and rescue those in his path.  Candace has included plenty of food for thought in her writing. Your own faith may be challenged a little. 

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