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Saturday, October 16, 2010

Code Triage

It was a year ago that I first learned about Candace Calvert-right about the time my son was hospitalized and we were having our share of time at the hospital.   Candace Calvert is a former ER nurse and now writes medical drama.  OH, SO GOOD!  Her tagline is RX: Hope.

Code Triage (Mercy Hospital)I got to review Code Triage...and loved every bit of it.  Candace Calvert had such depth to her characters.  The characters (good and bad guys) were memorable, but even a horse, bird, and tree had significance in this fast-moving book.  Leigh Stanthos is an ER doctor.  She likes the non-commitment of being an ER doctor.  She is an excellent doctor, but doesn't want to attach emotion to it.  Leigh and her husband, Nick, were separated...and then he had an affair that he regrets.  He does not give up.  As a police officer he is passionate, but he just couldn't give Leigh the space she needed.

The divorce will be final in just days...but when life on all sides comes crashing in to the hospital through a gunman, it gets tough.

This is considered a romance.  I'm not a huge fan of romances, but I just loved this because it was not romantic.  It was realistic, emotional, and leaves you with hope.  It was filled with suspense and excellent writing.  I definitely give it five stars!  Though this is part of a series, I did not read the first two books.  This truly stands alone!

The only thing that I think could improve is the title of the book.  I wouldn't have read it based only on the title, but I am so glad I did!

Thank you Tyndale House for providing me with a review copy.


Ticia said...

hmmmm....... my Mom would probably like that, now to remember to buy it :)

Carrie said...

It sounds more like a medical thriller - which I do enjoy every so often. (Kind of in a Rescue 9-11 sort of way.)

Yes, I think the title would have turned me off as well so I'm glad to hear your thoughts on this one!

Miller Moments said...

Thanks for the recommendation. It's always fun to find a new author. This sounds like a book that both my mother in law and myself would like.

CandaceCalvert said...

Annette, I so appreciate your time and enthusiasm (!) in writing this review of my newest Mercy Hospital story. It's an honor to have you "scrub in."



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