Wednesday, April 4

Trauma Plan by Candace Calvert

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.

Title: Trauma Plan
Publisher: Tyndale House Publishers
Pub Date: May 01, 2012
ISBN: 9781414361116

Visit the author's website at http://candacecalvert.com/

What a fascinating story! It begins with broken lives and broken dreams, but is actually a lesson in hope, forgiveness, and second chances. I immediately empathized with Riley and her struggles to realize her dream of once again establishing herself as a triage nurse.

Then along comes Dr. Jack Travis, who is definitely a bit of a rebel. From his combat boots, wild appearance, and the big black Hummer that he drives, he doesn't have the typical doctor image. Yet underneath, he has a heart of gold, and his compassion for those in need isn't immediately apparent. In fact, first appearances are very deceiving.

If you enjoy a fast paced medical drama, check out this great new Grace Medical series by Candace Calvert. I will definitely be watching for the next book in this series.

Disclosure: Ebook received through Net Galley courtesy of Tyndale House Publishers, in exchange for my honest review.

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