Life Support, Grace Medical Series #3
Life Support is another good suspenseful novel from Tyndale Publishers. I found the characters to be very realistic, likeable, and relatable. Lauren is the main character of the story and she is very responsible, caring, and is a people-pleaser. Though she is an adult, she still tries to live up to her parentÃ¢ÂÂs expectations and worries a lot about her sister even to the point where she doesnÃ¢ÂÂt truly live her own life and experience the joy that life can bring. Eli is a PA and is having troubles of his own. Not only does he have to deal with trouble with Lauren over the situation between him and her family, but he also is struggling with issues with his father. Eli has a brother with a disability and is trying to protect him from his father even to the point where a restraining order might interfere. Can Eli and Lauren works things out? Will Eli and his father come to an agreement that will be good for both parties and EliÃ¢ÂÂs brother? I found this book to be very well-written and the characters just seemed to come to life.
July 18, 2014
Nurse Lauren is back in Houston to look after her younger sister Jess. Being a nurse means unwanted encounters with PA Eli who has caused some troubling situations for Lauren's family. Eli's older brother Drew and daughter Emma draws them together on different occasions but will their new-found friendship withstand the hurricane heading straight for Houston? I enjoyed this medical drama book and added several more books by Candace Calvert to my reading list.
July 16, 2014
A story that packs a punch
Calvert has to be one of my favourite authors for a tough and uncompromising read. This is realism at its best...and its worst. Complicated relationships, human foibles, emotional angst and a loving Father in Heaven who oversees it all.
There's so much to recommend this book. An aging Newfoundland dog for starters. And a precocious eight-year-old who will charm your socks off. Then there's her beleaguered dad. Solid, dependable, compassionate. Perfect hero material. Just sayin'. :-) And let's not forget the hospital backdrop -- always ups the drama in a heart-racing way. And families that are far from perfect. And plenty of situations so desperate only God can see you through. Oh...and we can't forget the neurotic pampered pooch, Hannah Leigh who is in therapy no less!
Life Support is the kind of read that plays with your emotions. You'll laugh over one page, weep over the next as you witness despair slowly turn into hope. An awesome read!
July 8, 2014
As IÃ¢ÂÂve come to expect, Candace Calvert has brought readers another wonderful novel. Life Support is a perfect blend of romance, medicine, family drama, and natural disaster! I felt like there was something new coming at me constantly, and while some readers may have been overwhelmed by so much going on, I really enjoyed it.
To me, the family aspects were the strongest part of this story. Lauren and her relationship with her sister and Elijah and his relationship with his brother were prominent throughout. It was nice to see this as a focus rather than a side story. Lauren and Elijah were both in very difficult situations and it was interesting to see how they both coped.
Fans of medical dramas, romance, and family stories will enjoy Life Support. Be sure to check it out! [5 stars]
I received a free copy of this book from Tyndale House through NetGalley in exchange for my fair and honest review.
June 26, 2014