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Vendor: Tyndale House
Publication Date: 2014
Dimensions: 8.25 X 5.50 (inches)
Availability: In Stock
Series: Grace Medical
PA and single parent Elijah Landry is no stranger to stormy relationships, including one with his father, who is threatening him with a restraining order. It wont stop Eli from protecting his disabled brotheror from making peace with Lauren. He wants that and so much more.
But as Lauren and Eli draw closer, a powerful hurricane roars toward Houston. Survival instincts take priority and everything changes. Can hope weather the storm?
bookwormPennsylvaniaAge: 25-34Gender: female5 Stars Out Of 5SuspensefulJuly 18, 2014bookwormPennsylvaniaAge: 25-34Gender: femaleQuality: 5Value: 5Meets Expectations: 5
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 parentâ€™s expectations and worries a lot about her sister even to the point where she doesnâ€™t 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 Eliâ€™s brother? I found this book to be very well-written and the characters just seemed to come to life.
rlighthousePAAge: 25-34Gender: female5 Stars Out Of 5Great Book!July 16, 2014rlighthousePAAge: 25-34Gender: femaleQuality: 5Value: 5Meets Expectations: 5
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.
KavRCanada5 Stars Out Of 5A story that packs a punchJuly 8, 2014KavRCanadaQuality: 5Value: 5Meets Expectations: 5
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!
L. Miller5 Stars Out Of 5Wonderful!June 26, 2014L. Miller
As Iâ€™ve 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.
VeronicaMNAge: 25-34Gender: female4 Stars Out Of 5Interesting, But a Little Frustrating.June 25, 2014VeronicaMNAge: 25-34Gender: femaleQuality: 4Value: 4Meets Expectations: 4
This is an interesting story about nurse Lauren Barclay, who's doing all she can to keep her sister from going off the deep end. She moves back to Houston to ensure that her sister never runs away again, watching that she gets to school, work, and that nothing upsets her too much, especially PA Elijah Landry. Lauren and her parents blame him for causing her sister to run away and she can't understand why she feels drawn to him in spite of that. Elijah was just trying to help her sister and he desperately wants Lauren to understand that, and to see that her sister needs real help. He wants Lauren to be able to have a life, with him. He's also trying to juggle a disabled brother, a father who files a restraining order to keep him away, and parenting his daughter alone. Add in an impending hurricane and who knows what the future holds?
I haven't read very many books that take place in the medical field and I found it interesting to see what dealing with that kind of pressure would be like. I liked the multiple viewpoints in this story as we get to see what other characters besides the two main ones are thinking. About halfway through the book it felt like things started being rehashed and that the plot didn't move forward very much. I found it extremely frustrating that Lauren and her parents couldn't see that Jessica needed more help than they could give. I understand the denial that goes along with a serious medical diagnosis, but did they think they could control her forever? There are moments of romance and it seems that Lauren and Elijah had a moment prior to this book, that I felt I might have missed out on since I haven't read the first two books in the series. Jessica's disorder and Elijah's brother's situation with having brain damage made me think about how hard some people have it and what I would do if I had to deal with something like that. I liked the message about the importance of faith, but that we also need to have action. If you like a mix of medical drama and romance, you might want to check out this book, but I would recommend starting at the beginning of the series.
I received this book free from Tyndale House Publishers in exchange for an honest review.