Monday, August 5, 2013

Rescue Team - A Review

Kate Callison is the interim Emergency Director at Austin Grace Hospital. Wes Tanner is a member of the local search and rescue team. When he follows an ambulance after a rescue to Austin Grace, he had no idea that he would play a part in a tragedy involving a Baby Doe. The baby's death shakes the ER and all those involved. For Kate, it brings up buried secrets. For Wes, it stirs up long held anger at the mother who abandoned him as a child. With the ER staff not trusting Kate, and Kate herself holding herself aloof from her staff, the staff will need to figure out how to work together as a team to face the backlash of the baby's tragic death. Kate also finds herself drawn to Wes and the Tanner family. Will their love of God finally break through her walled heart?

This is the first book I've ever read by Candace Calvert and it's the second in the Grace Medical Series. The good thing is that the books stand alone, so I wasn't completely lost. I'll admit that it took me about a month to read this book as it didn't really hold my interest. There would be times I'd read it and be engrossed, but then there were times when I was easily distracted with it and would open another book on the Kindle and read it instead. I don't think that has anything to do with the actual storyline of the book, only my own interests and moods at the times I was reading it.

I loved loved loved the way that Kate came to recognize that even though she'd done some pretty awful things, the God that Wes and the Tanners loved, would still love her and that it wasn't too late for her. Forgiveness is a big theme in the book, and how the characters learn to forgive each other as well as themselves. The fast-paced ER setting reminded me of some of the medical TV shows. I did frequently gloss over all of the medical details, but still found the book to be enjoyable. I'll probably read more of this author.

I read this book for pure pleasure as part of the Tyndale Summer Reads program. My thoughts and opinions are my own.

Recommended to fans of medical dramas, Lynette Eason, suspense

Rating - 3.5 stars. I struggled with my rating. The book didn't grip me. But it didn't bore me either. In my opinion, it's really more of 3.75 star book. I'll round up to 4 stars.

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