Saturday, May 16, 2009

Critical Care by Candace Calvert

As much as I hate doing this to you (I really don't:-), I just cannot wait any longer to introduce you to a new author to watch. Her years as an ER nurse give her story authenticity and depth, but her talent as a writer will put her on the best seller's list quickly.

Meet Candace Calvert and her JUST DEBUTED novel, "Critical Care", the best of medical drama, hands down! Move over, McDreamy--McSnarky is in house, and he's SO much better than you:-)

Claire Avery is back in the ER, but not willingly. After witnessing her own brother's tragic and painful death, the last place she wants to be is in a trauma center. But someone has to offer education to those who deal with some of the most stressful situations life can serve up.

Her work in nursing education comes to a grinding halt after a heartbreaking tragedy rocks the hospital she's assigned to. Seems not many there are interested in her counseling skills. And even Claire is wondering if she still has anything to offer anyone in need.

Logan Caldwell is a highly skilled ER doctor--he just doesn't have great people skills. He's not as bad as House, but he could be the kid brother! What walls are protecting Dr. Caldwell's heart, and how hard will God have to hammer to tear them down?

Are Dr. Caldwell's high standards saving lives, but at the cost of his staff? Is everything Claire hears about the good doctor true, or is his reputation exaggerated? And is Candace Calvert's novel good enough to get us to turn off the TV and pick up reading?

The answer to the last question is a resounding "YES!" I'm excited about this new series, and hope Candace has lots of stories in her. "Critical Care" gets five out of five bookmarks from me, with a purple stethoscope as a charm.

I'm also voting it "Best Debut Novel of 2009". Yes, it's THAT good--but it doesn't release until June 2009 from Tyndale. I know, I'm mean--but you love me, don't you?? (EDITED: It's out NOW...what are you WAITING FOR?? I mean, "Grey's" is SO over! And this is SO WAY BETTER!!!)

Be sure to put "Critical Care" on your shelf! And look forward to at least 2 more novels in this series from stellar debut author, Candace Calvert!

Happy Reading!



Rel said...

Yay - looks great, glad to know it is great! My ARC seems to have lost its way across the ocean!!

CandaceCalvert said...

Deena, I'm completely humbled (and, okay, giddy at the same time) by your generous review of my debut novel, Critical Care--it is my dream that these stories entertain and encourage as many folks as possible. Your enthusiasm goes a long way toward making that happen.
Thank you for your time, and all that you do for so many people.

Candace Calvert

Kim said...

You know how to make a girl drool, Deena!! I love medical drama!! Can't wait for this one!