The idea that put this novel together is the main reason I picked it up. To avoid a back cover recap, I'll just say: it was interesting. Working in a medical field as my work-a-day job, I was intrigued by this concept to let that world enter a bit of my fiction entertainment.
Published in 2002, a reader can definitely see where Christian fiction has progressed and become a stronger force to be reckoned with. Much of the novel was a bit wordy for my taste, but Claire as a character, and her circumstances pushed the novel forward on a solid stride. I do admit to skimming the extraneous verbiage the deeper into the story I got, but still gleaned much in the way of these character's lives.
This particular novel delves deeper into the terminology and the life of a surgeon intern. I could see readers getting lost in all the terms, but since I work in it, I was able to follow pretty well. Definitely a couple twists, including an excellent one at the end I didn't see coming. Worth reading to find that one!
All in all, I can't say it's my favorite, but I've loved a more recent release by the same author, so will continue to read upcoming novels.
This review is my honest opinion. Thanks to the publishers for my copy to review.
I work at a hospital and was really intrigued by this book. I have bought 3 copies so far to share with other workers and family. If this book got great attention in Hawaii it was probably because of me. Thanks. P.S. also bought For the Rest Of Your Life and Serenity and also shared this book with a personal friend of the author.
I thought the book to be excellent and I believe many Christian women have experienced the need for comfort and need to think of the potential consequences of confiding in a man as a "friend" confidant. There were NO sexual acts included in this book, just situations that challenge the casual or naive way good women can make potentially devastating choices. We are to be "in the world but not of the world." There are also other soul searching topics woven masterfully into this well written plot.