Move over ER, step aside Grey's Anatomy and say goodbye to House! Candace Calvert out does all of you with this totally rockin' book, Critical Care!! It has a mix of humor, suspense, romance and God, not to mention a blend of absolutely wonderful characters who make their way into your heart to stay. Claire Avery and Logan ''McSnarly'' Caldwell are beautifully created for this story. They both made their way into my hearts and I became fast friends with them from the beginning. A story filled with heartache, laughter and love, this debut book in the Mercy Hospital series is excellent. The story line is full of adventure and fast paced drama of ER's. The characters learn to F.R.O.G (Fully Rely On God) and try to overcome the obstacles they are struggling with. Candace Calvert really brought to life the actuality of the drama that goes on in hospital ER's and it was amazing to read about them. This book was so much better than those fictional TV shows and so much cleaner than those shows, because while this book is fictional (like the TV shows) there is so much reality to it. You can feel the fast paced ways of an ER and the nurses and doctors there. I can't get into the TV shows about ER's and hospitals because there is too much falseness going on to really capture me. But with Candace's book, I was captured from the first page, on the edge of my seat,and praying for Claire, Erin and Dr. McSnarly til the very last page! A quick, easy 5 star medical drama that will be on the top of my recommendation list for a long time to come and on my personal library shelf permanently! I can't wait to dig into Disaster Status, book 2 in the Mercy Hospital series (look for that review soon!).
Hospitals have never held much charm for me until now! I have discovered the cure with Candace Calverts Mercy Hospital Series and suddenly, the ER is my favorite place to be. Seldom has an author hooked me in so quickly and completely as Ms. Calvert has with her exceptional debut novel, Critical Care, a heart-wrenching glimpse into the gritty reality of a trauma center and characters so flesh and blood, that I literally teared up three times in the first 38 pages. With true-life medical drama, magical prose and enough romantic tension to spike a high-grade fever, Ms. Calvert is, hands-down, one of the best authors I have read in a long, LONG time.
In this sometimes gut wrenching tale of loss, heartbreak, fear, and guilt we find characters full of promise with a past they cant seem to escape. Our ER doctor and nurses that are giving so much of themselves they dont have time to take care of themselves. When Claire is summoned to the ER she knows there must be some mistake, she made it clear she was NOT interested in any clinical work at her new job. When the reason for the call is discovered it makes it worse, bringing back reminders of her brothers tragic death, and her reason to stay out of the ER. Through the Lords grace can she finally heal from the wounds that haunt her? Will this Doctor she seems to be running into at every turn be a nightmare or an answer to a prayer she didnt know she was praying?
I loved this book. The author does a great job of drawing you into the story with all the various characters. I could not wait to see a happy ending for all the characters in the book, only to realise that I will have to wait for the next book to see that happen. I hope that the book is released quickly as I want to see some more good endings
I enjoyed this book. I like how the author makes these characters come to life, and you get to know them. This book is a good read, and I recommend it, and will look forward to the next one in the series.