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.