This was my first book with this author and I'm looking forward to reading all of them. It included a thorough introduction to the world of ER written to involve you in the complex lives of nurse Erin and Fireman Capt Scott. Christian living is naturally woven into the daily lives of the characters. It has it all; drama, romance, conflict, faith struggles, mystery. I wanted the book to never end!
Another great read by Candace Calvert. I was so glad to read this one after reading the first in the series.....I just couldn't wait. Again, I fell in love with the characters....they just seem real. I found myself wanting to pray for their situations!! And more real life drama, and realistic stuff that goes on behind the scenes in an ER setting. I encourage you to read both books....and grab the third one when it comes out too!
Disaster Status, by author Candace Calvert. Published by Tyndale House Publishers, Inc, 2010. The main characters in Disaster Status are Erin Quinn, ER charge nurse, and fire captain Scott McKenna. I loved this book! As a retired nurse, Im a sucker for a good medical story!Its Erins day off and she is enjoying it. Working out with her punching bag, thinking about the rest of the day and what she and her grandmother would be doing. Her cell phone rings and changes Erins plans in a huge way.Scott rushes into the ER with a child in his arms. She is having a seizure and needs immediate help. The little girl, who is only 6 or 7, falls into a coma. Her family comes in and there is a language barrier. They speak only Spanish. The parents do get across one thingthere are many more sick people.When Erin gets to the ER, she has forgotten her ID badge and Scott is in charge of security. He wont let her pass. Finally, she gets into the hospital and is thrown into a critical situation. More people are brought into the ER with similar symptoms as the little 6 year old girl. Things get really tense when one of the nurses becomes symptomatic. Erin is thrown together with Scott in trying to find out what is causing all of this mayhem. Neither one is really happy about it at first but later, sparks begin to fly between them.Erin came to the California coast and Pacific Mercy Hospital to escape personal turmoil and a cheating husband. Scott is recovering from his own personal tragedy. His sister was killed in a car wreck, when her husband ran the car into a tree. Their son, Cody, was terribly injured and is in Pacific Mercy Hospital. Scott feels like he couldve prevented the accident if only he would have called his sister back that day.I highly recommend Disaster Status to everyone. Wonderful story of overcoming lifes disasters with Gods help.
I give this book 3 stars for the medical aspect of the book. That part was well written and seemed correct. However, a book either has to have a great storyline or a beautiful romance to it if it considered a fictional romance. This book had neither. I thought the first book in the series was better. I'm assuming the writer is planning another book in the series since so much time was spent with another character in the book. Too much time if you want my honest opinion. A secondary character should not have that much "time" in a book.