of customers would recommend this product to a friend.
CurledUpWithaBookThe MaritimesAge: Over 65Gender: female4 Stars Out Of 5Good readApril 18, 2013CurledUpWithaBookThe MaritimesAge: Over 65Gender: femaleQuality: 4Value: 5Meets Expectations: 4I enjoyed this medical mystery with its unexpected twists and turns. A good story with the characters dealing with real life issues, some humor, and things not always going their way.
MarjanneCanadaAge: 55-65Gender: female5 Stars Out Of 5An excellent readFebruary 10, 2013MarjanneCanadaAge: 55-65Gender: femaleQuality: 5Value: 5Meets Expectations: 5Well written. Keeps you engaged from start to finish.
Virginiaupstate NYAge: 35-44Gender: female4 Stars Out Of 5Excellent bookAugust 6, 2012Virginiaupstate NYAge: 35-44Gender: femaleQuality: 5Value: 5Meets Expectations: 5Riley is injured in an assault and is now a trauma chaplain at a hospital. But she wants to be an ER nurse again. Jack is a doctor who runs a community clinic for needy patients that the rich neighbors would love to get rid of. The two meet at the hospital and work at the clinic together, and also try to solve an old crime.
I thought this was an excellent book about the medical field. The story is well-written and the mystery was interesting. I'm looking forward to the author's next book.
Thursday43 Stars Out Of 5An Alternative to the Latest Gray's Anatomy EpisodJuly 26, 2012Thursday4Quality: 3Value: 3Meets Expectations: 3She's the trust-fund kid, ex-nurse, current chaplain, recovering attack victim searching for a path leading back to her old life, and He's the army reservist, mountain bike riding, skydiving, maverick-y doctor who sews up his own cuts after kneeling on glass while saving a burning man. Of course they are going to fall in love. The bumps along the road are left to provide all the drama, and fortunately for Riley Hale and Jackson Travis, the bumps aren't that bumpy.
Unfortunately, that leaves the reader with a rather flat story, but there are some colorful characters who stand out from the predictable plot line. The message is good. The innuendo and violence falls within the current guidelines for acceptable Christian literature.
If ER was your favorite TV show, you'll probably love this novel. If you are in pursuit of thought provoking literature which provides insight into the human condition and men's souls, then keep pursuing.
Three stars for providing something more portable and more on demand than evening television.
Denise G.Mariposa, CAAge: 45-54Gender: female5 Stars Out Of 5A Must for your "To-Read" List!July 17, 2012Denise G.Mariposa, CAAge: 45-54Gender: femaleQuality: 5Value: 5Meets Expectations: 5Perfection. That's how I'd describe this book. Candace Calvert quickly became one of my favorite authors as I enjoyed each of the three books in her Mercy Hospital series. Finally, the first book of her new series became available....and it did not disappoint!! Each character in Trauma Plan has a reality about them that immediately engages the reader. The heroine Riley Hale, from a prominent wealthy family, is an ER nurse who was tragically and violently injured. She struggles through each page to regain her ability to work as an ER nurse. She serves as chaplain for the hospital until the day she can return to the job she truly loves.
Dr. Jack Travis heads up a local clinic. He saves the "down-and-outers", much to the dismay of the surrounding affluent neighbors. They want him and the unsavory clientele he serves gone....yesterday. Riley ends up as a volunteer at the clinic, where she hopes to prove herself. In Jack's mind, her family name can give credibility to his clinic. Though their methods and their motives couldn't be more different, their passion for truly helping others is the same. Jack is prickly, aggressive and lacking in people skills....Riley is gentle, caring and follows the rules. Initial irritation leads to covert interest, and the process is everything you'd hope for. Sometimes funny (clever dialogue!), sometimes heartwarming and romantic, always satisfying. Add clinic resident, Bandy Biggs (Bandy, I love you!!), the wise ol' rodeo cowboy-turned down and outer-turned believer and permanent clinic volunteer....and you've got yourself some great reading time. These characters read like somebody you really know, saying the kinds of things people really say, going through the same kinds of struggles in life and faith that you and I go through. The author drew me in and taught me a thing or two. She even made me want to visit San Antonio and see those pastel colored eggs filled with confetti!!
Trauma Plan is everything I look for in a book. It was smart, humorous, romantic and inspirational. And Candace Calvert will continue to be an author I look for and recommend.