15 May 2012

Marian Baay Reviews Critical Care by Candace Calvert



Critical Care by Candace Calvert

Review by Marian Baay

*4 stars*

Claire used to be an ER nurse, but when her brother came in during her shift severely burned and died, she panicked and couldn't work the ER anymore. She promised herself never to set foot in the ER again. She took a new job at another hospital and tried to stay away from the ER. But when the ER team are dealing with a tragedy she is needed to evaluate the staff if they can handle the situation.

Dr. Logan Caldwell is not happy to see Claire counseling his staff. His experience is that counseling doesn't help. He thinks one must set their problems aside and do a good job. But with his gruff demeanour he's making working with him almost impossible.
When he is showing indifference to Claire's work she's not afraid to tell him the truth. For Logan that is a surprise. No one ever talked to him that way.

Both Claire and Logan are suffering loss and disappointments. Claire is a believer, but Logan doesn't believe in the power of prayer. He tried that, but it didn't work. Claire had her future plans worked out, but they're all falling apart.
Will those two hurting people find healing—and love?

Secondary characters ER head nurse Erin and workaholic nurse Sarah are making the story more interesting. All the characters fit nicely in the story—even the one-eared cat is a character to love. :)
I really love reading Candace Calvert's work. She has such a pleasant voice and she knows how to captivate me. I'm looking forward to reading the rest of this series!

Candace Calvert's books can be purchased at CBD, Amazon, Barnes and Noble and other book stores.  



GIVEAWAY:  Leave a comment and your email to be entered in this week’s contest.  Drawing will be late Saturday.  Candace is offering two paperback giveaways of each of the books reviewed this week and we are offering an e-book of either one, for a total of five possible chances to win this week!

53 comments:

  1. Sounds great! Thanks for the review and giveaway.

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  2. Great review, MARIAN! Sounds like a great book to add to my TBR stack that is tumbling over and trailing out the front door. LOL! Not really, but they are tumbling over in my bookcase.:)

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  3. Thanks for stopping by PWNMOM! Good luck in the giveaway!

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  4. Thanks DIANA! Just download it to your Kindle. There they can't tumble over. ;)

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  5. MARIAN great review! I think I have this one already on my Kindle or at least one of Candaace's wonderful books..can't wait to read it! :)

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  6. PWMOM, DIANA, TERESA: Thank you so much for the enthusiasm regarding this first book in my Mercy series. And MARIAN: I so appreciate your time and talent in reviewing it.

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  7. Thanks for the review MARIAN. I can't wait to get started on reading CANDACE's books after hearing how people whose opinion I respect, such as you, recommend her so highly! I know you are reading all the time MARIAN for your job, too, and are picky, so that means a lot that you love CANDACE's work!

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  8. Hey TERESA! One of Candace's books was free on Kindle some weeks ago. I guess you downloaded that one, right? Make time to read it. You won't regret it!

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  9. Thank you CANDACE for your kind words!

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  10. CARRIE, I think you will like Candace's books. When you have time, try to get to read them!

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  11. Sounds great! Can't wait to get started on this series!

    ecriggs1990(at)aol(dot)com

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  12. Love this book! Can't wait to get the rest of the series!

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  13. Great review on Candace's new book. I would like my name put in the drawing for the free book. I have read #2 in the series as #1 was missing from the selection that I had. Anxious to read the whole series and the first one of the new series that was just realeased.
    pshines@frontiernet.net

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  14. What a wonderful review Candace! I love your books, I can't wait to read the next one.
    stardustindy@yahoo.com

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  15. LIZ, JORDAN, AND PSHINES: I'd be delighted to have you "scrub in" with the Mercy Hospital series--and Trauma Plan that begins Grace Medical. It's my privilege to offer you these exciting and hopeful stories. Thanks for stopping by to read Marian's review of Critical Care!

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  16. LIZ and JORDAN thanks for coming by! Good luck in the drawing!

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  17. PSHINES, thanks for commenting. Maybe you'll win. Good luck!

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  18. STARDUSTINDY, so pleased you like my review. :)

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  19. STARDUSTINDY: I SO appreciate that encouragement!

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  20. Lovely review, Marian! I think I have a book by Ms. Calvert on my shelf somewhere, I just have to get around to reading it!

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  21. FAYE: I hope you enjoy the read. :-)

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  22. Excellent review. Having a medical background I love reading medical fiction. I'd love to win a copy of this book. Thank you for offering this giveaway!
    Nancee
    quiltcat26@sbcglobal.net

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  23. :I LOVE ALL OF CANDACE BOOKS! I would love to own this one! Denise duntersee@faithchurchofdavis.org

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  24. Candace is one of all time favorite authors. She brings the joy back to me of nursing seeing I am unable to do the job anymore due to car accident. I just love her and thank God for leading her in this area.

    kykitty@att.net

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  25. NANCEE, KYKITTY: I love that you are fellow medical folk--heroes, always in my book(s). Thank you for commenting and making me feel welcome. And best of luck with the drawing!

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  26. (waving) hello DENISE! Wonderful to "see" you here. Thank you for your kindness and best of luck in the book giveaway!

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  27. Excellent review! can't ever resist the chance to win one of Candace's books!! Love her genre of medical fiction with a healthy prescription for hope!

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  28. FAYE, make time to read it. You won't regret!

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  29. Thanks NANCEE! DENISE and KITTY, thanks for coming by!

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  30. KATHY thanks for commenting! Could you please leave your email, so that we can contact you if you win?

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  31. CANDACE, thank you for your presence! So good to see your smiling face. :))

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  32. Oh, I love the name KYKITTY!!! So cute!

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  33. Did we announce MARGIE as the WINNER yet? This is one of Candace's FB followers. MARGY is our first winner per random.org. I will do another drawing tomorrow morning.

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  34. Congrats MARGIE!! Enjoy reading the book!

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  35. Congratulations, MARGY! Did I mention: Whoo hoo!? I'm delighted to sign and personalize a book for you. :-)

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  36. KATHY: How beyond delightful to see you here! Once again, I SO appreciate your gracious encouragement of my work. Such a blessing.

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  37. Happy Reading, MARGY! CONGRATS!!

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  39. I can attest that this is a fantastic novel! Such wonderful characters and depth of story. Really looking forward to the new series. I don't own this book, so to have a personalized copy would be a real treasure. Thanks for hosting the review and the giveaway.

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  40. BRENDA: So glad you liked this book--and here's hoping you're a winner, friend!

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  41. BRENDA, we will enter you in the contest. Good luck! Can you leave an email address? Thanks!

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  42. Ooops, sorry about that!
    brendon8@bellsouth.net

    Have a great day, ladies.

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  43. Thanks BRENDA! A great day to you too!

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  44. It would be really nice to win.
    I hope to make a chance :)

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  45. Hey MIRJAM, thanks for commenting. Hope you'll win. :)

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  46. Thank you for stopping by and good luck, MIRJAM!

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  47. Hello everyone, I'm letting you know that Margy generously offered her book back for another winner (she already has my books). So I'm pleased to announced that BRENDA is the new winner of the first drawing! And KYKITTY is the winner of the second book drawing. Congratulations ladies! Three more books remain in this 5-book drawing--keep watching! And thank you all for you kind comments.

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  48. LOL, make that "your" kind comments. Where's my copy editor? (wink)

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  49. Um, so sorry, we don't offer that service on OTT-WGH, CANDACE. Maybe Marian can do it in the Dutch language when she wakes up tomorrow morning! She is six hours ahead.

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  50. Ha! I totally love the idea, CARRIE! I can only imagine how my typos would look in Dutch. Oh, MARIAN . . . (wink).

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  51. CANDACE, I'm the closest to an editor you will find on this blog. Ha! Sorry I was sleeping... LOL

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  52. Congrats to KYKITTY and BRENDA!

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  53. NANCEE! You are the winner of the ebook this week! Check your email! Congrats! You join winners KYKITTY and BRENDA!

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