Wednesday, February 8, 2017

Crisis Team #3



Maybe It's You (Crisis Team #3)
ER nurse Sloane Ferrell escaped her risky past—new name, zip code, job, and a fresh start. She’s finally safe, if she avoids a paper trail and doesn’t let people get too close. Like the hospital’s too-smooth marketing man with his relentless campaign to plaster one “lucky” employee’s face on freeway billboards.
Micah Prescott’s goal is to improve the Hope hospital image, but his role as a volunteer crisis responder is closer to his heart. The selfless work helps fill a void in his life left by family tragedy. So does a tentative new relationship with the compassionate, beautiful, and elusive Sloane Ferrell.
Then a string of brutal crimes makes headlines, summons responders . . . and exposes disturbing details of Sloane’s past.
Can hope spring from crisis?


Expected publication: February 3rd 2017
 by Tyndale House Publishers, Inc.

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Meet the Author:

Candace Calvert
Former ER nurse, wife, Mom and proud grandmother, Candace Calvert believes that love, laughter, and faith are the best medicines. Her popular medical fiction offers charismatic characters, pulse-pounding drama, romance, humor, suspense--and a prescription for hope. Think, “Grey’s Anatomy finds its soul.” She is . . . A Northern California native who spent several years in Hill Country Texas--where she learned to check her shoes for scorpions and plucked an armadillo from her swimming pool. Thinks cruising is the best way to travel: honeymooned in Venice, swam with stingrays, rode a camel at the pyramids, and sang (badly) with a Newfoundland country band. She’s passionate about cooking, loves bird watching, gardening, and gets goose bumps when her handsome husband hits the low notes at karaoke.  She writes inspirational fiction because . . .
God blessed her with a quirky wit, buoyant optimism, and a contagious sense of fun--but she didn’t come to know him until after the Triple Whammy that turned her life into a bad country song. A painful and unexpected divorce, the Northern California floods of 1997, and (just when she was coping like a champ, no problem) an equestrian accident that left her with fractured ribs, a bleeding lung, broken back, neck fractures and a spinal cord injury. She’ll tell you that God took drastic measures to get her attention.
In the months of rehabilitation, Candace healed in body and spirit. And came to fully understand the difference between being a strong woman and a woman of strength. The difference is faith, and that lesson has been her biggest blessing. Her story, “By Accident,” appears in Chicken Soup for the Nurse’s Soul, and launched her writing careerNow . . .
She is honored to bring readers medical fiction that offers exciting entertainment and a healthy dose of hope.



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I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made;
your works are wonderful,
I know that full well. 
~Psalm 139:14


My Thoughts:


I loved this book!
This is the third installment in the Crisis Team series from Candace Calvert.  
With that being said I feel that this is a stand alone story even though it's part of a series. I do recommend to read the two previous books so you can get the full impact of this series.   Candace Calvert is a retired ER nurse and brings a wealth of medical knowledge which only adds to the overall experience when reading one of her books.  
This is the story of Sloane Ferrell who we have met in her previous books and she was not a nice character at all.  She is a beautiful, young woman who had a tragic childhood, but instead of overcoming it she let it define her as a person.  Mistakes on top of mistakes, but you can't change your past no matter how hard you try.  It takes faith, hope and a lot of grace just to live with some of the choices you make.  At the story opens we find Sloane as a relatively new hire at Los Angeles Hope with only being there for about 3 months.  She likes to keep to herself and is trying to heal, both physically and emotionally.  This has not been a good year for her, but she has made positive changes in her life.  
Micha Prescott is a wonderful character who is kind and caring.  He works at Los Angeles Hope in the PR department and also volunteers as a crisis responder for the area.  Micha has a tragedy in his past that he hasn't really dealt with.  This has shaped him into the person he is.  Fireworks ignite when he first meets Sloane and he tries to understand her opinions, but deep inside feels that he can change them.  
This is a heart wrenching story that touches on some tough issues (alcoholism, sex trafficking, etc.) but they are resolved realistically. I didn't immediately like Sloan, but I respected her for trying to change her life.  As the story progressed her character just jumped to life for me and I could feel her turmoil, fear and joy.  She literally broke my heart a little.  In no time at all I was cheering for her to succeed in turning her life around. 
  This story also has elements of suspense, romantic tension, faith, forgiveness and grace. 
I guess what I liked best about this story was how it showed that we are none so lost that we can't be saved by God's grace.  
This is a book I would definitely recommend, but I worn you to be prepared to read it in one setting.  
**I received this book from the author.  I was not required to write a positive review.  All thoughts and opinions expressed are my own.  


2 comments:

  1. I so appreciate your time in both reading and reviewing my newest--your gracious gift will help get this hopeful story into the hands of many eager readers. Thank you.

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    1. I loved the story. Thank you for stopping by.
      Blessings

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