Rescue Team, by Candace Calvert

book coverTired of running from her past, nurse Kate Callison intends to become Austin Grace Hospital’s permanent ER director and make Texas her home. Despite staff friction, she’s moving ahead. Then unthinkable tragedy wraps the ER in crime tape, bringing swarms of media, legal chaos—and a search-and-rescue hero who seems determined to meddle in her life.

For Wes Tanner, nothing beats finding someone who’s lost; he’s known that helpless terror firsthand. So he’ll expand his team’s lifeline of hope: K9 tracking, swift water rescue, even horse-mounted searches. He’s ready for anything—except Austin Grace’s prickly and dismissive ER director.

As Kate and Wes discover more about each other, new respect becomes something deeper. Kate wonders if her heart might have finally found a home. Then an unsolved missing persons case—and a startling new one—become catalysts that threaten the loss of all she and Wes have found.

Candace Calvert returns with another nursing tale set in Texas. Readers were introduced to Kate Callison in Calvert’s previous novel, Trauma Plan, continuing the author’s pattern of a minor character in one book being the major character in the next. Kate has worked in hospitals from California to Texas but never lasting long at any facility. Finally, she thinks she has a chance of finally staying in one place, but it’s hard to live up to the standards set by her missing predecessor.

Intertwined with the romantic storyline are plots concerning hospital care standards and Texas’s Safe Haven Law regarding abandoned babies. Both subjects are controversial on their own, but Calvert – herself a former nurse – handles the combination of them with dignity and realism. Almost all the characters are likeable (the lawyer was my exception), and it’s possible to get an idea of why they act as they do.

Although the official release date is 01 May, the three online retailers listed below are already selling and shipping copies of Rescue Team. It’s possible other retailers have also brought forward the release.

Want to read the first chapter of Rescue Team? Click here to download a pdf file of it.

Publisher: Tyndale

Publication Date: 01 May 2013

Page Count: 384

Read more on:   Candace Calvert’s Website   Tyndale’s Website

Purchase on:   Amazon   Barnes & Noble   Christianbook.com      

Thank you to Tyndale for my free electronic copy of Rescue Team, which I downloaded from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.

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