Friday, July 12, 2013

Book Review: Rescue Team

Rescue TeamRescue Team by Candace Calvert is the second book in her Grace Medical series. This story is set in Austin, Texas and picks up the story of Kate Callison, briefly introduced in the first book. Kate has moved from San Antonio to become the interim ER director at Austin Grace Hospital. Running from a painful past, Kate has held nursing positions in several states. She hopes this position, this location, will finally be one where she can safely stay. Even so, she’s taking her time unpacking her moving boxes and is keeping her eyes open for other potential jobs.

Kate meets search-and-rescue worker Wes Tanner under tragic circumstances in the Austin Grace ER. When she learns that his purposes conflict with hers, she attempts to keep up a wall between them. The last thing Kate wants is to be rescued.

I was enthralled by this story of forgiveness and compassion. As Kate learns to forgive herself for mistakes of her past, Wes learns to forgive, and even to understand, those whose mistakes have hurt him. Calvert shows how God can bring the unlikeliest of people together in a grand revelation of His character which brings healing to their hearts.

A bonus that I’ve enjoyed in this series is Calvert’s description of cities through her character’s dates. In the first book, Trauma Plan, readers got a glimpse of San Antonio. In Rescue Team, they learn a bit about Austin. Medical drama, romance, travel, and a moving message of God’s love: if you like these, you will enjoy this book.

Note: I was not required to review this book. I won a copy from the author in a giveaway! I like Calvert’s books and am happy to share word about them with you.
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