Step by Step is one of Candace Calvert’s best books yet—and I’ve loved reading every one so far. This novel is the second in her Crisis Team series which started in Sacramento. In this book, Taylor Cabot has moved to San Diego—one of my favorite cities! She is a nurse and a member of the local crisis team. But nearly three years have passed since her husband was killed in a tragic accident, and she is determined to get over it. To do so, she has created a survival list and given herself a deadline to complete it. She’s doing whatever it takes to move on with her life, including pushing unanswered questions and undealt-with emotions aside.
As her deadline approaches, Seth Donovan, whom we also met
in the previous book, comes to town to provide training to the newer members of
the local crisis team. He’s also hoping to learn why Taylor has been less
involved in this crucial volunteer effort. Neither person realizes how many new
crises are headed their way.
Like all of Calvert’s books, this one is easy to read and
hard to put down. Her characters are so real, you wish you could meet them in
person. You cheer for them, feel their hearts breaking, and hope that
everything will turn out all right for everyone. As a bonus, Calvert includes
interesting details about the city settings of her books, in this case, San Diego.
If you’ve been there, you think, “Yes. It’s just like that.” If not, you’ll
want to go.
Tyndale House Publishers sent me a complimentary copy of
this book for my honest review. I recommend it, along with all of Calvert’s
books, to you.