Thursday, May 23, 2013

Rescue Team



Tired 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, brings 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. That’s why he’s determined to extend a lifeline of hope to others as a search-and-rescue volunteer. 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 finally have found a home. But when a startling missing person’s case unearths secrets and opens old wounds, she fears that all they’ve found will just as quickly be lost.

My Review:

Calvert has cornered the market on hospital dramas. Drawing on her own ER experience she brings a great perspective to this genre. It's a fascinating world and she gives us a glimpse into all its aspects from technical to emotional.

Complex characters like Kate and Wes bring depth and dimension to the hospital setting. Wes has Kate pegged on their first meeting. Prickly. But there are layers of hurt beneath that surface and his compassionate insightfulness won't let him give up on her. Loved the dynamics between these two!

This is a story about the futility of guilt and the redeeming grace of forgiveness. The plot builds to an emotional pinnacle that will take your breath away. A story that will linger with you long after you've closed the book.

Giveway Opportunity:

If you would like an opportunity to win a copy of Rescue Team, please leave a comment below or email me at kavluvstoreadATyahooDOTca. If you post a comment and add your email address, please use AT and DOT instead of @ and . in the address to protect yourself from spammers. If you enter the draw via email please remember to put the title in the subject line so that it's easy for me to spot your entry. Draw will be held and winner announced on Sunday May 26 2013. Offer open to international readers. Good luck! 


  1. Candace had me at Trauma Plan so when Rescue Team came out it was immediately added to my TBR list :) Can't wait to read it! Thanks for the great review and giveaway, it sounds like such a great book!
    Blessings Kav!

  2. I've read all of Candace's books as well. Love her style -- even in the 'traumatic' parts. LOL. Good luck Kara!

  3. I haven't read any of Candace's books, but when I saw the summary above, it drew me in. My daughter is a nurse and if I win this book I would read it and pass it on to her! We would both enjoy it. jelliott53(AT)Hotmail(DOT)com

  4. And your daughter will have the inside scoop, jojo. Good luck!

  5. I've been waiting for Candace's new book, sounds so good!
    worthy2bpraised at gmail dot com

  6. I had the choice between reviewing this or Susan Warren's "Take a Chance on Me." Sadly, Susan's book won so I missed out on Candace's. Thank you for the giveaway!

    spyg93 (at) yahoo (dot) com

  7. It's well worth the wait, Merry!

    What a choice -- Susan Warren or Candace Calvert. I would have chosen both! LOL! Good luck Rosie!

  8. Thank you for this thoughtful and thorough review of my newest medical drama--I'm so glad that you enjoyed it! Good luck to all the giveaway entrants; it's an honor to have you "scrub in" with my hopeful stories.

  9. Thanks for the giveaway opportunity!


  10. I am a big Candace Calvert fan, she is a great writer. She writes page turners and the medical part of the stories are always realistic.

    Thank you for this giveaway.


  11. I love Calvert's books, and this one is on my summer to read list, sounds great.

    sonflower277 at gmail dot com

  12. thanks for the chance to read this novel, kav ;)

    kmkuka at yahoo dot com

  13. Thanks for stopping by, Candace -- and for writing such captivating books!

    Good luck everyone!

  14. I haven't read any books by Candace yet, but after reading what this book is about and the great review I am very interested in reading this book as well as her others. I need to find out what happens in Kate and Wes's relationship! :)

    Judy B

  15. I really enjoy medical fiction and would like to read this book.

    cenya2 at Hotmail dot com

  16. Candace is a new author to me. Rescue Team looks like a book I would enjoy.

  17. Good luck Judie, Marjorie and rubynreba!

  18. My husband and I are watching the TV show Chicago Fire together and this sounds like a great read in that same genre!


  19. I would love to have an opportunity to win this book. Thank you so much!
    may_dayzee (at) yahoo (dot) com

  20. I love the stories Candace writes and would love to read this one too.

  21. This looks great! :-) I have hear so much good about this whole series!
    Faith mickeydog(AT)myfairpoint(DOT)net

  22. Still hopin to win this one I think I could become an "addict" to this theme!

  23. Haven't read one of hers yet. Please enter me thanks.

    sweetdarknectar at gmail dot com

  24. I love Candace's books and would love to win a copy of this one to add to our church library.
    And thanks ladies for the interesting post.

  25. This sounds wonderful and I love the cover! shopgirl152nykiki(at)yahoo(dot)com

  26. I've loved Candace's other books. Would love to read this one.

    mchapman (at) windstream (dot) net

  27. Would love to read this one! truckredford(at)Gmail(Dot)Com