Tuesday, July 8, 2014

Life Support

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CALVERT, CANDACE
LIFE SUPPORT

Nurse Lauren Barclay put her life on hold to keep a watchful eye on her troubled sister. It’s why she’s back in Houston. But that means confronting the brooding physician assistant who caused painful turmoil in her family--and left Lauren with memories her heart can’t forget.

PA and single parent Elijah Landry is no stranger to stormy relationships, including one with his father, who is threatening him with a restraining order. It won’t stop Eli from protecting his disabled brother--or from making peace with Lauren. He wants that and so much more.

But as Lauren and Eli draw closer, a powerful hurricane roars toward Houston. Survival instincts take priority and everything changes. Can hope weather the storm?

My Review:

Calvert has to be one of my favourite authors for a tough and uncompromising read. This is realism at its best...and its worst. Complicated relationships, human foibles, emotional angst and a loving Father in Heaven who oversees it all.

There's so much to recommend this book. An aging Newfoundland dog for starters. And a precocious eight-year-old who will charm your socks off. Then there's her beleaguered dad. Solid, dependable, compassionate. Perfect hero material. Just sayin'. :-) And let's not forget the hospital backdrop -- always ups the drama in a heart-racing way. And families that are far from perfect. And plenty of situations so desperate only God can see you through. Oh...and we can't forget the neurotic pampered pooch, Hannah Leigh who is in therapy no less!

Life Support is the kind of read that plays with your emotions. You'll laugh over one page, weep over the next as you witness despair slowly turn into hope. An awesome read!

GIVEAWAY OPPORTUNITY:

If you would like an opportunity to win a copy of Life Support 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 July 13  2014. Offer open to international readers. Good luck!

24 comments:

  1. Life Support sounds like a perfect book for me. Love, emotions, medical.....great!

    mauback55 at gmail dot com

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    1. Then you'll definitely love this book, Melanie. Good luck!

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  2. I have several of Candace's books on my Kindle, but not this one! I'm actually more apt to read a physical copy anyway!

    pattymh2000(at)yahoo(dot)com

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    1. I prefer book books too, Patty. Good luck!

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  3. Love me some mystery! Thanks for the opportunity, Kav!

    janka(dot)halcinova(at)gmail(dot)com

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    1. You're welcome, Janka. Good luck!

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  4. I am eager to read LIFE SUPPORT! Thank you for sharing your wonderful review and the opportunity to win!

    texaggs2000 at gmail dot com

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  5. Wonderful review!! I love books full of emotional angst and complicated relationships - add dogs, kids, and God - what more could you want in a book!! I have 2 of Candace's books and would love to read this one and add it to my collection!! Thanks!!

    bonnieroof60(at)yahoo(dot)com

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    1. Thanks, Bonnie. I know - this book has the full gamut and it's brilliantly done. Good luck!

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  6. Candace does such a great job in making the reader feel a part of her novels. My Mom spent two weeks on life support, and I am anxious to see how this story plays out. Thanks Kav for the chance to win!

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    1. Wow -- that must have been scary, Marianne. You'll definitely get that hospital vibe in this read. Good luck!

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  7. thanks for the chance to read this novel, kav

    karenk
    kmkuka at yahoo dot com

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  8. Candice captures my attention with her wonderful books. Please add me for Life Support. Thanks, Kav!
    worthy2bpraised at gmail dot com

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    1. She's a great author for sure. Good luck, Merry.

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  9. Want to laugh and weep with you too. Love books like this, and the hospital back-drop makes it even better. So count me in on this one .... rrwalter34ATgmailDOTcom

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    1. It's a great emotion engager, Becky. You're counted. Good luck!

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  10. I enjoy medical connections in books! Looks like another good one.
    pbclark(at)netins(dot)net

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  11. Sounds so good! I would love to win this one so please enter me in the drawing. My e-mail address is drumb AT att DOT net. Thanks!

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    1. You're entered, Laura. Good luck!

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  12. Oh my! set here at home in Houston. And yes, we have had some bad Hurricanes. Hope no bad ones this year, Please put my name in. Would love to win it. Maxie > mac262(at)me(dot)com <

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    1. Ugh -- you've lived through hurricanes? You lead an adventurous life, Maxie. Good luck!

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