Tuesday, August 2, 2016

Step by Step

GIVEAWAY

CALVERT, CANDACE
STEP BY STEP

Three years after a tragic accident left her a widow, ER nurse Taylor Cabot is determined to move on, checking off one item on her Survival List after another. Her relationship with a handsome plastic surgeon even gives her hope for the last point -- 'fall in love again.' At least until crisis chaplain Seth Donovan, reawakening unanswered questions about her husband's death.

While in San Diego to train community volunteers, Seth hopes to learn why Taylor is backing away from the crisis team and from their friendship. But nothing prepares him for the feelings that arise when he sees Taylor again...and sees her moving on with another man.

When a community crisis hits home and puts lives at risk, emotions run high and buried truths are unearthed. Will hope make the Survival List?

My Review:

Oh, I do so love the way Candace Calvert delves into the rawness of real life. She doesn't hold back any punches but she also laces her stories with faith-fueled hope. Step By Step is just such a book.

Life is complicated -- especially when you are struggling to move on after a profound loss. Both Taylor and Seth are doing just that with varying degrees of success. Complicated lives lead to complicated relationships and that would be an understatement where these two are concerned. Rich dialogue carries emotion through every scene. Taylor with her pre-planning and constant list checking. Seth with his heart to follow where God leads no matter how uncomfortable that might be. The angst of their love story plays out against the chaotic backdrop of a bustling hospital.

I found the Crisis Response details particularly fascinating. Not sure if we have similar programs in Canada but I can see the huge benefit the volunteer team members would bring to a myriad of tough situations. Brings an extra edge to an already gripping story.

Soul-stirring and faith-bending from start to finish. A breathtaking read.

GIVEAWAY OPPORTUNITY:

If you would like an opportunity to win a copy of  Step by Step 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 August 7 2016. Offer open to international readers. Good luck!

40 comments:

  1. I have heard great things about Candace Calvert's style of reading so I look forward to the experience. This book sounds awesome. Thanks Kav!
    Dblaser(at)windstream(dot)net

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  2. Oops,that should be style of writing.😉

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    1. LOL -- I bet she has a great reading style as well. She's one of my favourite authors. I love it when my emotions are stretched and pummeled! LOL Good luck Diane.

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  3. You are so right - life is complicated and it is hard to move on sometimes. Love to read this.
    pbclark(at)netins(dot)net

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    1. Gotta love a complicated read, right? Good luck, rubynreba.

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  4. Sounds very interesting. cheetahthecat1986(AT)gmail(DOT)com.

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  5. Completely delighted by this spot-on review of Step by Step. And honored to bring to light the selfless dedication of these heroic chaplains. Thank you. And good luck to all who enter!

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    1. Thanks for stopping by, Candace. An awesome book that educated as well as entertained.

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  6. This sounds like a really good book! I would love to win a copy!
    jtabalk at hotmail dot com

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    1. It really, really, really is! Good luck, Tiffany.

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  7. Sounds great!

    mauback55 at gmail dot com

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  8. I have enjoyed every Candace Calvert book I have read. I know this would be no exception. Thank you for the chance to win.
    Blessings,
    Kelly AT dkcountryarts DOT com

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    1. I'm all caught up on her books now and anxiously waiting for the next one. Good luck, Kelly.

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    2. Thank you both for the kind words--I do think this is a special series. And I'm honored you've "scrubbed in."

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  9. Love, love, love Candace's books! I think I'm behind two books now.
    huletthouse at mchsi dot com

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    1. That was me two weeks ago but I'm all caught up now. Good luck, sweetpea.

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  10. "Step by Step" sounds fascinating. Candace is a new author to me and I would like to read her book. Life takes a lot of twists and turns and it sounds like she covers that in her book.
    diannekc8(at)gmail(dot)com

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    1. She's amazing at capture real life emotions. Good luck, Dianne.

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    2. Dianne, it would be my delight to have you "scrub in" with my hopeful, romantic medical fiction. Welcome!

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  11. This sounds like a great read! Thanks for a chance to win! Have a Blessed day!!
    swanphillips4(AT)gmail(DOT)com

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

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  12. Is this a Tyndale book? I think I saw it online and wanted to purchase, but hadn't read any books by the author before.
    Dianna

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    1. Yes -- it's published by Tyndale. She's an awesome author -- you must give her a try sometime. Good luck, Dianna.

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  13. I haven't had a chance to read Candace's books, but they sound absolutely intriguing! I've got them on my TBR list! mylittlebirdie (at) yahoo (dot) com

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    1. They belong at the top of that list, Karen. Good luck.

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  14. Ooh, I'd love to read another good book by Candace Calvert! It's been a while...
    Thanks for the opportunity to win, Kav! :D

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    1. You're welcome, Aerykah. Good luck.

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    2. Realized later that I forgot to include my email address... oops! ;P

      sleepy_bookworm_aery [at] yahoo [dot] com

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  15. Rawness of real life laced with faith-fueled hope are my kind of reads too! It gives one hope, doesn't it? And I love an author who delves into the depths of all our human-ness, gives their characters life and we can relate to them as readers. :-)

    teamob4 (at) gmail (dot) com

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    1. And it makes you think -- revaluate some of your misconceptions about people and why they do things. Love a book that sparks inner reflection. Good luck, Trixi.

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  16. I'm not sure I really care about the story, because I think I might be a little in love with the hero on the cover. :)
    tlhcoupon(at)hotmail(dot)com

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    1. LOL-- well if he caught your attention on the cover he's going to capture your heart by the time you reach the end. :-) Good luck, Terrill.

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  17. Sounds great, love it when books really deal with the tough situations in life .

    Pattymh2000(at)yahoo(dot

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    1. So realistic...and helpful too as you live through issues with the characters. Learn from their mistakes. Good luck, Patty.

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  18. I've heard such great things about Candace!! I have "By Your Side", but haven't read it yet. I'll need to jump on it. But what got me interested first was the description of "Step by Step"! Thanks for the giveaway!

    Annie
    justcommonlyATgmailDOTcom

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    1. Oh yes -- jump on it soon. I really love how this author tells a story. Good luck, Annie.

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  19. Medical fiction is a must read for me! Thanks for this givaway! d[dot]brookmyer[at]yahoo[dot]com

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    1. I love the way Candace Calvert incorporates the medical aspects into her stories. Good luck, Donna.

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