Wednesday, March 27, 2013

Mending the Doctor's Heart


Radcliffe, Tina
Mending the Doctor's Heart

A new job in Paradise, Colorado, seems like the perfect fresh start for Dr. Ben Rogers. Only problem is, Dr. Sara Elliott has been counting on getting the same job. Once they negotiate a shared trial run, Ben expects working with Sara to be less than pleasant. Instead, he finds himself drawn to her. She's dedicated and compassionate, exactly the type of woman he used to want—when family was an option. Yet Ben is surprised to learn that Sara's life is just as emotionally complicated as his own. And if there isn't room for both of them at work, how can they make room for each other in their hearts?

My Review:

Tense medical scenes bring a fresh dimension to this Love Inspired novel. Radcliffe grabbed my attention with an action-packed, emotionally charged opening scene that set the stage for the rest of the book. She excels at teasing her readers with enticing bits of backstory that add dimension and power to the her characters' storylines. But the reveal is slow, leaving me chomping at the bit to know it all right away! Ben's past in particular was artfully developed to a fulfilling resolution.

I loved how the author builds the romance between Ben and Sara. From fireworks to tenderness, my emotions raged right along with theirs. The obstacles in their path are believably complicated, the message that God is the answer to simplifying those complications comes across loud and clear without being forced. That inspirational message comes alive naturally during the course of the story and that made it a powerful one for me.

A contemporary medical romance well worth delving into.

Giveaway Opportunity:

If you would like an opportunity to win a copy of Mending the Doctor's Heart, 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 March 31 2013. Offer open to international readers. Good luck!


  1. I enjoyed your review of this book by Tina Radcliffe. Intrigued by the novel, since it's set in Colorado, where I live (and write) and also since I'm married to a doctor!
    beth (AT) bethvogt (DOT) com

  2. Tina Radcliffe is wise to have a doctor in her story as her writing tends to mess with your heartrate...

    love it!
    Please enter me in the drawing!
    debraemarvin (at) yahoo

  3. Beth -- I really enjoyed the Colorado location. I've never been, but I felt like I had reading some of the author's descriptions. Good luck!

    LOL -- good poiont, Debra. The medical aspect of the story is done really well and adds a whole different dimension to developing the hero and heroine's relationship. Really refreshing to read. Good luck!

  4. Thanks for this review. Sounds like a good. I would like a chance to win it.
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  5. Thanks for the review...and it looks so good...I love books about dr!
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  6. I love medical stories and this one sounds interesting .... count me in.

  7. Thanks for the review. I love medical stories and this sounds good. Thanks for the opportunity!


  8. Good luck Eliza, Becky and Jo!

  9. Mending the Doctor's Heart sounds interesting... life is full of complications, thankfully God knows how help us sort it out! Thanks for a chance to win it.
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  10. Dear Kav,
    I love your giveaways. Thanks for entering me in this one.
    Janet E.

  11. This sounds great! shopgirl152nykiki(at)yahoo(dot)com

  12. Thanks so much, Kav, for taking the time to read and review.

    I will not charge you for your next office vist.