By Your Side by Candace Calvert
A Book Review By Becky Holland
Publisher: Tyndale House Publishers
I was presented this book for free from Tyndale so that I may review it.
Enveloping in a bit of romance, a little intrigue, some mystery and pasting in intricate details of the emergency medical world/law enforcement, Candace Calvert takes the reader on a 384 page roller coaster rider.
At the end of the ‘ride,’ the reader is left wanting more. Thank goodness, this is just a part of Calvert’s popular Crisis Series. In this story, Calvert uses her characters, Macy Wynn, an ER nurse, and Deputy Fletcher Holt, Seth, Taylor, Mrs. Holt and others, to prove the humanness of those who work in law enforcement, firefighters and emergency medical personnel.
First, there is ER Nurse Macy Wynn – determined and fiercely dedicated. Her background of being in the foster care system adds to her independent fiery nature. Then, there is Deputy Fletcher Holt – strong, bold and a man of faith who has always been able to handle most anything. Yet, when his love of his life – his mom – is diagnosed with cancer, Holt finds his kryptonite. That is until he becomes face to face with Macy. Then there are Taylor – healing from her grief of losing her husband, and Seth – a crisis chaplain.
The stories intertwine – and as they do glimmers of God are spotted. It is during these twists that hope becomes evident as the key factor of how each person survives.
Calvert’s writing grabs the reader’s attention, and keeps the reader on the edge of their seats wanting more.
Love it, love it.