ER nurse Sloane Ferrell escaped her risky past–new name, zip code, job, and a fresh start. She’s finally safe, if she avoids a paper trail and doesn’t let people get too close. Like the hospital’s too-smooth marketing man with his relentless campaign to plaster one “lucky” employee’s face on freeway billboards.
Micah Prescott’s goal is to improve the Hope hospital image, but his role as a volunteer crisis responder is closer to his heart. The selfless work helps fill a void in his life left by family tragedy. So does a tentative new relationship with the compassionate, beautiful, and elusive Sloane Ferrell.Then a string of brutal crimes makes headlines, summons responders . . . and exposes disturbing details of Sloane’s past.
Can hope spring from crisis?
One of my favorite aspects of Christian fiction is the element of redemption. I especially cherish examples of frustrating, train-wreck prone people who experience that soul-deep transformation. Sloane has been a prickly, sometimes offensive character in the wings since the beginning of the series and I was thrilled to get my hands on her story.
Sloane has been acting out of past hurts for so long, seems to me she’s forgotten what the root of her pain was in the first place. She’s been piling on hurts for years until a terrifying near-death experience has prompted Sloane to make a fresh start in just about every possible way. She craves safety and latches onto privacy and control in order to keep it. If Sloane could have survived under a rock, I’m sure that’s where you would have found her!
Micah’s work as a crisis responder is what gets him through his days as a hospital administrator. He hasn’t been the same since his experiences following the tragedy that struck his close-knit family. Micah is committed to easing the suffering of victims and survivors yet his own heart is still raw and aching. He’s drawn to Sloane despite her disdain for his marketing position and her overall hostility towards him and men in general.
The backdrop of unmerciful crimes combined with the compassion of hospital staff and crisis responders and a tentative budding romance creates a rich and flowing storyline that proves hope can indeed blossom in any situation.
I requested the opportunity to read and review this book through the Tyndale Blogger Network and NetGalley. The opinions expressed are my own.
About the Author
Candace Calvert is a former ER nurse and author of the Mercy Hospital, Grace Medical, and Crisis Team series. Her medical dramas offer readers a chance to “scrub in” on the exciting world of emergency medicine.
Wife, mother, and very proud grandmother, Candace makes her home in northern California.
Crisis Team series
The Mercy Hospital series
The Grace Medical series
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