Ever since I was a child, I’ve always been interested in all things medical. As a teenager, I worked at the local hospital, first as a volunteer and then as a paid “Blue Skirt.” We were trained to make beds, give patients bed baths, help with their meals, take blood pressures and temps—simple things like that. The name “Blue Skirt” had absolutely nothing to do with our responsibilities and everything to do with our uniform – blue skirts and white blouses. I loved the work and was positive I wanted to go to nursing school after high school graduation. Things changed—life happened—and I never made it to nursing school. But I never lost my interest in the medical field. This is one reason I love Candace Calvert’s books so much.
Candace is a former ER nurse so she’s knowledgeable about what she writes. And she’s passionate about that which she writes. She’s “been there—done that.” She has written the Mercy Hospital series: Critical Care; Disaster Status and Code Triage. All three of these books were medical dramas that kept me on the edge of my seat through the entire book.
Candace’s latest book, Trauma Plan, is part of the Grace Medical series. In this book, Candace once again has heart-stopping action, medical situations, drop-dead gorgeous hero and a strong heroine who’s not afraid to admit when she needs help.
Part of the back cover synopsis:
Sidelined by injuries from a vicious assault, chaplain Riley Hale is eager to return to her former duties as an RN nurse. How can she show them she’s competent when the hospital won’t let her attempt even simple tasks? Determined to prove herself, she volunteers at a controversial free clinic despite her fears about the maverick doctor in charge.
Dr. Jack Travis defends his clinic like he’s the commander of the Alamo. He’ll fight the community’s efforts to shut its doors, even if he must use Riley Hale’s influential family name to make it happen.
If medical stories are not your favorite, not to worry. There’s plenty of romance and mystery to make every reader happy. And who knows? Maybe, just maybe you’ll learn to love medical stories, too!
“Trauma Plan” appears in bookstores in May!!