Kate Callison, head nurse at Austin’s Grace Hospital has her work cut out for her. Stepping into the shoes of the former beloved head nurse that has gone missing has Kate scrambling to gain the trust of her staff. It seems to be an uphill battle; with scandal around every corner she turns it doesn’t seem that Kate will be at Grace Hospital for very long.
Wes Tanner is a part of the volunteer rescue team in the community. When he and Kate meet sparks fly between them. He thinks of her as a prickly cactus and she lets him know under no uncertain terms that she has no need to be rescued.
When a young mother gives birth on the restroom floor in the ER and leaves her baby behind Kate and Wes are each reminded of events in their lives that they would both rather forget. Wes was abandoned by his mother when he was a young boy. He doesn’t understand how a mother could do such a thing. Kate has a secret in her life which keeps her running from her past and keeps her from becoming close to anyone, including God. When a fledgling relationship between Wes and Kate develops their pasts may prevent them from ever exploring what they could have.
Rescue Team was a great story of God’s ultimate forgiveness and peace. I liked the main characters of Kate and Wes, but I also enjoyed some of the secondary characters like Kate’s friend Lauren and Wes’s friend Gabe. Both of them are honest and truthful and full of humor. I liked how the characters were true to life and portrayed so that the reader could feel a connection to them. A very good read and I am looking forward to reading other books in the Grace Medical series.