Monday, March 3, 2014

Life Support by Candace Calvert

The third book in the Grace Medical series jumps right in with action. Lauren Barclay has moved back to Houston to keep an eye on her younger sister Jessica. Lauren has always been the responsible sister and even has taken to covering for Jessica when she is late for work. The story opens with Elijah Landry's disabled brother Drew being brought into the ER at Grace Medical because he is having difficulty breathing. Eli is a PA(Physician Assistant) at Grace Medical. Lauren doesn't have kind thoughts towards Eli because he was involved with Jessica. Lauren and her parents have blamed him for Jessica's current decline in health.

Both Eli and Lauren are dealing with severe family issues along with the stress of working in the ER of Grace Medical. Lauren is in denial that Jessica has a problem and Eli is battling his father for more rights in caring for his brother. Add to that someone breaking into the staff lockers, someone stealing patients medications, a patient attempting suicide,  a head nurse who's personality has gone from congenial to unreasonable, and a possible hurricane heading directly for the area, LIFE SUPPORT manages to keep the reader's attention riveted to the very end of the book.

I really enjoyed this story and would recommend it to the reader that enjoys a good medical drama along with family angst, romantic entanglements, mystery and faith. Eli's love for his brother and daughter was heart-warming and I could feel his pain and frustration with his father. Lauren's constant defense of her sister was believable and understandable, yet frustrating as I think in real life being a person on the outside looking in would feel. There was a little bit of confusion for me of what Eli and Lauren's past relationship was, but eventually we did get the story and that helped clear things up.

Thank you to the publisher Tyndale House through NetGalley for my copy for review. All opinions are my own.


  1. I SO appreciate this thoughtful and thorough review. What an honor to have you and your readers "scrub in" with my hopeful fiction.

    1. Thanks so much for stopping by and commenting. I always get nervous when an author stops by ;)