Review: I thoroughly enjoy Candace Calvert's books and requested to be on her short list of reviewers. So here we are with the second in the Grace Medical Series with "Rescue Team." The main characters Wes and Kate are thrust upon each other because their employment puts them directly in each others path. Wes is a search and rescue team leader and Kate is an emergency room supervisor. When Wes finds the lost and hurt, they are brought to Kate's ER.
About the book: Tired of running from her past, nurse Kate Callison intends to become Austin Grace Hospital's permanent ER director and make Texas her home. Then unthinkable tragedy wraps the ER in crime tape, bringing swarms of media, legal chaos-and a search-and-rescue hero who seems determined to meddle in her life.
For Wes Tanner, nothing beats finding someone who's lost; he's known that helpless terror firsthand. So he'll expand his team's lifeline of hope: K9 tracking, swift water rescue, even horse-mounted searches. He's ready for anything-except Austin Grace's prickly and dismissive ER director.
Wes was lost as a child and doesn't want others to endure his traumatic experience or at least he wants to rescue the lost so they don't hurt as much. But he is still trying to come to terms with his own childhood experience. Kate has been running from hospital to hospital in short-term positions because she is actually running from life. Her past makes her run because she is hurting and she is lost and she believes she has done something no one will forgive. But Kate wants to make it perfectly clear to Wes that she doesn't need rescuing.
While the story is about the lost and the rescued and the hurting and the healed, it is also about forgiveness. The healing power of God's forgiveness for us and the healing power of our being able to forgive others. But this is a story of drama, too. Drama in the ER. Hospital drama with insurance liability and PR concerns. Drama in the field searching for the lost. Drama in family relationships. And it is a story of tenderness. The tenderness of being forgiven. The tenderness of a baby's touch. The tenderness of a gentle kiss.
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DISCLOSURE: I was provided a complimentary copy of Rescue Team by the author, Candace Calvert, in exchange for my honest review. Opinions expressed are solely my own.