If you loved ER back in the day, or even like Grey's Anatomy (minus all the melodrama), then I highly recommend Candace Calvert. I've read several books by her, and Trauma Plan is her latest release. As usual, Candace delivers romance, a little mystery, and a lot of healing all in the midst of an ER--and this time she adds a medical clinic into her scenery.
Here's a short blurb:
Sidelined by injuries from a vicious assault, chaplain Riley Hale is determined to return to her former duties as an ER nurse. But how can she show she’s competent when the hospital won’t let her attempt even simple tasks? Determined to prove herself, Riley volunteers at a controversial urban free clinic despite her fears about the maverick doctor in charge.
Dr. Jack Travis defends his clinic like he’s 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.
As Riley strives to regain her skills, Jack finds that she shares his compassion—and stirs his lonely heart. Riley senses that beneath Jack’s rough exterior is a man she can believe in. But when clinic protests escalate and questions surface about his past, Jack goes into battle mode and Riley wonders if it’s dangerous to trust him with her heart.
I really liked Riley in this...maybe because I could identify with her struggle over trusting God's plan when it's so different from your own. Do you still love Him even when His answer isn't immediate? And even if it's not the "yes" you're looking for? Candace didn't hand out any easy answers in this book, and because of that I think I enjoyed it even more.
I also loved Bandy and Hobo, the old rodeo clown and his dog-on-wheels, who drove the heart of this story at times. I mean, who doesn't love a rodeo clown?
While Candace has her books set into series, they are all stand alone titles. If you've never read anything by her, Trauma Plan is a great place to start. And FYI - if you're on Amazon Prime you can read her Mercy Hospital series for free!
Happy reading and have a blessed weekend:)