Friday, February 10, 2017

Review: Maybe it's You by Candace Calvert


ER nurse Sloane Ferrell escaped her risky past—new name, zip code, job, and a fresh start. She’s finally safe, if she avoids a paper trail and doesn’t let people get too close. Like the hospital’s too-smooth marketing man with his relentless campaign to plaster one “lucky” employee’s face on freeway billboards.

Micah Prescott’s goal is to improve the Hope hospital image, but his role as a volunteer crisis responder is closer to his heart. The selfless work helps fill a void in his life left by family tragedy. So does a tentative new relationship with the compassionate, beautiful, and elusive Sloane Ferrell.

Then a string of brutal crimes makes headlines, summons responders . . . and exposes disturbing details of Sloane’s past.

Can hope spring from crisis?

My Review

Maybe it’s You is a story that is about second chances.  This story deals with some pretty tough issues like abuse, alcoholism, and trafficking and shows different types of bondage people are in whether it is physical, mental, or spiritual.  I do have to say that Sloane Ferrell is one tough cookie.  She has been through a lot in her life and has the scars, inward and outward to prove it.  To play it safe and to keep safe, she has decided to do her best not to become attached to anyone and to close her heart off to the world.  But Sloane has much too big of a heart to pull that off even if she doesn’t see it. 

Enter Micah Prescott who notices Sloane in a big way with how she treats everyone.  She reaches out even to the ones that no one else wants to care for, the dregs of humanity.  Why?  What makes her different?  However, when unwanted attention brings Sloane and Micah together, sparks fly in both bad and good ways.  Micah is trying to boost the hospital image in the community and Sloane is trying to stay under the radar from her past.  Neither one is prepared for what unprecedented danger is already in their town and coming. 

This book takes a closer look at what a Christian life should look like and the topic of do we love and forgive others like Christ does.  This book is in no way preachy but interweaves a message of hope, forgiveness, and worthiness in its pages, even forgiveness for our own mistakes and regrets.

I have only read this book and the first book of the Crisis Team series but I have enjoyed them both very much.  I like a medical drama that doesn’t shy away from the hospital procedures or ignore the very real problems going on in this world.   And neither the intrigue, danger, nor the romance overwhelms the story but all work together to compliment and flesh out a truly wonderful series.

I received a copy of this book for free from the publisher.  I was not required to give a positive review and the views and opinions expressed are my own.

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