By Your Side by Candace Calvert

Friday, February 27, 2015


By Your Side ER nurse Macy Wynn learned essential, gritty lessons in the California foster care system: land on your feet and trust no one. She’s finally located the fellow foster child she loves like a sister, but the girl’s in deep trouble. Macy’s determined to help, no matter what it takes. Her motto is to “make it happen” in any situation life throws at her—even when she butts heads with an idealistic cop.

Deputy Fletcher Holt believes in a higher plan, the fair outcome—and his ability to handle that by himself if necessary. Now he’s been yanked from Houston, his mother is battling cancer, and he’s attracted to a strong-willed nurse who could be the target of a brutal sniper.

When everything goes wrong, where do they put their trust?

Candace CalvertFormer ER nurse, wife, Mom and grandmother, Candace Calvert believes that love, laughter, and faith are the best medicines of all. Her new Mercy Hospital Series for Tyndale House offers readers charismatic characters, pulse-pounding medical drama, romance, humor, suspense--and a prescription for hope. Think, “Grey’s Anatomy finds its soul.” She is . . .

A Northern California native who began her nursing career in rural Oregon, and later moved to Hill Country Texas--where she learned to check her shoes for scorpions and plucked an armadillo from her swimming pool. Thinks cruising is the best way to travel: honeymooned in Venice, swam with stingrays, rode a camel at the pyramids, and sang (badly) with a Newfoundland country band. She loves cooking, dancing the Two Step, bird watching, and gets goose bumps when her handsome husband hits the low notes at karaoke. She’s wild about Beth Moore Bible studies, and recently graduated from The Community of Hope training for lay chaplains. Candace published a series of madcap cruise mysteries in the mainstream market, and now writes inspirational fiction because . . .

God blessed her with a quirky wit, buoyant optimism, and a contagious sense of fun--but she didn’t come to know him until after the Triple Whammy that turned her life into bad country song. A painful and unexpected divorce, the merciless Northern California floods of 1997, and (just when she was coping like a champ, no problem) an equestrian accident that left her with fractured ribs, a bleeding lung, broken back, neck fractures and a spinal cord injury. She’ll tell you that God took drastic measures to get her attention.

In the months of rehabilitation, Candace healed in body and spirit. And came to fully understand the difference between being a strong woman and a woman of strength. The difference is faith, and that lesson has been her biggest blessing. Her story, “By Accident,” appears in Chicken Soup for the Nurse’s Soul, and launched her writing career. Now . . .

She is honored to bring readers a new medical drama series offering exciting entertainment and a healthy dose of hope. In these challenging times, she thinks it’s exactly what the doctor ordered!


My Thoughts:

Candace sent me an advance reader's copy of this upcoming book. I love shows like ER, Grey's Anatomy that I haven't been able to watch since ABC and DirecTV are in a contract war. 
This is the new book in a new medical series by Candace, The Crisis Team Series. 
In this new book Candace starts out with a bang! A shooter is loose and he is taking shots at vehicles on the freeway, which is how Macy and Fletcher meet and they don't necessarily hit it off. They have different opinions about how to do things.
I love the character, Andi for many reasons, one because it's my name, and two she's snarky and feisty just like me.
This book is full of action, romance and learning to trust in God and not yourself. Highly recommended!

Check this out! I'm not sure Scott Caan was the character image for Fletcher, but they sure look alike.


I don't know ladies, looks pretty close to me. Any comment Candace??



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First: thank you, Andi, for your time in reading and for penning this great review--I'm glad you liked Dr. Andi Carlyle. :-)

And, oh my goodness, you're so right about that resemblence! My editors like to joke that they "built a man" by working with the art dept. to combine different features. And are quite proud of the result--me too.

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