Thursday, March 19, 2015

Book Review: "By Your Side" by Candace Calvert

"By Your Side" is the first in Candace Calvert's new "Crisis Team" series. ER nurse Macy Wynn has learned to be tough and trust no one after growing up in foster care. She is very independent and is determined to help her sister whatever it takes. 

Deputy Fletcher Holt has recently transferred from Houston to Sacramento in order to be close to his mother as she is battling cancer. He believes that God has a plan for everything, but he also wants to do all he can to help in every situation. 

Macy and Fletcher are thrown together after a sniper attack on a freeway. Even though they keep butting heads, they are drawn to each other. 

"By Your Side" is the first book I've read by Candace Calvert. I will definitely be reading more of her books after reading this book, however. "By Your Side" was very easy to read and flowed nicely. It is told from the point of view of several of the characters, both main and secondary. It was interesting to see how all of them were feeling. The book had several story lines wound through the story making it very rich and detailed. Besides the romance of the story, there was also the mystery of who the freeway sniper was and what his motivation was. We also got to follow Taylor Cabot and her struggles with being a widow. I am looking forward to reading Taylor's story in "Step by Step" next year. Throughout the book, faith in God is woven through the characters life and it was a pleasure to watch them grow in their faith.

I would recommend "By Your Side" to those who like Inspirational Romance. 

"By Your Side" is available in paperback:
  • Series: Crisis Team
  • Paperback: 384 pages
  • Publisher: Tyndale House Publishers, Inc. (February 19, 2015)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1414390327
  • ISBN-13: 978-1414390321
  • Product Dimensions: 8.1 x 7.4 x 1 inches

  • Series: Crisis Team
  • Hardcover: 499 pages
  • Publisher: Thorndike Press Large Print; Lrg edition (July 8, 2015)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1410479765
  • ISBN-13: 978-1410479761

and Kindle:
  • File Size: 3265 KB
  • Print Length: 429 pages
  • Page Numbers Source ISBN: 1414390327
  • Publisher: Tyndale House Publishers, Inc. (February 19, 2015)
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English

I received a free paperback version of this book by Tyndale Publishers in order for me to give an honest review. All opinions and thoughts are my own.

1 comment:

CandaceCalvert said...

Thank you for this thoughtful review of my newest release. It's an honor to have your "scrub in" with my hopeful medical fiction.

Candace Calvert