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Review and Giveaway: Step by Step by Candace Calvert May 18, 2017

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ABOUT THE BOOK (400 pages): 

Three years after a tragic accident left her a widow, ER nurse Taylor Cabot is determined to move on, checking off one item after another on her survival list. Her relationship with a handsome plastic surgeon even gives her hope for the last point—“fall in love again.” At least until crisis chaplain Seth Donovan steps back into her life, reawakening unanswered questions about her husband’s death. While in San Diego to train community volunteers, Seth hopes to learn why Taylor is backing away from the crisis team and from their friendship. But nothing prepares him for the feelings that arise when he sees Taylor again . . . and sees her moving on with another man.
When a community crisis hits home and puts lives at risk, emotions run high and buried truths are unearthed. Will hope make the survival list?


Often called the author of “medical hope opera,” Candace Calvert is an ER nurse who landed on the other side of the stethoscope after the equestrian accident that broke her neck and convinced her love, laughter–and faith–are the very best medicines of all. Her popular medical drama series (Mercy Hospital and Grace Medical) offer readers a chance to “scrub in” on the exciting world of emergency medicine, along with charismatic characters, pulse-pounding action, tender romance, humor, suspense–and an encouraging prescription for hope. Think “Grey’s Anatomy finds its soul”! A native northern Californian, mother of two and proud grandmother to seven, Candace is a passionate “foodie,” equally at home with a whisk in her hand as she is penning stories. Folks who follow her on Twitter and Facebook will find photo-embellished recipes, funny insights into the writing life, snippets of upcoming work, and a chance at book giveaways. Please visit her website

My thoughts and giveaway:

If you enjoy stories set in the medical field you will enjoy this book.

We open with a scene that will definitely capture your attention as we are introduced to Taylor and Seth.

What I loved about this beginning of this book was that there really wasn’t any romantic connection between these two to start it off but I knew something would change with this eventually. Taylor really didn’t even seem to like Seth and did not want to be around him.

There is also the mystery of what happened on the day Greg died. Taylor wants answers but isn’t getting any.

I was also intrigued by the storyline of a secondary character, Salone, and what part she played in this book. Something was up with her, the question was what?

Overall, I really enjoyed this book.

Grab your copy at your local bookstore, Amazon, Barnes and Noble, or your favorite retailer.

Leave a comment by June 1st for your chance to win a copy of this book. One winner will be chosen by (U.S. addresses only. I will not replace books lost or damaged in the mail.)

A copy of this book was given to me through The Book Club Network, Inc. All opinions are my own. 


9 Responses to “Review and Giveaway: Step by Step by Candace Calvert”

  1. MH Says:

    Ah! Book # 2 of Crisis Team. I actually read Maybe It’s You (book #3) and really enjoyed the book. Would love to go “backward” in time and read this one.

  2. I’m intrigued! My sister and her husband are both ER nurses so I think I would like this book. It’s so interesting to hear their stories. Thanks for the giveaway!

  3. pattymh2000 Says:

    I love medical drama s on TV, would love to read this book!

  4. Cathy Says:

    I think the field of medicine would be an interesting occupation choice, with a great deal of personal interaction – this sounds a good read.

  5. Thank you for sharing this book with your review and a giveaway. I used to work in the operating room as a surgical tech so any books with a medical story at it’s base is a sure winning read for me. I would love to win a copy.

    Cindy W.
    countrybear52 AT yahoo DOT com

  6. Melanie Backus Says:

    Thank you for a great interview for a great book. And the giveaway opportunity.

    mauback55 at gmail dot com

  7. Susanne Says:

    I love her books! 🙂

  8. Martha Peace Says:

    Love your books,Thanks for a chance to win

  9. I haven’t read this one, but I saw it on a Tyndale page and thought it looked good!

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