Title: By Your Side (Crisis Team #1)
Author: Candace Calvert
Genre: Romantic Suspense
Publisher: Tyndale House
Note: I received a free copy of this book through The Book Club Network in exchange for my honest opinion.
About the book:
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 is in deep trouble. Macy is 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’ been yanked from Houston, his mother is battling cancer, and he is 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?
Great characters and romantic suspense story.
This is the first book I have ever read by Candace Calvert. I really love the way she develops her characters. She doesn’t stop with just a couple of main characters that she focuses the attention on. She has really done a great job of balancing out the lives of a number of different people. They all have their own, very well developed and presented personalities. Each one has their own personal issues to deal with. At the same time the main story of the sniper affects all of them. I loved reading how they interact with each other and look out for each other throughout the story. They truly care about one another.
The two main characters are Macy Wynn and Fletcher Holt. They both feel that it is their responsibility to fix every problem that comes up. A number of the people around them have a strong faith in God and trust Him. I thoroughly enjoyed seeing the paths that these two individuals took as they were trying to learn that it is okay for them to also trust God.
The mystery/suspense about who the sniper was caught my attention from the beginning. There were plenty of clues pointing in the right direction but it still had plenty of tension as I was rooting for the police to figure it out and catch him before more people were injured or killed.