Disaster Status by Candace Culvert {Book Review}


Disaster Status is the first book by Candace Culvert I have read and I found it to be a fast moving story with relatable characters. I liked that it had a very contemporary feel, and was not a stuffy or pretentious ‘Christian’ fiction novel even though it was definitely a story with Christian characters.

In this story, my favorite character was a secondary character, because she had a horse of course, LOL. Though some of the horse details aren’t the most realistic, it was still neat to have a horse person in there. I am looking forward to reading more of Dr. Stathos’ story.

One of the interesting threads through the book was what we remember or what we ‘know’ of something is not always the most accurate. It was funny to read this, because the longer my kiddos are around the more I realize that my mom knew way more about what was going on than I gave her credit, LOL. Proof that grandchildren are truly the best revenge.

Another interesting facet of this book is how it takes a look behind the scenes of emergency response groups. A lot of people take first responders for granted. Not realizing how disasters can affect those that deal with tragedy every day. I liked how Candace pointed these affects as part of her story without over dramatizing that aspect of the characters’ lives.

I also enjoyed the two main characters journey towards each other through the book.  It was a fun, nice romance with the standard ups and downs without seeming {in my opinion} to corny.

While I did snag this book from Amazon when it was a free eBook, I will definitely be buying the next in her Mercy Hospital triology; Book 3 Code Triage.

Kimberlee, Thank you for visiting!

About the Author:

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 that love, laughter—and faith—are the very best medicines of all. The inspirational account of her accident and recovery appears in Chicken Soup for the Nurse’s Soul and launched her writing career.  

The author of a madcap cruise mystery series in the secular market, Candace now eagerly follows her heart to write Christian fiction for Tyndale House. Her new medical drama series offers 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 a soul-soothing prescription for hope. 

Wife, mother, and very proud grandmother, Candace makes her home in northern California.

Please visit her Web site at www.candacecalvert.com.

From the Back Cover:

Charge nurse Erin Quinn escaped personal turmoil to work on the peaceful California coast. But when a hazardous material spill places Pacific Mercy Hospital on disaster status and stresses staff, she’s put to the test. And thrown into conflict with the fire department’s handsome incident commander, who thinks her strategy is out of line.
Fire Captain Scott McKenna has felt the toxic effects of tragedy; he’s learned to go strictly by the book to advance his career, heal his family, and protect his wounded heart. When he’s forced to team with the passionately determined ER charge nurse, sparks fly. As they work to save lives, can they handle the attraction kindled between them . . . without getting burned?