Step by Step (Crisis Team Series #2)Candace Calvert
Taylor Cabot is a widowed ER nurse who is finally ready to start a new relationship in hopes of falling in love again. Could it be the handsome plastic surgeon? Seth Donavan is a crisis Chaplin who comes back into Taylor’s life asking questions about her husband’s deat... Read More
- Store Only: Yes
- Product type: Book
- Format: Softcover
- Release Date: Feb 1, 2016
- UPC: 9781414390345
- Volumes/Discs: 1
- Pages: 400
- Publish Date: Feb 1, 2016
- Language: English
- Audience Age Maximum: 0
- Audience Age Minimum: 0
- BISAC: "FIC027270"
- ISBN: 1414390343
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- Reaching for Control by Anne Rightler on 2/3/2017
Step by Step, second in the Crisis Team series by Candace Calvert is another winner! In this medical fiction, the author broadens the story of Taylor Cabot, whom readers met in the first book of the series. Taylor, widowed now three years, taking steps to move on from the past has relocated to San Diego. She has a survival list she's ticking off one by one, trying to take control a step at a time to find peace, even wearing a fitness bracelet to track her calories and steps. Complications arise when two men become strong forces in her life. Seth, a friend from Sacremento has come to San Diego to help with training individuals in the Chaplain Crisis Care program. Rob, a physician, has taken interest as well. Two very different men, one flies by the seat of his pants and the other is methodical and has life under control. Who will win her heart? Will neither have a chance? To make things even more animated, Sloane a snarly staff nurse enters the scene. She seems so familiar and yet, just who is she, why is she so hard to connect with? And just what secrets does she have? Life is messy with a dying dog and secrets, grief-stricken pasts and uncertain futures. Calvert does a great job with making her characters realistic and evocative. The story line flows well and touches on a number of issues--anger, grief, alcoholism, forgiveness, and faith in a God who is at work in people's lives to bring peace in His way. Another key subject of the book is the Chaplain Crisis Care program. The author gives an amazing glimpse into this program as they interact with individuals unraveling from trauma and grief to give them hope amidst the storm. She touches on the importance of sacred silence and the ministry of presence. All in all a book well worth the read!
I received a copy of this book through The Book Club Network in exchange for my honest review.
- Great read by Ramona on 4/25/2016
Ms. Calvert is a former emergency room nurse and is a fantastic author. She combines her knowledge of the emergency room, her time as a nurse and her talent for story telling into exceptional fiction. This is Ms. Calvert’s second book in the Crisis Team series. The first one of this series is By Your Side which came out in February, 2015.
Taylor Cabot has been a widow for three years and is trying to piece her life back together one task at a time. She is working in an emergency room, has a fiancé who is a plastic surgeon and is slowly crossing things off her “get my life back together” to do list. Life seems fairly good for Taylor until Seth Donovan returns to her life.
Seth Donovan is a crisis team chaplain who knows Taylor. Seth had the privilege of working with Taylor’s husband before his death. Taylor is convinced that Seth may have answers to her husband’s tragic death. Does Taylor want to open up an old wound to find answers she has been searching for? Or are some situations better left alone?
This is another exceptional work by Ms. Calvert. If you have never read anything by Ms. Calvert it is not to late to start. You will not be disappointed.
I received a copy of this book from bookfun.org in exchange for an honest review.
- Letting Go and Moving Forward by Suzie on 1/22/2016
So, let me just date myself right up front. I was a fan of the television show ER when it aired, faithfully watching until the very last episode (and while that other doctor show with the McDreamy and McSteamy may be similar, I never have actually watched an episode of that one). Candace Calvert writes in a similar way to the scenes in ER. You have the characters at work, at home, and interacting with each other. In fact, a former nurse, Calvert does such a good job at this, she’s quickly become one of the top names in Christian fiction when it comes to books set in the medical field.
In Step by Step, book two of the Crisis Team series, nurse Taylor Cabot is finally ready to move on. Three years after the death of her husband, she’s almost finished with her checklist of things to accomplish so she can let go of her past and look forward to her future. And with a handsome plastic surgeon showing interest in her, perhaps she can accomplish that final item: fall in love again.
Seth Donovan comes to San Diego to train the new recruits into the crisis team, a group of people who arrive after a tragedy to be a support to those who survived. People much like Taylor. What he doesn’t expect is the attraction and pull he has toward his friend or how seeing her with another man makes him feel. Plus he knows something about Taylor’s deceased husband that could ruin all of the progress she’s made over the past few years. But is she fooling herself? Telling herself she’s over her grief when she hasn’t allowed herself to truly let go?
Both Seth and Taylor are running along a parallel, struggling to decide what their futures will hold. While Seth seeks solace and strength in God, Taylor relies on putting one foot in front of the other, one step at a time, one item marked off her list at a time. Something as simple as find a vet for her dog is a step forward instead of back. And the secondary characters play against each other nicely—one who has a servant’s heart for joining the crisis team and helping others during their darkest days and the other who is bitter and angry at the world.
Calvert writes the medical scenes with an expertise that puts you there in the moment. The emotional scenes are filled with tension, heart, sometimes hope and sometimes heartbreak. Just like life. I’ve not been disappointed yet with a book by this author and am looking forward to what she has to offer next.
****Tyndale Publishing provided me with a complimentary copy of this book via NetGalley in exchange for an honest and fair review. All opinions expressed are my own.