Sunday, June 9, 2013


I graduated from Indiana University (go Hoosiers) School of Nursing in 1996.  I cannot believe I have been a nurse for 17 years now.  I worked for one year as a nurse for our state's department of corrections, then moved to the operating room and never left.  I have been witness to thousands of operations and procedures and still don't get bored.  My grandma, mom, and sister are all nurses as well.  So I guess I was pretty much destined to become a nurse also.

Reading is one of my favorite things to do, so when I was able to read Candace Calvert's newest book Rescue Team, I was very excited.  The book centers around an Emergency Room nurse, Kate Callison, who seems to be running away from the past.  She has taken on a new role in the ER (after the disappearance of a favorite charge nurse) and is trying to pour her heart and soul into her career and nothing else.

As luck would have it, there is a rescue worker, Wes Tanner, who lives to save lives.  He starts investing time and energy into Kate in hopes to win her over.

No matter what her circumstances, there was always hope.  Wes believed that.  It was the reason he searched ditches in the dark, shouted a missing person's name for hours against wind and freezing rain.  Why he never gave up on stubborn horses.....or people. (pg. 104)

This story is all about hope and how important it is to never give up on people, no mattter how hard they push against the truth.  There is freedom in the truth and that is why we need to keep fighting lies and the past.  No matter what!  

Good memories are God's mercy.  Remember that.
Because otherwise it's hard to see the hope.  Or find the peace that comes with forgiveness. And living that way is the worst kind of loss. (pg. 322)

I am thankful for hope and peace and forgiveness!

I received this book in exchange for my review from the Tyndale Publishing Company.

Tyndale also has a REWARDS PROGRAM you should check out.  There is a profile to fill out and a few surveys you can take to earn points.  You can then use your points to earn free Tyndale books or even really cool Bibles.  Free is always good in my book!!

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