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Wednesday, September 15, 2010

My Review of "Disaster Status" by Candace Calvert

Disaster Status, by author Candace Calvert. Published by Tyndale House Publishers, Inc, 2010. The main characters in “Disaster Status” are Erin Quinn, ER charge nurse, and fire captain Scott McKenna. I loved this book! As a retired nurse, I’m a sucker for a good medical story!

It’s Erin’s day off and she is enjoying it. Working out with her punching bag, thinking about the rest of the day and what she and her grandmother would be doing. Her cell phone rings and changes Erin’s plans in a huge way.

Scott rushes into the ER with a child in his arms. She is having a seizure and needs immediate help. The little girl, who is only 6 or 7, falls into a coma. Her family comes in and there is a language barrier. They speak only Spanish. The parents do get across one thing…there are many more sick people.

When Erin gets to the ER, she has forgotten her ID badge and Scott is in charge of security. He won’t let her pass. Finally, she gets into the hospital and is thrown into a critical situation. More people are brought into the ER with similar symptoms as the little 6 year old girl. Things get really tense when one of the nurses becomes symptomatic. Erin is thrown together with Scott in trying to find out what is causing all of this mayhem. Neither one is really happy about it at first but later, sparks begin to fly between them.

Erin came to the California coast and Pacific Mercy Hospital to escape personal turmoil and a cheating husband. Scott is recovering from his own personal tragedy. His sister was killed in a car wreck, when her husband ran the car into a tree. Their son, Cody, was terribly injured and is in Pacific Mercy Hospital. Scott feels like he could’ve prevented the accident if only he would have called his sister back that day.

I highly recommend “Disaster Status” to everyone. Wonderful story of overcoming life’s disasters with God’s help.

If you would like to win a copy of this book, leave a comment with your email address and you will be entered. The winner will be announced and contacted on Wednesday, 9-22-10.  Thanks and God bless!


  1. Janet,

    I love medical stories and Candace's are great! Pleae enter me in the drawing!


  2. I'd love a chance to read this book!

  3. thanks for the chance to read this novel :)

    kmkuka at yahoo dot com

  4. Disaster Status sounds dramatic and heart thumping, please include me in the drawing. Thanks!

  5. Janet, thank you for this thoughtful and enthusiastic review of the second book in my Mercy Hospital series--it's an honor to have you and your readers "scrub in."


  6. Candace, thank you so very much for visiting Janet's Treasures! I was sent this book to review by Susan Sleeman of The Suspense Zone. I have since bought the first for my Kindle. Medical stories are my favorite! Please, if you would, follow my blog. I'm really trying to build up my following.
    Bless you for your wonderful writing!

  7. Oh, count me in on the giveaway. I have seen this book before but have not read it. I am a volunteer firefighter and medical first responder so I'd enjoy reading this book.

  8. I would love to read this one. I love medical suspense. You've had a fun bunch of books and interviews at your site lately.

  9. Thanks, Julia! I'm trying to keep it current and interesting. It is so much fun doing this!
    Good luck!

  10. I love to read books centered around the medical profession. Please add my name to the list for this one.


  11. I love reading medical stories and have been wanting to read Candace's books. Please enter me in the giveaway.


  12. Please enter me for this book!! I had Candace on my blog a while back but I didn't get one for review:( Would love to read it though. They sound like really good books.
    Thanks for the chance!

  13. Love the review. Please enter me in the drawing.
    Thank you for the chance.

  14. This sounds like a very exciting book. Thanks for sharing Janet and I'd love a chance to win.

  15. I'm reading the first book in the series right now. Pretty good! Thank you for an opportunity to win a copy of the second one.


  16. This book must be as good as it sounds, since you gave it five stars :) Please enter me.


  17. Just to let ya'll know...I'll also be reading/reviewing/giving away the 3rd book in the series soon. Stay tuned!

  18. I love stories about hospitals and their working families and the patients.
    Disaster Status by Candance does sound like a great book and one I would love to read.
    Pls include me in the drawing.

    Thanks for this opportunity to enter.

    misskallie2000 at yahoo dot com

  19. We have a winner!!
    Wendy, you have won "Disaster Status" by Candace Calvert! I'll email you shortly.


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