Monday, March 23, 2015
By Your Side by Candace Calvert
This was a good chick flick. The normal romance: girl with a tough past meets heroic police officer who helps to save her life at least once. They fall in love and live happily every after.
However, I did enjoy the writing style and enjoyed the feel-goodness of the story. While I am well aware that real life is not so cut and dried and not always so dramatic and definitely doesn't always have such a "happily ever after" feel, it was a well-written story.
I especially enjoyed it because of the medical aspect of it. I enjoy reading stories about nursing even if they aren't true stories. Candace was an ER nurse, so I felt that the medical side was portrayed pretty accurately.
As far as: what can I take away from the story and apply to my life? I think the one thing would be to be thankful for parents, for having a home. Macy was a foster child after her mother died. Before that they lived in the car. Her dad wanted nothing to do with her and wrote her off with a substantial check. It makes me grateful for a nice home to grow up in.
I am looking forward to reading the other two Candace Calvert books I have that I haven't read yet.
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