Code Triage by Candace Calvert


The third book in the Mercy Hospital series, Code Triage delivers a page-turning medical drama laced with adrenaline and action, romance and regrets. Calvert gives readers an inside look at  the ER and medical procedures as well as the lives of the people who work there.

Police officer Nick Stathos hopes to stop the divorce from his wife Dr. Leigh but Samantha Gordon will do whatever she can to prevent their reconciliation. Tensions mount as circumstances place them in close proximity and the divorce date quickly approaches. As the story progresses, the reader learns how childhood experiences have affected the choices made by each of these three characters.

Will Nick and Leigh resolve their differences or will Sam have her way and snag Nick for herself? Will any of them be able to surrender their control and let God have His way in their lives? Will they take heed of a wise little girl’s remarks – “Jesus is always here . . . We don’t have to be afraid, because he’ll always be here, no matter what . . . Forever and ever.”

I thoroughly enjoyed my visit to Golden Gate Mercy Hospital. I do hope that we will learn the rest of Riley Hale’s story in an upcoming book.

This book was provided for review by Tyndale House Publishers.


Dr. Leigh Stathos likes her ER shifts fast, furious, and adrenaline-infused—“Treat ’em and street ’em”—with no emotional complications. Life’s taught her a soul-rending lesson: nothing lasts forever, including marriage. And the clock is ticking toward the end of hers. Then an unwelcome confrontation with “the other woman” begins a whole new set of lessons.

San Francisco police officer Nick Stathos never gives up, whether protecting his patrol neighborhood, holding fast to faith—or trying to save his marriage. Seven days is all he has to reach Leigh’s heart. But when a desperate act of violence slams Golden Gate Mercy Hospital into lockdown, it starts a chain of events that will change lives forever.


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

Judgment Day by Wanda Dyson

This week, the
Christian Fiction Blog Alliance
is introducing
Judgment Day
WaterBrook Press (September 21, 2010)
Wanda Dyson


Wanda Dyson – “a shining example of what Christian fiction is becoming…” (Christian Fiction Review). She’s been called a “natural” and a “master of pacing,” but her fans know that whether it’s police thrillers, suspense, or bringing a true story to life, Wanda knows how to take her readers on a journey they’ll never forget.

Wanda is a multipublished suspense author, currently writing for Random House/Waterbrook. Her one attempt at a nonfiction book was picked for an exclusive release on Oprah. In addition to writing full time, she is also the appointment coordinator for the CCWC, Great Philadelphia Christian Writers, and ACFW conferences.

Wanda lives in Western Maryland on a 125 acre farm with a menagerie of animals and when she’s not writing critically acclaimed suspense, or away at conferences, you can find her zipping across the fields on a 4-wheeler with Maya, her German Shepherd, or plodding along at a more leisurely pace on her horse, Nanza.

With the release of her newest hit, Judgment Day, Wanda is heading back to the keyboard to start on her next high-octane thriller, The Vigilante.


Sensational journalism has never been so deadly.

The weekly cable news show Judgment Day with Suzanne Kidwell promises to expose businessmen, religious leaders, and politicians for the lies they tell. Suzanne positions herself as a champion of ethics and morality with a backbone of steel—until a revelation of her shoddy investigation tactics and creative fact embellishing put her in hot water with her employers, putting her credibility in question and threatening her professional ambitions.

Bitter and angry, Suzanne returns home one day to find her deceased boyfriend, Dr. Guy Mandeville’s nurse, Cecelia Forbes unconscious on her living room floor. Before the night is over, Cecelia is dead, Suzanne has her blood on her hands, and the police are arresting her for murder. She needs help to prove her innocence, but her only hope, private investigator Marcus Crisp, is also her ex-fiancé–the man she betrayed in college.

Marcus and his partner Alexandria Fisher-Hawthorne reluctantly agree to take the case, but they won’t cut Suzanne any slack. Exposing her lack of ethics and the lives she’s destroyed in her fight for ratings does little to make them think Suzanne is innocent. But as Marcus digs into the mire of secrets surrounding her enemies, he unveils an alliance well-worth killing for. Now all he has to do is keep Suzanne and Alex alive long enough to prove it.

Watch the book trailer:

If you would like to read the Prologue and first chapter of Judgment Day, go HERE.

Learn more about Wanda and her books on her Website.


I have learned that I can always count on Wanda Dyson to deliver a page-turning, action filled plot filled with drama, suspense, and enough twists and turns to hold my interest until the end. When I saw that her newest offering, Judgment Day was on my review list, I couldn’t wait to read it. I was rewarded with a story that more than met my expectations.

As host of weekly TV news exposé, Judgment Day, Suzanne Kidwell’s unorthodox research techniques and her tendency to stretch the truth has backfired. Not only has she lost credibility with her superiors, but someone has decided she deserves her own judgment day and what he has in mind isn’t pretty. When she is framed for a murder, Suzanne is forced to hire private investigator Marcus Crisp and his partner, Alexandria Fisher-Hawthorne. As the PI’s race against time to discover who framed Suzanne, the danger to themselves, their employee Razz, and Suzanne escalates. The more they learn, the more determined someone is to stop them.

A story filled with plots and subplots that eventually mesh, Judgment Day is another example of why Wanda is frequently described as  “The Queen of High Octane Suspense”.

A Memory Between Us by Sarah Sundin


Sarah Sundin has penned another outstanding novel with A Memory Between Us. Once again she has provided the reader with wonderfully complex but realistic characters, interesting historical details, and vividly descriptive settings. As the two primary characters, Jack and Ruth each have major issues to overcome in their lives – a painful experience in Ruth’s past that still has a stranglehold on her emotions, and the pride and self-reliance that keeps Jack somewhat detached from the people around him. As Jack and Ruth wrestle with their own personal demons, situations arise that force them to rely on their faith in God to sustain them and to begin the healing process in their lives. In their supporting roles, Charlie and May are strong characters whose dependability and willingness to speak their minds contribute greatly to the storyline.

With an abundance of action, more than one romance, a mixture of drama, humor, and considerable emotional content, the story was enhanced by a strong message of faith. A Memory Between Us kept me turning pages until late in the night. I would recommend it to everyone who enjoys historical fiction, particularly those interested in WWII.

This book was provided for review by Donna Hausler,
Publicity Assistant with Baker Publishing Group


Can a nurse and a bomber pilot during WWII find love, or will the war separate them forever?

A Memory Between Us is the second book in the Wings of Glory series, which follows the three Novak brothers, B-17 bomber pilots with the US Eighth Air Force stationed in England during World War II.

Major Jack Novak has never failed to meet a challenge–until he meets army nurse Lieutenant Ruth Doherty. When Jack lands in the army hospital after a plane crash, he makes winning Ruth’s heart a top priority mission. But he has his work cut out for him. Not only is Ruth focused on her work in order to support her orphaned siblings back home, she carries a shameful secret that keeps her from giving her heart to any man. Can Jack break down her defenses? Or are they destined to go their separate ways?

A Memory Between Us
By Sarah Sundin
Wings of Glory series
ISBN: 978-0-8007-3422-0
Available September 2010; $14.99


Sarah Sundin is the author of A Distant Melody, the first book in the Wings of Glory series. Her great-uncle flew with the US Eighth Air Force in England during WWII. is an on-call hospital pharmacist and holds a BS in chemistry from UCLA and a doctorate in pharmacy from UC San Francisco. Sarah lives in California with her husband and three children.

Praise for A Memory Between Us by Sarah Sundin

4 1/2 Stars  “… a gripping tale of war, intrigue and love.  Tight, skillful writing is an added perk to this must-read romance.” – Romantic Times Magazine

“Sarah Sundin’s excellent grasp of historical context provides vivid details of military life during the final year of the war in Europe. This rich tale will delight historical romance fans.” –Suzanne Woods Fisher, author, the Lancaster County Secrets series

“Sarah Sundin seamlessly weaves World War II aviation history with a deeply emotional romance to continue her fabulous Wings of Glory series. She displays a talent that destines her for stardom in the genre.” –Cheryl Bolen, winner of Holt Medallion, Best Historical Romance

“Fans of historical romance will be captivated by this exciting story. Sarah takes us on a captivating romantic ride through the fascinating and horrifying days of World War II. A must-read.” –Bonnie Leon, author, the Sydney Cove series and Alaskan Skies series

The Movies and Memories Giveaway from Sarah Sundin!

Sarah Sundin presents The Movies and Memories Giveaway in honor of book 2 in the Wings of Glory series. A Memory Between Us is available for purchase wherever fine books are sold. From the English countryside to the perilous skies over France, A Memory Between Us takes you on a journey through love, forgiveness, and sacrifice.


To celebrate Sarah is giving one lucky winner A Movie and Memory Prize Package! One grand prize winner will receive:

  • Make-your-own-photo book from (Capture your own Memories)
  • Netflix Subscription (New or Nostalgic Movies delivered right to your house)
  • Starbucks gift card (To keep your engine revvin’)
  • Gourmet chocolate (A favorite in the 1940’s and now)
  • British specialty teas in carved wooden box (Timeless tradition)
  • Miniature model of a B-17 Flying Fortress bomber & C-47 cargo plane (Everyone needs a few toy planes)
  • Big Band music CD (Break out your dancing shoes)
  • WWII authentic poster playing cards (Cards – a perfect game for two)
  • Keep Calm and Carry On (Uplifting sayings WWII, a boost for troubled times)

To enter simple click on the icons below (contest runs 9/27 – 10/17!)

The Secret of The Shroud by Pamela Ewen

This week, the
Christian Fiction Blog Alliance
is introducing
The Secret of The Shroud
B&H Books (September 1, 2010)
Pamela Ewen


Pamela’s first novel, Walk Back The Cat (Broadman & Holman. May, 2006) is the story of an embittered and powerful clergyman who learns an ancient secret, confronting him with truth and a choice that may destroy him.

She is also the best-selling author of the acclaimed non-fiction book Faith On Trial, published by Broadman & Holman in 1999, currently in its third printing.

Although it was written for non-lawyers, Faith On Trial was also chosen as a text for a course on law and religion at Yale Law School in the Spring of 2000, along with The Case For Christ by Lee Stroble. Continuing the apologetics begun in Faith On Trial, Pamela also appears with Gary Habermas, Josh McDowell, Darrell Bock, Lee Stroble, and others in the film Jesus: Fact or Fiction, a Campus Crusade for Christ production.

Her most recent novel, The Moon in the Mango Tree (B&H Publishing Group, May 2008) is currently available online and in bookstores everywhere. Set in the 1920’s and based on a true story, it is about a woman faced with making a choice between career and love, and her search for faith over the glittering decade. Pamela’s upcoming book, Dancing On Glass, which was recently short-listed as a finalist for the Faulkner/Wisdom creative writing novel award, will be released in the spring of 2011, and she is currently working on a sequel.


A frightened apostle in AD 33, a tragic child in the 1950s, and a slick, twenty-first century church leader are all linked by the secret of the Shroud of Turin, the purported burial cloth of Jesus-and by something more.

Wesley Bright, a corrupt, media-savvy clergyman, is out to destroy the Christian church of the God who abandoned him in his boyhood. Likable and entertaining, Bright keeps his motives well hidden. But as he seeks revenge, leading the church toward unknowing destruction, the mysterious Shroud of Turin stands in his way.

Strange characters and clues emerge like shadows limned in mist as the most recent discoveries on the Shroud connect the pieces of a fascinating puzzle. When Wesley learns the ancient secret, he’s forced to confront a terrible choice: keep the secret—and the power, wealth, and fame he’s won over the years—or expose it…and lose everything.

At stake is one thing: absolute truth.

If you would like to read the first chapter of The Secret of The Shroud, go HERE.

Learn more about Pamela and her books on her Website.