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Trauma Plan (Grace Medical #1)

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Sidelined by injuries from a vicious assault, chaplain Riley Hale is determined to return to her former duties as an ER nurse. But how can she show she's competent when the hospital won't let her attempt even simple tasks? Determined to prove herself, Riley volunteers at a controversial urban free clinic despite her fears about the maverick doctor in charge.

Dr. Jack Travis
Paperback, 399 pages
Published May 1st 2012 by Tyndale House Publishers
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Angela Bycroft
Apr 27, 2012 Angela Bycroft rated it it was amazing
The evidence of a good book is generally in how quickly one feels compelled to read it. The quicker the better - even though it is bitter sweet to reach the end, you still can't wait to get there.

This is the second title and a start of a new series, that I have read of Candace Calvert's novels. Reinventing the adrenaline and action of ER and other dramatic hospital dramas, Trauma Plan had plenty of gritty action to keep the pulse pounding and just enough mystery to keep avid page turning a must
Jun 18, 2013 Ann added it
Terrific story. Could hardly put it down! This is the first of Candace Calvert's books that I've read, but it won't be the last. Looking forward to the next one in this series.
Riley Banks
Apr 29, 2013 Riley Banks rated it really liked it
I am a huge fan of medical dramas, having loved ER, then Grey’s Anatomy and even Private Practice over the years, so the minute I saw this in the freebie list, I had to have it.
When I first started reading, I didn’t know anything beyond the fact that it was a hospital drama. I certainly had no it was a Christian romance.
Perhaps that is for the best, because I may not have read it if I had (being a lapsed Christian and all).
At the end of the day, this was a good book that, when I finished, I c
Susan Baganz
Apr 16, 2013 Susan Baganz rated it really liked it
I picked up a copy of Candace Calvert’s book, Trauma Plan the other day and was happily drawn into a lovely romance.
Chaplain Riley Hale has tried to rebel against her wealthy and overprotective parents, by becoming an ER nurse. She loved her job but her career was sidelined after a brutal physical assualt left her with serious and permanent deficits in her physical ability to do the job. As she tries to recover she works in the ER as a Chaplain.
Life drastically changes the day she meets the ER
Mar 09, 2012 Kara rated it it was amazing
Trauma Plan by Candace Calvert
Review by Kara Grant
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My Review
We first meet Dr. Jackson “Jack” Travis in this non stop page-turner. He’s the director of a rundown clinic that caters to the uninsured and discreet cases within the neighborhood. Jack is also an army reserve doctor who practices emergency medicine as a day job at Alamo Grace Hospital. Nicknames for him in the book were: trauma doc, rabid defender of the oppressed, GI Joe, mountain bike lunatic, and Rambo. For fun he likes
Mar 06, 2017 Anne rated it liked it
Shelves: read-in-2017
In Dutch, we have a specific word for medical romance novels with flimsy plots: doktersrommannetjes. This book had a lot more depth to offer. But all the good points of a romance novel as well.
Ibjoy1953 Hannabass
May 23, 2012 Ibjoy1953 Hannabass rated it it was amazing


Trauma Plan by Candace Calvert

Awww finally another Candace Calvert book! I’ve been waiting on this since set informed her readers the story was in the making, and let me tell you it is well worth the wait! I love Trauma Plan, as well as all of Candace’s other books! Yes I am a Candace fan!

Hospital Chaplin Riley Hale needs to be back in ER at her old nursing job. That’s what she loves to do. But because of an earlier assault, her Doctors haven’t released her to do that job
Paula Legate
This was a heart tugging story. There were many characters that made up the story, and they all pulled on my heart strings. One of the main characters was named Riley. She was a hospital Chaplin. She had been attacked; leaving one of her arms weaker than the other, and her finger tips was numb. She struggled to recovery, working hard to get her strength back. Her dream was to be back in the E.R. As a nurse. She took the opportunity to volunteer to work in Jack’s free clinic to provide health car ...more
Jan 05, 2012 Casey rated it really liked it
Shelves: my-kindle
Pulse-pounding fiction!

From the medical details, to the romance, to the romantic balcony dinner and even the skies for a quick dive, this book packs more than one wallop.

Sooo smooth – the only word I can think of to describe the writing. There isn’t a single stuttering moment, the story uber-comfortable to slip into and hard to leave.

Jack is the quintessential rugged hero. Not afraid to tackle any challenge, determined to climb any mountain that gets in his way, he’s the character that is driv
Marian Baay
Mar 19, 2012 Marian Baay rated it it was amazing
Shelves: favorites

More than a year ago ER nurse Riley Hale was injured in a brutal attack. Because of her injuries she can’t perform the tasks needed of an ER nurse. Now she’s working as a chaplain in the hospital—hoping that someday she will be able to work as ER nurse again.

Daredevil Dr. Jack Travis runs a free clinic. When Jack meets Riley and learns about her condition, he offers her to help at his clinic to practice her skills. Despite her fears of Jack’s reputation she accepts his offer. While working toget
Meagan Myhren-bennett
Trauma Plan
Grace Medical
By Candace Calvert

Past tragedies haunt Doctor Jack Travis and Trauma Chaplain Riley Hale, both of whom work at Alamo Grace.

Riley is attempting to regain her status as a nurse after an attack injured her, robbing her of feeling in one arm. When Jack offers her a chance to volunteer in the free clinic he runs in The Bluffs - a posh and exclusive neighborhood, Riley reluctantly agrees.

But Jack has ulterior motives in offering Riley a position at the clinic. Jack hopes that
May 03, 2012 Debbie rated it really liked it
Shelves: romance, christian
"Trauma Plan" is a Christian romance novel. I must admit that I thought this story was going to have a bit of mystery as well: who assaulted Riley back when she was injured? We did get some mystery, but it was why Vesta, a secondary character, knew Jack and was afraid to be around him. I was actually more interested in Vesta's struggle to overcome her fears and in the other secondary characters than in Riley and Jack's romance.

I liked Riley, and all the character were complex and acted in very r
Nov 29, 2012 Lisa rated it really liked it
I am a big fan of Calvert's books. I have not picked up one and been disappointed. I love the whole medical setting and especially love that Calvert's background is in the medical feel. It gives an authenticity to the setting and dialogue; as 'they' say, write what you know and know what you write.

Aside from my love of her medical dialogue I love-love-love her characters. Flawed, complex and beautifully written. I really fell in love with this cast of characters more than before. It was sorta gi
Tamara Tilley
Jul 08, 2012 Tamara Tilley rated it really liked it
Shelves: candace-calvert, own
If you liked The Mercy Hospital Series by Candace Calvert, you will enjoy TRAUMA PLAN, the first in her Grace Medical Series.

Riley Hale comes from an affluent family who wishes she would take her place in the family business. But Riley follows her passion and becomes an ER nurse. When her life is turned upside down by a vicious assault, she has to take a backseat while her injuries heal. When it is obvious she is going to have to do more to prove her competency to Mercy Grace Hospital, she decid
Jun 25, 2012 Becky rated it really liked it
Trauma Plan by Candace Calvert

There was a time in my life when I wanted to be a chaplain. After time though, that dream dulled a little. Now, reading this book has sparked that desire again.

Chaplain Riley Hale is an assault victim, it is easy for her to let that define her, but she chooses to continue to live. Although fear temps her, she continues to pursue her dreams. Then Dr. Jack Travis walks into her life and brings about a truckload of new fears. He is rugged, handsome and dangerous. He is
Nice light suspense story, if that's not a contradiction in terms. The heroine wants to go back to doing the job she had before an attack in the parking garage at the hospital where she worked as an ER nurse. The hero wants to run his free clinic without interference from the people in the rich, gentrified subdivision next door to the clinic. They meet when one of the clinic's patients is ambushed outside the clinic. Matters are complicated by the heroine's overprotective parents who do not unde ...more
Jun 21, 2012 Jerry rated it really liked it
A Christian medical drama with elements of mystery and romance, Trauma Plan has the feel of a Hallmark Hall of Fame telefilm. Positive elements abound, whereas the graphic descriptions that often plague medically-themed literature are largely absent. Fans of shows such as ER will probably like Trauma Plan.
K.M. Weiland
May 07, 2015 K.M. Weiland rated it really liked it
Calvert’s books are always highly enjoyable. I love the realistic, fast pace of the ER settings. As always, her characterization is top-notch here, with two characters who could easily have turned stereotypical and ended up as a real, fleshed-out people. Made me want to go sky-diving!
Wow! This book was good. The characters were very real and their struggles were not sugar coated. Their doubts and anger with God were resolved, but not in the flippant manner many books do.

The story was so good, I read it in a day. I highly recommend it for ages 16 and up.
Jun 05, 2012 Sarah rated it liked it
Shelves: 2012
I enjoyed Riley and Jake, and their story. Parts of it were predictable, but there were a few nice surprises. I particularly enjoyed the influence of the supporting characters.
Vera Godley
Jul 14, 2012 Vera Godley rated it it was amazing
We know what trauma means. It simply means that something terribly bad and unexpected has happened in a way that brings "trauma" into a person's being of life. But how in the world can the world "plan" associate in any way with the word trauma. It seems simply to the contrary - unexpected vs planned . Of course, we know that ".... in case of trauma, you....." as in a plan of action in case of trauma. But let's look at the wedding of the two words "trauma" and "plan" and see how they fit in other ...more
Mar 28, 2013 Beverly rated it really liked it
Trauma Plan is the first book of the Grace Medical series by Candace Calvert. Rescue Team is the second book. Both books are completely independent of each other, inspirational romantic suspense novels.

Major Jackson Travis, also Dr. Travis (and sometimes known as Rambo), is director and physician of a local free medical clinic which he operates in his spare time. He works ER shifts at various hospitals in San Antonio, including Alamo Grace Hospital. Still in his uniform after a Reserve weekend,
Lisa Johnson
Jul 04, 2012 Lisa Johnson rated it liked it
Title: Trauma Plan
Author: Candace Calvert
Year: 2012
Pages: 389
Publisher: Tyndale
Note: I received a complimentary copy for this honest review. Other reviews can be located or requested at http://seekingwithallyurheart.blogspo...
Candace Calvert has crafted an entertaining work of fiction for her readers. This is a contemporary medical story with suspense, romance, and mystery all neatly packed together and fun for the reader to unwrap. There is an interview with the author at the end of the book.
Victor Gentile
Apr 07, 2012 Victor Gentile rated it it was amazing
Candace Calvert in her new book, “Trauma Plan” Book One in the Grace Medical series published by Tyndale House Publishers brings us into the lives of Riley Hale and Jack Travis.

From the Back Cover: Sidelined by injuries from a vicious assault, chaplain Riley Hale is determined to return to her former duties as an ER nurse. But how can she show she’s competent when the hospital won’t let her attempt even simple tasks? Determined to prove herself, Riley volunteers at a controversial urban free cli
Jan 07, 2012 Anne rated it it was amazing
Riley Hale is a former ER nurse turned chaplain after a horrible assault. She's eager to gain back her strength and skills so that she can get back to the ER, where her heart desires to be. Is that the plan God has for her? Riley is convinced that it is, and that being a chaplain is only temporary.

ER doctor Jack Travis is a former military doctor and all around risk taker. Eager to help those who are less fortunate, the lost and forgotten on the street, he runs a free clinic in a well-to-do neig
Alexandra Morris
Mar 07, 2014 Alexandra Morris rated it really liked it
Riley Hale desperately wants to return to her old career as a trauma nurse, but injuries following a mysterious attack prevent her from being fully capable of fulfilling the duties of a trauma nurse. For now she works as chaplain at Alamo Grace Hospital. Then along comes the wild Dr. Jack Travis, also known as maverick, their personalities clash at once but then he offers her an opportunity she can't refuse. If she works for his clinic he'll write her a letter of recommendation for getting her o ...more
Kianna Rose
Jul 13, 2012 Kianna Rose rated it really liked it
The blurb sounds really interesting/intriguing, huh? Trust me, when you actually pick this novel up, you won't be disappointed. Candace is an amazing author who knows exactly how to draw in her readers. I think that the development of Jack Travis and Riley Hale was brilliant. Great characters often have troubling pasts and Jack's past surely fits that script. I felt as though his past and story brought me in and kept me reading until the last word of the book. Of course, all of the other major a ...more
Apr 10, 2012 Linda rated it it was amazing
Candace Calvert won me over with her first series of books, but knowing that she set this new Grace Medical series in Texas, I couldn't wait to scrub in and grab my stethoscope so I wouldn't miss a word! This is definitely a book that will elevate your pulse! Calvert combines the fast-paced action of the ER with heart-stopping emotion as her characters face challenges that tax their clinical skills, their faith, and their closest relationships. The medical crises are authentic without being grap ...more
Apr 11, 2012 Kate rated it it was amazing
Every life has it's own light and it's own darkness and contains secrets hidden deep.

Alamo Grace Hospital nestled in the tiny corner within the state of Texas is home to many unique personalities and emergency situations.

Jack Travis, trauma doctor at Alamo Grace, gives of himself and his time freely helping others and doing things his way.

Trauma chaplain Riley Hale is looking to prove to herself and others at Alamo Grace that she has what it takes to step up to the challenge of triage nurse. Wh
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Apr 11, 2012 A Tasty Read Book Reviews rated it liked it
Shelves: netgalley, arc
I have to say, for a romance without any sex, I really enjoyed it. It was very different from many of the romances I read. I wont say it is a religious romance but the heroine is a Chaplain and they do spend a bit of time praying to God, which I am fine with because Hey, I pray to God throughout the day. It just felt normal to me and for the characters.

Now my one and ONLY Jack Travis is from Smooth Talking Stranger by Lisa Kleypas, but since this hero, Jack Travis, was also from Texas, I let it
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Former ER nurse, wife, Mom and grandmother, Candace Calvert believes that love, laughter, and faith are the best medicines of all. Her Mercy Hospital, Grace Medical, and Crisis Team series for Tyndale House offers readers charismatic characters, pulse-pounding medical drama, romance, humor, suspense--and a prescription for hope. Think, “Grey’s Anatomy finds its soul.”

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Other Books in the Series

Grace Medical (3 books)
  • Rescue Team (Grace Medical, #2)
  • Life Support (Grace Medical #3)

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