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By Your Side ~ Review

By Your Side
Crisis Team 1
By Candace Calvert

Macy Wynn is tough and she knows she can only count on one person - herself.  Her father wants nothing to do with her on a personal level. Her mother died when she was a child.  And Macy spent most of her childhood in the California foster care system.  The only connection from her childhood left is Leah, a young woman whom she considered a sister.  In her opinion this upbringing has prepared her for a career as an ER nurse.

Fletcher Holt, a police deputy, has reluctantly put his life in Houston on hold.  He's moved to Sacramento to be there for his mother who's battling cancer.

When Macy and Fletcher both respond to a freeway accident they find themselves in the middle of a random sniper-of-opportunity attack.  But when attacks start occurring around Sacramento Hope tensions rise as the hospital and Macy seem to be a common factor in the attacks.  The only question is why is someone targeting Macy?  

By Your Side will keep you guessing as to who the perpetrator is.  It is also interesting to see Fletcher in this book after his appearance in Life Support.  Leaving Jessica behind in Houston is Fletcher's main regret, but there is something about Macy that captures Fletcher's attention.  Something beyond her tough exterior.  

I have to say this was an enjoyable diversion after work.  And this would be the perfect way to spend a day off.  Get ready for some excitement from the California Delta region (which I'm partial to as it was my birth place).

Tyndale House Publishers has provided me with a complimentary copy of this book in exchange for my honest review.

About the Book:

ER nurse Macy Wynn learned essential, gritty lessons in the California foster care system: land on your feet and trust no one. She's finally located the fellow foster child she loves like a sister, but the girl's in deep trouble. Macy's determined to help, no matter what it takes. Her motto is to "make it happen" in any situation life throws at her—even when she butts heads with an idealistic cop.

Deputy Fletcher Holt believes in a higher plan, the fair outcome—and his ability to handle that by himself if necessary. Now he's been yanked from Houston, his mother is battling cancer, and he's attracted to a strong-willed nurse who could be the target of a brutal sniper.

When everything goes wrong, where do they put their trust?