Saturday, June 30, 2012

The Doctor's Devotion by Cheryl Wyatt

"Lauren lifted her robe from the bedpost and snuggled her feet into pure comfort that Lem left beside her bed. Sentimental slippers she'd used here every summer since age ten. Ones that warmed her heart as well as her toes."--The Doctor's Devotion

Don't you love that writing? It's what keeps me reading romance novels. Lem, by the way, is Lauren's grandfather. (Just so you don't get the wrong idea.)

So what is a Christian Romance Novel, anyway? I'm not the last word in definitions, but the people at Love Inspired Books--a division of Harlequin-- are the quintessential romance publishers. Celebrating 15 years of love stories with Christian themes.
Good stories without graphic scenes!

Lately I've been noticing that while reading a book, I'm thinking about the author's style of writing and choices they make as (I imagine) they relate to the story at hand. And while I realize that, in many cases, the characters are truly a figment of the author's imagination, I find myself as a reader, thinking about who the story teller is, what kind of person they are, and why they are telling a certain story.

Cheryl Wyatt invites you into the trauma center at Eagle Point Emergency where the drama on the operating table is only the beginning. Cheryl, a real life R.N. draws upon her personal knowlege to give an authentic feel of what goes on in the E.R. It's obvious she knows her stuff.

I enjoyed getting to know main characters Dr. Mitch and Nurse Lauren, and found myself rooting for them as they faced obstacles of distance, trust, broken relationships, and personal trauma.

Thought provoking questions at the end of the book as well as a lovely note from the author (including her favorite on-line writing sites), gave me the feeling that I had just made some new friends.

Bless you, and may you find your true calling in love and life.

(Please read on for more juicy info about Cheryl Wyatt and The Doctor's Devotion.)

This week, the
Christian Fiction Blog Alliance
is introducing
Doctor's Devotion
Love Inspired (June 19, 2012)
Cheryl Wyatt


Born Valentine’s Day on a Navy base, Cheryl Wyatt writes military romance. Her Steeple Hill debuts earned RT Top Picks plus #1 and #4 on eHarlequin's Top 10 Most-Blogged-About-Books, lists including NYT Bestsellers. Cheryl loves interacting with her readers and can be found almost daily on Facebook.

Word from the Author:
I do regular giveaways including a Kindle for every 250 people who join (aka "Like) my Facebook author page: and I'd LOVE for word to spread about that. We have a lot of fun there as I ask for frequent reader input on current books, with helpers being mentioned in the acknowledgements and fun stuff like that.


A Doctor’s Vow.

When he fled Eagle Point years ago, former air force trauma surgeon Mitch Wellington left only broken dreams behind. Now he’s back with a new dream—opening a trauma center in the rural area and saving lives. He hopes to hire the quick-thinking nurse who impressed him during an emergency. But Lauren Bates lost her faith and doesn’t believe she deserves to help anyone. Mitch knows firsthand what loss feels like. And it’ll take all his devotion to show Lauren that sometimes the best medicine is a combination of faith, community—and love.

Eagle Point Emergency: Saving lives—and losing their hearts—in a small Illinois town.

If you would like to read an excerpt of the first chapter of Doctor's Devotion, go HERE.


Robyn Campbell said...

Love that first sentence! Perfect! And it is dedicated to her grandmama. How lovely. The Bible verse from Numbers is a great thing to have in there. I wonder how many can find the Savior this way. Super evangelistic tool. The story sounds awesome. You must love the authors name. *wink*

I'll have to get it. Thanks for sharing! :-)

Cheryl Klarich said...

Hi Robyn. Thank you for visiting with me and the books!

I don't often review the Love Inspired/Harlequin line, but they really offer some fun and surprising fiction!

I would encourage writers to check this out too--I think Cheryl (I do like her name*wink back*) is a wonderful writer and a lovely and generous person, willing to help writers, offering tips and suggestions through sites like Seekerville, etc.

Bless you Girlfriend!!!

michelle said...

I love the reference to and image of "sentimental slippers"! So charming!
Sounds like a great story!

Diane Estrella said...

Looks like an interesting book. Thanks for your thoughts and the review. :O)

Misha Gericke said...

I never heard of Love Inspired. Now I'll definitely keep an eye out for those books. :-)

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Cheryl Klarich said...

Michelle! I so enjoyed the fun, romantic interlude!

Hi Diane-Thanks for checking out my review- I really like your blog, too!!!

Hi Misha--I'm so happy to introduce readers and writers to publishers and genres that they may not have explored yet!!

Bless you all and Happy Independence Day!!!

Karen Lange said...

I do the same thing when I read! I like to examine characters, descriptions, and phrases and all sorts of things. When I don't care for a book, I try to figure out why - is it the writer's style, lack of interesting detail, etc. Guess it's a writer thing, huh? :)

Have a great weekend!

Cheryl Klarich said...

Hi Karen. Thank you so much for your insightful comment!

I always love to hear from you! Have a great weekend too!! :)