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Silent pledge

by Alexander, Hannah.

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Dr. Mercy Richmond struggles to balance her roles as a single mother and busy physician whose patients have nowhere else to go. Her small Missouri town has no E.R. and Mercy is overwhelmed by the sick, the injured and the personal problems they bring into her clinic--and her life. If she thought her schedule would help her forget Lukas Bower, the handsome doctor she believes betrayed her, she was wrong. A new Christian, Mercy must make a decision that will change four lives forever--including her daughter's. And then Lukas comes home....
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Publisher's Weekly Review: "Readers seeking an honestDif flawedDChristian novel will appreciate this earnest effort. In smalltown Knolls, Mo., health crises abound: a seven-year-old girl is afflicted with cystic fibrosis; a despairing fireman's wife has attempted suicide; another woman has been beaten by her husband; an older man has suffered a stroke. Dr. Mercy Richmond and Dr. Lukas Bower tend these souls and bodies. Alexander (a pseudonym for a husband and wife writer-doctor team) manages to weave theological questions into this narrative with a light touch. When Mercy wonders why God allows Crystal to suffer so much, her musings are credible. Also refreshingly subtle is the attraction between Mercy and Lukas. While readers will divine the love interest early on, Alexander develops that plot line with subtlety. Nor are Christians presented in an unrealistically rosy light: one of Lukas's paramedics mentions that when her mother was dying, none of her fellow church members bothered to check on her, and Mercy later reminds her daughter that "even Christians aren't perfect." But the novel's not perfect, either. As a sequel, it sags; Alexander should have provided a little more information from the previous two books, Sacred Trust and Solemn Oath. Eventually, we learn that Mercy is divorced from her husband, a new Christian who has reformed his hard-drinking ways, but too many pages elapse before we grasp that background. And some of the plot lines tie up too conveniently. Readers searching for uplift, however, may be happy to overlook these flaws. (Jan.) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved"
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Series Lukas Bower trilogy
#1 - Sacred trust
#2 - Solemn oath
#3 - Silent pledge
Subjects Emergency medical personnel Fiction
Women physicians Fiction
Physicians Fiction
Bower, Lucas (Fictitious character) Fiction
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Publisher Toronto, Ontario :Steeple Hill2009
Contributors OverDrive, Inc.
Language English
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ISBN 9781426841729
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