Lauren Bates hasn’t visited her grandfather in Illinois for five years, but she’s back now, determined to make the most of a two-month vacation to connect with her only family member.
For his part, Lem is about to turn 70 and he’s terrified as it’s the exact age his dad and other have died. In Lauren’s absence, he’s become dependent on a young doctor whom he mentored as a teen.
Lauren isn’t impressed by how close Mitch Wellington and her grandfather seem to be. Guilt assails her that it’s her fault for staying away, even while she knows it’s good Lem has had someone looking out for him. But she’s home now, so Mitch should back off, not only in their personal life, but in his focus on getting her to go back to nursing, a dream she gave up shortly after certification when someone died in her care.
Mitch and his military teammates are launched into their new trauma center’s first tragedy during the ribbon-cutting ceremony. Lauren is too much nurse to turn Mitch down when the facility is obviously not yet fully staffed, but her heart is conflicted between love and dread for nursing–and love (?) and annoyance with the young doctor.
Not usually a fan of doctor/nurse romances, I’m happy to make an exception for Cheryl Wyatt, whose novels are full of great characterization, snappy dialogue, and succinct internal thoughts. This combo makes Cheryl one of my favorite authors, and I loved The Doctor’s Devotion just as much as I expected to.
Not even Cheryl Wyatt‘s closest friends would dream this sweet, shy intercessor plots mayhem during announcements at church. She is a Registered Nurse-turned-stay-home-mom, wife, and writer who loves Jesus with all her heart.
Joyful chaos rules her home and she delights in the stealth moments God gives her to write. She stays active in her church and in her laundry room. She is convinced that having been born on a Naval base on Valentine’s Day destined her to write Inspirational Military Romance.
Cheryl currently writes for Love Inspired. Her Wings of Refuge series about a team of USAF Pararescue Jumpers and the ladies who capture their hearts can be purchased anywhere books are sold.
This novel was a gift from the author for the purposes of a review. As always, my opinions are freely given.