Saturday, March 10, 2012

Sacred Trust by Hannah Alexander

book cover

Sacred Trust
by Hannah Alexander

ISBN-13: 9780373786510
Mass Market Paperback: 448 pages
Publisher: Steeple Hill
Released: 2009

Source: Bought through

Book Description from Back Cover:
Dr. Lukas Bower believes in God, the Hippocratic Oath and doing the right thing. Lukas won't prescribe drugs to an addict just because he's the son of a hospital board member. Or let an obese man die because he doesn't have insurance. Lukas didn't play hospital politics at his former job, and he won't in this small-town Missouri emergency department. One very attractive colleague seems to appreciate Lukas's commitment to honor and truth. But Dr. Mercy Richmond's feelings will be tested when her child is brought into Lukas's E.R., putting her sacred trust, her heart--and her daughter's life--in his hands

My Review:
Sacred Trust is a Christian suspense novel with some romance. This novel is the first in a series, but the issues in the book were wrapped up enough that it can be read as a stand alone.

The characters were interesting, complex, and acted realistically. The various characters dealt with real issues (like "office" politics, child abuse, alcoholism, the damage caused by gossip, children dealing with their parent's broken marriages, and more).

The medical scenes were plentiful. While the technical terms were rarely explained, I could still follow what was going on and the medical details didn't slow the fast pace.

Some of the main characters were Christians. The Christian characters' faith affected their decisions and everyday life, and the Christian elements felt like a natural part of the story. I also felt Christianity was portrayed in a realistic manner, from the struggles the Christians had to the reactions of the non-Christians. If you like faith as a major part of the novels you read, then you'll probably enjoy this novel.

There was no sex or bad language. Overall, I'd highly recommend this suspenseful, realistic novel.

If you've read this book, what do you think about it? I'd be honored if you wrote your own opinion of the book in the comments.

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Marianne said...

Thanks for bringing up these Hannah Alexander novels that are older. i have not seen them before, and as i really like their novels, i will look for these. Thank you

Genre Reviewer said...

I've got a few more of her older novels coming up for review, soon. Glad you're enjoying the reviews.