Thursday, October 6, 2011

Could I Have This Dance? By Harry Kraus, MD * A Review

You can’t dance this dance unless it’s in your blood. Claire McCall is praying it’s not in hers. Claire McCall is used to fighting back against the odds. Hard work, aptitude, and sheer determination have helped her rise from adverse circumstances to an internship in one of the nation’s most competitive surgical residencies. But talent and tenacity mean nothing in the face of the discovery that is about to rock her world. It’s called the "Stoney Creek Curse" by folks in the small mountain town where Claire grew up. Behind the superstition lies a reality that could destroy her career. But getting to the truth is far from easy in a community with secrets to hide. As a web of relationships becomes increasingly tangled, two things become apparent. One is that more than one person doesn’t want Claire to probe too deeply into the "Stoney Creek Curse." The other is that someone has reasons other than the curse for wanting Claire out of the picture permanently. Somewhere in the course of pursuing her career as a surgeon, Claire lost touch with the God who called her to it. Now she realizes how desperately she needs him. But can she reclaim a faith strong enough to see her through this deadly dance of circumstances?

Paperback: 432 pages
Publisher: Zondervan (March 1, 2002)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 0310240891
ISBN-13: 978-0310240891
Product Dimensions: 8.5 x 5.6 x 1.1 inches
Shipping Weight: 14.4 ounces

Harry Lee Kraus, MD, ( is the bestselling author of ten books, including Could I Have This Dance? For the Rest of My Life, and All I’ll Ever Need. He draws from his career as a board-certified general surgeon to flavor his writing with exceptional authenticity and technical knowledge. He and his wife, Kris, are missionaries serving in East Africa.

  Another first for me. I hadn’t heard of Harry Kraus before reading this book. He is now one of my new favorite authors.
   There are two kind of books I love and they are medical and police dramas. This is a mix of medical and suspense which I really love.
  This book is in a series so it didn’t really answer the main question if the main character has an inherited disease so I have to read book number two.
  The cover is beautiful and title of this book Could I have this Dance?, is a great play on words. It makes you think of a dating relationship, but actually has to do with the inherited disease.
  The characters are very well developed and it is a very exciting book. It is a long book, but kept me interested throughout and I look forward to book two.
  Claire has gone to church most of her life, but doesn’t want to hand over the full control to God. She wants to have the control in her hands. I love all of the medical drama and medical terms, which is very well explained. It also shows that mistakes can be made in hospitals, because we are all human. She goes through relationship problems, family problems, faith problems, work problems, you get the picture, it’s a very tangled web.
  I really thought it was neat how the author wove together the prologue and epilogue, it was the same, but very different. It gets the story going and ends the story with one of the main questions answered.
  I really love this book and will be keeping it. It is a story that is well written with plenty of interesting characters, plots and suspense. Highly recommended to everyone.

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Thank you to Zondervan for providing this book for review. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission's 16 CFR, Part 255

1 comment:

Merry said...

Just the title, "Could I Have This Dance?", draws me into wanting to know about Claire and her life. It's so good to know there are more inspirational medical stories to explore.