Monday, October 26, 2015

Miracle Drug

I received a copy of Miracle Drug by Richard L. Mabry, M. D. from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.
Overcoming these odds will take more than a miracle drug—it will take a miracle.
The infection wasn’t supposed to happen, but it did. The treatment was supposed to take care of it, but it didn’t. Then Dr. Josh Pearson discovers why—his patients, including the former President of the United States, have been dosed with a different strain of the original virus, one that is universally fatal. The only chance for survival is treatment with an experimental drug, but the manufacturer might already have discarded its supply.

As if treating the President of the United States isn’t stressful enough, the situation goes from bad to worse when Rachel Moore, a nurse Josh is falling in love with, falls ill. With the nation’s eyes on him, Josh must pull off a miracle to save a man who holds a good deal of power and the woman who holds his heart.

I really wasn't sure if I'd like this book when I started it.  The more I got into it the more I liked it.  Mabry has a way of drawing you in and keep you guessing.  Dr. Josh Pearson becomes the primary doctor for the ex-president, David Madison, after the other doctor has a heart attack.  Josh is surprised and takes his responsibility very seriously, which is a good thing because Mr. Madison is fighting for his life.  Can Josh find the reason why and more importantly keep him alive?

Thursday, October 1, 2015


I received a copy of Eve by WM Paul Young from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.

When a shipping container washes ashore on an island between our world and the next, John the Collector finds a young woman inside—broken, frozen, and barely alive. With the aid of Healers and Scholars, John oversees her recovery and soon discovers her genetic code connects her to every known human race. She is a girl of prophecy and no one can guess what her survival will mean...

No one but Eve, Mother of the Living, who calls her “daughter,” and invites her to witness the truth about her story—indeed, the truth about us all.

Eve is a bold, unprecedented exploration of the Creation narrative, true to the original texts and centuries of scholarship—yet with breathtaking discoveries that challenge traditional misconceptions about who we are and how we’re made. As The Shack awakened readers to a personal, non-religious understanding of God, Eve will free us from faulty interpretations that have corrupted human relationships since the Garden of Eden.

Eve opens a refreshing conversation about the equality of men and women within the context of our beginnings, helping us see each other as our Creator does—complete, unique, and not constrained to cultural rules or limitations.

Another great book by WM Paul.  It took me a while to put everything together, just like Lilly did.  Lilly is found thought to be dead but is dearly hanging on to life.  John the Collector finds her and helps nurse her back to life.  She doesn't know where she's from or who she is but with John's help begins on a journey of a lifetime.