While Knolls Community Hospital is under reconstruction after a fire, Dr. Lukas Bower takes a temporary position in another small town, a three-hour drive from the people he's come to love. He soon finds himself beset by unethical co-workers, incompetent hospital management, and a flood of patients- including an angry motorcycle gang!If Dr. Mercy Richmond had any illusions that life as a new Christian would be easy, they have been swiftly shattered. She struggles to balance her compassion and duty toward her patients with making time for the needs of her daughter. To further complicate matters, Mercy is torn between a relationship scarred by betrayal, and her hope for the affections of a man she rarely sees. In the midst of it all, a constant stream of patients, their lives often in shambles, threatens to overwhelm her fledgling faith.
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The christian love and kindness shared in this series makes you want to read all of Hannah Alexanders books. One can relate to each character because they are so realistic especially in today's world. In Silent Pledge there is love of a grandmother, a troubled wife trying to find answers,a relocated doctor,an alcoholic father that has just been released from a rehab, and the love they all have for each other as they find and strengthen their faith in God. Don't miss this series, it's real and shows us just how we never know the path God has for us and how wonderful the journey can be together.
"Silent Pledge" is Christian general fiction with a lot of suspense. This novel is the third and last in a series, but you can understand this book without having to read the others. This novel did spoil some events in the previous novels, though, and the previous novels are excellent, so I'd recommend starting with "Sacred Trust" and "Solemn Oath."
The characters were interesting, complex, and acted realistically. The various characters dealt with real issues (like spouse abuse, the after-effects of rape, 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.
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. There was a very minor amount of "he cursed" style of bad language. Overall, I'd highly recommend this suspenseful, realistic novel.
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Review 3 for Silent Pledge
Date:January 11, 2010
This book is the last of a trilogy of GREAT books. The entire set could be classified as 'do not put down until finish' books.I was very impressed the way all three books contiually interacted with each other. The final book was masterful in the smooth way in which the storyline was finished. I really enjoyed the emphasis throughout the books of 'praying without ceasing' during the character's days. Tjis was done without being 'preachy' but still witnessing.