Dr. Lukas Bower is looking to simplify his life. A small hospital in the Ozarks seems just the place, until his sense of duty offends rich benefactors and he ruffles the feathers of an important colleague.

Dr. Mercy Richmond is trying to pick up the pieces of her shattered marriage, and dealing with a nasty custodial battle. Her ex has a temper bordering on abusive and her daughter is unhappy. Can she risk another scandal to rescue her daughter from a drunken, possibly abusive, father?

Sacred Trust reads like an episode of a medical tele-drama: too many characters stuffed into too little space. But the book does put a Christian spin on medicine and several of the subplots draw the reader into the story. A satisfying read for hospital romance fans. (Feb., 352 pp., $10.00)

Reviewed by: 
Roberta Blair