Found: A Novel by Emily Brett. Tempe: Sparks Press, 2016. 299 pages. ****
When the sixty-four-year-old husband of a colleague crashes and dies, twenty-seven-year-old Natalie questions his death and her life. She informs her supervisor about the suspicious death and starts a chain of events that will endanger her and others who come in contact with her. Estranged from her father and still mourning the death of her mother, Natalie realizes that there is nothing to keep her in her current position. Wanting to see more of the world, Natalie applies to be a "Traveling Nurse" and accepts a position in Belize. Romance, intrigue and unexpected friendships follow Natalie from Belize, to Arizona and Australia.
This is an enjoyable book, one that once I started, I wanted to continue and finish to see what happens next. The hospital subplots were intriguing and made the story believable. Without giving away anything, there were a few predictable situations, but I can't say that they took away from the story. It was more of an "aha," I thought so moment. I'm sure anyone in the medical profession will be able to relate and patients too who have had that one nurse who really seems to care!
I received a copy from BookSparks for a review.
Emily Brett received her first bachelor's degree from the University of Colorado Boulder in Kinesiology, after which she went on to Arizona State University to receive a bachelor's degree in nursing. While working as an ICU nurse, she earned a master's degree in nursing at Arizona State. She is board-certified as an Adult Nurse Practitioner and has been in the nursing profession for over ten years. Presently she serves on the Adavnced Practice Committee with the Arizona State Board of Nursing and shares a medical practice with her husband, a physician. She has published in a number of medical journals, including The Journal for Nurse Practitioners and the Online Journal of Nursing Scholarship. She is also a member of the Women's Fiction Writers Association.
Website: www.emilybrettbooks.com Twitter: @emilybrettbooks