Wednesday, December 7, 2016

#FRC: Found by Emily Brett

This fall, members of the Vise Library are going back to school by participating in a Fall Reading Challenge (it's our Junior Year!)  We have received copies of several books from publishers for honest reviews. We hope that you enjoy these reviews (and books)!

Course Title: International Nursing
Department: Medical Adventure
About the book:

Twenty-seven-year-old ICU nurse Natalie Ulster has a desire to see the world, in case she dies young like her mother, and a need to heal, which is compensation for her own damaged heart. Armed with an independence and self-reliance that stems from her father’s emotional abandonment―and wanting to separate herself from a deranged nurse whose husband just died under suspicious circumstances on Natalie’s watch―Natalie grabs life by the globe and accepts successive assignments in Belize, Australia, and Arizona. 

When Natalie meets Dr. Joel Lansfield, a physician who is also familiar with grief, she finds that Joel sees her for the strong woman she is, and loves her for all she has yet to figure out―but she’s not sure she’s ready to make room in her heart for love.

Desperate to maintain her emotional distance with Joel, she continues to travel. In each country, however, she finds herself confronted with near-death accidents, from a poisoned drink to a severe food allergy to being thrown overboard in the Great Barrier Reef. Too many coincidences force her to ask herself a frightening question: Is someone trying to kill her?
Natalie, an ICU nurse, has the urge to travel the world.  She wants to feel like she is living a full life since her mother passed away from cancer at such a young age.  She ends up signing up for a nursing job that allows her to travel multiple countries for short bursts of time.  This affords her the opportunity to see the world and find joy in her life.  Before she leaves, she has an encounter with another nurse whose husband passes away under very sketchy circumstances  while Natalie is on duty.  This run-in stays with Natalie throughout her travels when she has more than one brush with death.  Natalie starts to wonder if these are accidents or events with purpose.  Natalie starts to realize that she has to face the demons of her past in order to move on to her future.  Natalie looks into why she became a nurse and what she really wants out of life.  It was interesting to read about the different areas she visited and to watch her grow as a person.

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About the author:

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 Advanced Practice Committee with the Arizona State Board of Nursing, and shares a medical practice with her husband, a physician. She has been 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. Emily currently resides in Scottsdale Arizona with her husband, three kids, and their rescue dog, Farley.

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