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December 15, 2017

Review: An Angel's Alternative by Rick Brindle

by Donna Huber

As I have mentioned a few times, I have a backlog of review books because in the early days of reviewing accepted way more than I could read. I also have a backlog of emails and while going through them I found a few ebooks that the author sent with their request. An Angel's Alternative is one ebook I found hidden in my mound of unread emails so I decided to give it a chance.
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An Angel's Alternative
March 2013; 978-1482750942
ebook, print (217 pages); medical
An Angel's Alternative relates the struggles faced by a group of nurses at a UK hospital.

The cast of characters is a bit large, including extraneous characters in the nurses' personal life as well as hospital staff. In the beginning, it was difficult to tell which storyline was the main one and which were secondary. This overload of characters and situations made it difficult to connect to the characters. Therefore, by the time the story had progressed to narrow the focus I didn't really care about the characters.

I did like that the main nurses focused on were male instead of all being female. (As a side note, it does make me wonder why the titles of Sister and Matron have not been changed to something gender neutral.)

The story is very much written for a UK audience as some of the medical administrative positions were unfamiliar to me and not explained - like who is the Registrar?

I would have liked for the plot to have been a little tighter, which could have been accomplished by cutting a few of the minor character's subplots. Some references/explanations as to the UK's medical system would help the general US reader to more fulling engage in the story. But overall it was an easy read that shed light on important issues.

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Donna Huber is an avid reader and natural encourager. She is the founder of Girl Who Reads and the author of how-to marketing book Secrets to a Successful Blog Tour.

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