Wednesday, April 3, 2013

Review: Could I Have This Dance? by Dr. Harry Kraus, M.D.

The idea that put this novel together is the main reason I picked it up. To avoid a back cover recap, I’ll just say: it was interesting. Working in a medical field as my work-a-day job, I was intrigued by this concept to let that world enter a bit of my fiction entertainment.
Published in 2002, a reader can definitely see where Christian fiction has progressed and become a stronger force to be reckoned with. Much of the novel was a bit wordy for my taste, but Claire as a character, and her circumstances pushed the novel forward on a solid stride. I do admit to skimming the extraneous verbiage the deeper into the story I got, but still gleaned much in the way of these character’s lives.
This particular novel delves deeper into the terminology and the life of a surgeon intern. I could see readers getting lost in all the terms, but since I work in it, I was able to follow pretty well. Definitely a couple twists, including an excellent one at the end I didn’t see coming. Worth reading to find that one!
All in all, I can’t say it’s my favorite, but I’ve loved a more recent release by the same author, so will continue to read upcoming novels.
This review is my honest opinion. Thanks to the publishers for my copy to review.

More about the novel...

You can't dance this dance unless it's in your blood.Claire McCall is praying it's not in hers.Claire McCall is used to fighting back against the odds. Hard work, aptitude, and sheer determination
have helped her rise from adverse circumstances to an internship in one of the nation's most competitive surgical residencies. But talent and tenacity mean nothing in the face of the discovery that is about to rock her world.It's called the 'Stoney Creek Curse' by folks in the small mountain town where Claire grew up. Behind the superstition lies a reality that could destroy her career. But getting to the truth is far from easy in a community with secrets to hide. As a web of relationships becomes increasingly tangled, two things become apparent. One is that more than one person doesn't want Claire to probe too deeply into the 'Stoney Creek Curse.' The other is that someone has reasons other than the curse for wanting Claire out of the picture permanently.Somewhere in the course of pursuing her career as a surgeon, Claire lost touch with the God who called her to it. Now she realizes how desperately she needs him. But can she reclaim a faith strong enough to see her through this deadly dance of circumstances?


  1. I love books set in the medical field because of my background as a EMT. But I tried another one of the books by this author and I just couldn't get into it. Too wordy - that might have been the hang up.

    Thanks for the review!

    1. Then you probably wouldn't like this one. You read Candace Calvert don't you?? I'm sure I've seen that you have, but if you haven't, waste NO time in trying her novels out!

  2. New author to me. This book sounds very interesting. Looking forward to reading it. Thanks for your review!

    Judy B

    1. His latest one, Judy is what got me started on his writing. Great fiction!

  3. Casey, it's been a good while since I read this book, but I really liked it, and I don't remember thinking it too wordy. Of course, relationship drama is my favorite genre, so maybe that was why. And I've read one of Candace Calvert's books and didn't really care for it, but that's just me. We all have different tastes, which is great for authors. Thanks for your review.

  4. Oh my goodness, look at your beautiful new website! I love it. How long ago did you change?

    I don't think I've ever read a medical drama, but I do love Grey's Anatomy so maybe this might be my thing?

  5. Great review.. I must check this one at an online bookstore right now..


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