White Coat and Sneakers is the story of a young LA trauma surgeon whose accidental electrocution causes him to go back in time to late 1930’s New Orleans as a Catholic priest with a mission from Saint Hillary of Poitiers to save a young creole boy. The result is an interesting story about life purpose, faith, commitment, respect, love, and service.
Written primarily in a third person narrative style, White Coat and Sneakers becomes a story which links the surgeon to his past and present. Some might find the characterization lacking a greater depth and complexity but the point of the novel is, I believe, about the commitment to doing one’s best along with developing one’s God given abilities no matter what your background is. It is also a novel which seeks to honor family and I think that the author does this very well.
I liked this novel as I think it made some important points about values and faith. However, the writing needed more first person.
I give this novel a ‘good’ read.
I received a copy of this book from Smith Publicity in exchange for a review. I was not required to write a positive review.