Things You Save In A Fire by Katherine Center

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This book was sent to Traveling With T for review consideration.

Things You Save In A Fire

Summary: Cassie Hanwell was born for emergencies. As one of the only female firefighters in her Texas firehouse, she’s seen her fair share of them, and she’s excellent at dealing with other people’s tragedies. But when her estranged and ailing mother asks her to uproot her life and move to Boston, it’s an emergency of a kind Cassie never anticipated.

The tough, old-school Boston firehouse is as different from Cassie’s old job as it could possibly be. Hazing, a lack of funding, and poor facilities mean that the firemen aren’t exactly thrilled to have a “lady” on the crew, even one as competent and smart as Cassie. Except for the handsome rookie, who doesn’t seem to mind having Cassie around. But she can’t think about that. Because she doesn’t fall in love. And because of the advice her old captain gave her: don’t date firefighters. Cassie can feel her resolve slipping…but will she jeopardize her place in a career where she’s worked so hard to be taken seriously?

Katherine Center’s Things You Save in a Fire is a heartfelt, affecting novel about life, love, and the true meaning of courage.


Traveling With T’s Thoughts:

After reading and LOVING How To Walk Away earlier this year- I was looking forward to reading Things You Save in a Fire.

I wasn’t sure I could love a character as much as I loved Margaret- then I met Cassie.

What I liked:

Well… first- the cover. So gorgeous!

Cassie. Tough as nails. Determined. A fighter. Love her.

The ending. ❤ ❤


Bottom line: For me- this was a book with many layers- a woman fighting against the odds in an all male fire station, coming to terms with how her past shaped her future and starting to realize that there are things she wants beyond being a kick-butt fire fighter. I loved this book- at times it has a light touch- but Katherine also provides some meat in the situations Cassie must face- and decide how to handle them.  Recommended.


*This book was sent to Traveling With T for review consideration. All thoughts and opinions are mine alone.*


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Happy Reading and Bookishly Yours,

T @ Traveling With T

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