Things You Save in A Fire

Things You Save in A Fire

Large Print - 2019 | Large print edition.
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Carrie Hanwell is a female firefighter in Texas, and she's a total pro at handling other people's emergencies. But when her ailing mother asks her move to Boston, Cassie suddenly has an emergency of her own. She finds a job at a tough, old-school Boston firehouse, but firemen aren't exactly thrilled to have a "lady" on the crew--except for the infatuation-inspiring rookie. But she can't think about that, because love is girly, and it's not her thing. And her old captain had advised her never to date firefighters. Cassie can feel her resolve slipping, and it means risking it all--the only job she's ever loved, and the hero she's worked like hell to become.
Publisher: Farmington Hills, Michigan : Thorndike Press, a part of Gale, a Cengage Company, 2019.
Edition: Large print edition.
Copyright Date: ©2019
ISBN: 9781432868833
1432868837
Branch Call Number: LGE-TYPE CENTER
Characteristics: 505 pages (large print) ; 23 cm.
large print (16 point)

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TLCMom582
Nov 23, 2019

I listened to the audio version of this book and absolutely loved every second of it! I'm a huge fan of the narrator, Therese Plummer. She is just extraordinary in the emotion she puts in every single line. I knew it was going to be good going in because of her, but I had never even heard of Katherine Center before. Let's just say the combination of Center and Plummer is deadly--deadly in the good sort of way.
The story centers around a female firefighter and her relationships with all sorts of people in her life-a bad guy from her past, her now sick mother who abandoned her family on Cassie's sixteenth birthday, the firefighters at her old job and the good old boys at the smaller station she gets a job at close to her mother (including Rookie who is making all parts of her burn!).
Being married to a guy who has been in the fire service since the 1970's, all the pranks and jokes and even the terms used for the equipment, etc. really hit home with me. Ms. Center obviously did her research and was very careful in her writing. What an awesome job!

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jfd5
Oct 27, 2019

This was such a good read. Predictable but with some twists and turns. Good message to us all. Have enjoyed this author before.

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laphampeak
Oct 27, 2019

Bigger than life, at times, Cassie Hanwell moves from a successful firefighter career to an eastern town closer to her ailing mother and to an antiquated fire station position. The story contained romance, family forgiveness with a strong thread of being a kick-ass female firefighter with her own secret to reveal. Surprisingly fun and deep at the same time.

K_ROK Oct 24, 2019

This book was fantastic. It sucked me in right away and I could not wait until I had more time to read and finish it. I figured out some key plot points early on however that didn't take anything away from the story. If you are curious about this book just read it, you won't regret it.

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mjk236sb
Oct 24, 2019

Really enjoyed this book - which covers a lot of topics, but mostly about love, forgiveness and acceptance of yourself. Good read.

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patboud
Oct 12, 2019

like her writing. Will try to get her other books

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carolinewhitesell
Oct 11, 2019

I could not put this book down and would have read it all at once if I had the time. I loved this story and it was written beautifully. Full of valuable life lessons. I would recommend for everyone!

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aslaird
Sep 26, 2019

Once I started I couldn’t stop! Read this in one sitting. After waiting for some time it was definitely worth it.

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wilfongj
Sep 20, 2019

One of my favorite books I've read this year! I couldn't put it down. 5 stars

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RosaReads2
Aug 13, 2019

This book was so much more than I expected and I had already expected to love it. Similar to her previous books this is a single POV by a female protagonist. This time, a female firefighter who is at the top of her game when felled by behavior unbecoming.

Not caring for brusque, arrogant, or pushy females as main characters, my only concern was due to that of my own preconceptions. Any worry over those presumptions fell to the wayside after the first two chapters. This author managed to create a character who while confident and highly capable in her career, was immensely vulnerable under the walls she was forced to build due to past hurts. It was the perfect balance. I loved Cassie's character so much. If I could do my life over, I would want to be her!

While classified as women's fiction, the romantic element to the story was more prominent than any of the other books I've read by this author. This made my romance loving heart happy. The moment Rookie Owen turned his goofy, smiling face towards Cassie, she wasn't the only goner. Along with some sweet romance, there were other wonderful elements to this story that created something relatable, empowering, and hopeful. With great wit, a little mystery/suspense, honorable characters, and a swoony romance, Things You Save in a Fire was pure reading bliss.

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