¾ Things You Save in a Fire Ç Download by Ý Katherine Center This was such a charming, humorous, and touching story I didn t want it to end I found this author s writing style to be perfectly balanced in introducing the characters and making me instantly care about them I wanted to learn about what made them who they are and react the way they did This author has such a easy, breezy style that made this book so easy to fall in love with.
Cassie is a female fire firefighter working in an all male fire station, so you can probably imagine some of the sticky situations that developed The romance offered just the right amounts of sweetness, stubbornness, and laugh out loud humor The mystery element was also such a plus for my own love of any type of a search for who dunnit 4.
5 StarsCassie Hanwell is one strong cookie She must be she is the only female firefighter at her station To prove herself, she must be better, faster, and harder working than her male counterparts She works in a male dominated fieldhow male dominated I did some research and found that There are 1.
16 million firefighters in the United States, but only 7 percent are women according to the National Fire Protection Association That s a big gap and Cassie feels it in this book Cassie is a complete professional when dealing with emergencies, high stress situations and tragedies on the job In her personal life not so much You see, Cassie doesn t have a personal life She doesn t date, she doesn t hang out, she doesn t really have friends, she s not looking for a boyfriend, she fills her life with work and responsibility.
She is torn when she receives a call from her From The New York Times Bestselling Author Of How To Walk Away Comes A Stunning New Novel About Family, Hope, And Learning To Love Against All Odds 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 AnticipatedThe 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 Slippingbut 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 3.
75 starsSuper sweet love story that made this cynic both cringe and smile Things You Save in a Fire is about a woman who must learn to forgive in order to loveCassie, a 26 year old firefighter in Austin Texas, has faced a lot of adversity in her life On her 16th birthday, her mother left her father and Cassie for another man, which led to further tragedy Further, being a woman in a male dominated profession, she has had to fight her way to acceptance So when her estranged mother asks Cassie to come care for her outside of Boston while she adjusts to going blind, it should be an easy transition for Cassie But when she arrives in Lillian at her new firehouse, she faces challenges she never thought she would experience including learning to forgive and accept love Things You Save in a Fire was exactly what I needed It s light and happy but also has some depth There s Five well deserved, positive, hopeful, when you read it, this book gives you hope, joy, not only warm , definitely heat your heart, gives you tunes makes you dance and sing at the end you feel like you re watching Gosling and Stone s favorite LaLaLand dance scene on your mind over and over again stars What an inspirational, fantastic book with those beautiful characters, I wish they were real so I could give them a very big GROUP HUG and tell them I love you 3thousand I start to read this book on my lunch break, but lunch turned into let s have dessert and coffee break, too and coffee break turns into oh look at the look, let s also have some chai tea latte, it s 5 pm, thankfully I m self employed As you can imagine I had the longest lunch of the history My counted sighs during this reading 216 My counted giggles 34 they were embarrassing, my advice , don t do at the restauran It s all about forgiveness Even when you tell yourself you can t life might just surprise you Occasionally, a book can reach deeply, touching you profoundly The best part is you never see it coming This book had me smiling, crying then smiling once again through my tears Cassie is a tough as nails firefighter She s got to be She s working in a typically male dominated field, and they never let her forget it.
But hands down, Cassie is the best at what she does So driven in fact, her private life takes a major backseat Actually, it s nonexistent She does not date She does not do romance Cassie left her life behind in Austin to look after her mother in Massachusetts That means she must once again prove her mettle to both her new station, and herself Maybe it s time for new beginnings professionally and personally.
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5 stars, rounded up.
Add Katherine Center to the list of authors I ve discovered this year whose work has utterly wowed me Between her newest book and How to Walk Away , which I read earlier this year see my review , I ve become a big fan while becoming emotionally unglued Because that s how I roll, y all Cassie has always been tough as nails As one of very few female firefighters at her Austin firehouse, she knows that she has to do everything better, be stronger, faster, and tougher, and never show one ounce of emotion It s something she s been comfortable with since her mother abandoned her and her father on Cassie s 16th birthday Cassie has never really let anyone get too close to her, because vulnerability means weakness in he This is a wonderful piece of contemporary fiction from Katherine Center, full of warmth, featuring the strong, independent, and extremely capable Cassie Hanwell A firefighter extraordinaire, so brave and up for an award for valour at which all her crew from the modern and progressive Austin FD are present, both to support and prank her at the event However, Cassie s night is knocked for six when the mayor is unable to present the award and in his place is a man from her nightmare past, council man Heath Thompson, all of which leads to events that are to spoil her evening and place her in a difficult position at work Cassie s mom, Lily, has got in touch to ask her to come help her for up to a year due to her eye problems Cassie has nev
My reviews can also be seen at Saving lives was easy Saving herself was another story What a fantastic read Cassie Hanwell is a firefighter with the Austin Fire Department She is a very busy and independent woman Her co workers think she s lonely, but she tells them she s happy with the way things are.
Cassie is about to receive the Austin Fire Department s Valor Award She is the FIRST female to ever win this prestigious award Cassie is anxiously waiting for them to call her to the stage to receive her award from the Mayor However, an announcement is made saying that someone else will be giving Cassie the award When Cassie sees who it is she s shocked But the shock wears off quicklyWhat happens next is COMPLETELY unexpected.
On top of everything else, Cassie s mother has been trying to get in touch with her Cassie and her mother are far from cl 5 Sappy Stars An Unputdownable, Funny, Fabulous and Sweet novel, that will end up on my Best of List for 2018 How do I love Thee Let me tell you the ways Things You Save in a Fire turned me into a complete mush Yes, it s true and I admit it I know, I know, it s unbelievable right Roll your eyes at me, go ahead it seems utterly preposterous given what you all know of me, but it happened I ve been transformed into a schmoopy girl for real And you have Katherine Center to thank Cassie Hanwell is a Firefighter She isn t exactly great with people but she s awesome at her job Austin has been her home for years now and she loves it there When her mom, who is in bad health, calls her requesting that she go back home to Massachusetts, Cassie feels that she has no choice She plans to give it a year Fight fires, and do what it takes to care for the m