Yesterday was National Book Lovers Day and I thought it would be an appropriate use of my time to write up a few book reviews. Today I’m sharing my review on Things You Save in a Fire by Katherine Center. Scroll on to find out why I loved the book and then go get yourself a copy!
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Review & Thoughts
Things You Save in a Fire by Katherine Center
What a fantastic novel! This book made me feel all the feels. This was the second book I’ve read by Katherine Center and it’s easy to see why she’s quickly become one of my favorite authors! Her stories are well-written, thoughtful, engaging, heart-wrenching, and yet filled with delight and joy. Important lessons woven throughout the story and a few twists and turns I didn’t see coming.
In ‘Things You Save in a Fire’ we get a real love story, one that’s not devoid of the drama and pain that comes from real-world stories and trauma. One of the most important lessons woven throughout this book is the importance and significance of forgiveness in order to heal and find joy.
Important themes and elements of the story:
I love that her stories always find a way to teach us something in a completely entertaining and engaging way. Life is too short to hold on to anger and pain. Forgiveness is freeing and benefits the person that forgives, it’s not just about the person receiving forgiveness.
In a Nutshell: What a fantastic novel! Well-written, thoughtful and entertaining. A must read for women’s fiction lovers!
My Rating: 5 / 5 Stars
Details From the Book Jacket
Published: August 13, 2019 by St. Martin’s Press
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
Books by Katherine Center