Book Mail – Things You Save in a Fire by Katherine Center

Look at this stunning cover! Helping us hold onto summer while we can.

Thanks to St. Martin’s Press for the free copy in exchange for my honest review

THINGS YOU SAVE IN A FIRE – Katherine Center (out now!)

The publisher also included a short story The Girl in the Plane, featuring Cassie Hanwell, the courageous female firefighter at the heart of Things You Save in a Fire. 


Here’s the synopsis:

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 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

3 thoughts on “Book Mail – Things You Save in a Fire by Katherine Center

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    1. I’ve heard great things about it, too. I haven’t picked up a lot of contemporary fiction lately either. I do know that my mom will probably love this one. I know a lot of people that loved Center’s other book, too.

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      1. My mom would love this too, it’s funny that you say that. She loves books like this. But ever since I started book blogging I can hardly get her to read at all. It’s like she has an aversion to books now that I read so many.


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