Thank you to Netgalley and St. Martin’s Press for my advance reader copy of Things You Save In A Fire. I am now a HUGE Katherine Center fan! This book was absolutely amazing!
I laughed, I cried, and at times I held my breath through this tale. It’s a true feel good story where a woman conquers and achieves something in a male dominated field. I was so proud of Cassie as a female firefighter she held her own and did what she had to do to prove herself…and she’s a damn good firefighter.
Enough about that. Her mother (with whom she has a strained relationship) has asked her to live with her for a year as she’s having some medical issues. Her father guilts in to going and so she ends up moving from Texas to Massachuettes to help her mother.
What ends up happening is Cassie herself grows a lot as a person. She ends up repairing her relationship with her mother and ends up finding love as well. She has never been in a committed relationship (and she’s 30), but she finds herself fighting love and her mother helps her to see what life is really all about.
This reminded me of a Hallmark movie. I know this book won’t be for everyone, but if you enjoy feel good stories with some romance and a happy ending…pick this book up now. I loved it, but I love these kinds of stories. The growth that Cassie has in this novel is unreal. Towards the end the book got a little cheesy and far fetched, but again in all things Hallmark, it’s totally acceptable and appreciated. If you’re looking for a more realistic tale, this may not be for you.
5 star read. I could not put this book down. It stirred up every emotion in me. There’s a FANTASTIC epilogue at the end so we can see a few years into the future. Everything about this book just makes me so freakin’ happy. I want to hug this book and relive it over and over again. Maybe because I love a kick ass female lead, or maybe it’s because of the amazing writing, either way if you love this kind of book, pick it up TODAY because guess what…IT’S RELEASE DAY!!!!
Title: Things You Save In A Fire
Author: Katherine Center
Genre(s): Chick Lit, Contemporary, Fiction
Publisher: St. Martin’s Press
Release Date: August 13, 2019
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