Review: Things Your Save in a Fire
Title: Things You Save in a Fire
Author: Katherine Center
Release Date: August 13, 2019
Rating: 5/5 Stars
Synopsis from Goodreads: 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?
My Review: This book is a must read. I generally reserve my five star ratings for books that are either just really moving in some way, or that make me both laugh and cry (not an easy feat in one book). This book was incredibly moving and succeeded in making me laugh and cry. The characters are ones you love immediately, ones that you root for. The story was well plotted and paced and kept me reading long past my bedtime. The story focuses on the theme of forgiveness and offers what seems to be some sound advice for the reader and the characters. The book also takes a unique view of feminism and I appreciated that. I loved this book just as much as I loved Katherine Center’s last book and I highly recommend it.
*I received this book from St. Martin’s Press in exchange for an honest review*