Things You Save In a Fire by Katherine Center @stmartinspress @katherinecenter #fiction #review


From the New York Times bestselling author of How to Walk Away comes a stunning new novel about courage, 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 a total pro at other people’s tragedies. But when her estranged and ailing mother asks her to give up her whole life and move to Boston, Cassie suddenly has an emergency of her own.

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 infatuation-inspiring rookie, who doesn’t seem to mind having Cassie around. But she can’t think about that. Because love is girly, and it’s not her thing. And don’t forget the advice her old captain gave her: Never date firefighters. Cassie can feel her resolve slipping…and it means risking it all―the only job she’s ever loved, and the hero she’s worked like hell to become.

Katherine Center’s Things You Save in a Fire is a heartfelt and healing tour-de-force about the strength of vulnerability, the nourishing magic of forgiveness, and the life-changing power of defining courage, at last, for yourself.


Cassie is a firefighter in Austin. Her mother has contacted her to come live with her in a town outside of Boston. Absolutely what Cassie does NOT want to do. But Cassie finds herself in a pickle. She creates a scene at an awards ceremony with a city councilman. She has no choice but to move to her mothers and start a career in a different firehouse.

This move has torn Cassie in so many different directions. Cassie has some issues she needs to work through with her mother. Plus, something from her past keeps haunting her. The only thing keeping her sane is her job. But that becomes treacherous as well because of a stalker.

Katherine Center creates some of the best characters. They are tough and smart but your heart always goes out to them. She can also create some unique, heart wrenching situations which can take your breath away. This story is full of all of this and more!

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