Things You Save in a Fire
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 ailin...more
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What an inspirational, fantastic book with those beautiful characters, I wish they were real so I could give them a very big GROUP HUG and tell them I love you 3thousand !
I start to read this bo ...more
“Saving lives was easy. Saving herself was another story”.
What a fantastic read!
Cassie Hanwell is a firefighter with the Austin Fire Department. She is a very busy and independent woman. Her co-workers think she's lonely, but she tells them she’s happy with the way things are.
Cassie is about to receive the Austin Fire Department’s Valor Award. She is the FIRST female to ever win this prestigious award. Cassie is anxio ...more
An Unputdownable, Funny, Fabulous and Sweet novel, that will end up on my Best of List for 2018!
How do I love Thee? Let me tell you the ways! “Things You Save in a Fire” turned me into a complete mush. Yes, it’s true and I admit it. I know, I know, it’s unbelievable right? Roll your eyes at me, go ahead - it seems utterly preposterous given what you all know of me, but it happened. I’ve been transformed into a schmoopy girl for real. And you have Katherine Center to thank.
Super sweet love story that made this cynic both cringe and smile!
Things You Save in a Fire is about a woman who must learn to forgive in order to love.
Cassie, a 26-year-old firefighter in Austin Texas, has faced a lot of adversity in her life. On her 16th birthday, her mother left her father and Cassie for another man, which led to further tragedy. Furthermore, being a woman in a male-dominated profession, she has had to fight her way to acceptance. So when her estranged mother ...more
Cassie Hanwell is one strong cookie! She must be - she is the only female firefighter at her station. To prove herself, she must be better, faster, and harder working than her male counterparts. She works in a male dominated field...how male dominated? I did some research and found that "There are 1.16 million firefighters in the United States, but only 7 percent are women according to the National Fire Protection Association." That's a big gap and Cassie feels it in this book!
Cassie i ...more
This is my first book by Ms. Center and it was like a breath of fresh air for me. I had been reading an extremely heartbreaking and soul searching type of book when I knew I needed something to lift me up. This book was just the ticket!
Cassie Hanwell had been settling in and working fine with the Austin fire department. She loved her job, she was finally getting the respect she deserved and the firefighters were a great group of guys. “Anyone who’d seen our rainbow flag flying ...more
““It’s not the easy moments that define who we are. It’s the hard ones.”
This is my second book by Katherine Center (the first was ‘Happiness for Beginners) and this one also blew me away. It’s safe to say Centers is an author that just does it for me. Her writing and storytelling has this ability to draw me in and her books become instant favorites for me. After reading this, my heart was so full and I couldn’t stop smiling. It wasn’t an easy read from start to finish. There wer ...more
Sad to say, but I wouldn’t save this book in a fire
Thought I’d like a light read, but man, this one took “light” to a whole new (low) level. Trite, predictable, and ultra-simplistic, I also found the book, in spots, embarrassing. Picture a Hallmark card that shows a female firefighter flexing her gigantic muscles while smiling and shouting, “Happy forgiveness”!
This is the story of a feisty and expert firefighter named Cassie who falls in love. Other crew members include a Mr. Wonderful, a mom ...more
Occasionally, a book can reach deeply, touching you profoundly. The best part is you never see it coming!
This book had me smiling, crying then smiling once again through my tears.
Cassie is a tough-as-nails firefighter. She’s got to be. She’s working in a typically male dominated field, and they never let her forget it.
But hands down, Cassie is the best at what she does. So driven in fact, her private ...more
Add Katherine Center to the list of authors I've discovered this year whose work has utterly wowed me. Between her newest book and How to Walk Away , which I read earlier this year (see my review), I've become a big fan while becoming emotionally unglued. Because that's how I roll, y'all!
Cassie has always been tough as nails. As one of very few female firefighters at her Austin firehouse, she knows that she has to do everything better, be stronger, faster, and tougher, a ...more
Things you Save in a Fire is a book that addresses so much. The struggles of a woman in a ...more
Cassie Hanwell is one of the few female firefighters in her firehouse, and she handles emergencies like a champ.
One day Cassie’s life is thrown off kilter when her mother asks her to leave Texas behind and move to Boston. Why? Because her mother she rarely sees or talks to needs care.
Being a good daughter, Cassie transfers to a Boston firehouse. The change is hard. She’s now the only female, and the firehous ...more
but it didn't need to be. i decided to read the 10 finalists in the 2019 goodreads choice awards for the category of romance. (reading the romance finalists for the 2019 goodreads choice awards
) i'm not gonna lie there were a lot of fcking stinkers. and this one by comparison, was not.
i went in with low expectations because from the cover and synopsis i thought this was going to be a really irritating chicklit novel but i was pleasantly surprised.
this reminded me ...more
I'm not the type of person that will cry while reading a book but this changed when I started reading this. I don't know why I felt so emotional but this story moved me. Just thinking about it makes my heart squeeze.
While I absolutely loved the story between Cassie and Owen I think the really love story was between Cassie and her mom. Everything about their relationship is so beautiful and at the same time powerful. The way that the autho ...more
The book blurb says it’s about family and forgiveness. And there is some of that. But it’s really mostly about romance, the head over heels infatuation kind. Cassie is a strong, no nonsense, firefighter who’s risen like a ...more
I found this author's writing style to be perfectly balanced in introducing the characters and making me instantly care about them. I wanted to learn more about what made them "who they are" and react the way they did. This author has such a "easy, breezy style" that made this book so easy to fall in love with.
Cassie is a female fire-firefighter working in an all male fire station, so you can probably imagin ...more
Are you in need of a fabulous reading boost? Perhaps you are looking to recover from a heavy-duty tome or trying your darnedest to break out of a reading slump. Or maybe you just in the mood for a nice feel good novel. If any of these scenarios apply to you, then this is the book you want to grab.
Things You Save in a Fire is about Cassie Hanwell, a young woman firefighter trying to break through some pretty steep emotional barriers she has tried to bury ever since a very tr ...more
I have a love/hate relationship with ...more
This is that type book. And I liked it. I liked it a lot. I gave up sleep for this book. Sleep is one of my favorite things.
The book is centered on a female firefighter (Cassie) who gets in a bit ...more
The protagonist, Cassie, is a firefighter in Austin, TX, at a progressive, modern station. She’s honored for her valor, but at the event, she gets herself into some trouble. When the mother she’s estranged from asks her to come to a small town outside of Boston to help her because she’s ill, Cassie wants no part of it. But between getting in trouble and her beloved father’s urging, she agrees to transfer to an old-school firehouse ...more
This is one of these boo ...more
Thank you to the following for permitting me access to an advance reader's copy (ARC) of Things You Save in a Fire. This generosity did not impact my honesty when rating/reviewing.
Author: Katherine Center
Loved this engaging story from first word to last! The characters were wonderful, The romance was sweet, the friendships were strong, and I loved the firehouse setting! Cannot think of a better way to have kicked off my 2019 reads!
🔥 Full fiery review closer to pub day August 2019 👩🏻🚒❤️👨🏻🚒❤️
I've been trying to get down
To the heart of the matter
But everything changes
And my friends seem to scatter
But I think it's about forgiveness
Even if, even if you don't love me anymore
--The Heart of the Matter, Don Henley, Songwriters: Mike Campbell / Don Henley / John David Souther
Cassie Hanwell is a firefighter for the city of Austin as this story begins. She lives, breathes, imbibes the gospel of firefighting, and all that goes with the territory. She sees ...more
4.5 Stars rounded up!!
I was THRILLED when my request was approved for this book. At the time, I had not yet read, How to Walk Away, so I made it my mission to read that first. After having read it (loved it), I really looked forward to seeing if Ms. Center could repeat the success of the previous book. Being the Christmas season, it took me a little longer to get to this than I would ...more
“That’s the thing I always love best about the human race: How we pick ourselves back up over and over and just keep on going.”
True to this quote, Cassie has had to pick herself up and move on. She has had much in her young life that has made her hard on the outside, a tough as nai ...more
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