You know how sometimes technology just doesn't cooperate? Couple problems with my blog app - I wrote this review when I finished the book, saved it...and realized that it didn't save my review! Re-wrote it...republished....and then this morning, figured out that it still didn't save! So....rewriting this review now...and hoping that it actually saves/publishes! Gah!!
Things You Save in a Fire is a wonderful, uplifting story of the importance of family, love, and the power of forgiveness. Cassie Hanwell is a courageous firefighter, whose bravery is recognized by the fire department and her colleagues. She believes that her success on the force demonstrates that she has overcome the trauma of her teenage years, and made a good life for herself. However, a phone call from her mothers soon shows her that she hasn't completely moved past the trauma she experienced, and needs to continue to work to resolve this in her life and move on. Things You Save in a Fire is the story of Cassie Hanwell's journey through her attempts at moving on, forgiveness, and love.
I thoroughly enjoyed Katherine Center's newest book. From the beginning, I liked Cassie Hanwell's personality. She sees herself as no-nonsense, and her can do attitude is admirable. Overall, this novel was uplifting. The ending was slightly over the top for me. However, I think that regular readers of this genre and those that enjoy stories with a focus on family will find this book uplifting and enjoyable.
Thank you to St. Martin's Press for the ARC!! See below for a link to pre-order on Amazon. #ThingsYouSave comes out on August 13th!
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