BOOK REVIEW: Things You Save In A Fire by Katherine Center

Title: Things You Save In A Fire
Author: Katherine Center
Publication: August 13, 2019
Publisher: St. Martin’s Press
Genre: Women’s Fiction
Pages: 316

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?

Katherine Center’s Things You Save in a Fire is a heartfelt, affecting novel about life, love, and the true meaning of courage.


**A copy of this book was provided by the publisher via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.**

Things You Save in a Fire by Katherine Center is a fantastic Women’s Fiction book that covers a lot of bases from love, to women empowerment, to family issues. So many great story lines blended into one.

Women’s fiction is not always my absolute favorite, but I truly enjoyed this book. I love the depth of the main character, Cassie and all the different aspects of life she is dealing with. She’s still trying to come into her own while remembering advice from her father, a pestering absent mother, and love. Love always complicates things though. Center carefully intertwined problems that people have in everyday life and made it interesting and page turning. I kept wanting to know what was going to happen next and unable to put the book down.

I don’t have any complaints about this book really, and based on other reviews I would say that many people enjoyed it as well. I think Katherine Center is incredibly talented and I look forward to reading more of her books. If you love just a truly good story with a lot of depth and reality, then pick up Things You Save In A Fire by Katherine Center. You will not be disappointed.


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