Things You Save in a Fire by Katherine Center

Rating: 4.5 ⭐️

I read Things You Save in a Fire at just the right time and man did I love it. This is my first Katherine Center book, but I immediately went out to buy How to Walk Away. We are quite possibly looking at a new favorite author of mine.

Cassie is a successful firefighter from Austin, Texas who is alienated from her mother. When her mother gives her a call asking her to move to Massachusetts for a year she doesn’t want to go initially. What will happen when she takes a backward step in her career to move in with a mother she barely knows? She is now the newbie female firefighter in a station pretty set in their ways.

Katherine Center has a way of writing tragedy, depth, forgiveness, and romance and tying it all up with a neat little bow. I enjoyed Cassie’s character and her journey as a female working in a man’s world. The character growth is strong in this one. I appreciated the author’s readiness to admit that we are flawed and far from perfect. I loved how Center incorporated life as a firefighter and used her husband for inspiration. 

QOTD: What would you save in a fire? 

I would probably want my tattered Bible with all my notes, my journals, and my photo albums (especially my wedding album). These days most of these things can be found on my phone or computer, but there is still something about having the physical item in my possession.


Thank you, St. Martins Press for my gifted copy. All opinins are my own.

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