Linda’s Book Obsession Reviews “Things You Save in a Fire” by Katherine Center. St. Martin’s Press, August 2019
Katherine Center, AUthor of “Things You Save in a Fire”, has written a captivating, witty, emotional, thought-provoking and entertaining novel. The Genres for this novel are Fiction, Women’s Fiction, Contemporary and Romantic novel with some Humor. The timeline for the story is in the present and goes to the past when it pertains to the characters or events in the story. The author describes her colorful and dramatic cast of characters as quirky, complex, complicated, and flawed.
Cassie Hanwell has always enjoyed helping people and especially likes using her skills as a medic in the fire department to care for people. Cassie is determined, courageous, brave, tough, yet broken on the inside. Cassie herself has had traumatic things happen to her.
Cassie’s estranged mother calls her to come home for a year to help her. Circumstances occur where Cassie will now be working with a different firefighter unit near where her mother lives. The Captain of the original unit gives Cassie a whole list of “survival rules” for her new placement. The men on the new unit, and especially the new Captain are less than thrilled that Cassie is not a man. How is Cassie going to survive these new changes?
This is a wonderful book about forgiveness, second chances,self-growth, family, love, and hope. I would highly recommend this emotional and thought-provoking novel.