Review: Things You Save in a Fire


I received a free review copy from the publisher in exchange for an honest review.

Things You Save in a Fire by Katherine Center is a book about a female firefighter, Cassie Hanwell who is as tough as any man. Even though Cassie is tough, deep down she has issues with accepting love and forgiveness. There is a lot of depth and interesting sub-plots to this story.

Center weaves together the challenges of a female firefighter in an all male firehouse, the relationship with her estranged mother, and overcoming her past to experience love. She does a great job of bringing the characters to life allowing the reader to feel sympathy and empathize with the challenges Cassie experiences.

I very much enjoyed this book. The writing flowed together nicely through the various sub-plots. I admired Cassie’s strength in a traditionally “man’s world,” as well as her vulnerabilities.

Overall, I really enjoyed this book. It was entertaining and captivating. If you love books that hold a lot of substance, I would highly recommend this one.