Things You Save in a Fire
Narrated by Therese Plummer / 9 hours 36 minutes
“I enjoyed Katherine Center's last book, "How To Walk Away" so naturally, I was excited to see that she had a new one out. Center's new novel, "Things You Save In A Fire" was equally entertaining. Katherine Center has a unique writing style - she manages to present full-color characters in a story which has a healthy dose of humor. It is the perfect recipe for a delightful novel. The book revolves around Cassie, a firefighter in Austin, Texas. Her estranged Mother reaches out to her and asks her to and live with her for a year at her home in Massachusetts. Her Mother is ill and needs her help. Cassie agrees and is transferred to a fire station outside Boston. Cassie's new station is chock-full of lovable characters and that's when the fun begins. Btw... Cassie even finds love. "Things To Save In A Fire" is a light read but does have depth. I found myself chuckling as well as sniffling through the pages. The narration gets an A+. This book would be a great addition to your long walks or car rides.”Melinda, Buttonwood Books and Toys
"In this charming listen, narrator Therese Plummer portrays Cassie Hanwell--a confident, talented firefighter whose solitary life is upended when her estranged mother asks her to relocate to Boston...A wonderful story of forgiveness, friendship, love, and hope." — AudioFile
From the New York Times bestselling author of How to Walk Away comes a stunning new audiobook about courage, hope, and learning to love against all odds.
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 a total pro at other people's tragedies. But when her estranged and ailing mother asks her to give up her whole life and move to Boston, Cassie suddenly has an emergency of her own.
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 infatuation-inspiring rookie, who doesn't seem to mind having Cassie around. But she can't think about that. Because love is girly, and it’s not her thing. And don’t forget the advice her old captain gave her: Never date firefighters. Cassie can feel her resolve slipping...and it means risking it all—the only job she’s ever loved, and the hero she’s worked like hell to become.
Katherine Center's Things You Save in a Fire is a heartfelt and healing tour-de-force about the strength of vulnerability, the nourishing magic of forgiveness, and the life-changing power of defining courage, at last, for yourself.
Praise for Things You Save in a Fire:
"Oh, how I love Katherine Center’s writing…and her newest novel is a gem...a story that reminds us that the word emergency has, at its heart, a new beginning. Just read it, and thank me later.” - Jodi Picoult, New York Times bestselling author
“...a sharp and witty exploration of love and forgiveness that is at once insightful, entertaining, and thoroughly addictive.” - Kirkus, starred review