Title: Things You Save in a Fire
Authors: Center, Katherine
Genre: Fiction
Pages: 310
Year: 2019
Language: English
Description: When firefighter Cassie Hanwell reluctantly moves from Texas to Massachusetts, she knows that it is not going to be plain sailing. She has always successfully managed the challenges of working in a male-dominated field, but the men at her new fire station are not kindly disposed to her appointment. But the die is cast and Cassie will not be backing down, even when she has to compete with a golden-boy rookie for the one permanent position available.

From its laugh out loud moments and nail-biting dramas to its blood pressure threatening sexism, this story with love at its heart also offers an insightful examination of some of the challenges women face and reinforces the importance of being true to oneself.

Comments from BDS Reviewers:

"A witty and astute portrayal of love and forgiveness which made me laugh and cry."

"A delightful romance which generates many themes for discussion. While it's written with a light hand, some of these underlying themes are serious."

"Plenty of laugh out loud moments. It was a hard book to put down!"

"Appealing characters and an entertaining insight into a career I knew little about."

"I think younger women's groups will love this book."

"A lovely story that covers a number of issues, including the need to forgive and move on and women working in male environments. I enjoyed it very much."

"The only negative was Cassie being super-smart at everything."
Categories: Fiction, Community, Contemporary, Gender Issues, Human Rights, Love story, Morals/Ethics, Relationships, America, 2021 Titles


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