Things You Save in a Fire

    • 4.1 • 92 Ratings
    • $19.99

    • $19.99

Publisher Description

"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

Therese Plummer
hr min
August 13
Macmillan Audio

Customer Reviews

Hskr girl ,

Good read

I thought this was a good listen. I related to it being an EMT/FF as well so that probably helped. It certainly passed the time while I travelled.

207Mom ,

Great Storyline

… but the author (or could be the tone the Narrator uses) tends to use “I said, she said, I said, she said” redundantly within a short conversation in multiple chapters. It’s frustrating for the listener. If you can get past that, the story has great details and immerses the reader. There’s suspense and love mixed in with Firehouse antics. Great story.

kabess77 ,

Highly recommend

I am not a firefighter, but what I am is a female in a male dominated career. I can relate to the struggles, and enjoyed watching the growth of characters. How the author writes about being a firefighter, makes me wonder if I would have chosen a different career path….maybe I should have considered this one. Love how the narrator gives emotion to all the character’s dialogue…..and that she can give good variations of voices. I listened to How to Walk Away, and am glad I continued on to the next story.

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