The Sisters of Fire, a hot new firefighter series, follows the path of six women who trained together and remained friends ten years later.
Firefighter Annie Ferris O’Shea has it all: an idyllic marriage to her high school sweetheart, an exciting career and a circle of wonderful friends. But when she gets pregnant, everything changes. Will she and Colin be able to adapt to a new lifestyle or will their lives dissolve into old patterns and expected roles in society?
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No Easy Choice
I received a complimentary copy of this book and I am voluntarily reviewing it.
This is the third book of the series. A group of women went through the fire academy together and formed a life-long support group. They call themselves Sisters of Fire. Each book is about a different woman and her struggles with not only being a female firefighter but struggles in her personal life. While each book if focused on a different woman, the others make multiple appearances. I would highly suggest that the books be read in order to fully understand the dynamics of the group.
Colin and Annie have been married since she graduated from high school and both became firefighters. After 10 years of being happily married, they now face some serious issues. They welcomed Bridget, their baby girl, into their lives. Annie is struggling with being a new mom and having to do all of the parenting by herself as Colin works part-time at his family's garage. They have both worked a full-time job plus a part-time jobs as well. She wants Colin to spend more time with their daughter as time is slipping away and he is missing out on Bridget's daily changes.
Due to his past, Colin has financial issues and saves every penny for the future. Annie wants to open the purse strings a little so she can take another two months of unpaid maternity leave. Adding to the strain on the couple, Colin is jealous that there is a famous author (Brent) that joins in the playgroup that Annie takes Bridge to several times a week. Colin feels that Brent may take Annie away from him.
While this is not your typical romance book as the couple is already married, it is great to read a story that really shows the struggle and work that goes into making a marriage work. I adored reading about this couple and look forward to the next book.
The only downside to me was where. Annie had a few beers while she is still breastfeeding. I will admit that times have changed and maybe these days that is fine but that still bothers me.
No Easy Choice is the 3rd book in the Sisters of Fire series. This time we have Annie and Colin’s story. Annie is on maternity leave after having their first child and struggling with lack of sleep, guilt and feeling overwhelmed by motherhood. This is a very realistic account of a couple trying to adjust to their new baby. Colin has been offered a promotion which initially causes him to be away from home more causing more stress for Annie. Fortunately, they are both committed to their marriage and willing to do whatever is necessary to keep their family together. It is great to catch up with the other sisters of fire. Ms Shay is a great writer who brings her characters to life. I’m looking forward to the next book in this series.
Sisters of Fire-Annie and Colin
When Annie has her baby, a baby she has wanted and loves dearly, she is soon faced with a choice of when to return to work. Both Annie and Colin struggle with the adjustment of loving their newborn and wanting what is best for her while jiggling careers, promotions and family time. As with many of her other books, Ms. Shay Writes a wonderful story while mixing in real life struggles and showing how to work through issues. She helps to encourage and gives usable solutions that are usable. Kudos!