Hello October! Fall can’t get here fast enough, but Texas just seems to want to hold onto the heat. Hopefully by the time we gather for this month’s book club it will be cool and we can sit by the fire sipping cider.
This month we are reading Things You Save in a Fire by Katherine Center. Just released in mid August, this book is already on so many “best” lists.
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.
We are meeting Wednesday, October 30 at 7 p.m. for snacks and discussion. If you are local to Fort Worth, feel free to join us. Even if you aren’t local to my area, you can join our bookclub, membership is free, through Bookmovement. By signing up you will receive notifications on our upcoming meetings and the books we will be reading. Plus, you can create your personal queue of books you want to read outside of our group and find out new releases and trends in all genres of books. Friends are always welcome.
While you are visiting our site on Bookmovement, check out our November read Rules for Visiting by Jessica Frances Kane. We won’t meet in December but you will have homework reading The Moment of Lift by Melinda Gate as we prepare for a very fun event at my house on January 4 — Creating your 20/20 Vision! I’ll be helping you craft your personal tagline for the new year. Mine in 2019 has been #movetobloom.
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