About the Book
Building their future
Charlotte Taylor isn't good at playing it safe. Reeling from the sudden loss of her job and her beloved grandmother, Charlotte knows buying a dilapidated cottage in Gordon Falls isn't exactly practical. Especially since she just hired the one man who may love the property more than she does to help renovate it. Volunteer firefighter and part-time contractor Jesse Sykes can't stay mad at Charlotte for very long. Though she snatched up the home he'd planned on purchasing, Charlotte's dreams are big enough for both of them…if only she'd let him in. Charlotte promised she'd never fall for a first responder, but is it already too late?
Gordon Falls: Hearts ablaze in a small town
This book was released in November 2014
This was a well loved library book that was reviewed
“Saved by the Fireman” by Allie Pleiter is the fifth book in her 'Gordon Falls' series. Though this is part of a series this is a perfect stand alone book, for even though some of the prior series characters come into play it is more as secondary community characters.
This was an interesting story that is for sure for I couldn't help but wonder when the attraction was going to blow up into each of their faces for there seems to be that instant attraction with more hurdles than can be found at the track. The hurdles really got in the way and part of the enjoyment, for this reader anyway, was watching the hurdles being jumped, even when the character trips over that hurdle.
One character is being chased hard it seems, even before the story starts, by God for there just little things that comes out that leaves one to wonder how long has this character been chased for it seems as if their heart is cracking easier than most non-believers. To watch how this character sees things related to their Christian friends and have this wonder about that relationship that they seem to have with God, not to mention how they react to all the bad things. To watch how things change around for this character was so interesting and perfect for this character.
The other character is facing a lot of changes and seems to be the cause of a few pretty big problems. At times I couldn't help but laugh at this character while going through what they are going through for I know it wasn't funny but for some reason it just struck my funny bone. It was if this character was so determined to stick to a certain path while things all along the way kept trying to point this character in a different direction. It was one of those things that made me think of the phrase “Man plans, God laughs” for really I could see Him laughing at the plans the character made.
Overall this story was interesting due to the chase of one character and the redirecting of the other. Enough things were happening to keep me interested in continuing read the book through a rainy and dreary day. I truly loved the chase of the character for I just thought it hit something within me, for it was done in such a different way. I guess with all the reading I do it is so nice when I come across something so completely different as this way.
Both characters touched my heart for they were both facing troubles in life and how they handled things were so completely different. One dove into what they were trying to do in order to forget it seems (whether they knew it or not) while the other tried to bury their feelings in humor, but together they work through so many things. As they worked on their own issues together and separately, things become tense yet solutions are there if one is willing to look. Honestly if we think about it, our own lives have the solutions there if we are willing to look, and this was just a great reminder that.
I hope all those who read this book, enjoy this book as much as I did.the