I’m so excited to share with you about a new book by my friend Betsy St. Amant. As you may recall, I’ve interviewed Betsy in the past and shared with you about some of her other books. Now available is her most recent, Fireman Dad.
Betsy continues her trend of sweet romances filled with relateable characters and unique situations. In this book widowed mother Marissa Hawthorne’s little boy wants to be like his new hero–firefighter Jacob Greene. But Marissa and her son lost too much to firefighting when her husband was killed in the line of duty. No matter how attractive Jacob might be, Marissa can’t afford to lose her heart to another fireman. And Jacob has to fight his own attraction to Marissa, as her father is her boss.
Underlying all the romantic tension is a very real threat to Jacob’s job and his family, as the fire department has been downsized, and Jacob’s brother has lost his position. This adds a reality to the story, as so many cities are facing similar cutbacks. In fact, Betsy shares at the end of the book that her own husband was downsized by the fire department in their city a few years ago. And you can feel the depth of her understanding of this struggle throughout the book.
This is a great read for anyone who knows and loves a fireman. A heartwarming tale of learning to trust God and allowing yourself to fall in love. You can pick it up at a Walmart near you or online here if you like. Thanks to Betsy for sending a review copy of her book. It’s always a pleasure to read her books.