After The Fire

After The Fire

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by Kathryn Shay
     
 

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NEW YORK TIMES bestselling author Kathryn Shay spent five years riding fire trucks with a large city fire department, eating in their firehouses and interviewing hundreds of America's Bravest. Read the firefighter romance novels that resulted from her intense relationship with firefighters!

"Inspiring and emotionally invigorating...a true hero's tale." RT…  See more details below

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NEW YORK TIMES bestselling author Kathryn Shay spent five years riding fire trucks with a large city fire department, eating in their firehouses and interviewing hundreds of America's Bravest. Read the firefighter romance novels that resulted from her intense relationship with firefighters!

"Inspiring and emotionally invigorating...a true hero's tale." RT Book Reviews

Three firefighters from the Malvaso family are trapped in a burning building and almost lose their lives. After they are rescued, they decide to change the way they've been living. Mitch, the eldest, wants to make some decisions about his dysfunctional marriage and spend more time with his troubled teenagers. Jenn decides to have a baby--with her best friend, Grady. And Zach, the bad boy of the group, vows to make up for his past sins and become a better man. Read the whole family saga romance in these exciting stories.

Praise for AFTER THE FIRE:

"This powerful, emotionally realistic book is the first of Shay's new series about the men and women who put their lives on the line every day and how that dedication and commitment affect all those around them. Poignant and compelling, this novel reinforces Shay's well-earned reputation as a first-rate storyteller." Shelley Mosley, American Library Association.

"A superb contemporary romance that grabs you in the prologue and won't let go until you've read the final page. Bravo, Ms. Shay!" The Romance Readers Connection

Also available: Don't miss the rest of the firefighter romance series ON THE LINE, NOTHING MORE TO LOSE, AMERICA'S BRAVEST, IT HAD TO BE YOU, CHASING THE FIRE, THE FIRE INSIDE

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Editorial Reviews

DannaRae Pomeroy - DanaRae Pomeroy
"Kathryn Shay has woven a complex and compelling tapestry of the lives of three siblings, their concerns, their love and their hopes for the future. The result is a book you can't put down and don't want to part with when you reach the last page. A must-read!"
Debora Hosey
"AFTER THE FIRE is a superb contemporary romance that grabs you in the prologue and won't let you go until you've read the final page. Firemen are Ms. Shay's specialty and her respect and expertise are lovingly evident on every page. Bravo, Ms. Shay!"
Best Reviews
"Kathryn Shay pays homage to rescue workers with this exhilarating tale that demands a sequel starring Zach and a firewoman who saved his life."
RT BOOKCLUB
"Kathryn Shay pays homage to rescue workers with this exhilarating tale that demands a sequel starring Zach and a firewoman who saved his life."

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781452488011
Publisher:
Kathryn Shay
Publication date:
01/24/2011
Series:
The Hidden Cove Trilogy , #1
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Sales rank:
204,379
File size:
993 KB

Meet the Author

A NEW YORK TIMES bestselling author, Kathryn Shay has been a lifelong writer and teacher. She has written dozens of self-published original romance titles, print books with the Berkley Publishing Group and Harlequin Enterprises and mainstream women’s fiction with Bold Strokes Books. She has won five RT Book Reviews awards, four Golden Quills, four Holt Medallions, the Bookseller’s Best Award, Foreword Magazine’s Book of the Year and several “Starred Reviews.” Her novels have been serialized in COSMOPOLITAN magazine and featured in USA TODAY, THE WALL STREET JOURNAL and PEOPLE magazine. There are over five million copies of her books in print, along with hundreds of thousands downloaded online. Reviewers have call her work “emotional and heart-wrenching.”

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After The FIre 4.5 out of 5 based on 1 ratings. 53 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Near New York City, the Hidden Cove Fire Department responds to the dangerous Sinco fire. Three Malvaso firefighting siblings become trapped inside, but ultimately are rescued. Jenny insists that she, Mitch and Zach pledge to change their messed up personal lives as each one realizes how close to death they came.

Six months later, the three remain on the job, but carry mental scars from the Sinco fire. The vow has not been met.

Jenn tells her platonic duplex house partner Grady O¿Connor that she wants his baby through artificial insemination. She refuses to marry as she failed at that once. Grady also has relationship problems that haunt him.

Zach wants to remarry his ex wife Angela, who he treated very badly. He feels jealous when she goes on a date with an assistant principal. However, he is spending quality time with his two preadolescent sons.

Mitch remains in an ugly marriage for the sake of his two teenage children. Newly arrived Detective Megan Hale suggests to Mitch that they need to start a camp to help the children of deceased emergency workers. He loves the idea, but worries about his attraction to Megan.

Though the multiple subplots can be overwhelming at times, readers will appreciate the powerfully written terse emergency situations. The Malvasi clan and the other key characters, except Mitch¿s out of control wife, seem genuine in and out of emergency scenarios. Kathryn Shay pays homage to rescue workers with this exhilarating tale that demands a sequel starring Zach and a firewoman who saved his life.

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Nacole More than 1 year ago
Excellent story telling, excellent character detail, what can I say? A great book and even though it's part of a series it could be a stand alone book.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Absolutely enjoyed thisbook. Cannot wait to read the next book in the series
SnrLdy72 More than 1 year ago
I enjoyed this book.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Great book loved it
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Loved the story and brave characters.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Anoither fantastic read by Kathryn Shay..highly recommend!
Hopeless_Romsntic27 More than 1 year ago
I have always loved & respected firefighters. This book really gives an inside view of a firefighters life. The author has created a wonderful town filled with great characters. I read the book in one day and went on to read the complete trilogy in a total of four days!
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I love her books but this is my least favorite....I do not like how it jumps between 3 story lines....I prefer her fire fighter novellas where she focuses on one love story at a time....
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Excellent charachter development. Storyline kept moving and kept me interested. Will definitely be looking for more from Kathryn Shay.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Great read, I enjoyed the characters, the storyline, all of it. I didn't want to put it down! Kathryne Shay did a great job, it won't disappoint! Plus it had good editing!
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sparkySK More than 1 year ago
First time reading Ms. Shay and was very happy I did. This book was very good. It kept me interested all the way through. Will be reading more of her books.
LillieFM More than 1 year ago
Great read, makes me want to read the follow-up books.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This a rivoting book with well developed characters. I enjoyed the storyline and look forward to the next book in the series.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
WOW! Couldn't put it down. There was always something exciting about to happen. I could experience everything that was happening to the characters. I'm glad that I am not a member of their family.
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I loved it & just bought the next one in the series!
mybookfriends More than 1 year ago
"After the Fire" shows the the reality of firefighters' emotional rollercoaster dealing with every day situations. As with Police Officers, the firefighters have to work through deaths that occur after putting their lives on the line to save someone. When the time is right and the right person comes along, sparks between 2 people can help individuals work through their demons.
jeter2 More than 1 year ago
This is an Awesome series, read them all
Anonymous More than 1 year ago