A Fireproof Home for the Bride: A Novel

A Fireproof Home for the Bride: A Novel

by Amy Scheibe

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ISBN-13: 9781250070869
Publisher: St. Martin's Press
Publication date: 03/22/2016
Pages: 384
Sales rank: 676,945
Product dimensions: 5.40(w) x 8.20(h) x 1.10(d)

About the Author

Amy Scheibe is the author of What Do You Do All Day? She has written for Dame Magazine, Seattle Weekly, The Forward, The Jewish Quarterly, and other publications. Born in Minnesota and reared in North Dakota, she now lives in the Catskill mountains with her husband and two children.

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A Fireproof Home for the Bride: A Novel 3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 4 reviews.
AuntTurbo More than 1 year ago
The dialog in this book is painful to read and the characters did not come to life for me in any way, shape or form. I tried hard to get through  it but it's just too hard. 
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Full disclosure, I’m related to the author and this book is connected to my relatives.  I have also read Amy’s first book, and while I enjoyed it very much, this one is very different. That being said, I loved this book!  Born in the 70s and growing up on the west coast, it took me a couple of chapters to get into this very different time, place, and way of life.   But once I did, I was completely behind Emmy and her journey to figure out who she was and who she wanted to become.   I appreciated Emmy’s struggle to leave everything she had grown up with in order to seek out a different kind of life even though it was unknown to her.  Although it was not a central theme to the story, I also appreciated how she wrestled with her faith, what she had been taught to believe all her life, whether or not there was truth in another religion/denomination, and how a loving God could allow people to hurt other people. Complicated family relationships, women’s roles and rights, racial tension, domestic abuse, navigating love, and becoming an adult are all themes included in this book.  I was so eager as I approached the end of the book to find resolution.  But then I was so sad that it had to end.   However, nothing prepared me for the Acknowledgements at the end of the book.  Normally this is a page or two of thanking people I have never heard of.  But as I read through this one, I realized that the women in my family who have served as role models, trail blazers, and inspiration for me to be the woman I am today, were the very fabric that was woven together to create the characters of Emmy and Josephine.  I was overcome with emotion and thankfulness.  The women in my family are so strong and awesome!  I only knew a few of the women mentioned personally, but the influence on my life by my Great Aunt Evie, Great Aunt June, Cathy Scheibe and even Amy Scheibe are profound.  And it is easy to trace my love of readying back to my family.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I grew up in the area in the book, Fargo ND, Moorhead MN. Also graduated from the High School used in the book, graduating in the 1950,s. Where did the author get a story like this from ? The only reason I gave it one star is because I liked the map that she had in the front of the book.I would not recommend this book.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Here is my first try at a CelestialClan fanfic. Hope you enjoy! This is the story of Cometstar's life, basically.)) <br> <p> Rain pelted against the ground, creating mud where dry earth once was. The cool rain was refreshing, and a big relief after seasons on drought. The aspen forest gladly accepted the rain. The figures of two cats stepped into view. The found shelter in an abandoned fox den. <br> "Meadowfawn, why here? This place is drenched!" The tom complained. <br> Meadowfawn sighed. "I chose this place for that reason. But think realistically." She meowed. "Spottedwind, this is StarClan. It never rains like this, and never goes through droughts. It's crazy!" She said. <br> Spottedwind thought for a moment before nodding. "You are right. This is strange. When are Feather and Elk arriving?" <br> Two more cats entered. "Right here." The gray she on the left said. <br> "We need to have this talk as brief as possible." Elk said shortly, sitting down next to Feather. <br> Meadowfawn nodded. "We will make this short. But someone has to help." She meowed. <br> Feather nodded. "There is a kit being born as we speak. I suggest that is the one." She meowed, eyes closed, swaying gently. <br> Elk nodded. "That is the one." He murmerred. <br> Spottedwind shrugged. "Who knows." He muttered grumpily. <br> Meadowfawn ignored him, her eyes starting to mst over. "The prophecy of fallen." <br> <p> Dark is rising, <br> Be forewarned, <br> Eagle crying and darkness falling, <br> Shadows growing stronger, <br> <p> Evil is brewing, <br> In souls of good, <br> The angel is falling, <br> Turner could, <br> <p> Dark is coming, <br> Stamping out the light, <br> The fallen star climbing, <br> Silver stone shining so bright, <br> <p> Fire and sky growing weaker, <br> One last jolt of great power, <br> All stars fall after this event, <br> Unless the fallen can be found. <br> <p> This ended her speech. Meadowfawn blinked, no memory of what had just been said. <br> "Wow. Intense." Elk commented after a moment of silence. <br> "The kit isn't in the clan!" Feather said hurridly. <br> Spottedwind shook his head. "Destiny will lead the kit there." He said. Then, lightning struck a nearby tree, going up in flames dispite the rain. The cat's eyes widened as the fire grew closer to them, then the den collapsed, as four starry cats died again. <br> <p> Man, that was terrible. Sorry! <br> <p> ~Dawn&star