A Fresh Start
Paula Reynolds is looking for a new job, a new home, a new everythingexcept for love. Determined not to repeat old mistakes, she's staying away from romance. She never counted on falling for handsome firefighter Clint Donatelli. Clint is used to saving lives, but with the beautiful Paula, he faces a challenge. Getting to know her is a daunting task, especially since he's just as wary of relationships. When he learns a stunning secret from her past, he must chooseto live the way he's always lived, or trust in a new love.
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About the Author
Award-winning novelist, Gail Gaymer Martin authored over 50 novels with 3-1/2 million books in print, receiving a Carol and RT Reviewer Choice Award. Her novel THE CHRISTMAS KITE was optioned for a Hallmark movie. Gail authored Writers Digest's WRITING THE CHRISTIAN ROMANCE and is a co-founder of American Christian Fiction Writers. CBS local news named her as the four best novelists in Detroit. A masters degree, Gail was a counselor and a university instructor. She lives in MI.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
Gail Gaymer Martin's "Rescued by the Firefighter” is the third and last book in her 'Sisters' series. Even though this is part of a series, it can stand alone as the author provides enough of her previous characters' stories for you to understand this one. If you didn't read “Her Valentine Hero” and “The Firefighter's New Family” before this book, I think you may want to read those afterwards. The characters are very real and believable. Both Paula and Clint are carrying a lot of baggage into their relationship. Clint has a strong faith but is still struggling to feel worthy of someone's love. Paula was not raised in an emotionally healthy home or with a faith background. She struggled to find love and got scammed. Paula's family and Clint encourage her to learn about God though Bible reading and their example. Both Paula and Clint grow personally as their relationship blossoms.
“Rescued by the Firefighter” by Gail Gaymer Martin is the third and final book in her 'Sisters' series and what a finish. Though this is part of a series, this is also a great stand alone book. We see prior characters and if there is anything important to know from either “Her Valentine Hero” or “The Firefighter's New Family” it is explained in this book so that no one is lost while reading this book. One the things that I always look for in a book is the believability of what is happening in the book, could somewhere be really happening in real life in some kind of degree. I understand that I love to read fiction romance which means that anything can happen does happen within an author's mind. If I could give a 10 star rating on the believability of this book I sure would for everything about this book just seemed that it could very well happen to my closest friends. I found that the struggle with accepting faith not to be new, but how it was portrayed, thought about, the seeds watered and tended, actions by others, no pushing of faith but encouraged gently, and so much more with just the faith aspect of the story I found to be unbelievably beautiful. A good portion of this story is that journey, and though that might bother some who read this and want something more from the book, to me it was just beautiful in the transformation of this character. I rejoiced in the journey with the character as they took that final step though it is not really seen, the readers though do indeed see the after effects of that final step. Both characters are scarred from their pasts, left with wondering if they could have done something different, what made them so unlovable. One has more secrets because of their past, a past that is horrid and that no one should go through, but with the right person walking with this character they were able to them walk through the past into the bright future. Secrets that both characters battle with are something that many deal with in today's world, and react differently with each person. Hurt and pain is a fact of life, but it is all how we handle it, and this is just two examples how through different pains of the past are handled. There is a romance that does happen along with the other threads that are happening. The romance between Paula and Clint is something that happens everyday with the catching of each other attention but not sure how to go about pursuing anything before the first move is finally moved. There is no dancing around the attraction other than the usual do they like me or not and how do I go from here. I was really surprised that the Christian character was not trying to stay away because the other character is a nonbeliever. Instead the Christian character is willing to continue but with caution, use their actions of their faith to show the other what faith is. I was actually very surprised that it was the nonbeliever who pulled back because they understood that they couldn't move forward together because of the difference in their faith. Everything about this story rang true to life to me. The desire to be loved and to love. The normal dance of fighting attraction in a lot books is missing instead it is the dance of do they like me or not and what should they do next. The steps toward faith was not done with a few words over a few pages, but of a course of time with the example of actions and character. The after math of a person's mind after going through what one of the character went through was something that I couldn't even begin to say was correct or not but I can imagine that might just be somewhere correct in how they acted. I hope that everyone who reads this book sees the same beauty that I did and if not still enjoys it as much as I did.
This is a really sweet romance. The kind that makes you smile and sigh and feel gooey inside. But it's not so sweet that it's nauseating like you've eaten too much candy. Paula and Clint are very likeable so I was eager to see how they'd handle the obstacles on their road to their happily ever after. The plot is character driven. There's lots of internal dialouge and introspection that allows us to grow along with the characters. As always Mrs. Martin brings a maturity to her characters and and an organic spiritual thread. Lots of clean romance balanced with realistic hurdles that the couple must overcome in their relationship. Clint is a fun take on the alpha hero. He's been burned by an old flame. But instead of letting the scars affect the way he treats women he waits patiently for the right woman to let his guard down with. Paula has a lot of guilt about her past but shes's working hard to find beauty from the ashes of her mistakes and build a better future. This is the final title in the Sisters series but can be read as a stand alone. We get to catch up with characters from "Her Valentine Hero" and"The Firefighter's New Family." It was a fantastic way to wrap or begin the series. *I was provided with a free copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.
Rescued by the Firefighter is Paula and Clint's inspirational and compelling story of forgiveness. In the beginning I had a hard time getting into the story because of Paula. She had built up a wall around herself not letting anyone in or close to her. I began to get closer to her when she started taking the wall down and letting you get closer as she began to open up about her loveless childhood, her resentment and anger at her mother over her childhood and relationships with men ending in disappointments, the last relationship ending with her losing everything she had worked so hard for. Clint has had his own relationship problems. His wife with no warning just up and left him and he has yet to know why. As walls came down and events began to happen along with some surprises I fell in love with Paula and Clint's story and found it hard to put the book down till I had finished it. I like how Gail Gaymer Martin uses real life issues that connect real people and real problems in her stories. I relate to the characters feeling a part of the story. *I received a free copy of this book from the Author in exchange for my review. All thoughts and opinions are my own.*