Saturday, October 12, 2013

Books: Chasing Fire

Chasing Fire
By Nora Roberts
Copyright 2011
Performed by Rebecca Lowman
15 hours

Rowan Tripp is a fire jumper. She leaps from planes into the mouth of a burning inferno and then, with her close-knit crew, she puts the fire out. She is tough and she doesn't fall in love.

But then the new crop of rookie jumpers come in, and she's drawn to Gulliver Curry. He's got fast feet and good talk and she breaks her own rules when it comes to him.

She also has nightmares because one of her buddies died in a fire the previous year, and she can't get him out of her mind.

Add in a mystery - who is the father of the fire base cook's baby - and even more mystery - who wants Rowan dead - and you have a pretty good story for the wife of a firefighter to listen to.

It's so good, in fact, that her fire-fighting husband will be listening to it next.

To be honest, I can't believe how good this story is. It is about as perfect a piece of work as I have read (or listened to) in quite a while. Nora Roberts uses lots of vivid imagery and great story telling to draw the reader in.

I guess now I am a Nora Roberts fan.


  1. My mom adores reading Nora Roberts novels and has for years .
    Perhaps now I will read one on a night I am snug and wide awake in bed with the night stand lamp on :)

  2. I have never been disappointed in a Nora Roberts book. Roberts has a way of enticing you and fleshing out characters. I have no idea how she can write so many books in so short a time! She has a Three Sisters Island trilogy you might like where she combines a bit of witchcraft into her usual compelling stories.

  3. I read this one a couple years ago, and was up late trying to finish it. Glad to hear it has received the approval of a firefighter's wife!


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