A Hero for Her Son When the baby he rescued seven years ago returns with his widowed adoptive mom Deputy Fire Chief Matt Bailey can t turn them away Desperate to escape the reminders of his failure in the line of duty, Matt is close to leaving town But one look at Rachel Carter and her son, Christopher, has him second guessing his plans Rachel is a mom in need of a hero for her son But as much as she wants the two to bond, she s determined to keep her distance from Matt After losing her husband on the job, she promised never to love another fireman Yet somehow she finds herself drawn to the one man she should avoid


10 thoughts on “A Firefighter's Promise

  1. Aerykah Aerykah says:

    Another quick, fun, good Love Inspired read Quite a nice way to pass the time.


  2. Jalynn Patterson Jalynn Patterson says:

    My Review Rachel Carter was married to the love of her life He was a fireman and he was good at his job But when he was hit by a drunk driver, while he was trying to help put out a fire With her adoptive son being two years old at the time, she did her best to carry on even though she wanted to break downthan anything Almost five years later, Rachel finds herself in a new town with a new job Her son learns of his coming into the world and wishes to see the firefighter who found him wh My Review Rachel Carter was married to the love of her life He was a fireman and he was good at his job But when he was hit by a drunk driver, while he was trying to help put out a fire With her adoptive son being two years old at the time, she did her best to carry on even though she wanted to break downthan anything Almost five years later, Rachel finds herself in a new town with a new job Her son learns of his coming into the world and wishes to see the firefighter who found him when he was a infant.Deputy Fire Chief Matt Bailey, found a baby seven years ago, sitting on the doorstep of the firehouse He cared for the baby until Social Services took him to a home Little did Matt know, that the baby he protected that quiet night was the little boy who sits before him with a glare that could hurt someone Matt learns that the boy s pretty adoptive mother recently told him of his origin The boy wants to learn about Matt, the man who found him that day, even though Matt isn t the best with kids He does his best to help the mother, Rachel, in her efforts to comfort her son, but Matt finds himself falling for her against his own better judgment Rachel knows that theshe is around Matt the hard she ll fall But something about him that keeps drawing her to him Matt blames himself for many things, but with Rachel s help he plans to fix his wrongs And maybe just maybe she ll see how he truly is.I love the Love Inspired books A Firefighter s Promise is another one of their great books The author did an amazing job, I couldn t put this book down These are perfect romance books that are clean I can t wait forEach month Love Inspired release a set of new books that have an approximate shelf life of one month So that means something new every month Disclosure in accordance with the FTC s 16 CFR, Part 255 Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising Many thanks to Propeller Consulting, LLC for providing this prize for the giveaway Choice of winners and opinions are 100% my own and NOT influenced by monetary compensation I did receive a sample of the product in exchange for this review and post


  3. Lisa Johnson Lisa Johnson says:

    Title A Firefighter s PromiseAuthor Patricia JohnsWebsite 224Year 2015Publisher Love InspiredMy Rating 4 out of 5 stars.Each of the Love Inspired novels is an adventure for readers the moment the book is opened Here a young boy named Christopher is recently told by his mother that he was adopted Christopher begins to have trouble at school eventually resulting in his being expelled His mother Rachael moves back to her hometown in the hopes that Chr Title A Firefighter s PromiseAuthor Patricia JohnsWebsite 224Year 2015Publisher Love InspiredMy Rating 4 out of 5 stars.Each of the Love Inspired novels is an adventure for readers the moment the book is opened Here a young boy named Christopher is recently told by his mother that he was adopted Christopher begins to have trouble at school eventually resulting in his being expelled His mother Rachael moves back to her hometown in the hopes that Christopher will adjust and adapt to life in a small town along with meeting the firefighter who found him in a box outside the station one rainy night seven years ago.Rachael only has Christopher after being widowed five years prior when her firefighter husband was killed one night while on duty Rachael knows all too well what living with a public servant is like so she shies away from any man showing interest in her who works as a firefighter After finishing the novel, my respect and admiration for all public servants grew even though this is a fictional novel I could see the toll it would take on any relationship or family when at any moment an emergency could pull their loved one into the line of fire.The other issues fictionalized for readers are not the main focus, but the hope and restoration that God can bring into lives is the highlighted message Waiting for the right moment when God brings two people together is inspiring and being together for a lifetime, though it involves work, is priceless There are many other stories Love Inspired offers A Firefighter s Promise is a stand alone novel.Disclosure of Material Connection I received one orof the products or services mentioned above for free in the hope that I would mention it on my blog Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission s 16 CFR, Part 255 Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising Other reviews can be read at Also follow me on Twitter lcjohnson1988, FaceBook at


  4. Ranie Elias Ranie Elias says:

    A wonderful and sweet storyabout adoption and true family


  5. Erin Cataldi Erin Cataldi says:

    I had to find out what all the hype is out because Harlequin s Love Inspired line of paperbacks are some of the most checked out books in my library We get six new titles a month ranging from historical to modern romance to Amish, most titles include at least one of the following words in the title firefighter, cowboy, rancher, bachelor, widow, doctor, or Amish I never took them very seriously and wondered what could possibly keep patrons coming back forReading this book, helped me get I had to find out what all the hype is out because Harlequin s Love Inspired line of paperbacks are some of the most checked out books in my library We get six new titles a month ranging from historical to modern romance to Amish, most titles include at least one of the following words in the title firefighter, cowboy, rancher, bachelor, widow, doctor, or Amish I never took them very seriously and wondered what could possibly keep patrons coming back forReading this book, helped me get some insight onto the popularity of these quick reads This novel, A Firefighter s Promise, follows the story of a young widow and her son who just moved to town to find a fresh start Rachel s son Carter had a hard time at school because he was bullied for being adopted, Rachel hopes that by moving to the town where he was found abandoned at a fire station he can start to put down some roots and make peace with his life What Rachel didn t expect was to run into a handsome fireman, the same one who took care of Chris when he was left there as an infant There is an undeniable attraction between the two, but Matt the sexy firefighter is in a rush to leave town to flee the memory of the little girl he was unable to save from a fire a few years prior It s chaste, romantic, cute, and charming Why don t Matt s exist in the real world Overall, it was a quick light hearted, feel good read, and I can see why people are soo eager to read these titles Who wouldn t want to escape into a perfect world where everything has a happy ending I received this book for free from Flyby Promotions in return for my honest, unbiased review


  6. Bonnie Bonnie says:

    A Firefighter s Promise by Patricia Johns was a very good book Seven years ago Deputy Fire Chief Matt Bailey found a baby at the fire station front door The baby was dirty and hungry Matt held him and rocked him and fed him for three hours until social services came and got the baby Matt connected with the baby Three years ago there was a big fire at the school They got all the students out except one kindergarten child Matt was inside looking for her He finally saw her foot, but by that A Firefighter s Promise by Patricia Johns was a very good book Seven years ago Deputy Fire Chief Matt Bailey found a baby at the fire station front door The baby was dirty and hungry Matt held him and rocked him and fed him for three hours until social services came and got the baby Matt connected with the baby Three years ago there was a big fire at the school They got all the students out except one kindergarten child Matt was inside looking for her He finally saw her foot, but by that time it was too late The smoke had gotten to the child Matt never forgave himself for not finding the child sooner Now he was looking for a job out of the town to get away from the memory of that terrible day The school is rebuilt and soon to open in the Fall Moving to the town is the new fourth grade teacher, Rachel Carter Who happens to be the women who adopted the baby Matt found at the fire station Chris is seven years old At his other school he was known at a bully He would fight No one knew the reason why Other kids would tease him about being adopted so Chris would hit them Matt and Rachel end up having feeling for each other Does Matt end up leaving the town as planned What happens to Chris Lots to find out in this wonderful book A must read


  7. Michelle Michelle says:

    Patricia Johns wove together a great love story I loved both of the backgrounds presented for the hero and heroine I especially like the story of Matt and the grief he is still living We often don t think about what others less connected with the victims lose When we talk about an accident over and over again and point out that person who tried to save them, we don t think about the grief they are feeling that they don t WANT to be seen as a hero They just want somebody to grieve with Patricia Johns wove together a great love story I loved both of the backgrounds presented for the hero and heroine I especially like the story of Matt and the grief he is still living We often don t think about what others less connected with the victims lose When we talk about an accident over and over again and point out that person who tried to save them, we don t think about the grief they are feeling that they don t WANT to be seen as a hero They just want somebody to grieve with them and tell them it ll be okay.I also felt sorry for Chris He was having a hard time accepting the fact that his birth mother didn t want him The author presents another side to the adoption story He was wanted very much Kids often don t understand the whole adoption thing, and the author did a great job in tackling this issue as wellVery good story all around


  8. Heather Hart Heather Hart says:

    Matt isn t good with kids And after a traumatic experience he isn t good with the town of Haggerston either He might be a local hero, but he needs to get out and he has found a way But when a little boy from his past walks back into town and his life he finds leaving isn t as easy as he thought.Patricia Johns is a fabulous author My heart went out to Matt as I read this book There are some things in life that are hard, they are hard to read about even in fiction, but I would still high Matt isn t good with kids And after a traumatic experience he isn t good with the town of Haggerston either He might be a local hero, but he needs to get out and he has found a way But when a little boy from his past walks back into town and his life he finds leaving isn t as easy as he thought.Patricia Johns is a fabulous author My heart went out to Matt as I read this book There are some things in life that are hard, they are hard to read about even in fiction, but I would still highly recommend this book What can I say, I m a sucker for happy endings.Note of caution If you are a crier, don t read this one at the playground after school unless you don t mind weird looks from other moms truestory.Disclaimer I received a free copy of this book from Propeller Consulting, LLC in exchange for an honest review


  9. Heather Ivy brummett Heather Ivy brummett says:

    I just finished reading one of the books, A Firefighter s Promise by Patricia Johns Rachel Carter and Matt Bailey were brought together by a strange twist of fate When they first locked eyes, they had no idea what was ahead for both of them Life was about to take them on an unexpected journey It was a beautiful journey and Patricia Johns does a fabulous job of taking us on this journey with them You will be excited, sad, worried, and smiling all while reading this book Take your emotions I just finished reading one of the books, A Firefighter s Promise by Patricia Johns Rachel Carter and Matt Bailey were brought together by a strange twist of fate When they first locked eyes, they had no idea what was ahead for both of them Life was about to take them on an unexpected journey It was a beautiful journey and Patricia Johns does a fabulous job of taking us on this journey with them You will be excited, sad, worried, and smiling all while reading this book Take your emotions on this roller coaster and ENJOY If you like a good wholesome love story, that leaves you feeling warm and beautiful, then this is a series that you need to check out Many thanks to Propeller Consulting, LLC for providing a sample of the product in exchange for this review


  10. Michelle Michelle says:

    I really enjoyed this story Matt Bailey is a firefighter living with constant reminders of the day he failed to save a young girl in a fire All he wants is the chance to get out of town, until teacher Rachel Carter and her adopted son, Chris, show up Chris was abandoned at the fire station as a baby and Matt s the one who found him Rachel hopes that Matt can help Chris, who s struggling after learning he was adopted.The characters were very well written I loved how awkward Matt was with chi I really enjoyed this story Matt Bailey is a firefighter living with constant reminders of the day he failed to save a young girl in a fire All he wants is the chance to get out of town, until teacher Rachel Carter and her adopted son, Chris, show up Chris was abandoned at the fire station as a baby and Matt s the one who found him Rachel hopes that Matt can help Chris, who s struggling after learning he was adopted.The characters were very well written I loved how awkward Matt was with children at first, until Rachel started helping him He s heroic, yet flawed The struggles that Rachel and Chris have felt so realistic.This was the first book I ve read by this author, and I ll certainly be looking forof her work