Friday, October 28, 2022

Brotherhood by Fire Book Review & Book Tour Giveaway

Today, I have an adult, drama in our book review spotlight!  Check out Brotherhood by Fire, learn about author Lindy Bell, read my thoughts on the book & be sure to enter for a chance to win a prize in the book tour giveaway at the end of this post!


​Book Title:  Brotherhood By Fire by Lindy Bell
Category:  Adult Fiction (18+),  445 pages
Genre: General Fiction
Publisher:  Day Agency
Release date:  August 2022
Content Rating:  PG. There is one use of "hell" and one "oh my god." There are also several instances of kissing and one reference to "they loved each other with abandon" and one reference to "The bed where they'd loved each other so gloriously and so happily."


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About the Book

While passionately in love with his wife Katie, Andy also loves being a firefighter and when he is diagnosed with cancer, his whole world is turned upside down. What seemed so certain only days before, is now an unknown. Andy tries to protect Katie by not telling her, but her fears, and his increasing pain and moodiness only succeed in fueling a growing divide between them.

The fire station and its comradery are Andy’s refuge, but station officer Lt. Mike Bentley wages a vendetta against Andy, only making Andy more determined not to reveal weakness of any kind. In spite of Bentley, the C shift crew rallies to support Andy until events take a downward turn.

Firefighters face a myriad of dangers but invisible dangers can pose the greatest threat of all. Will courage, duty and even love be enough to save Andy from this unseen threat? If the worst should happen, would his greatest legacy be the love of the fire service or his love for his wife? Time can only tell because in the end, the unforeseen might have the greatest impact of all.   
My Review

Brotherhood by Fire is a Page Turner from the Very Start. The author's writing style creates an authentic and relatable novel with characters and scenes that draw readers within the first few pages. The novel is not an action novel--but it is a well-paced story that will draw you in and keep you invested all the way to the end--and beyond. Andy's story is filled with emotional ups and downs that allow readers to fully enter his world as a man facing a devastating illness, a husband, and a firefighter. The author does a beautiful job telling this story of strength, weakness, and life through the views of a fire department family.


Readers Should Expect an Emotional Read. This book will tug at the heartstrings. It is impossible to read this story and not feel every emotion the characters face. The novel is so realistic that it is relatable to almost any reader and fan of dramatic fiction. It is incredibly relatable to those in relationships with emergency service personnel. When a novel brings me to both smiles and tears--it has done its job to transport me into the characters' world.  


Would I Recommend Brotherhood by Fire by Lindy Bell? This book is one of the most realistic, emotional, fictional novels I have read in a long time. Brotherhood by Fire is the first novel I have read from Lindy Bell, but I love her writing style and the real world she creates. If you enjoy a dramatic story that will bring some tears and maybe even some more profound life realizations--this book should definitely be on your reading list.

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Meet the Author

A project ten years in the making, Brotherhood By Fire is Lindy Bell’s debut novel and avidly reflects her admiration and love of the fire service. Thoroughly researched, the quest for accuracy for the book led Lindy to participate in the Plano Citizens Fire Academy, attend classes and accompany firefighters on ride outs. With a retired fire chief and a current paramedic/firefighter in the family, Lindy has witnessed firsthand the dedication and humbleness of first responders which fueled the impetus to convey the importance of the legendary fire service brotherhood and create cancer awareness and its growing effect on the fire service.

Lindy’s first book, Jane Austen Celebrates~Holidays & Occasions Regency Style, is a showcase Regency Era holidays and their impact on modern holiday celebration traditions. A member of the Jane Austen Society of North America, Lindy has spoken to a variety of groups and taught Continuing and Adult Professional Education courses at Southern Methodist University (SMU). A graduate of Abilene Christian University, Lindy currently lives in Plano, TX and works from home for a governmental executive recruitment and training firm. As hobbies, Lindy enjoys supporting Plano Fire Rescue by volunteering with the Plano Fire Rescue Association, writing, reading an engaging novel and cross stitching.

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  1. Thank you, Angela, for hosting BROTHERHOOD BY FIRE on your blog and for the wonderful review. It is greatly appreciated!!