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People feel at home in Belle Haven, and in many ways it is like any other small town, with a café where regulars come for the fresh cinnamon rolls and to talk about the weather, or one another, often staying all day.  It's a town with the usual collection of quirky characters--the people everyone knows who, by staying in one place long enough, have become part of its landsPeople feel at home in Belle Haven, and in many ways it is like any other small town, with a café where regulars come for the fresh cinnamon rolls and to talk about the weather, or one another, often staying all day.  It's a town with the usual collection of quirky characters--the people everyone knows who, by staying in one place long enough, have become part of its landscape. But what sets Belle Haven apart is its especially strong sense of community, which is both strengthened and tested by the uncontrollable mine fire that burns below the town.  Sometimes it breaks through the earth's surface to swallow somebody's garden or a garbage can, even a beloved pet, or to threaten a house.        Those Who Favor Fire is the love story of Rachel Hearn, who has lived in Belle Haven all her life, and the man everyone calls Just Joe, who has arrived only recently--and the story of their love for the town that has brought them together. But as the fire intensi-fies, endangering Belle Haven and its people, it also threatens what Joe and Rachel have found together. Though some reluctantly consider relocating, Rachel refuses to leave the only place she's ever called home, the place that holds her richest memories. But Joe knows the danger of becoming too firmly rooted in a place. Ultimately, Rachel and Joe must decide whether to abandon their beloved town.        In her wonderful debut novel, Lauren Wolk has created a town every bit as real as the Mitford of Jan Karon's novels and populated it with characters as quirky, lively, and endearing as Fannie Flagg's.From the Hardcover edition....

Title : Those Who Favor Fire
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ISBN : 9780812992403
Format Type : Paperback
Number of Pages : 332 Pages
Status : Available For Download
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Those Who Favor Fire Reviews

  • Jacque
    2020-01-14 00:02

    After I finished reading this book I kept wondering why I felt disappointed, especially because it had an interesting story that I became involved in. I pondered on it for a while and came to the conclusion that I read the book expecting at some point someone in the book would become a better person morally. Maybe it would be Rachel and she would overcome her past and stop using Joe. Or it would be Mendelson, finally admitting that the government and his self had been at fault for not listening and stopping the fire sooner. Or possibly Joe and Holly would learn their father had changed and wanted to reunite. Nothing. There was none of this. Nothing was especially bad about the book, but I also didn't feel like anything was especially good about it either.

  • D.
    2020-01-14 00:05

    Lauren Wolk is one of my new favorite authors. I love her writing and creativity. It feels very refreshing and relaxing and the characters have amazing depth.

  • Lana Hasper
    2020-01-13 05:11

    I loved Wolf Hollow. I found this tedious and disappointing.

  • Sharon Jones
    2019-12-22 04:14

    Touching story of commitmentI do not like love stories as, generally, they are unbelievable with no real life matters being met. This story I has varied aspects to it that make you part of the process, cause you to ponder why people do things and show the nuances that make life so unique and challenging. You can really accept that this is a story that is believable and that people are not always what they seem. Well written and moving.

  • Guanajasharon
    2020-01-11 05:06

    An interesting story about a small town and their nonacceptance of a serious problem in their community. Was also a look at people and how family relations can affect one's personality. How tragic incidents change a person and the coming together of people in real-life situations. I liked the characters and was kept wondering what would happen next. All in all, a good book.

  • Melissa
    2020-01-04 01:13

    popsugar: books by cover

  • Kelsey Burnette
    2020-01-02 03:59

    Seemed promising at the beginning but ultimately just kind of a weird plot and characters I didn't quite fall in love with.

  • Shana
    2019-12-26 03:12

    Wolk swept me away wholly into the world she created. Immensely readable.

  • Juli
    2020-01-10 01:19

    dnf

  • Aimee
    2020-01-14 00:13

    Very clever plot, never read a book quite like it

  • Dina
    2020-01-17 02:01

    Great story of life & love in a dying community.