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About the Author

Kathleen Irene Paterka fell in love with writing at a very young age. She was in her early 20’s when she fell in love with her very own hero-husband-fireman Steve. HOME FIRES was inspired by the courage and devotion to duty she’s witnessed throughout the years from Steve and his fellow firefighters of the Charlevoix Township Fire Department. None of them fail to answer the call when the monitor trips and they’re toned out by Central Dispatch for a fire run. Kathleen is the author of numerous novels which embrace universal themes of home, family life and love, including the "The James Bay Novels" series. She is the resident staff writer for Castle Farms, a world renowned castle listed on the National Historic Register, and co-author of the non-fiction book FOR THE LOVE OF A CASTLE, published in 2012. Having lived and studied abroad, Kathleen's educational background includes a Bachelor of Arts degree from Central Michigan University. She and her hero husband Steve live in the beautiful north country of Michigan's Lower Peninsula. Kathleen loves hearing from readers. You can contact her via her website at http:/www.kathleenirenepaterka.com.

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 1704 KB
  • Print Length: 376 pages
  • Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B008SA0QGM
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  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #1,039,403 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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Kathleen Irene Paterka is an Amazon Bestselling Author of Women's Fiction. Her newest women's fiction novel, THE OTHER WIFE, will be released Feb. 18, 2015. Her popular James Bay series, set in Northern Michigan, includes: FATTY PATTY, HOME FIRES, LOTTO LUCY and FOR I HAVE SINNED. Love weddings? Pick up a copy of her novel ROYAL SECRETS for a fascinating glimpse into the world of royalty, romance and brides, brides, and brides! Kathleen is the resident staff writer for Castle Farms, a world renowned castle listed on the National Historic Register, and co-author of the non-fiction book FOR THE LOVE OF A CASTLE. Having lived and studied abroad, Kathleen's educational background includes a Bachelor of Arts degree from Central Michigan University. She and her husband live in the beautiful north country of Michigan's Lower Peninsula. Kathleen loves hearing from readers. You can contact her via her website at http://www.kathleenirenepaterka.com or follow her on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/KathleenIrenePaterka.

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Amazon.com: HASH(0x8eeea594) out of 5 stars 21 reviews
6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
HASH(0x92d86198) out of 5 stars Romance and Mystery! 27 Aug. 2012
By Spencer's Mom - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Kindle Edition Verified Purchase
I normally read romantic suspense rather than straight contemporary romance, but I loved the author's previous book FATTY PATTY so much I had to read this one too. Imagine my pleasant surprise when I discovered this book not only has a wonderfully touching romance but also a great mystery to go along with it. A super combination! I love the James Bay setting, the small town filled with interesting characters, especially Irene and her friends, but I really loved the arson storyline and how it challenged Rose and Mike's relationship. Definitely recommend this one!
4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
HASH(0x8f195ca8) out of 5 stars Great romance! 12 Dec. 2012
By Meg @ A Bookish Affair - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Paperback
"Home Fires" is the second book in Paterka's James Bay series of novels. I really liked this one. Rose Gallagher comes back to James Bay to take care of her ailing mother. She's sort of having a personal crisis of sorts, which is one that will probably sound familiar to other people in their late 20s (I know it certainly sounds familiar to me). I think all of us sort of go through a quarter life crisis where we are not quite sure whether or not we are taking the right path. Are we doing the right thing? Have we chosen the right career path? Are we meeting the right people? Are we living in the right place? There are so many questions and Rose is in the middle of trying to answer them all but sometimes, as we all know, there are no good answers. She could go to Washington to become a big shot lawyer but it might mean compromising her personal ethics. She could stay in James Bay but then what would she be doing with her life if she just stayed in her small hometown. Shouldn't she see the world? All of those conflicts seemed very real to me and Paterka does a great job of bringing them to life.

This story is also a romance of sorts. Rose very quickly meets Mike Gallagher (no relation to her!), who is a brave firefighter fighting an arsonist who is plaguing James Bay during the long, hot summer in which the story takes place. Oh, and the arsonist might just be someone that Rose knows and cares about just to add to everything else. I loved the love story between Rose and Mike. Both of them are fighting their own personal demons and both are trying to figure out what they should be doing with their lives. I was rooting for them throughout the book!

I also really liked the mystery of the James Bay fires. I love when I can be surprised by a book and the way that the mystery in the book turned out really surprised me.

Bottom line: This book has a little bit of everything for everyone.
4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
HASH(0x8f1af108) out of 5 stars Show me the way to James Bay 25 Aug. 2012
By Virginia Conlon - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Kindle Edition Verified Purchase
OK-- I want to move to James Bay..from FATTY PATTY and now to HOME FIRES....we have interesting people who care about their community. The stories are a refreshing way to take a break from the hustle and bustle of the real world and visit a nicer, easier and sweeter place. I want to build a float for the parade next fourth of July. I can't wait for the next installment of James Bay stories.
2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
HASH(0x8f1ac7e0) out of 5 stars Refreshing!!! 10 Nov. 2012
By Peggy Milligan - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Kindle Edition Verified Purchase
I thoroughly enjoyed this story. I love a sexy guy who is wounded with a heart ready to be healed. Mike fits that bill just fine. This is a thoroughly enjoyable journey beginning with the spark of first interest. We're given a front row seat that allows us to watch that spark grow into a flame. And you have to wonder a few times if they are going to be left sifting through the ashes. You expect the HEA, but Ms. Paterka makes you guess a few times whether or not it's going to turn out that way. I admit I did have the arsonist pegged early on, but that did not detract from the story at all. In fact, she made me question my belief more than once. This is the first of Ms. Paterka's book that I have read. I highly recommend this book and author.
2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
HASH(0x8f30d2e8) out of 5 stars Romance and a little Mystery... 2 Sept. 2012
By Evelyn Dekorte - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Paperback
The is the second book of the James Bay series that I have read,
the first being Fatty Patty, which I just loved!
I usually do not like fiction, but Kathy's books just have a way of
luring you in, right from the beginning. I really loved this book!
Both the romance and mystery, kept my interest and, I really couldn't book this book
down! A must read! I can't wait to read the next books in the series!
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