Author Jessica Keller & The Fireman’s Secret

Jessica Keller

My guest today is Love Inspired author Jessica Keller. She is offering a giveaway of her latest book so be sure to leave a comment. Now she’s going to introduce you to her latest heroine. Here’s Jessica.

My latest release from Love Inspired, The Fireman’s Secret, centers around two people who are both hiding something. The Goose Harbor heroine, Shelby Beck, was trapped in a fire as a teenager when the church mysteriously burned down and carries scars from the burns on her arms, legs, and back. She hides these by wearing long sleeves and long pants year round. As an adult, Shelby acquires the land that the church used to be on and plans to rebuild it because she believes her healing is tied the church’s rebuilding.

When Joel Palermo, who spent three years in foster care as a teen in Goose Harbor before he ran away, returns to town as a fireman, Shelby reconnects with him right away. But she struggles with how close she should let him get since she knows the relationship can’t last. She usually ends dating relationships before a man can learn about her scars and reject her.

Because of everything Shelby has been through in her life she’s incredibly compassionate and has empathy for those in need. This comes through especially in her desire to save elderly dogs from being euthanized in dog pounds because they aren’t being adopted. She also reaches out to Joel from the get-go because she remembers he had a troubled childhood and was never adopted.

Sometime the strongest and bravest thing a person can do is realize that, even in a damaged state, they are worthy of being loved and they are capable of loving others as-is. Shelby’s compassionate nature is put to the test when she discovers– The Fireman’s Secret.”–Jessica

The Fireman's Secret

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I really love your heroine, Jessica. She sounds so vulnerable yet strong.

Everyone, be sure to leave a comment to be entered into the drawing for a copy of this book.

QUESTION: Does your town of county have an animal shelter? Have you ever visited it? Or adopted an animal from one?

I HAVE! Here’s my V-8 from our local shelter. He’s been with us for 12 years –wow.

V-8 on my lap

PS- Last week’s winners are: Sonja won Ann Tatlock’s book and Jan won Mary Moore’s Regency. Congrats, Ladies!


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15 Responses to Author Jessica Keller & The Fireman’s Secret

  1. Deanne Patterson says:

    I live in a small rural town in Pennsylvania. There is a Thrift store here that has cages in the front that they have cats in from a nearby towns animal shelter. We can adopt pets from there if we would like to. I have not adopted from this shelter because we already have pets. I am a big supporter of shelter pert adoptions, as long as they go to the right people. We have adopted many pets from shelters over the years !

  2. Trixi O. says:

    We’ve lived in this little town for about 6yrs now, but before that many years in a different small town. We’ve only ever adopted our animals from the shelter because we want to give them a second chance at love & a good family. One of our cats was with us for 12yrs before she went to kitty heaven. Was pretty devastating, especially for the kids who grew up with her. We also have a dog who is 15 or 16 & we’ve had her since she was about 2yrs old. I know one day she will go to, but we are enjoying every minute with her! We also try to donate to the shelter as we are able because I know they could always use the funds to buy necessary things to help care for their animals. It feels good to give back, you know?
    I’ve had my eye on this book for a while & would love to add it to my collection! I’m interested to see how God heals all wounds, and not just the ones we can see either. He is the great physician both spiritually and physically! And who wouldn’t love a firefighter? Thank you for a chance to win a copy of “The Fireman’s Secret”. Blessings as you write for His glory & our reading pleasure!

  3. Deanna S says:

    That is a great cover! We have a shelter but with allergies we have no pets & avoid them.. So glad there are people who do help the shelters..

  4. Sherry C says:

    I have read 3 of Jessica’s books & adore them!! She is so good at creating a character!a

    Shelter – yes we have gotten a cat from there & two dogs. My children & I save money up & coupon to get food to donate to our shelter.

  5. Aerykah says:

    We have a couple animal shelters nearby. My family has adopted several (more than several, really) cats from the cat rescue shelter a few miles from our house.

    This looks like a book I would enjoy reading. Thanks for the giveaway! 🙂

  6. Britney Adams says:

    This sounds like a wonderful story! Yes, we have local animal shelters and have visited them several times, but haven’t adopted from one. Thanks so much for the chance to win The Fireman’s Secret!

  7. Michelle Krimaschewicz says:

    Sounds like a great story! We’ve adopted three cats from the county humane society. I love to go visit the animals there; they’re just so starved for love, it’s heartbreaking. I wish we had enough space and money to adopt more.

  8. Sparksofember says:

    Sounds like a very fun story.
    I live in a teeny town but the city nearby has a shelter. We visited it about 6 months ago as we are on the hunt for a dog for our daughter but they didn’t have the right dog for our family. So now I stalk their facebook page – God will provide the right dog when the time comes. 🙂 I did get a kitten right around the same time, but it wasn’t from the shelter. A lady here in our town had taken in a stray and then discovered she was pregnant (6 kittens!).

    • Jess Keller says:

      That’s wonderful that you gave that stray kitten a home and I’m sure the perfect dog is out there for you guys, and in the waiting time – seeing all those cute animals on the shelter’s Facebook page has to be so fun.

  9. Sonja says:

    Sometimes we all have something to hide, not always things that can be physically seen by the human eye, rather things that are hidden deep within our hearts. Sounds like a wonderful book.

    • Jess Keller says:

      Yes! So true Sonja. That’s very much the hero’s journey in this story. He has emotional scars that he hides. Both need to learn they are loved with their scars.

  10. Danie says:

    Yes we have a animal shelter and I’ve visited it and I’v also valentered there. But have never adopted a pet from there.

    I would love to win this book.
    Thanks for doing the free book giveaway

  11. Brittany McEuen says:

    Jessica, what a wonderful plot!
    To answer the questions: Yes, there are quite a few shelters and fostering groups for animals in the metroplex near us. We adopted 3 animals last year, one dog, a Bichon mix back in July, and two cats right after Christmas. We love having them as part of our family.

    • Jess Keller says:

      Congrats on all your family additions! I’m a huge supporter of shelter pets (and so is Shelby!). If you read the book, make sure to connect with me on social media. I’d love to hear your thoughts!

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