Fire and Ash

General Fiction, Mystery & Thrillers, Romance

By Anne Patrick

Publisher : Desert Breeze Publishing

ABOUT Anne Patrick

Anne Patrick
Anne Patrick, known for her ‘Sweet’ Edge of Your Seat Romantic Suspense, has penned more than a dozen novels. Her works have garnered four and five star reviews and she’s received or been nominated for several awards. Her heroines are usually strong willed, witty, and often very op More...


 Fire Investigator Sadie McGregor is called to her hometown of Emerald Point, Missouri to investigate a suspicious fire which claimed the life of a local college student. By appearance the fire looks accidental.  What Sadie and the handsome new sheriff discover will not only affect those close to them, but will rock the entire community and may cost one of them their life. 

Fire and Ash received a 4 Star rating from Romantic Times!

Winner of LRC's 'Best of 2010' for Best Thriller/Suspense/Mystery!

#1 Bestselling suspense ebook & #1 bestselling contemporary romance ebook at!

Fire and Ash received a Top Pick rating @ Night Owl Reviews.  Reviewed by Ursshebear: “Anne Patrick's novel, "Fire and Ash" is a well-written novel that flows wonderfully. A fantastic read!”

Fire and Ash was honored with a ‘Best Book’ rating from Fennel at LASR! “This is a beautiful, yet hard-hitting story, fluently written, presenting characters you fall in love with, and ensures you’ll keep it on your shelf permanently and re-read often, which is why I have given it a Best Book rating.”  You can read the entire review here:

Amazon Reviews

Shawna K. Williams gave it 5 stars Great suspense! Great Style!  This is a book that people will enjoy even if they don't typically read Inspirational fiction. The elements of suspense, romance and faith intertwine effortlessly....It's clear that Ms. Patrick took great care in her research of personality and profession for both Sadie and Quinn. Each character was unique, likable and believable. Together they complimented each other quite well...I find myself applauding Ms. Patrick on her ability to weave elements together in perfect balance, and with a twist as well.

Romantic Reader (metime) gave it 5 stars One you won’t want to miss!!!Anne Patrick has done it again! I loved this story! Fire and Ash is the perfect blend of mystery, suspense and romance. The chemistry of all the characters flowed so naturally and was so believable you felt by the end of the story that they were your very close friends. One thing I really appreciate about Anne's work is she writes about real people who have real problems. She shows you how they struggle with issues in their life but she also shows you how the Lord places certain people in your life at certain times for a certain purpose. I also like how Anne never really allows you to know who did it until the end. I always think I know the answer but then another clue pops up and it leads to another suspect. She always keeps you guessing. I highly recommend Fire and Ash! Great job Anne!!”

D.Thorne gave it 5 stars Sweet, Fascinating Entertainment! “I really enjoyed this novel and thought it was the best of Anne Patrick's work that I've read yet. The characters are in-depth, the setting familiar and homey, the arson investigation interesting and the romance sweet. This is a great read for a car trip or long afternoon. I pretty much read it in one day. Great characters and storyline. Very entertaining.”

AbbyZ@Barnes & Noble gave it 5 stars Outstanding & Original -  "Ms Patrick has done it again!!! I was completely blown away by this book. It's original, well-written, with the perfect blend of romance and suspense. Sadie and Quinn are the perfect characters! I loved getting to know them and Sadie's family, the McGregor's. Not only will Fire and Ash keep you on the edge of your seat, it is guaranteed to tug at your heart strings. Ms Patrick's has a unique writing style that I absolutely love! She is able to draw you in with characters that are well developed, with plot lines that are sure to keep you turning the pages, and ending that will undoubtedly drive you to pick up more of her books."

Sherry at GoodReads gave it 4 Stars - "In her acknowledgements Anne Patrick names the fire investigator who helped her with her research. I mention this because the seamless presentation of Anne Patrick's research into her story is awesome. This is a hard-hitting and emotional read that has the reader right beside the author's characters.  There is no part of the story that is unbelievable. And every character plays an integral part in the tale. The suspense builds exponentially with every character introduced and she offers up plenty of suspects. The balance of suspense and emotion ensures the reader will have a hard time putting this book down.  It is a keeper for my shelf."

E.H. on Books & More:Ms. Patrick's work FIRE AND ASH was a smashing read, as a reader who love the skulduggery – FIRE AND ASH more than met my expectations and as a reader who love the finer details in a book, I thought Ms .Patrick was spot on with details about the world of a fire investigator  – her investment in her research could be seen and that more than anything else made this book a winner for me.