The cover artists who created the cover for FACING THE FIRE made two mistakes with the smokejumper hero’s clothes. The hero’s hardhat should not have a visor, and smokejumpers don’t wear suspenders. So now you know!
FACING THE FIRE was nominated for the 2006 CataRomance Reviewers’ Choice Award.
“Readers will find adventure and excitement as well as a wonderful romance in FACING THE FIRE and learn about the dangerous job of smokejumping. It is a story well worth reading.”
--Romance Reviews Today
“Gail Barrett has crafted a captivating, suspenseful tale, not only of the physical struggles involved in trying to escape the clutches of a forest fire, but has balanced it with the struggle in the minds of these two strong characters as they battle old and new ideas about each other and themselves. So, toss another log on the fireplace and curl up to enjoy this satisfying read!”
"FACING THE FIRE is an emotional, fast-paced and action-filled Silhouette Intimate Moments that will grab the reader and not let go... Well-written and sensual, FACING THE FIRE sizzles with a sexual tension hotter than the forest fire Cade and Jordan attempt to outrun! Highly recommended!"
--The Romance Readers Connection, Rating: 4 1/2 Hearts
“A very tense drama full of adventure and bravery. The research that went into this story was fantastic. You felt like you were on the line with the firefighters. Very dramatic.”
“Facing the Fire takes you on a thrilling ride full of danger, passion, and adventure. This story grabs your attention from the first page and doesn’t let go until the last. Jordan and Cade’s relationship is full of unresolved feelings and struggles that most readers will be able to sympathize with. The passion and pain between them is so heart wrenching and realistic that I found myself crying for them while at the same time, cheering them on. Facing the Fire is an inspiring story that is sure to touch readers with its fast-paced story line that flows along so naturally and unforgettable characters. If you have never read a story by Gail Barrett, I encourage you to read Facing the Fire and I am sure that once you have read this beautiful and emotionally gripping story, like me, you will be a fan for life.”
--Fallen Angel Reviews
“With its moments where your heart is racing from the danger encircling the hero and heroine to the poignant scenes of mental anguish between this bewildered couple, Gail Barrett has created a suspenseful yet often touching love story. FACING THE FIRE is powerful in its emotional impact fueled by the soaring peril…With emotions pouring from almost every page and the mounting suspense, FACING THE FIRE sets a blazing pace in this memorable story.” 4 ½ stars
“An exciting contemporary romance.”
“I truly enjoyed FACING THE FIRE - a delightful introduction to a new-to-me author whom I will not hesitate to recommend to my readers. Her characters were likable and very human, indeed, a pleasure to meet!”
--Annie’s Book Stop
“Ms. Barrett grabbed my interest from page one and held it to the very end. I literally couldn’t put this book down.”
--A Romance Review. 4½ roses!
In 2004, FACING THE FIRE won both the Marlene and Heart of the Rockies contests, and finaled in the Laurie, Merritt and Spring into Romance contests.