The Firebrand

The Firebrand

Book - 2001
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After the Chicago fire of 1871, Lucy rescues a baby girl, whom she names Maggie and raises as her own, but five years later, Maggie's father resurfaces, and Lucy finds true love and happiness.
Publisher: Don Mills, Ont. Canada : MIRA Books, c2001
ISBN: 9780778327721
Characteristics: 400 p. ; 18 cm


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lt_bibliosara Jan 06, 2017

If you're looking for a good historical romance with a strong plan and characters, this series is for you. Susan Wiggs is my all-time favorite romance author, and there is a good reason why. In the Great Chicago Fire Trilogy, you get a taste of her talents at creating a believable relationship build over the course of the novel. The characters struggle to overcome obstacles within their own lives, and are challenged by societal and natural disasters. Yet, by the end, they characters find that they are stronger together than apart. Wiggs has a talent for drama and action. Most of her historical novels move along quite quickly.

In the Firebrand, Lucy brings a conclusion to the trio of friends' tales of heartache, passion, and self-discover among the wreckage of the Great Chicago Fire. Lucy is a young woman with a passion for righting wrongs and pioneering women's rights. She finds herself in a situation she never expected when she becomes the adoptive mother of an infant child the night of the great fire. Years later, she finds herself torn between love for her daughter, and loyalty to her cause. Can she have both love and independence, family and business?


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