Book Reviews of The Firebrand (Chicago Fire Trilogy, Book 3)

The Firebrand (Chicago Fire Trilogy, Book 3)
The Firebrand - Chicago Fire Trilogy, Book 3
Author: Susan Wiggs
ISBN-13: 9781551667584
ISBN-10: 1551667584
Publication Date: 8/1/2003
Pages: 400
Rating:
  • Currently 3.7/5 Stars.
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3.7 stars, based on 49 ratings
Publisher: Mira
Book Type: Mass Market Paperback
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I really enjoyed this; I liked how the love between parents and child was portrayed. The historical info on the Great Chicago fire was interesting but did not overpower the love story.
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Terrefic Could not put it down!
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Great book-just a nitpick stands between it and a 10.
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During the Chicago fire of 1871, Lucy finds an orphaned baby girl. Five years later she discovers the prominent banker she needs a loan from is the father.
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I like this author but really enjoyed this series of books that take place during the time of, and after the city of Chicago fire of 1871. Great series if you can get them to read.
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Good story
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I thoroughly enjoyed this book. I love the stories that start with famous events in history.
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Lucy Hathaway rescues a baby girl on the night of the great Chicago fire. She later adopts the orphan and builds a life for the two of them. Now she finds herself requesting a bank loan from Randolph Higgins, only to discover that he is actually the girls father.

Good story. This was my favorite book in the Chicago Fire Trilogy.
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Loved this book!
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The 3rd book in Wiggs's Chicago Fire Trilogy. Story of Lucy Hathaway as she worked for women's equality even in the 1870's. Very good book.
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This was a very good book!
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good read, I couldn't put it away
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It is one of the few historical romance books I really liked. Has a great beating the odds kind of story.
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wonderful series
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Susan Wiggs is an excellent story-teller. This trilogy was fascinating. I don't normally read historical novels - I usually prefer contemporary themes - but this trilogy, and this book in particular - is wonderful! A must read!
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I loved this book. Hard to put down.
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Excellent trilogy. Must read all three books. Hard to put down once you start.
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October 8, 1871 - One small spark iginites the entire city of Chicago, sending the residents into panic. But amid the chaos, a miraculous rescue kindles an unexpected new love.

As she flees the raging inferno, Lucy Hathaway risks her life to save a precious baby girl. The little orphan is a gift from heaven, coming into Lucy's life just as the fire takes everything else from her.

Five years have passed, and Lucy has raised Maggie as her own. Now, seeking a loan to refinance her most cherished dream - her bookstore, The Firebrand - Lucy finds herself face-to-face with Randolph Higgins, Chicago's most prominent bander. Rand is a bitter, lonely man scarred by the great fire and still grieving for the baby girl he lost that night. And to her astonishment, Lucy discovers that the child she'd saved was his.

Some women would have run, some would have taken the secret of Maggie's identity to the grave. But not Lucy. Now her life is about to take another dramatic turn, forcing her to confront the one man who threatens all she holds dear. But it is their mutual love for a child that will propel Rand and Lucy on an unforgettable journey into emotion, adventure and passion.

"Susan Wiggs masterfully combines real historical events with a powerful captive/captor romance and... draws readers in with her strong writing style..." - Romantic Times on The Hostage
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Loved this story.
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Sometimes passion has a fury all its own. . .
October 8, 1871 -- One small spark ignites the entire city of Chicago, sending its residents into panic. But amid the chaos, a chance encounter leads to an unexpected new love.

As she flees the raging inferno, Lucy Hathaway risks her life to save a precious baby girl. The little orphan is a gift from heaven, coming into Lucy's life just as the fire takes everything else form her.

Five years have passed, and Lucy has raised Maggie has her own. Now, seeing a loan to refinance her most cherished dream -- her bookstore, The Firebrand -- Lucy finds herself face-to-face with Randolph Higgins, Chicago's most prominent banker. Rand is a bitter, lonely an scarred by the great fire and still grieving for the baby girl he lost that night. And to her astonishment, Lucy discovers that the child she'd saved was his.

Some women who have fun, some would have taken the secret of Maggie's identity to the grave. But not Lucy. Now her life is about to take another dramatic turn, forcing her to confront the one man who threatens all she holds dear. But it is their mutual love for a child that will propel Rand and Lucy on an unforgettable journey into emotion, adventure, and passion.
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Sometimes passion has a fury all its own. . .

October 8, 1871 One small spark ignites the entire city of Chicago, sending its residents into panic. But amid the chaos, a chance encounter leads to an unexpected new love.

As she flees the raging inferno, Lucy Hathaway risks her life to save a precious baby girl. The little orphan is a gift from heaven, coming into Lucy's life just as the fire takes everything else form her.

Five years have passed, and Lucy has raised Maggie has her own. Now, seeing a loan to refinance her most cherished dream her bookstore, The Firebrand Lucy finds herself face-to-face with Randolph Higgins, Chicago's most prominent banker. Rand is a bitter, lonely an scarred by the great fire and still grieving for the baby girl he lost that night. And to her astonishment, Lucy discovers that the child she'd saved was his.

Some women who have fun, some would have taken the secret of Maggie's identity to the grave. But not Lucy. Now her life is about to take another dramatic turn, forcing her to confront the one man who threatens all she holds dear. But it is their mutual love for a child that will propel Rand and Lucy on an unforgettable journey into emotion, adventure, and passion.
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This book is an excellent read. I have to say that this series is my most favorite. I recommend it to all. Great reads. Page turners thru and thru. Susan Wiggs is a master story teller.