The Firebrand

↠ The Firebrand É Susan Wiggs - The Firebrand, The Firebrand On October 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 Wiggs s USA Today bestse
  • Title: The Firebrand
  • Author: Susan Wiggs
  • ISBN: 9780778327721
  • Page: 255
  • Format: Paperback

↠ The Firebrand É Susan Wiggs, The Firebrand, Susan Wiggs, The Firebrand On October 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 Wiggs s USA Today bestselling trilogy is now reissued ↠ The Firebrand É Susan Wiggs - The Firebrand, The Firebrand On October 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 Wiggs s USA Today bestse
  • ↠ The Firebrand É Susan Wiggs
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The Firebrand

About Author

  1. Susan Wiggs s life is all about family, friendsd fiction She lives at the water s edge on an island in Puget Sound, and she commutes to her writers group in a 17 foot motorboat She serves as author liaison for Field s End, a literary community on Bainbridge Island, Washington, bringing inspiration and instruction from the world s top authors to her seaside community See fieldsend She s been featured in the national media, including NPR s Talk of the Nation, and is a popular speaker locally and nationally According to Publishers Weekly, Wiggs writes with refreshingly honest emotion, and the Salem Statesman Journal adds that she is one of our best observers of stories of the heart who knows how to capture emotion on virtually every page of every book Booklist characterizes her books as real and true and unforgettable She is the recipient of three RITA sm awards and four starred reviews from Publishers Weekly for her books The Winter Lodge and Passing Through Paradise have appeared on PW s annual Best Of lists Several of her books have been listed as top Booksense picks and optioned as feature films Her novels have been translated into than two dozen languages and have made national bestseller lists, including the USA Today, Washington Post and New York Times lists The author is a former teacher, a Harvard graduate, an avid hiker, an amateur photographer, a good skier and terrible golfer, yet her favorite form of exercise is curling up with a good book Readers can learn on the web at susanwiggs and on her lively blog at susanwiggs.wordpress.

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  1. This was a very uneven book there were parts that were great and parts that were simply bad The story starts with the hero and the heroine meeting and though there is an attraction between them, they re not meant to be because he s already married Later that night, the big fire that ruined Chicago in 1871 starts and in the flaming city, the heroine rescues a baby girl while the hero gets severely hurt and scarred for life.Five years later they meet again she is applying for a loan in the bank he [...]

  2. This is the second book I have tried by this author I enjoyed it much than the first one It had a lot of real strong elements It had a setting and time which are different than normal in historical romances, the Chicago fire of 1871 The story of a woman who catches a baby tosses from a burning building and raises her as her own was very interesting The heroine, Lucy, is a suffragette She was well written Many times in romance novels the women are supposedly all about being modern women but they [...]

  3. I love Susan Wiggs writing but did not enjoy this one as well as others I have read I had a hard time relating to the characters unlike the previous 2 in this trilogy I think it had a lot to do with the fact that most of the book was Lucy fighting for women s rights Though interesting to view that portion of history, I became frustrated with her obsession with women s rights Refusing to embrace the wonderful aspects of womanhood, she never really gained a balance I felt that Rand was forced to g [...]

  4. I love how each of these plots vary They re very distinct from one another, and while the other two really took place right during the the time of the fire and right afterwards, this one is long after the city has rebuilt itself Yet the fire is what puts the stories wheels in motion I love how Lucy is a feminist, but not the stereotypical one She believes women should have the freedom to do as the please just as men should, but she doesn t use that as an excuse to not do things women are expecte [...]

  5. I love a good old fashioned romance as in no explicit sex that can still get me all hot and bothered Two bonus points for me are that it s set in Chicago, my home town, and that the protagonist runs a bookshop, a place where I m always at home.The story begins in Chicago, 1871, the day that the Great Fire breaks out Lucy Hathaway is a woman ahead of her time independent, outspoken single, a business woman An outcast in society even before the fire, she seems to ruin all chances of being accepted [...]

  6. Lucy Hathaway adopts a child after rescuing her during the the Chicago Fire on October 8, 1871 That day will forever change the lives of so many people Her adopted daughter Maggie loves the story of how she was given to her mother during a fire to save her life while her real mother s live could not be saved.Lucy finds herself at the bank asking for an extension on a loan from Randolph Higgins On his desk is the picture of his infant daughter who he believes to have died in the fire five years b [...]

  7. This is a wonderful tale of love found and lost, and found againof moral beliefs and the hard road one must travel to stand up for those beliefs And what binds this all together is a zeal for life The child in this story is endearing and will capture your heart The story line and its characters are believable and make this a page turner Well done, Susan Wiggs

  8. The Firebrand follows Lucy Hathaway, a widely disliked New Woman or suffragette after the events of the Great Chicago Fire On the other side of the romance is Rand Higgins, a trusted and important banker When the pair meet, there is a small kindling of attraction, but Rand is married and the father of an infant While Lucy is running for her life during the fire, she passes by a burning building where a woman is trapped on the second floor The woman tosses the child down where Lucy catches her, a [...]

  9. This book was honestly terrible I was really into the description A feminist finds a baby and raises it as her own only to face the father and be forced to marry him years later Yep Right up my ally Then I started to read the book At first I thought I had accidentally stumbled upon a Christian romance I didn t find any indication that it was in fact a Christian Romance, so I continued to read I really regret that decision This book had no passion or romance to it The official review gives it a s [...]

  10. Not a bad historicalI liked the plot The story makes you believe in fate However, it is obvious that this is a historical written in this millennium Some of the actions of the characters are not very believable to the era I know that some people were ahead of their time, but there was no realism here Those that have modern ideas are the good guys, and those that were old fashioned were the bad guys It is unrealistic and makes the novel less enjoyable than if the characters were multi layered I w [...]

  11. This was a fun one, with elements of Beauty and the Beast mixed into a story of families real versus made and a nice dash of political activism that s strangely timely In a sense, I wish Wiggs had done with the Beauty and the Beast idea, since so much of it makes up for who our hero has become Interestingly, the trope is turned on its head by Lucy, who is no beauty by anyone s measure so it s nice to see a story where a man falls for a woman not for her looks but for her character I hadn t real [...]

  12. The story in short is that when Lucy first meets Rand she makes him a proposition, which to her embarrassment, he turns down Five years pass before she meets him again, which is when she discovers that a baby she saved from a fire is in fact Rand s daughter this bring them together Of course it does This maybe a bit predictable in many ways, another one being that it features a strong feisty heroine who lives life differently to the majority of women of her day but it s still a good read.

  13. This last book in the trilogy was much enjoyable I read this one in 2 days I really liked Lucy and even liked Rand, as hard of a man as he was The story kept me turning the pages to see what was going to happen I was glad to see them find their love and for him to see that Lucy was a strong woman but still not a threat to him Good ending to this tale

  14. The Firebrand by Susan Wiggs is a really terrific historical romance I was not even aware that it was part of a trilogy, but I am thrilled that there are other books for these amazing characters I have been told that true love includes sacrifices and is blessed with grace and understanding This book definitely reflects that It reads well as a stand alone.

  15. Women s Suffrage proper deportment by a female.just the beginning This third installment of the series is just as entertaining as the other two.

  16. The third novel in the Chicago Fire trilogy was the best of the three in my opinion A single woman rescues a baby the night of the great fire She puts out flyers and newspaper ads but no one claims her She begins to love her as her own and with the help of her mother, opens her own bookstore She is a suffragist and carries materials that are not approved by many of the townspeople Read this to find out what happens when she surprisingly learns that the father and mother of her child actually did [...]

  17. Here is a story whose idea you love, but yet in which the story itself you did not as much as you wanted to The Firebrand was one of those By all account there is much to love instant attraction, a disaster that brings people together, a rescued baby, and second chances The story had all these and Plenty to tug on the heartstrings and perhaps shed a few tears along the way Lucy Hathaway, self appointed social reformer and Randolf Higgins, powerful businessmen are two imperfect characters who ar [...]

  18. 3.9 Stars Public Library 11 22 15 I m new to this author and series but Firebrand was a delightful surprise Lucy has never been good at being the dutiful daughter no matter how hard she has tried, causing scandal wherever she goes The great fire changed many people s lives but for Lucy she both lost and gained everything That night she lost her father and her fortune but she gained her little girl Acting on instinct Lucy caught a bundle that had been dropped from a burning building Thinking it w [...]

  19. 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 a [...]

  20. The Firebrand is the third instalment in the Chicago Fire trilogy by Susan Wiggs and probably the best out of the three This historical romance just did what it was meant to do it was light and engaging, it charmed and entertained me I liked that Lucy Hathaway was a Women s Rights activist in the 1870ies and was not going to compromise her principles so easily, not even when she finally finds a man she might be able to love.The main winning argument in this read is certainly Lucy s role as a mot [...]

  21. Randolph and Lucy meet early the night of the Great Chicago Fire when he began flirting with her Lucy, in a strange turn of event s was very much a woman born with ideas and thoughts well before her time, saw his flirting and raised him a proposition to be her lover seconds before meeting his wife Later when running from the fire Lucy caught a bundle that had been thrown from a hotel window just before the hotel collapsed It would be five years later that she would once again meet with Rand, and [...]

  22. Lucy Hathaway is an adamantly outspoken woman of women s rights in a country that isn t quite there yet Running for her life during the Chicago fire of 1871 October 8 , Lucy catches a bundle dropped from a second floor window of a fully engulfed hotel, only to discover it is a baby girl Having no inklings toward marriage, Lucy finds herself wrapping her life around this child when she s unable to locate the parents Four years later, when her bookstore looks financially in crisis, Lucy goes to th [...]

  23. Yes, I know this book is two years old but because I m a fairly new member I m playing catch up when it comes to all the fantastic books I ve read over the years and didn t leave a review for the author I enjoyed The Firebrand on so many levels One of the best historical novels that uses the great Chicago fire of 1871 as the backdrop and does so in a very entertaining way If you love strong female characters, you will love Lucy Hathaway and her unconventional views Loved the way Ms Wiggs kept me [...]

  24. I love all of Susan Wigg s books This one is part of a trilogy set around the Chicago Great Fire I seemed to have started backwards as I think this is the last in the trilogy and I read it first Susan explores the friendships of three women from different spheres of society at the time The fire leveled the social strata of the time These friendships held fast even in light of each of the ladies stories Susan does a great job of digging into the deeper recesses of our lives No matter the presenti [...]

  25. While escaping the great fire of Chicago, unconventional Lucy Hathaway saves a baby dropped from a burning building Years later, Lucy discovers that the baby she raised as her own is the daughter of banker Rand Higgins who Lucy daringly propositioned one embarrassing night 5 years ago.Another tour de force from sensational author Wiggs Wiggs has done it again and created a novel that is in part a romance story and historical novel wrapped into one complete complex and lovable characters Wiggs ha [...]

  26. This is a very solid historical romance novel There is a lot less emphasis on the romance than in others, which I appreciated I loved the amount of detail on the main character s shop and her involvement in the women s suffrage movement So often romance novels either involve characters who are disappointments to me in how they completely subordinate themselves to the men in their lives, or involve characters who are completely anachronistic, so to me the suffrage movement subplot of this book wa [...]

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