The Firebrand

The Firebrand

eBook - 2001
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Chicago is burning

And Lucy Hathaway is running for her life. As she rushes past a fine hotel engulfed in flames, a wrapped bundle tumbles from a window into her arms. Seconds later the building crumbles--and Lucy is astonished to discover the swaddled blanket contains a baby.

Five years later Lucy walks into Rand Higgins's bank and knows: the orphan she rescued that day actually belongs to this ruthless financier. Now, to keep the child she's come to love, she'll have to give up her hard-won freedom and become his wife. But giving Rand her heart? That, she could never have expected...

Publisher: Don Mills, Ont. : MIRA, c2001
ISBN: 9781426828850
1426828853
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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