The Firebrand

The Firebrand

Large Print - 2005
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On the evening of the Great Fire of Chicago, Lucy Hathaway, frantic to get out of the path of the fire, is shocked when a baby is tossed into her arms from the window of a burning building moments before it collapses. Four years later, Lucy has raised little Maggie as her own child. But when she encounters the infuriating and handsome Randolph Higgins, an old acquaintance whose daughter perished in the fire, Lucy knows that Maggie is his missing child. For the sake of the child the two decide to marry, denying their attraction for one another, but passionate clashes over Lucy's increasingly scandalous political pursuits keep them at odds, and put Rand's career -- and their lives -- in jeopardy.
Publisher: [Waterville, Me.] : Wheeler Pub., 2005, c2001.
Edition: Large print edition
ISBN: 9781587249457
Characteristics: large print
536 pages (large print) ; 23 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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