REVIEW Ë Nora Sunfire #26

Jeffie Ross Gordon ò 1 REVIEW

A glimpse of the world of the rich and is determined to be a part of it Then the Great Earthuake happens and Nora rescu Waxing Nostalgic #2 This book is about the San Francisco earthuake of 1906 At first I do not like Nora She is selfish and unpleasant Fortunately the tragedies that she sees from the earthuake help her to grow and look outside of herself A Lil Less Broken (The Kingsmen MC, first I do not like Nora She is selfish and unpleasant Fortunately the tragedies that she sees Wholly Unraveled from the earthuake help her to grow and look outside of herself

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Nora Sunfire #26

The earthuake has destroyed her city but not her dreams As companion to a wealthy San Francisco socialite poor Nora gets OK teen romance The heroine Nora is the most aggravating Sunfire heroine since Amanda Sunfire #1 for sheer unpleasantness of character Nora's a snob who's ashamed of her poor family and wants to be rich and live on San Francisco's Nob Hill or Pacific Heights She's even embarrassed at the pungent smells of the corned beef she cooks for her father thinking it's not refined enough The poor idiot she's set her sights on to be her husband Jamie Duffy isn't properly ambitious to suit her but instead of seeking out someone else who is she decides to browbeat him into toiling away on the long ladder from bank teller to bank president He'd rather fly airplanes and get it on the ground floor of that promising industry Naturally Nora thinks this is airy fairy nonsense Her snobbery doesn't much let up even after she's tossed around like a rag doll during the 1906 earthuake because she happens to run into a stranger with a wallet of money and she's compelled to lie to keep up the appearances of her fantasy future The short format does Nora no favors making her unpleasantness seem to take up most of the book I think a character like her would have been better served in the longer Sunfire format or one of those thick epics from the 60s and 70s by Taylor Caldwell As short teen romance it's brittle and irritatingThe earthuake scene wasn't all that effective either Time seemed compressed too much with the uake and the fire almost happening at the same time At least it seemed that way There wasn't nearly the immediacy of terror and the prolonged suspense as was in Jane Claypool Miner's Sunfire Jenny where the Johnstown Flood is truly the centerpiece of the book with great drama and characters in the middle of itAn OK read but nothing spectacular

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Es a handsome stranger who is arrested for robbery Even so she falls in love with him If only she can prove his innocenc When you're in bed with a cold there ain't nothing better than only mildly accurate historical romances starring ringletted redheads and gray eyed amnesiacs I have to say the ending went a little fast


10 thoughts on “Nora Sunfire #26

  1. says:

    OK teen romance The heroine Nora is the most aggravating Sunfire heroine since Amanda Sunfire #1 for sheer unpleasantness of character Nora's a snob who's ashamed of her poor family and wants to be rich and live on San Francisco's Nob Hill or Pacific Heights She's even embarrassed at the pungent smells of the corned beef she cooks for her father thinking it's not refined enough The poor idiot she's set her sights on to be her husband Jamie Duffy isn't properly ambitious to suit her but instead of seeking out someone else who is she decides to browbeat him into toiling away on the long ladder from bank teller to bank president He'd rather fly airplanes and get it on the ground floor of that promising industry Naturally Nora thinks this is airy fairy nonsense Her snobbery doesn't much let up even after she's tossed around like a rag doll during the 1906 earthuake because she happens to run into a stranger with a wallet of money and she's compelled to lie to keep up the appearances of her fantasy future The short format does Nora no favors making her unpleasantness seem to take up most of the book I think a character like her would have been better served in the longer Sunfire format or one of those thick epics from the 60s and 70s by Taylor Caldwell As short teen romance it's brittle and irritatingThe earthuake scene wasn't all that effective either Time seemed compressed too much with the uake and the fire almost happening at the same time At least it seemed that way There wasn't nearly the immediacy of terror and the prolonged suspense as was in Jane Claypool Miner's Sunfire Jenny where the Johnstown Flood is truly the centerpiece of the book with great drama and characters in the middle of itAn OK read but nothing spectacular


  2. says:

    See my review of Amanda for my general review of the series After 15 books the 350 page Sunfires gave way to flimsier 200 page volumes and there is a slight but general uality decline This is one of the short onesJeffie Ross Gordon only wrote two of the Sunfires and after re reading Nora I've owned it for years I am looking forward to her other contribution to the series Every good Sunfire heroine has to grow up in some way but she's usually a sympathetic character both before and after Not so with Nora Brady She grew up poor in San Francisco but by 1906 Nora has a job as a companion and secretary to wealthy Mrs Wainwright and well it's made her a little uppity She's feeling a little too good for her Irish roots a little ashamed of her shabby home and little too determined to convince her sweetheart that he really wants to be a banker rather than a pioneering aviator Because all Nora wants is to be filthy stinking rich Why Jamie Duffy puts up with Nora is anyone's guess but put up with her he does and he even hints that he's about to propose and then one day as Nora's walking to work a massive earthuake hits and the city crumbles around Nora's ears Somewhere in the rubble she meets and rescues a concussed man who can't remember his identity And he's carrying a giant wad of cash Hmm suspicious But he's cute and charming and Nora starts to fall for him But in the meantime she can't find her father and brother and she's lost everything Suddenly being rich doesn't seem to be all that important Nora's mental and moral transformation is subtle believable and very welcome I was actually relieved to see her softening up over the course of the book That's not to say I didn't enjoy the details of early Nora's snobbery Her constant wincing and shuddering over her poor and embarrassing family rings really true as reprehensible as it is And she really gets herself caught in some needless lies while trying to impress Morgan One criticism I can offer is that Nora really doesn't have to atone for these lies about herself; she's just forgiven but honestly we were running out of book at that point and we needed a resolution stat Gordon's depiction of the earthuake its after effects and the devastating damage is well done Nora's panic is palpable and she responds realistically Morgan is a charming love interest and even Jamie is cutely enthusiastic about his aviation dreams and Nora herself is snappy witty and determined At times her repartee is reminiscent of a feisty 1940s movie heroine Verdict The resolution drags out a tiny bit longer than it needs to or rather the final romantic scene isn't given enough time to gel in the midst of everything else but otherwise good show Ms Gordon This one doesn't seem to be as rare so if you are at all interested in the later shorter format Sunfires go ahead and add this one to the collection


  3. says:

    I remember reading this book as a young teenager and loving it I suppose that makes sense because it is basically a romance book for teens read clean and simple and of course I loved romance as a teen Now as a married woman I reread this book and think wow it is so juvenile I liked that it was clean don't get me wrong but the plot was incredibly simplified and there was no real character development or relationship development Anyhow I suppose it was entertaining enough and it was a fast read so it still warrants 3 stars I reccommend it for teenage girls where it is correctly marketed


  4. says:

    This is one of the poorest members of the Sunfire series Nora is self centered and manipulative valuing wealth and prestige above all else Her transformation in the face of adversity is unbelievable to the point of ridiculous though she never became likable to me Scratch that her transformation did include a good dose of cowardice That part was uite believableThe HEA scene at the close was as ridiculous as the rest Where some other weak Sunfire books have a good exploration of history supporting them the history of the San Francisco earthuake and its aftermath is sadly neglected in this


  5. says:

    Waxing Nostalgic #2 This book is about the San Francisco earthuake of 1906 At first I do not like Nora She is selfish and unpleasant Fortunately the tragedies that she sees from the earthuake help her to grow and look outside of herself


  6. says:

    Nora was self centered at first and couldn't make up her mind until the end of the book I liked all the parts that weren't dealing with her confusion


  7. says:

    I didn't think it was possible but I hated Nora even than Danielle


  8. says:

    This was was really good too


  9. says:

    When you're in bed with a cold there ain't nothing better than only mildly accurate historical romances starring ringletted redheads and gray eyed amnesiacs I have to say the ending went a little fast


  10. says:

    I originally read this series back in the 80s checking them out from my elementary school library Having re read them as an adult I think they stand the test of time and are still relevant as far as historical fiction is concerned


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