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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. Waxing Nostalgic 2 This book is about the San Francisco earthquake of 1906 At first I do not like Nora She is selfish and unpleasant Fortunately, the tragedies that she sees from the earthquake help her to grow and look outside of herself. The earthquake has destroyed her city, but not her dreams As companion to a wealthy San Francisco socialite, poor Nora gets a glimpse of the world of the rich and is determined to be a part of it Then the Great Earthquake happens, and Nora rescues a handsome stranger who is arrested for robbery Even so, she falls in love with him If only she can prove his innocence 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 wa 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 I didn t think it was possible, but I hated Nora eventhan Danielle. 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. This was was really good, too. 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. 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 quality decline This is one of the short ones Jeffie 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 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 quality decline This is one of the short ones Jeffie 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 earthquake 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 earthquake, 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 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 quite believable.The HEA scene at the close was as ridiculous as the rest Where some other weak Sunfire books have a good exploration of history s 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 quite believable.The 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 earthquake and its aftermath is sadly neglected in this