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  1. Edallia Edallia says:

    (See my review of Amanda for my general series review.)

    I'm finding the shorter-format Sunfires to be extremely hit-or-miss, the hits consisting more of anyone who isn't Vivian Schurfranz, and the misses unfortunately including Renee.

    Has anyone else noticed that as this series progressed, more and more information was included in the back cover blurbs until they just started giving away the entire plot? But just in case you didn't read the back cover blurb and learn everything that would ever happen to Renee down to which boy she's going to choose, let me recap for you.

    Renee Conti aspires to be a star reporter, and even to (gasp) have a career, but naturally, her family is against it or we wouldn't have a story. They want her to settle down and marry Nick DiLeo, and there is even talk of a marriage alliance between the families. Then Steven Morison walks into the Contis' bicycle shop and turns Renee's head. Also, his mother owns the (fictional) New York Gazette.

    Of *course* Renee gets a job at the newspaper. Of *course* there is a gruff male authority figure who doesn't want her there. Of *course* a situation is going to conveniently pop up that will allow Renee to prove her amazing reporterliness.

    That situation is the Great Blizzard of 1888, and of *course* Renee is the only one who makes it in to work. The gruff authority figure gives her a chance to write up the blizzard. Renee walks past every human interest story in New York City on the way home. And incidentally, she discovers that perfect Steven is not so perfect, because he wants her to give up work when she marries him.

    My ultimate problem is that Schurfranz is more formula than the other Sunfire writers. And as a result, her books aren't very different from one another. Her heroines are all misfits in some way, one potential hero is the flashy, blingy type, while the other is the sure-and-steady type who's just waiting for the heroine to stop being flighty and realize that he's been the one all along. And that is *exactly* what happens here. The last half of the book is especially rife with inauthentic shifts in Renee's affections. Nick's not so bad. No wait, never let it be said that I obliged my parents! Steven's kind of condescending and clingy... sorry Nick, I am very serious about Steven... who keeps pissing me off... but is the one for me!

    Argh. I honestly would have preferred to see Renee end up with *neither* of them! She's on her way to being a full-fledged reporter, and even though Nick supports her career, all of Renee's sensible protestations that she wants to work for a while and not rush into marriage are wiped away in the last line of the story. Annoying.

    Schurfranz researches well, as is her custom, but she still can't stand to leave out the slightest scrap of information she's gleaned in her academic travails. And she drops them into the story in the most awkward ways. In the midst of a congratulatory conversation about Renee's big story, Mrs. Morison mentions that Mark Twain, whom she has just interviewed, gave her an extract from a letter to his wife. Here, Renee, why don't you read it? Though it's funny, it doesn't really add to anything else having to do with the plot. If there's a celebrity within historical sniffing distance, Schurfranz has to find a way to include them in her story. It is past eye-rolling for me and on into nervous twitch because I KNOW IT'S COMING!!!

    Also, allow me the luxury of complaining about stuff like this: How many more tragedies like that had happened the day before? She wondered, not knowing then that the storm which raged from Maryland to Maine would take four hundred lives. *Precisely.* Renee *doesn't* know it then. I don't care about what Renee knows LATER. That is sloppy and clumsy and throws me out of the narrative entirely. And this is a novel, not a history text. There are ways to work in the historical facts without force-feeding them.

    The verdict: It's not the worst that Sunfire or Schurfranz has to offer. But due to the predictable sameness of her stories, and the sloppiness of her writing, I can't give more than two stars. Don't seek it out unless you're a completist.

  2. Karla Karla says:

    Vivian Schurfranz is usually more adept at the historical details (while having the same dull romance dynamics repeated in nearly every book), but her skill here at wielding the facts is heavy-handed and clunky. There are a few instances where the reader is pulled out of the story to be informed of something (like the number of blizzard deaths) that Renee could not know. It becomes informative, but not really a good story. The sudden & brutal arrival of a natural disaster was done well in Shura's Darcy and Miner's Jennie, but the immediacy and drama of disasters is not Schurfranz's forte.

    The romance here plays along the same lines as in the author's early Sunfire, Laura, although the rich boy Stephen isn't quite the jackass that Shawn in Laura was. Like the majority of Schurfranz's heroines, Renee has aspirations for a career but finds herself fighting as much against her own boy-crazy fickleness as the prevailing attitude of society.

    A fast, light read, but this type of story and action has been done better elsewhere in the series.

  3. Reading with Cats Reading with Cats says:

    Started skimming when one of the suitors tells Renee I've never known anyone like you before. Ugh. Stupid novel.

    Renee pointlessly vacillates between cardboard cutout rich guy Steven (who spouts inanities such as Your eyes are like blue, blue crystals...gag) and mostly absent Nick (who isn't in the story enough to spout anything). The ending is abrupt and stupid with Renee quickly dropping Steven and proclaiming her undying love for Nick (whom she's interacted with a total of twice in over 200 pages). It's a *marriage alliance* you see.

    Dumb, dumb, dumb. Thank the sweet baby Jesus that this is the last Schurfranz I have to slog through.

  4. Jen Jen says:

    This Sunfire romance is so much better than Jennie, the other I reviewed. It still had the elements of women's roles in the 1800's, but the issue of gender roles was addressed the book. This was set in NYC, which was fun, and dealt with a girl who wanted to be a reporter...and got her chance during the Blizzard of 1888. The details of the storm weren't as vivid as those of the flood in the other novel, but overall this one was better and makes me feel better about my childhood memories of the series.

  5. Abby Abby says:

    Waxing Nostalgic #5- Renee is about a girl in the Blizzard of 1888 in New York City. She is independent and determined to break into the newspaper business as a reporter. There are few women reporters so she has to prove that she needs to be taken seriously. She spends most of her time with her beau Steven so we don't get to know Nick very well. He is in the background for most of the book. I wish they were both equally represented so that the reader is convinced of her final choice in beaus. I do like Renee's spirit though.

  6. Beth Beth says:

    2011 is turning into the year of re-reading all the books I loved when I was about 11-13. This one was part of a series of young adult historical romances my sister and I absolutely devoured as kids. It not going to win any literary prizes, but it's fun. The description of the blizzard is pretty vivid as well.

  7. Shelly Shelly says:

    Renee is the next book in my reading /reading of the Sunfire series. It had some interesting parts to it, but the author is so awkward at time. When and how she delves out info is not timed well and it takes away from the story.

  8. Meghan Meghan says:

    Felt like Renée was hasty in the end but enjoyed the rest of the story.

  9. Allison Allison says:

    I read this when I was in middle school and loved it. But it's probably quite juvenile.

  10. Renee Renee says:

    Light and fluffy read. It’s a feel good, coming of age story, every middle school girls favorite. I read this book when I was in middle school and loved it. Plus it had my name on it, literally.