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To be a Patriot must she betray the man she loves Her country asks her to risk her life Can she find the courage to do it In , the Revolutionary War still rages violently, especially in Charleston, South Carolina, where orphaned,year old Sabrina Robbins lives and works in her uncle s shop Sabrina, a staunch Patriot, is in love with Martin Cresswell, a handsome Tory Even though they are on opposite sides politically, Sabrina believes their love can survive But when she meets Richard Taylor, a brave but arrogant Patriot spy, she is confused How can she be so attracted to Richard, if she loves Martin When Sabrina s uncle becomes ill, Sabrina has to take over his role in the spy ring, even though doing so means betraying Martin, and risking her own life She knows that Richard thinks some things freedom and love are worth any risks But will she find the courage to fight for freedom and choose between the two men who love her


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  1. Edallia Edallia says:

    This is officially a 3.5 star rating I want half stars, dangit The Sunfire Re Read plunges steadily on After a long string of Vivian Schurfranz, I just decided to get her out of the way I was looking forward to this one I love the Revolutionary War I love Charleston Did this one deliver Thankfully, it did Not flawless, but definitely one of the better short format Sunfires Sabrina Robbins, orphaned at a young age, now lives in Charleston and works in her uncle s apothecary shop She s This is officially a 3.5 star rating I want half stars, dangit The Sunfire Re Read plunges steadily on After a long string of Vivian Schurfranz, I just decided to get her out of the way I was looking forward to this one I love the Revolutionary War I love Charleston Did this one deliver Thankfully, it did Not flawless, but definitely one of the better short format Sunfires Sabrina Robbins, orphaned at a young age, now lives in Charleston and works in her uncle s apothecary shop She s not treated unkindly, but it s pretty clear that she s the poor relation Her cousin Mercy is the pretty, popular one with the fancy clothes and the finishing school, and Sabrina is actually kind of funny looking Please ignore the cover, on which poor Sabrina looks TWELVE No, they didn t marry em off quite THAT young The only person who makes her feel special is Martin Cresswell, who wants to marry her But he s a Tory And Sabrina is a diehard Patriot They kind of ignorantly assume that this won t eventually come between them and go about their merry courting business.Charleston is attacked and conquered by the British, and the cracks in Sabrina s life get a little deeper Her uncle, who depends on her quite a bit already, has to ask Sabrina to take his place in the Patriot spy ring when he becomes too ill to work His contact is a surly backwoodsman named Richard Taylor, to whom Sabrina finds herself increasingly drawn.Ransom s writing is actually quite nice in this novel She sometimes disappoints, but her characterization is pretty well done this time around, and some of her diction is wonderful In particular, Sabrina s first impression of Richard is full of lovely descriptions he deals his words like playing cards and she subconsciously compares him to wild animals And we re told all we need to know about the oppositional characters of Mercy and Sabrina in one passage describing their childhood embroidery samplers Nice.It s probably bias towards a setting I personally find interesting that makes me give this book three and a half stars It s not without its flaws The plot hinges a little too much on coincidence the injured Patriot that Martin risks his life to help just happens to be Mercy s secret sweetheart And Sabrina, on a spy mission, gets into trouble right underneath a tree in which Richard happens to be hiding The character of Martin, rather than becoming an easily tossed aside jerk, is instead richly complex His conflicted loyalties don t leave him with a lot of options He s such a good guy that you re sad to see him part from Sabrina They could have easily ended up together if circumstances had been different, which lends an extra poignancy to Sabrina s romantic choice I can t help but wish that Sabrina and Richard s relationship had a littletime to gel They just snipe at each other for a while, and are attracted, and then they are suddenly in love The shorter Sunfires often demonstrate that the authors had some problems fitting their story into 220 or so pages The last chapter is pretty eyeroll worthy, since it centers on Sabrina s supposed mastery of the swamps and rivers around Charleston She lived out there for the first eight years of her life and hasn t left Charleston since Realistically speaking, there is no way that she is as familiar with them as she is at the end of the novel And I could have done without the last minute celebrity encounter.Verdict It s one of the better short Sunfires, for sure, despite the wonky cover art she seriously looks WAY too young and the plot goofinesses that subtract a star and a half


  2. Shelley Shelley says:

    Talking about favorite childhood books led me to see what unread Sunfire books I could track down through ILL Fun times Sabrina is set in Charleston 1780, which delighted me utterly, because I just got back from there I recognized street names and areas Points for a super fun spy substory, with Sabrina getting in on the spy action, and the fact that the Tory love interest was not presented as a bad guy he just had a different viewpoint Neat.


  3. Natasha Natasha says:

    Rereading my way through the Sunfire series, in publication order Sabrina Robbins lives with her uncle, aunt, and spoiled cousin Mercy in Charleston at the beginning of the Revolutionary War The orphaned Sabrina makes do with second hand dresses and works in her uncle s apothecary shop, but is furious at the encroachment of the British on her beloved Charleston and dismayed that so many citizens, including Uncle Phineas, have taken the loyalty oath But there sto her uncle than meets the Rereading my way through the Sunfire series, in publication order Sabrina Robbins lives with her uncle, aunt, and spoiled cousin Mercy in Charleston at the beginning of the Revolutionary War The orphaned Sabrina makes do with second hand dresses and works in her uncle s apothecary shop, but is furious at the encroachment of the British on her beloved Charleston and dismayed that so many citizens, including Uncle Phineas, have taken the loyalty oath But there sto her uncle than meets the eye As a Patriot spy, he hides behind the safety of the oath and uses Sabrina s relationship with her handsome Tory sweetheart, Martin Cresswell, to pass information on to the Patriots When illness confines Uncle Phineas to bed, Sabrina takes over his clandestine business, guiltily guiding Martin to reveal troop movements, and then passing it along to Richard Taylor, a young, arrogant backwoodsman who carries the messages to Francis Swamp Fox Marion Torn between guilt over her deception of Martin and excitement over allying herself to a cause she feels strongly about, Sabrina must make a decision that satisfies both her heart and her spirit.As a historical YA, this was soundly written Sabrina felt well placed in her time, not as overtly rebellious as many of her Sunfire counterparts, with a satisfying dash of family loyalty Her conflict was palpable, as following her conscience one way leads to betraying her sweetheart, and follow the conscience the other way leads to betraying the country she longs America to be The romance is almost a distraction and felt shoe horned in Other than the occasional he s sorta cute on Sabrina s end, she doesn t think much of Richard Taylor as other than an annoying but trusted comrade in spy craft She s very devoted to Martin and, as he gradually starts shifting his own political ideologies, confident that they can have a future without conflict But everything changes in the last thirty pages of the book Without any buildup, view spoiler Richard kisses her, Martin happily declares himself a Tory, Martin breaks up with her and moves to Canada, Sabrina decides that she s suddenly and inexplicably mad for Richard, she tracks him down and tells him she wants move to the mountains with him forever and ever hide spoiler I mean, that s a lot that suddenly happens It s as though Candice F Ransom suddenly remembered that she was supposed to be writing a romance It felt shoehorned in and compromised the wonderful independence that she d built up for Sabrina over the course of the book Worth a read as a nice historical novel, but skip the ending and instead imagine Sabrina ditching both guys in favor of opening her own apothecary shop The British forbid it, but after she helps to win the war, she ll find a way


  4. Juanita Juanita says:

    Words or praise cannot express this absolutely spectacular book I wish there was a sequel I read this book in grade 11 We had to read a book of our choosing and make a game to it It was so fun Of course I went too overboard with the project and I lost marks for being too creative Apparently I also made it too complicated a game to play Even though it was simple as pie Teacher didn t know what she was talking about Anyway this novel never bored me at all, it s one of my favorite book Words or praise cannot express this absolutely spectacular book I wish there was a sequel I read this book in grade 11 We had to read a book of our choosing and make a game to it It was so fun Of course I went too overboard with the project and I lost marks for being too creative Apparently I also made it too complicated a game to play Even though it was simple as pie Teacher didn t know what she was talking about Anyway this novel never bored me at all, it s one of my favorite books I ve also read this about 100 times


  5. Amy Haddock Amy Haddock says:

    I remember reading this back in like the 6th grade or something, and I absolutely loved it It was part of a young adult historical fiction series Sabrina was torn between two lovesa soldier with the Continental Army and a soldier with the British Army I ve thought about this book many times I honestly believe my fundamental knowledge of The Revolutionary War came from this book and Johnny Tremain, of course I wish it weren t out of print I d love to read it again


  6. Jessica Jessica says:

    First short Sunfire I read, and my favorite short Sunfire Partly because it was set in South Carolina, and partly because all of the other short Sunfires weren t that detailed Although this one didn t develop the characters to much, the details about the Revolution and the part where Sabrina is on the river is pretty good I do wish that the romance wasdeveloped, but that was alright Anyway, this book was pretty good.


  7. Katrina Sutton Katrina Sutton says:

    I loved the sunfire romances series as a teen So when I found this copy at an used bookstore I had to buy it They are so rare to come by because I believe that many do not give up this series They are that good Sabrina was a ray of sunshine to read I love historical fiction and this one was just icing to the cake A great read and a find.


  8. Shelly Shelly says:

    I am continuing my reading rereading of the Sunfires Again, I thought the history was interesting In this case, the characters and romance were not given as much attention This is a bit shorter than some of the rest of the series It was a very quick read.


  9. Reading with Cats Reading with Cats says:

    Sabrina is totally a swamp expert Well, except for the part when she jumps out of her boat into alligator infested waters Or when she gets hopelessly tangled in vines Or when she trudges through the swamp barefoot Oh well, at least dreamy Richard is there to save the day.


  10. Cori Cori says:

    i want 2 own it