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Texas pride was in her blood, burning love was in her heart A dashing Texan or a proud Mexican Which man would win her love To beautiful, lovely Victoria Winters, Texas inis a place where parties last for three days It s also a place of turmoil and violence A war with Mexico can t be far off Luis Artisa, the son of a wealthy Mexican landowner, offers Victoria security and comfort, but would she ever be able to adjust to his way of life Cade Riley is a ruggedly handsome Texas ranger who loves Victoria But he can t marry her until or if he returns from the battlefields What will become of Victoria s Texas and the men she loves


10 thoughts on “Victoria

  1. Edallia Edallia says:

    See my review of Amanda for my general review of the series I have owned Victoria for years, but didn t read it as often as my other Sunfires because I had it in my head that this one was boring But we ARE embarked on a Great Sunfire Re Read, are we not And after suffering through Danielle, I ll take something I used to think was boring It s not perfect, but neither is it boring Victoria Winters and her family have left their home on the coast and moved further inland to the Texas frontie See my review of Amanda for my general review of the series I have owned Victoria for years, but didn t read it as often as my other Sunfires because I had it in my head that this one was boring But we ARE embarked on a Great Sunfire Re Read, are we not And after suffering through Danielle, I ll take something I used to think was boring It s not perfect, but neither is it boring Victoria Winters and her family have left their home on the coast and moved further inland to the Texas frontier Vickie soon meets her neighbors the Aristas, a Mexican family with a big spread, and Cade Riley, a hotheaded Texas Ranger with a ranch of his own Vickie s doctor father wants to stay out of the trouble between Texas and Mexico, but Vickie with Cade s influence begins to feel a loyalty to Texas Her parents would prefer that she marry Luis Arista, who clearly admires her, but Vickie has her heart set on Cade And that s pretty much the plot, aside from a few fancy parties at the Aristas , and the introduction of Vickie s cousin Billy and Cade s disabled sister Nadine, who rebuffs all of Vickie s attempts at friendship Oh yeah, and the political powder keg blows its top and Vickie gets caught up in the events The historical aspect of this one was very interesting to me, especially since I m a fairly recent transplant to Texas There are many nicely integrated details and a little bit of a You Are There experience that is well written even if it s a cheesy literary device I also enjoyed the glimpse into the Mexican customs of the time Vickie herself is smart and resourceful, and not at all irritating, i.e., there isn t too much pointless waffling between her love interests Although she briefly considers Luis as somethingthan the brother figure he s become, she is self aware enough to realize that choosing Luis would be a bid for personal security and nothingAh, sense I love that in a heroine And now, onto the quibblage The circumstances that get Vickie all the way to San Antonio are just contrived enough to cause some eye rolling It seems that Vickie s been placed in this crucial spot under flimsy pretext simply to Watch The Alamo Fall Sigh And even though the Alamo segment is well done Vickie and Luis are able to climb onto the roof and see it all , the section in San Antonio does drag on a bit She has to stay for sick father Then for wounded Billy Then no one can find Luis Sigh I also wondered over the inclusion of Livvy, a young black girl that is left behind on the Winters place by the previous owners, and whom Vickie secretly helps to escape with a slave from a neighboring ranch The episode is over before the halfway point of the book, and has no bearings on events later in the book It was just there to show us how freakin great Vickie is I already liked Vickie I didn t need this little manipulation on Roberts s part My other issue is something that I am beginning to believe is just a Willo Davis Roberts thing Not EVERYONE has to find a special someone by the end of the book Well, Luis doesn t, but he s already started looking around for someone else While Vickie s attempts to get Billy and Nadine together were were kind of amusing if only for the fact that we re never sure she isn t doing it for selfish reasons the fact that they had to get together at all makes my eyes roll I don t at all care about the romantic fortunes of barely drawn peripheral characters Yet Roberts wraps up everyone s romantic fortunes with a shiny bow in each of her books Just not my particular cup of tea.The verdict Minus two stars for the various plot contrivances and annoyances Otherwise, I enjoyed this muchthan I did as a teen, and would recommend Victoria to collectors


  2. Krystal Jewel Thomas Krystal Jewel Thomas says:

    So completely annoyed at this book It was so well written and I felt like I was keeping pace with the author and knew where the book would take me In the way I wanted it But she took it in the complete opposite direction that actually didn t make sense to me and left me seeing Victoria as a very stupid girl who was not going to have a very good future with the man she choose.


  3. Reading with Cats Reading with Cats says:

    3.5 starsLiked Vickie and the historical background The romance Not so much.


  4. Katherine Katherine says:

    Not my favorite Sunfire book, but definitely worth the read Texas war for independence


  5. Shelly Shelly says:

    This was not my favorite of the Sunfires, but I remember liking it The history side was interesting, but the characters did not interest me as much as some others in this series.


  6. Natalie Martinez Natalie Martinez says:

    OH MY GOD I LOOOOOOVED this book as a child.


  7. Alyson Alyson says:

    Victoria has recently moved to a new part of Texas The citizens there are concerned about their lack of representation as part of Mexico They end up taking up arms against Mexico and Santa Anna Circumstances put Victoria near the Alamo to see how it was defeated The Sunfire books also have romance in them The heroine has to choose between two young men In Victoria she has to choose between her cute new neighbor, Cade and Luis, the wealthy and kind son of a Mexican landowner I was worried Victoria has recently moved to a new part of Texas The citizens there are concerned about their lack of representation as part of Mexico They end up taking up arms against Mexico and Santa Anna Circumstances put Victoria near the Alamo to see how it was defeated The Sunfire books also have romance in them The heroine has to choose between two young men In Victoria she has to choose between her cute new neighbor, Cade and Luis, the wealthy and kind son of a Mexican landowner I was worried the romance would be over the top but it was fine and really took second place to the history I read the entire Sunfire series when I was in elementary school I have such fond memories of getting new books on the book order or at the school book fairs My sister and I enjoy quizzing each other about the books She will say, Johnstown Flood and I have to guess which of the 32 books it is In this case it s Jennie Until now these books have just been a happy childhood memory but I reread Victoria and was pleasantly surprised at how much I learned about the Alamo I was worried it would be cheesy but it was entertaining Glad to know I had good taste in 5th grade Popsugar Challenge 25 A book you loved as a child


  8. Lisa Montgomery Lisa Montgomery says:

    The romance in the book is typical a girl must decide between the wealthy suitor or the one barely getting by The real gem of the book is the history of the war brewing between what would become the Republic of Texas and Mexico in 1835 a war leading to the battle at the Alamo.


  9. Abby Abby says:

    Nostalgia Book I think I have finally grown out of these books it is about time But I do see how they would appeal to a very young YA reader I like that the girls are all placed in a historical time setting so that the reader learns a little bit about history There are always two dashing young men as well I feel that the characters, especially the men, are a little stock characterish but I just recognize this now as an adult This book has quality writing and we see some growth in Victori Nostalgia Book I think I have finally grown out of these books it is about time But I do see how they would appeal to a very young YA reader I like that the girls are all placed in a historical time setting so that the reader learns a little bit about history There are always two dashing young men as well I feel that the characters, especially the men, are a little stock characterish but I just recognize this now as an adult This book has quality writing and we see some growth in Victoria and the depth of the relationships of those around her


  10. Cindy Cindy 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.