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The Hostage (Great Chicago Fire Trilogy Series #1)

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  • Posted October 4, 2011

    Love the complex characters!

    I Love, Love, Love, the Susan Wiggs' books that I have read so far. I have focused on the Historical and love how it is woven into the stories. Her characters are so complex you really feel you know them by the end. But it takes most of the novel to really learn about them.

    This has action and even though it takes place during the Chicago fire, it has only a small portion that is about that event.

    It has the unlikely characters coming together in a very unlikely way that she likes to write about. It also has deep secrets that are unveiled toward the end that help us understand the characters. I think it really makes you think about abuse, and tragedy and how it can affect who you are by the way in which you handle life's challenges.

    The end was not what I expected, or predicted but it worked and I did feel good when it was all finished.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted December 27, 2010

    An Excellent and Beautiful book in a wonderful series! Read this one first!

    The genre of the book is not one that is in my "normal" reading preferences, I am more of an England or Scotland kind of romance reader, but I am SO VERY GLAD that I picked this book up. I actually was so into the book that I cried and laughed out loud. The characters are very easy to relate to and the hero and heroine will own your heart. I love this book! Just make sure you read this one first. This was really a beautiful and well written book. The best of the trilogy. The book takes you on such an emotional journey, it is the stuff that dreams are made of. I also learned so much about the Chicago fire and about the rich and the poor in Chicago during that time period. You can tell that Ms. Wiggs really put a lot of time and research into the story. BRAVO! I lend this book out a lot!

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    Posted July 18, 2013

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 5, 2012

    Great read!!!!!

    Fast paced. Love her characters and settings.

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  • Posted March 10, 2011

    u want romance and adventure here it is

    this book is amazing if you want to read a book on love and adventure. this book not only has adventure and romance it shows the romance of a prestigous female who doesn't even know who she is until she finds friends with this savage man.

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  • Posted December 13, 2010

    Great!

    I really enjoyed this book! It was deeply emotional and had a wonderful chemistry between the main characters. I would recommend this book to any romance fan and it has made me want to read other books by this author.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 9, 2010

    Not a fan of historical romance.....

    But this book got me hook. It was given to me. At first I thought it will be like dummy romance. As soon I started to reading, I couldn't put it down. It was like, "Be quiet, I am reading..." Finished in two days. I like Susan Wiggs' writing. It's not too fruity.

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  • Posted August 1, 2010

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    This book made me want to read all the time!

    This book was glued to my eyes for a week. I have always been the kind of person who preferred movies over books, but not any more. I actually found it more thrilling to read this story than if I were to watch it on TV. After finishing the book, I had grown so emotionally connected witht he characters, that I was actually sad the book was over because I loved to read it so much. I couldn't wait to go back to the book store and get the second book to the Great Chicago Fire Trilogy! I highly recommend this book because Wiggs has a great Writing Style that is easy to follow and flows. I could write a whole essay about how much I love this book, but it is getting late and I need to go read The Mistress by Susan Wiggs!!!!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 29, 2001

    Descriptive, fast paced and amazingly good

    From the very beginning, her wording draws you into the story with the way she makes you wonder... and with the texturized writing style that makes the reader feel as if s/he is there while keeping such a fast pace in the story... this book is written as any romance, but is ever so special and unique, like an epic..

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 6, 2000

    Susan Wiggs Does it Again!

    I really enjoyed this book. Susan Wiggs' stories are unique in that they don't seem to be the same plot with different details each time. She doesn't crank them out as fast as other authors and I can really tell a difference in terms of quality. Tom and Deborah each had many layers to their respective personalities that were gradually revealed and the development of their relationship was quite believable. The end of the book was disappointing only in that I was finished reading my new friends' story and there wasn't anything more. Can't wait for the next one!

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