Sabrina

Sabrina 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

  • Title: Sabrina
  • Author: Candice Ransom
  • ISBN: 9780590414388
  • Page: 211
  • Format: Paperback
  • 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 1780, the Revolutionary War still rages violently, especially in Charleston, South Carolina, where orphaned, 16 year old Sabrina Robbins lives and works in her uncle s shop Sabrina, a staunch Patriot, is in love with Martin Cresswell, a handsome TTo 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 1780, the Revolutionary War still rages violently, especially in Charleston, South Carolina, where orphaned, 16 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. (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 [...]

    2. 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. *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's more to her uncle than meets the [...]

    4. 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 [...]

    5. 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. 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 was more developed, but that was alright. Anyway, this book was pretty good.

    7. 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. 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. 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. The best part of this whole book is where a prelude to a kiss is the two romantic heroes admiring each other's ("topaz" and "aquamarine") eyes.

    11. Fine book. Not one of my favorites but I enjoyed the historical info of SC during the Revolutionary War. The little twist with one of the main men at the end caught me off guard, which I liked.

    12. Not my sort of thing - even as a YA romance from the 80s I got exasperated with it. Never mind - you live and learn!

    13. Historical Romances for Teenagers, these books started my interest in the actual history behind the stories.

    14. This, miraculously, was not the worst Sunfire novel I've ever read. It's not fantastic, and both the love interests seem to be assholes for most of the book, but Sabrina herself is an actual interesting character. Is it the best? No. Is it the worst? Very far from it. And that's very high praise indeed for a Sunfire novel. For my full review including spoilers, check out Young Adult Historical Vault. yahistoricalvault/2017/04

    15. 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.

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