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Fire in the Heart (Warwick Brothers)

3.84  ·  Rating Details ·  267 Ratings  ·  26 Reviews
A REBELLIOUS WAIF…A BROODING EARL

She fled the horrors of a British workhouse, seeking refuge with the dark, moody aristocrat. Begrudgingly he sheltered her, fighting the fascination of her saucy innocence. But never did he imagine that the filthy urchin could be transformed into a bewitching beauty -- a sparkling jewel that would tempt him beyond endurance... forcing his s
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Hardcover, 448 pages
Published June 1st 1991 by Severn House Publishers (first published 1990)
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Misfit
Spoilers ahoy. Consider yourself warned - I'm writing this review for my friends, friends that I don't want ever to put themselves through what I just put myself through.

The publisher's version of events:

"A REBELLIOUS WAIF...A BROODING EARL
She fled the horrors of a British workhouse, seeking refuge with the dark, moody aristocrat. Begrudgingly he sheltered her, fighting the fascination of her saucy innocence. But never did he imagine that the filthy urchin could be transformed into a bewitching
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Crista
May 19, 2010 Crista rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
I don't have a lot of good things to say about A Fire in the Heart. My first Sutcliffe book was Dream Fever, and I can honestly say it ranks up there in my "all time favorites". I was so excited about this "new author" that I went and bought her entire backlist. I've now read 3 of her books, and Dream Fever is the ONLY one I've really liked. Love's Illusion was OK, but this one was BARELY readable. Only determination got me through this one. Was Dream Fever just a "one hit wonder""?

Here are my
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Zoe
Feb 23, 2016 Zoe rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This is also a book that I read many years ago. I remember the story vividly but had been on some kind of a hunt for the book. But it took me a while because I remember nothing except for the plots.

Alas the book is not available on Kindle. So I cannot re-read the story today. I do hope it will be re-published on Kindle though. I will definitely get a copy.

The heroine Bonnie was some kind of an orphan, brutally abused in the workhouse together with other orphans. Somehow she ended up in the her
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Being Human
From the very start i was intrigued by this book- the writing style was exceedingly well, plot looked promising, nearly everything was going well. Then the writer made a grave mistake and everything fell apart. It looked like she didn't do much homework. The story/plot/character/almost everything did not coincide with the time frame mentioned in the book. People of that era simply do not behave or talk or react in that manner.

And why was every character so enamoured by the annoying foul-mouthed
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Sbell
Jan 03, 2015 Sbell rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I read this book back in the 90's, when it first came out. This is the kind of book that stays with you. I loved it then, and I love it now.
Mallory
2 stars

FYI- not safe!
Lynsey A
This is by and far my absolute favorite Katherine Sutcliffe book. In my opinion she hasn't written a book that outdoes it yet. (Although, I don't think she's written a book in years, but even so, nothing else compares in my mind). Even though this book is so totally outside the realm of politically correct, it stands the test of time as one of my faves.

This book is full of fiery passion, angst, sorrow and absolute joy. I can't believe I haven't re-read this book yet.

Damian is a bitter hero who
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KC
Read this for the first time ages ago and really liked it. Then I read it again about two years ago and, damn, Bonnie really irritated me. I had to deduct one star just for her bratty self.
Sadie
Oct 20, 2013 Sadie rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Although I enjoyed most of this book, I have got to say this book is very very long. Almost feels as though it dragged on unnecessarily. I did enjoy the way the two main characters interacted with eachother but I cant say I liked bonnie very much. She seemed very childish and annoying and by God I hated her accent! I also couldn't understand why everyone seemed to like her because she was not likeable. As for Damien I liked his character. He was believable and I almost feel like he deserved bett ...more
Nessa
Aug 01, 2016 Nessa rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
IT IS 2016, AND I LOVE THIS BOOK EVEN IF IT WAS WRITTEN SO LONG AGO.

THIS IS MY FINAL SUTCLIFFE BOOK AND I AM HAPPY TO END IT WITH A SPLENDID HEART WRENCHING STORY THAT LITERALLY KEPT ME ON MY TOES.

OUR HERO is a man betrayed by childhood love and his half brother, so he becomes a cynical man who carries on with willing married women and in this case, Mari when we meet him. Damien has a single character flaw that keeps this book running and that is his obstinacy or maybe his ignorance. It didn't
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Vanny
Jul 08, 2012 Vanny rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition


I loved this book.. It was one of the first book to make me cried back when I first read it when I was in high school.... It be good to read it again..
Jackie
Dec 12, 2012 Jackie rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This is the book that got me hooked on romance novels! I need to read it again now that I am an adult!
Jenny
Oct 19, 2010 Jenny rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Loved it-----very good book, and I couldnt put it down
Gisselle
I enjoy historical romances, and this was a pleasant read. The heroine got on my nerves a few times, hero was too kind to put up with her in my opinion. She was a horrible little imp, seduced easily into the aristocracy she reneged so much about and detested throughout the entire book. She - Bonnie - is not very likeable, so like a previous reader stated, I am not sure as to how she managed to have everyone so whimsically enthralled with her personality or presence. She seemed very hysterically ...more
Addictive
May 09, 2015 Addictive rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Had to read it again. And even though it's full of racial and '80's writing (meaning sex terms) it was a whole lotta fun reading it again.
Arlenis
Una historia entretenida que atrapa. Sin embargo, el final dio muchas vueltas. Aun así me gusto mucho el libro.
Mell
Why, oh why do historical romance novels torture women so?
Megan
Jan 02, 2015 Megan rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
One of the first romance novels I read. I love it!
Loretta
Nov 02, 2014 Loretta is currently reading it
nice
Jeriann Fisher
Jun 30, 2013 Jeriann Fisher rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
One of the all-time best romances. Bonnie Eden is a mysterious waif and Damien Warwick the moody earl who rescues her one night and whose well-ordered life is turned upside down. This story never gets old, no matter how often I read it. Heart-wrenching at times, funny at others, these characters from A Fire In The Heart will stay with you long past the end of the novel.
Amy
I really did thoroughly enjoy this book. It had quite a lot of really random and quick 'turn-abouts-of-plot' in the story line which were irritating, and the hero and heroine each had traits that both equally annoyed me. But as a whole, very well written and a great read! x
Leslie Rohrer
Jul 14, 2012 Leslie Rohrer rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: romance, favs
This is my all time favorite romance. Read it when I was young, and will never forget it! I'm going to have to get another copy as my sister kept our first one. One of her favs, too!
Hillary Seidl
Mar 03, 2011 Hillary Seidl rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This book was one of the first romance novels that I had ever read. I still love it to this day and read it at least twice a year.
Sandy Rogers
Pretty good read. I'm not much on "running away" and my my my, some people couldn't stop!!!!!
Rigel Delos santos-jocson
Still my all time fave classic. One of the very first romance book Ive read.
Rhonda
Jun 28, 2014 Rhonda rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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Katherine Sutcliffe was born an only child in East Texas. After working for a time at an oil company and as a headhunter for a computer personnel company, Sutcliffe decided in 1982 to quit her job and attempt to write a novel. Three years later she sold her first book, Desire and Surrender to Avon Books. She works eight hours a day, five to seven months a year. Sutcliffe also attempts to find a si ...more
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