Nicole (Sunfire, #19)
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Nicole (Sunfire #19)

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The tragic sinking of the Titanic, and a new love, will change her life forever. Can the love in her heart give her the courage to face incredible danger?
World-traveling Nicole Sanders, a wealthy 16-year-old, has always lived in luxury. In 1912, she and her mother are returning to America on the Titanic - the first unsinkable ocean liner!
Aboard ship, two men fall in love w...more
Paperback, 217 pages
Published July 15th 1986 by Scholastic (first published July 1986)
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(See my review of Amanda for my general review of the series.)

And lo, the mighty Candice F. Ransom, her thoughts on the greener pastures of general YA fiction, picked up her last paycheck from the Sunfire people. "Hey," she said to herself, "I've got my money, so it doesn't matter *what* I turn in!"

And that is how the world was introduced to Nicole.

I've owned this for years, and I never re-read it and never stopped to wonder why before now. Memory Charms must have been involved. Clearly, I was t...more
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Karla (Mossy Love Grotto)
This was a surprisingly weak Sunfire, mainly because the romance angle was resolved VERY early on and the only tension was if Nicole's chosen man survived the sinking of the Titanic. The character arc of Nicole's mother was too sudden to be believable, and Nicole's own behavior during the sinking was disjointed and almost absurd when the alpha and omega of her existence (Karl the immigrant) is suddenly remembered after hours have passed.

I think if the characters had been better drawn, the romanc...more
Kirby Howell
My friend, Connie, recently pointed out to me that we are currently reliving the 90s this spring: sequels to the movies "American Pie" and "Men in Black", a new album by the recently reunited Smashing Pumpkins, neon accessories, floral leggings (I've even seen some with stirrups)...but most of all, the rerelease of Titanic in 3D.

This makes me remember Nicole. This was one of my Sunfire favorites. In the 1980s, Scholastic put together an amazing series of young adult historical romance novels wr...more
When I saw the movie Titanic, I swore to everyone that the inspiration for that movie had to have come from this book: a young woman in first class, engaged to a rich gentleman, meets a brass American in steerage and falls for him, leaving her to choose (as all the Sunfire books girls must) between the the two men. Sound familiar? In the book, however, the rich guy is good guy and ends up giving his place on the lifeboat up to the steerage guy because he knows she loves him more.

I would never p...more
Reading with Cats
The story isn't too bad if you can get over the tiresome and extremely ridiculous instalove. Nicole and Karl knew they were in luuuurve as soon as their eyes met. And if you don't believe it, Nicole will only repeat it, oh, about a billionty times. Nicole spent way more time with the awesome Price but cardboard cutout Sunfire Hero Karl was our "winner." (This isn't a spoiler, they fall in "love" in chapter two. Chapter two. After not speaking a single word to each other...a bit ridiculous even f...more
Before there was James Cameron’s Titanic . . . there was Candice F. Ransom’s Nicole.

Spoiler alert: The boat sinks!

I never read any Sunfire books before this. I’d never even heard of Sunfire (I guess it was about ten years before my time) and I only came across this book because of Karen’s review of Who Cares About Karen?, which made me wonder what books were out there with my name in the title. A few minutes with the Goodreads search engine and I had amassed a list of four books. This is the lea...more
I discovered the Sunfire Classics back in middle school (working in the library) and with them discovered the joys of romance novels!

And yet, I only loved a select few of these books.

Nicole was one of them. I loved her spirit and her social status. Her story is very similar that of Jason Cameron's Titanic, to the degree that I feel Cameron had taken this book and made of a movie of it. But regardless of that, it's still a wonderful book, sadly one of the shorter ones from Sunfire, but still full...more
A-ha! I remember this one. Rich girl on the Titanic has to choose between rich guy and poor guy.

I've never seen the movie Titanic (and I may be the only person not in a religious cult in the late 90s who can say that), but I know the premise is rich gal and poor fellow fall in love while on the ship. I wonder if that movie is in any way a ripoff of this book. If it is, I hope Candice F. Ransom sued the pants off of the writers of that movie. But heck, for all I know, she was the author of the mo...more
I read these WHOLE series of books! They are romance novels at a G & PG level! Great for tweens and teens alike! :) And not TERRIBLY mushy either :) That's why I'm adding them in case anyone is looking for a good tween book (besides Twilight) lol
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Sunfire Romances 1 1 Jan 18, 2013 10:20PM  
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