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Elizabeth (Sunfire #3)

3.55  ·  Rating Details ·  191 Ratings  ·  18 Reviews
In a time of treachery and terror, loving the wrong man could be a deadly risk. Did she dare follow her heart?
When someone points an accusing finger and cries "Witch!" Elizabeth face a choice -- between a lie that could doom a friend, and the truth that would threaten her own life. The truth could also ruin wealthy Troy's love for Elizabeth and reveal her own attraction t
Paperback, 368 pages
Published June 1st 1984 by Scholastic
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Jul 25, 2008 Edallia rated it liked it
(See my review of "Amanda" for my series overview.)

I actually didn't read this one during Sunfire Brain Takeover Mark One, and I'm kinda glad I didn't. I think my 13 year old self would have been bored. My 27 year old self was well enough entertained, but because I am a big giant quibbler, quibble I will.

But before I poke holes in it, I ought to mention the plot. Recently-orphaned Elizabeth Fallon, along with her brother and sister, is travelling to Saugus, Massachusetts to take up residence wi
After a string of predictable Schurfranz Sunfires, this couldn't help but be an improvement. Boy howdy, was it!

Elizabeth Fallon comes to Saugus, MA with her brother & sister in tow, the unfortunate objects of charity by her uncle, who doesn't let them forget for one minute just how grateful they should be. He's a forbidding, hardline Puritan and his more footloose kin from Boston don't sit well with him. As soon as Elizabeth and her siblings arrive in Saugus, they get a taste of the strict P
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Jun 02, 2016 Sarah Crawford rated it really liked it
This is one in a series of young adult historical romance books. In this case Elizabeth lives in the time of the Salem Witch Trials. Her parents are dead and she and her younger sister and brother go to live with an Uncle and Aunt.

Unfortunately the Uncle is extremely strict and it's not long before Mark is in big trouble.

A guy named Tony is seen as a prospective husband for 16-year-old Elizabeth, but there's another guy, a highwayman, who she is also interested in. Major problems break out when
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Feb 11, 2016 Natasha rated it really liked it
*Rereading my way through the Sunfire series, in publication order*

Elizabeth has come to live with her Puritan aunt and uncle in Saugus, MA in 1692 after the death of her parents. Unlike the typical Sunfire heroine, Elizabeth is neither spirited or rebellious. She's quiet, dutiful, and fiercely loyal. She cheerfully cleans and attends church. She easily makes friends in the new town--the playful Dorothy, who is working her way through the young men of Saugus, and Nell, recently arrived from Barb
About 15 years ago, I could not get enough of the Sunfire series. I think I read every single book that I could get my hands on at the local library. I never got a chance to read Elizabeth though. A friend recently told me that she had it, so she let me borrow it.

Perhaps the Sunfire books lose something when you are over the age of 16. They all follow the same basic plotline. Girl is torn between 2 potential suitors and has to make a choice. One of the suitors is usually the stable type, while t
I liked it, but there are a lot of things I would change if I could. I can't help but think it might have been a lot more exciting if it were actually set in Salem, and not a neighboring town. Like, we could have felt that raw fear of more people accused, rather than here about it second-hand from some minor/major characters.

Lacking that, it would have been better if Elizabeth was accused and not her friend. Sure the bit about her choosing whether to obey her family and boyfriend between follow
Apr 11, 2011 Kristy rated it it was amazing
I loved this book soooo much when I was a teenager. It was oh so romantic to my 14 year old self. I want to read it again, now that I am an adult (but it would probably be stupid now). The Sunfire Romance novels were what got me hooked on reading! Every book is basically the same formula, historical fiction with one girl who can't decided between two loves, a good boy and a bad boy. Looking back, I guess they were silly, but I loved them. Especially this one, it was my favorite! This one is abou ...more
Dec 30, 2008 HeavyReader rated it liked it
Recommends it for: people who like to read about white girls choosing between two fellows
Was Elizabeth suspected as a witch? I don't remember. Drats! But as soon as I saw the cover, I knew this is one of the books in the Sunfire series that I read. Why are the covers to these books seared into my memory?

And why does it seem like only white gals made it into the Sunfire series? Were no young women of color having romances in any of the historical periods covered by Sunfire?
Jul 24, 2012 Shelly rated it really liked it
Another book that I enjoyed as a kid... Just saw the cover here on Goodreads and remembered it. The books had great history and romance.

Reread 7/12. Part of my reread/read the Sunfires this summer. Historically interesting, somewhat like Witch of Blackbird Pond in parts.
Jun 29, 2009 Maria rated it really liked it
I'm not ashamed to say that I read every Sunfire book I could get my hands on in high school! Elizabeth was the first one I read and I quickly burned through the rest of the series. Bless Mrs. Skinner for keeping these books in the library.
Dec 30, 2015 Crystal rated it liked it
I finally found this book again--I remember really liking it when I was younger. It wasn't as good as I remembered, but it was still good. I liked the historical aspect of the Salem witch trials and how they affected surrounding areas.
Sep 10, 2009 Liz rated it liked it
I read these when I was younger...MUCH younger :) an adult, I realize now that they really are poorly written, but still intriguing.
Aug 07, 2015 Meghan rated it liked it
Shelves: sunfire
Nothing wrong with the story though the plot is one I've seen often and I am not 100% sure I agree with her choice in the end.
Jul 13, 2013 Lucy rated it liked it
Despite its historically fascinating time period, I remember thinking that this one was subpar.
Nov 12, 2013 Michelle rated it really liked it
I read this book in 4th grade. I just remember how much I loved it!!
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