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Diana (Sunfire #29)

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Diana lives in New Orleans during the Louisiana Purchase in the early 19th century.

At a New Orleans gala, Diana meets David, a handsome French Creole aristocrat. But then her family sends her to St. Louis, where Diana meets John, a brave Kentucky frontiersman. David wants Diana to marry him, but will saying yes to David mean saying no to true love?

Number 29 in the currentl
Paperback, 216 pages
Published September 15th 1988 by Scholastic Paperbacks (first published September 1988)
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Dec 29, 2009 Karla rated it liked it
Recommends it for: Sunfire collectors
The plot description pretty much says it all. There wasn't much else to this story apart from a subplot with Diana's friend Violette, who only served to be there at the end so the Nice Guy Who Loses Still Gets A Girl.

The main weakness in this Sunfire was the heroine's age. She's only 14 for the majority of it with all the romance scenes, and while that might have been of fine engagement age back in 1803, because it's a touchy issue even in adult literature, it's even more hands-off and unaddress
Aug 28, 2015 Abby rated it really liked it
Waxing Nostalgic #6- I love this book by my favorite author of the Sunfire series. She describes her characters so well and the reader comes to love them and understand them. It is so difficult for Diana to make a choice between David and John because they are both such wonderful people. I am always in love with them too! I like learning about the two towns, New Orleans, and St. Louis, in such a pivotal time of the country, the Louisiana purchase.
Aug 14, 2012 Shelly rated it really liked it
Diana is the next book in my reading /rereading of the Sunfires this summer. Romance-wise I am not sure I am buying. Historically, I learned a bit and thought it was really interesting.
Sep 09, 2013 Meghan rated it did not like it
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First of all, the writing was clunky. I felt like Diana was stupid all the way through and the ending was not satisfactory.
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This suffers from a lot of the traditional Sunfire problems--people with current values transplanted into the past being the biggest one, guys who treat women poorly being the other one--but doesn't have any redeeming values behind it other than maybe the opportunity to learn a little bit about St. Louis history. The major problems here are the pacing of the book (so weird) and the way that the subplot about Diana's best friend is shoehorned in at the last minute to wrap things up neatly.

Sep 26, 2016 Cindy rated it really liked it
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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