Nicole by Candice F. Ransom


Nicole (Sunfire, #19)Nicole by Candice F. Ransom

My rating: 4 of 5 stars

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 written by a group of several authors. They all had a very similar structure: a strong, spitfire gal torn between two guys that were hopelessly in love with her during a turbulent and exciting period in American history.

Nicole is about a (seemingly) wealthy heiress who is traveling home on the brand new, unsinkable Titanic after touring Europe with her mother. She meets two men on board: a wealthy Englishman, Price, and a poor immigrant, Karl. When Nicole’s mother realizes that her daughter is falling in love with Karl, she presses Nicole to reconsider Price because of their precarious financial situation – they’re OUT of money and Nicole needs to marry a wealthy man, stat! But then the whole iceberg thing happens and her mother’s plans get slightly derailed due the unsinkable ship sinking.

I will definitely be going to see Titanic in 3D. And I believe I might pick up Nicole to read again as well, for nostalgia’s sake. Or at least so I can judge JUST how much James Cameron borrowed for his blockbuster.

…I’ll never let go!!

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  1. Connie says:

    I LOVED this series!! So many great young women as role models!

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