When We Caught Fire

When We Caught Fire

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From the New York Times bestselling author of the Luxe series comes a lush, romantic novel about the love triangle that started Chicago's infamous Great Fire.

It's 1871, and Emmeline Carter is poised to take Chicago's high society by storm. Between her father's sudden rise to wealth and her recent engagement to Chicago's most eligible bachelor, Emmeline has it all. But she can't stop thinking about the life she left behind, including her childhood sweetheart, Anders Magnuson.

Fiona Byrne, Emmeline's childhood best friend, is delighted by her friend's sudden rise to prominence, especially since it means Fiona is free to pursue Anders herself. But when Emmeline risks everything for one final fling with Anders, Fiona feels completely betrayed.

As the summer turns to fall, the city is at a tipping point: friendships are tested, hearts are broken, and the tiniest spark might set everything ablaze.

Sweeping, soapy, and romantic, this is a story about an epic love triangle--one that will literally set the city ablaze and change the lives of three childhood friends forever.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 384 pages
  • 140 x 210 x 28mm | 372g
  • HarperCollins
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • 0062890115
  • 9780062890115
  • 871,486

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Praise for The Luxe series: "A big, sumptuous tale of catty girls, dark secrets and windswept romance unfurls in this compulsively readable novel of late-19th century New York City socialites...Readers will clamor for this sharp, smart drama of friends, lovers, lies and betrayal."--Kirkus Reviews Praise for The Luxe series: "Mystery, romance, jealousy, betrayal, humor, and gorgeous, historically accurate details. I couldn't put The Luxe down!"--Cecily von Ziegesar, author of the #1 New York Times bestselling Gossip Girl series Praise for The Luxe series: "Skillfully plotted and full of decadent detail. Godbersen captures the drawing-room sensibilities and society flair of Wharton, Thackeray, and James without burdening readers with their posh literariness or social critique."--Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books "The action-packed ending leads to an apogee that will appeal to lovers of soap operas. Danielle Steele for the younger set."--Kirkus Reviews "A steamy romance set amid the tragic Chicago fire of 1871 that will intrigue fans of dramatic, swoony historical fiction."--School Library Journal
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About Anna Godbersen

Anna Godbersen is the author of the New York Times bestselling Luxe series. She was born in Berkeley, California, and educated at Barnard College. She currently lives in Brooklyn.
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593 ratings
3.12 out of 5 stars
5 9% (56)
4 27% (160)
3 36% (214)
2 22% (128)
1 6% (35)
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