Copper Fire (Copper Star Series, Book 2)
Suzanne Woods Fisher
Vintage Romance Publishing (2008)
Reviewed by Valerie A. Howard for Reader Views (11/08)
“Copper Fire” is narrated by lead character and heroine, Louisa Gordon. It is the sequel to Suzanne Woods Fisher’s “Copper Star.” The beauty of this novel is that series readers are not bored while new readers are brought up to speed.
Louisa, a German-born Jew and former Resistance worker, now resides in Copper Springs, Arizona with her minister husband, Robert and his son, William. Adventure-loving Louisa is thrilled when she gets the opportunity to return to Germany to rescue her cousin, Elizabeth, much to Robert’s dismay.
Woods Fisher paints a poignant picture of war-torn Germany. Her characters are multi-dimensional and memorable, from stalwart old Aunt Martha to the villainous Nazi-sympathizer, Friedrich Mueller. “Copper Fire” is well-written and there were few grammatical or typographical errors. I felt like I was watching a movie as I read the book and the story unfolded before my very eyes. Surprisingly, this is a book that I enjoyed and did not want to end, as I am not a frequent reader of historical fiction. In fact, the only thing that I did not like was the cover. Kudos to Suzanne Woods Fisher. There is definitely room for book number three in the series.