Sunfire Romances (aka "The Name Books"): Scholarly or Sappy?

The Sunfire Romances were historical romances for girls published by Scholastic in the 80s. I read them, but I’m not sure if I liked them…




  1. Carolyn's Reading Ramblings

    August 12, 2021 at 9:01 pm

    I have never heard of these books but they sound like something I would've been interested in as a teenager. Did you ever read any of Eva Ibbotson's books for teen girls? She had these books that weren't a series but were all similar styles and each one was historical with a female main character and some romance thrown in (and in some cases a very dastardly villain) but the romance always seemed believable to me and like to blended well with the story and historical setting. My 3 favorites were A Company of Swans, A Countess Below Stairs, and The Morning Gift, but the others-A Song for Summer and the Reluctant Heiress were also great 🙂

  2. Pam Spach

    August 12, 2021 at 9:01 pm

    Read and loved them because they were historical fiction…and I liked the romance, lol! My favorite is actually not there. It was Nora, about the San Francisco earthquake. Perhaps I got others from the library?

  3. Jc King

    August 12, 2021 at 9:01 pm

    Yes, I read several of them when I was young. I loved how they based the characters in different periods of history. They were fun to read when I was a young person.

  4. Jennifer Kathleen Gibbons

    August 12, 2021 at 9:01 pm

    The guys always looked like jerks. Have a handful of Sunfires and I adore them.

  5. Angela Bell

    August 12, 2021 at 9:01 pm

    I've read all of them (during the 1980s), and I have all 32 of them still.

  6. Sassy conservative

    August 12, 2021 at 9:01 pm

    I loved these books!
    I'm 46 and still have most of them.

  7. rosebud1594 Patel

    August 12, 2021 at 9:01 pm

    I just found out about these books and I am waiting on my first one to come in.

  8. Tiffany Gray

    August 12, 2021 at 9:01 pm

    I remember reading Sabrina and it inspired me to learn more about Francis Marion. I wrote my middle school US History paper on him.

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