I enjoyed fire by night. I found the story of both girls captivating. Phoebe (disguised as a union soldier), and Julia as a 'married nurse,' but I really feel this novel should've been two separate books. I found it incredibly disconcerting to switch back and forth between the two major protagonists especially when they didn't meet at all until the middle. I also didn't like Julia's romance at all. What is with authors finding the angriest, annoying and antagonistic male character and making him the love interest? Yuck. Seems like a recipe for an abusive relationship to me.
I also liked the Ted/Phoebe storyline. At least until the end. Ted was such a cute character. I would've liked to have seen this romance end differently.
Overall, an enjoyable story, but a disappointing romantically. I remained unconvinced at the end that these to characters were with the right partners.4 stars.
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