Torn between societal attitudes of late 19th century America, her childhood sweetheart, a forbidden passion for another woman, the nobleman she felt forced to wed and her dream to paint, Ruby Schmidt has limited options. To follow her dream might destroy those she loves most. To ignore her passions will surely destroy her in: A Different Kind of Fire by Suanne Schaefer
As in her other novels, Suanne Schaefer again demonstrates her uncanny ability to create driven, multi-layered characters, place them in unforgettable settings, then lets life and all its vagaries take over. Such is the way with A Different Kind of Fire, a novel of a woman’s drive to create while balancing home, hearth, and the loves of her life. Ruby Schmidt, a woman ahead of her time, isn’t afraid to keep trying even after she trips, stumbles and falls. Readers are better for knowing her. Well done, Ms. Schaefer.
On a scale of 1-5, A Different Kind of Fire deserves an 8
Kat Henry Doran, Wild Women Reviews