Baroness by Susan May Warren (review and giveaway)

Renee Ann Smith —  May 3, 2012 — 5 Comments

(You didn’t miss the Spring Fling Giveaway Hop–it’s at this link!)

If you love sagas that feature multi-generations of plucky, conflicted heroines and provide sweeping portraits of bygone eras, Susan May Warren’s Daughters of Fortune series will give you that same feeling.  For me, these books brought to mind Showboat, Giant, Forsyte Saga, Zoya, A Woman of Substance, even Downton Abbey, and all those richly-costumed, lose-yourself-in-the-story dramas from the golden age of TV mini-series.

The story begins in Heiress and continues with the next generation in Baroness. Set in the Roaring 20s, Baroness focuses on Rosie and Lilly, a pair of high society cousins whose family fortunes provide lives of ease. But the two girls want more. They set out searching for what makes life meaningful and end up in all the wrong places. We follow the girls’ adventures and misadventures from Paris to New York City to Chicago and the wilds of Montana as they pursue exotic careers.

Lilly becomes a wing walker on an airplane, and Rosie chases the dream of being a star on the silver screen. They rub shoulders with adventurers, baseball stars, pilots, and mobsters. Meanwhile, their families wait in the wings and hope for them to come to their senses. But the girls, for the most part, make disastrous decisions—until finally God gets through to one of them and we enjoy a half happy/half cliffhanger ending. Now I can’t wait for book three!

****Baroness is an eventful page-turner that will satisfy your dramatic cravings for quite some time!  You can purchase Baroness at this link. Thanks to Litfuse for providing a copy for me to enjoy and review.

Celebrate with Susan by entering her Roaring 20s Giveaway!

One grand prize winner will receive:

  • A Kindle Fire
  • Signed copies of Baroness and Heiress by Susan May Warren

But hurry, the giveaway ends on 5/7/12. The winner will be announced on 5/9/12 on Susan’s blog, Scribbles!

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About the author: Susan May Warren is the RITA award-winning novelist of over thirty novels. A five-time Christy award finalist, a two-time RITA Finalist, she’s also a multi-winner of the Inspirational Readers Choice award, and the ACFW Carol Award. A seasoned women’s events speaker, she’s a popular writing teacher at conferences around the nation and the author of the beginning writer’s workbook: From the Inside-Out: Discover, Create and Publish the Novel in You! She is also the founder of www.MyBookTherapy.com, a story-crafting service that helps authors discover their voice. You can find her online at www.susanmaywarren.com.

Renee Ann Smith

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I teach literature in a Christian high school by day and write inspirational fiction by night. I love to share heart-touching quotes and stories here on my blog. So glad you stopped by!

5 responses to Baroness by Susan May Warren (review and giveaway)

  1. Hi, Renee! I attended Susan’s workshop at the conference, and I learned so much! Looks like a good read. 🙂

    • Yes, I’m a member of My Book Therapy, which has all her teaching articles. Great resources! Thanks for the visit, Melanie. Hope all is well with you and your family. Blessings!

  2. Yay for the ‘Downton Abbey’ reference, Renee! These books were wonderfully written – Susan is certainly one of Christian fiction’s greatest talents. The settings were interesting as was the timeframe plus the characters were compelling, we were invested in them and cared to know what’d happen after three books. Contrary to the kind of book that usually suits me, the “darkness” in these didn’t deter the exquisite story-telling. Wish there could be more than just three!

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