Monday, June 4, 2012

Review & Giveaway: Baroness by Susan May Warren


Baroness by Susan May Warren
Summerside Press / 2012

About the book:

Coming of age in the turbulent Roaring Twenties, two daughters of fortune can have anything they possibly want—except freedom. Expected to marry well and take the reins of the family empire, Lilly and Rosie have their entire lives planned out for them. But Lilly longs to flee the confines of New York City for the untamed wilds of Montana. Her cousin Rosie dreams of the bright lights of the newly emerging silver screen. But following their dreams—to avant-garde France, to dazzling Broadway, to the skies of the fearless wing walkers—will demand all their courage. 

When forced to decide, will Lilly and Rosie truly be able to abandon lives of ease and luxury for the love and adventure that beckons? At what cost will each daughter of fortune find her true love and a happy ending?

My rating:
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My thoughts:

Just like Heiress (book one in the Daughters of Fortune series), Baroness was an emotional ride. There was so much sadness, but also some happiness. =)

Baroness is mainly about Lilly (Esme's daughter) and Rosie (Jinx's daughter) and their quest for love/journey in life. While we do see a little of Esme and Jinx, it's not much.

It took me a while to figure out who everyone was in Baroness because it's been a while since I've read Heiress, but after that I thoroughly enjoyed the book - although there were a few times I reread sentences because there was so much detail!

Even though I loved Baroness, at one point I got to where I dreaded reading more because I knew what was going to happen - and I did. not. want. it. to!! However, I also had to keep reading because I needed to see how it would end and I just loved the story!

With another cliff-hanger ending, Baroness, book two in Susan May Warren's Daughters of Fortune series, leaves me anticipating Duchess, book three!

If you like novels like this - that grab your attention and emotions - and don't mind there being some sad moments, than I would definitely recommend it, but first read Heiress (if you haven't already). I think they are best read in order.

*I received this book for free for my review. I was not required to give a positive review, only my honest opinion - which I've done. All thoughts and opinions expressed are my own. *

Book Giveaway!!

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40 comments:

  1. I've read a couple other Susan May Warren novels and I thoroughly enjoyed each one. I would love to read The Baroness as well, but as you suggested, I suppose now I need to pick up the first in the series:) Thanks for the great review!

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  2. I enjoyed Heiress, and this new book looks like a great sequel! Thanks for hosting the giveaway!

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  3. I loved Heiress and anticipate enjoying Baroness and Duchess just as much. The story is very complex and involved, but very engaging.

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  4. Good morning, I have read some of Susan,s books and this appears to be another good one, will want to read this and to win would be great,thanks for sharing your thoughts and the book.
    Paula O(kyflo130@yahoo.com)

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  5. I've been wanting to read this one, enjoyed your review.

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  6. I love the roaring twenties and have had this author and books on my TBR list for awhile. I enjoyed your review and wish to read the book even more! Thanks.

    your1chef at aol dot com

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  7. thanks for the chance to win this book

    ABreading4fun [at] gmail [dot] com

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  8. I love emotional rides especially when they are historical fiction. Will just have to read everything she writes! Thank you for having this giveaway.

    CarolNWong(at)aol(dot)com

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  9. I was hoping to read this series it sounds great!

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  10. Enter me this book sounds and looks great!!

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  11. Melanie, I just want you to know you're the Queen of Giveaways. :)

    Thank you for the chance to win this one!

    biblioprincess15 (at) yahoo (dot) com

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  12. I love Susan May Warrens books. I have not read this one and would love to

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  13. Sounds really good! Thanks for the giveaway!

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  14. Susan Warren writes a good book but I have not read one for several years. This would be nice to have.

    godleyv @ yahoo [dot]com

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  15. I like any book by Susan May Warren! Can't wait to read this one.

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  16. Looks interesting!
    I would love to win this book!
    God Bless!
    Sarah Richmond

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  17. Really enjoy stories about the "Roaring 20's." Susan's writings are quite readable and I'd like to read this book. Thanks for this giveaway and the chance to win a great read.

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  18. I'm waiting till I have all of these before reading. I've got Heiress patiently waiting. I love Susan's writing, so I can't wait to read them all.

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  19. Lovely review, I have been looking forward to this one :)

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  20. Susan May Warren? Hooray! Love her!

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  21. ooh, I haven't read Heiress, But I do enjoy Susan May Warren! Thanks for the chance to win!

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  22. I haven't read Heiress. I would like to be put in the drawing for Baroness. "Lives planned out for them." Wonder how much of that still happens; going to parent's college, etc.

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  23. Oh wow sounds like a good Christian book to read.....'Baroness'...by writer Susan May Warren...is definitely on my to read book list.....babyruthmac16@yahoo.com

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  24. Thanks for the great review, and the chance to win!

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  25. Great review. Heiress was fabulous, Can't wait for this one. To win, even better!

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  26. This sounds very good! I'd love to read it!

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  27. I love Susan May Warren's books, she's such a great writer.

    sonflower277 at gmail dot com

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  28. Thanks for the giveaway!
    awhartness@yahoo.com

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  29. I haven't read the first book either, this sounds like it's a very good book. Thanks for the giveaway

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  30. Sounds like a great book! Would love to read it.

    battles2001@hotmail.com

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  31. Sounds so interesting! Must. Read. Heiress.

    eve @ essence of eve

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  32. Hey! This sounds like a really cool book, I'll have to read the first one! :)

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  33. I've been looking forward to reading Baroness.

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  34. Sounds like I would enjoy reading. Thanks for giveaway.

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  35. I would love to read this Book, it sounds so good, thank you for the opportunity to win this great Book.
    Thanks

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  36. I havent read any of Susan's books but this sounds great. I do like to read historical fiction.
    Maryann

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  37. Sounds like a great series! Thanks for hosting the giveaway! (Katharina)

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