Baroness – Book Two in the Daughters of Fortune series
Lily and Rose, daughters of an empire coming of age in the roaring twenties, can have anything they want ... except freedom.
Expected to marry well and to take the reins of the empire, they have their lives planned out for them. But, Lily, Esme's daughter longs to return home to Montana, to adventure outside the confines of New York City. And Jinx's daughter Rosie dreams of the bright lights of the newly emerging silver screen. But following their dreams - from avant garde France, to Broadway, to the skies in the world of barnstormers and wing-walkers will take all their courage.
And if they find love, will they choose freedom or happily ever after?
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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.
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I am so torn about my feelings for this book. On the one hand, it is a great story. After a little bit of a slow start in Paris, once the plots got going, I was hooked. There is so much drama and adventure to the story that it made it a true page-turner. I really felt for the characters, so much so that I was starting to get pretty depressed about the choices they were making. I also really liked the time period and the parts that involved the airplanes. (I felt my stomach drop a few times during the descriptions of the wing-walking. Wow!) The stories in this novel truly take the reader on a whirlwind adventure ride.
On the other hand, there were some things in this novel that just didn't sit well with me. One is the sometimes sensual descriptions of kisses and the like. I thought a few were pushing the limits of Christian fiction a bit. Also, the spiritual aspect of this book just missed the mark. A few of the characters seemed to turn to a God who loves them, but it felt halfhearted and based on what they felt for other people rather than the truth of Scripture and the reality of Christ's death on the cross for our sins. I am hoping this will be redeemed in the next book in the series.
I was also a bit disappointed at the cliff-hanger ending, but I have to admit that I am looking forward to the next one that much more because of it. I guess the cliff-hanger ending did its job!
I was going to give Baroness 3 BookWorms, but since the story was so engaging and the events so interesting, I will bump it up to 3 ½ BookWorms.
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Expected to marry well and to take the reins of the family empire, they have their lives planned out for them. But following their dreams -- from avant garde France, to Broadway, to the skies in the world of barnstormers and wing-walkers -- will take all their courage. And if they find love, will they choose freedom or happily ever after?
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