Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Baroness Book Review

I have a very good book to tell you about today called Baroness by Susan May Warren which is set in the 1920's. This particular author has written over 30 novels and was a missionary to Russia at one time. This is also Book #2 from the series Daughters of Fortune.

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 lived 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. 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?
It seems that Rosie was the more adventurous one while Lilly loved to read. Rosie wanted to be an actress and Lilly just wanted to live in Montana. Instead the two of them end up in Paris. Rosie takes to the night life of Paris even though her brother Jack had vanished and her mother never accepted that he would not be back. Rosie's mom was married to a man named Bennett, whom she did not like. Rosie's mom did not like her friend Blanche, who smoke and drank like a man.

Rosie met a man named Dash (nickname for Dashielle). But he ended up breaking her heart when he left with another woman named Frankie. Rosie's mom told her that Dash had gotten a girl pregnant while at Harvard and it had cost him alot of money to get him out of that mess and that Rosie was better off without him.

In the meantime, Lilly meets a pilot by the name of Rennie and she ended up letting him fly her all over Paris. One day he talked her into going on a trip to Spain. She accepted but was not thrilled with the bullfighting that she saw going on. She also tired of the way that Rennie was forever trying to force himself on her so her father Oliver came and took her away from Rennie and brought her back home to Manhatten where her mother had been running the Chronicle, a newspaper.

She had T.B. and Lilly had no idea that her mother was at death's door. It was almost like she willed herself to stay alive long enough to make sure that Lilly was okay and home again. She died the same day that Lilly got home and that made up Lilly's mind that she would not stay in New York. Lilly boarded a train to Montana but a flood had washed out the tracks and she landed in a town called Mobridge, South Dakota. She ended up staying there for three weeks when something happened that changed her life forever.

Meanwhile, Rosie got herself mixed up with a man named Caesar who almost raped her before she was able to get away from him. When she left he told her would kill her if he found her again. Rosie did find love with a famous ball player named Guthrie and was about to have a baby with him when Caesar showed back up in her life. Things changed for her also at this point that would forever shape the rest of her life.
About Susan: 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 MyBookTherapy, a story-crafting service that helps authors discover their voice.

Disclaimer: Mary Bearden personally reviewed these products. I did not receive any monetary compensation for my review, just a sample product. All opinions are mine and belong to me solely. My thoughts and opinions may differ from you.


Dianna said...

hmmm-- I think this would be one I would like--thanks

Carol L. said...

Thanks for being part of the Hop Mary & the giveaway chance. I love this era. I'm putting it on my TRL. And thank you for your review.
Carol L
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