Monday, September 26, 2011

"Heiress" Book Review & Giveaway

*While you are here, enter to win Irene Hannon's "Deadly Pursuit" and Julie Lessman's "A Heart Revealed"!

And don't miss, Susan May Warren's "Sons of Thunder", currently FREE for download until the end of September.

I have been doing a lot of book reviews lately, which means (obviously!) - I have been reading a lot of books. You always take a chance with a new book, what if it isn't any good and you just wasted your time?

Trust me when I say, you don't ever have to worry when you pick up a Susan May Warren book!  Except that maybe, you might forget  - hypothetically, mind you - to make dinner for your family... 

About the book: 
They can buy anything they want—fame, power, beauty, even loyalty. 

But they can’t buy love.

The beautiful and wealthy heiress daughters of August Price can buy everything their hearts desire. But what if their desire is to be loved, without an enormous price tag attached? When one sister betrays another for the sake of love, will she find happiness? And what happens when the other sets out across the still untamed frontier to find it—will she discover she’s left it behind in the glamorous world of the New York gilded society? What price will each woman pay for being an heiress?

Set in the opulent world of the Gilded Age, two women discover that being an heiress just might cost them everything they love.

About the author: 
Susan May Warren is an award-winning, best-selling novelist of over twenty-six novels, many of which have won the Inspirational Readers Choice Award, the ACFW Book of the Year award, the Rita Award, and have been Christy finalists.

After serving as a missionary for eight years in Russia, she returned home to a small town on Minnesota’s beautiful Lake Superior shore where she, her four children, and her husband are active in their local church.

You can find her online at:

My thoughts: 
Heiress is not your typical Christian Fiction, Susan May Warren has outdone herself!

The settings are beautiful, the details amazing - I felt like a guest at the Astor's party and then was transported to the Butte of the Copper Kings! The characters are wonderful and have great depth, you feel for each of them as they learn that everything wealth can give them, isn't enough. Filled with twists and turns you would never expect - from deceit and murder to unrequited love and happy endings.

Ms. Warren is an amazing author and Heiress didn't disappoint. This is the best book I have read since the last Liz Curtis Higgs book! I appreciate that she isn't afraid to touch on subjects most Christian authors consider taboo - and does it with style. 

Heiress is the first book in the Daughters of Fortune series and I am already impatient for the next one! 

But don't take my word for it, read what the other reviews are saying here and then enter the Heiress contest for a great prize package - including $100 gift certificate to ModCloth, a string of pearls and an ipod! 

Now for the giveaway!
How to enter:
1. Main entry - Leave a comment answering the following question: Pretend you are an author, who do you dedicate your first book to?

Bonus entries - You must leave a separate comment for each for it to count!

2. Like "Our Crazy Life" on Facebook (or if you already do, leave a comment letting me know!)

3. Share this post on Facebook - or any other Social Networking Site using the "Share the Love" buttons below the post. One Bonus entry per 'share', make sure to leave a comment for each entry! (P.S. You can share 1x a day for each site!)

4. Follow me on Google Friend Connect (or if you already do, leave a comment letting me know!)

5. Add my button to your blog (Worth two entries, leave two comments!)

Make sure you leave a way to contact you, either by having your reply-to email address set or by leaving your email address in your posts.

Contest will end Thursday, 10/06/2011, at 10:00 pm CST and the winner will be chosen by a random number generator.

The winner will be mailed a copy of Susan May Warren's Heiress via media mail.

*Fine Print: I was provided with a complimentary copy of this book for review purposes. The opinions expressed are all mine and I was not required to give a positive review.

I hope you win! ;)




  1. I would dedicate my first book to my husband, Tony.

  2. i would dedicate my first novel to my parents.

    kmkuka at yahoo dot com

  3. i'm a follower :)

    kmkuka at yahoo dot com

  4. I like Our Crazy Life on Facebook.

  5. I would dedicate my first book to my husband ; )

  6. I shared on Facebook:

  7. I posted your button on my blog.

  8. I posted your button on my blog.

  9. If you take Canadian entries please enter me!

    I would dedicate my first book to my husband and kids.

    sunshine6892 at hotmail dot com

  10. I just started following on GFC. Found you on Susan's facebook!

    sunshine6892 at hotmail dot com

    ps Great blog here! Feel free to visit mine...

    Cathy :)

  11. I hope I'm not too late to enter! I think it depends on the book as to who I'd dedicate to .. . but of course family is at the top . . . though I may dedicate my upcoming novella to everyone who prayed me through to publication!