Monday, April 30, 2012

"Baroness" Book Review & Giveaway


I have been waiting for SO long for the second book in Susan May Warren's Daughters of Fortune series! 

Well okay, it might have only been a few months, but FEELS like forever... 

Heiress, the first book in the series, was one of those books that you can't stop thinking about, even long after you finish it. When you read a book that amazing, you wonder how in the world can the sequel compare. Let me tell you, Baroness - if at all possible - is even more amazing!

About the book:

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? 

My thoughts:
I have said it before, but I love Susan May Warren! She is one of the few authors that I will buy anything they write, without even having to read the synopsis or reviews. I just know it will be good. Make that AMAZING! 

Baroness is the second book in her Daughters of Fortune series (but can be read as a stand alone novel). It continues the story of a privileged New York family, who finds that money cannot buy happiness. 

Set in the Roaring Twenties, cousins Lilly and Rosie find adventures in Paris, New York and other places along the way, but can't seem to find happiness, true love or the peace they so long for. 

As any dreamer, I love books with adventure, daring feats and the mob thrown in for good measure. The romantic in me loves the romance that Paris offers and the history buff (okay, addict) in me LOVES the time period and historical accuracy. Thankfully, I can experience all of this in one great Susan May Warren book! She tells a story like no one else can and Baroness is one book that I will be re-reading in the future and re-living in my head for weeks!


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 MyBookTherapy.com, a story-crafting service that helps authors discover their voice. You can find her online at www.susanmaywarren.com.

The Extras:
Read what others are saying about Baroness on the blog tour and don't miss your chance to win a Kindle Fire at Susan's facebook party! 

Find out more from Behind the Pages on Susan's website.
 
And now, my giveaway!



How to enter:

1. Main entry - Leave a comment letting me know you want to win!

Bonus entries - You must leave a separate comment for each in order 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!)

Please make sure to leave your email address (mama2six {at} bresnan {dot} net) or another way to contact you (i.e. your own blog) in your comments!

Contest will end Thursday, 5/10/2012, 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 Baroness 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! ;)

Love,

17 comments:

  1. I want to win:) I bet you're surprised!

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  2. I would love to win! I haven't read Susan May Warren, but it sounds like I must! :)

    Michelle
    scraphappy71 at sbcglobal dot net

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  7. I shared on Twitter -- May 2, 2012 -- https://twitter.com/#!/DrQuinnFan

    Thanks,
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  8. i would LOVE to read this fabulous novel...thanks for the chance :)

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  9. i'm a follower, too ;O)

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  10. I shared on Twitter -- May 6 -- https://twitter.com/#!/DrQuinnFan/status/199367912820191232

    Thanks,
    Michelle
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