About the book
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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This is the follow up book to Heiress (you can read my review of that book here), and while it goes along with Heiress, it is definitely a stand alone book that you can understand and follow without having read the first book. I did like Baroness, but not as much as I enjoyed Heiress. The author is able to transport the reader to the streets of Paris and New York City during the Roaring Twenties, but I did not feel the women were as strong as their mothers', Jinx and Esme, were in Heiress. The daughters faced similar inner struggles as their mothers had, mainly the struggle for independence and the difficulty of following one's heart while trying to please their loved ones. Unfortunately, Lily and Rosie did not always succeed in making the right choices, which allows the reader to watch them grow, but also makes you question some of their choices.
I recommend this book to those who enjoy coming of age stories and fiction set in the 1920's. The growth of Rosie's relationship with her step-father is another aspect I enjoyed and leads me to recommend the book to anyone who has ever struggled to understand the feelings that exist between a step-parent and a child.
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 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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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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Thank you to Litfuse Publicity Group and the author for providing me with a copy of this book for review purposes. My opinion is my own and was not influenced by anyone else.