Duchess by Susan May Warren | Kindle Fire Giveaway, Blog Tour and Publicity

Welcome to the campaign launch for the epic conclusion of Susan May Warren’s Daughters of Fortune series. Romantic Times says of Duchess (Summerside Press), “The golden era of Hollywood comes to life for readers in Warren’s third Daughters of Fortune novel. Warren writes from her heart, adding some intrigue, sins of the past and some twists and turns readers won’t see coming.”

Susan is celebrating the release of Duchess with a Kindle Fire Giveaway.

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One “glam” winner will receive:

  • A brand new Kindle Fire
  • Signed copies of Duchess, Baroness and Heiress

Enter today by clicking one of the icons below. But hurry, the giveaway ends on May 11th. Winner will be announced on 5/13/13 at Susan’s blog. (Susan has extended the giveaway date!)

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{More about Duchess}

Book Three in the Daughters of Fortune series.

When her country needs her, will she have the courage to surrender her glittering world and her one true love?

The golden age of Hollywood is in the business of creating stars. Rosie Worth, now starlet Roxy Price, has found everything she’s wanted in the glamour of the silver screen. With adoring fans and a studio-mogul husband, she’s finally silenced the voices—and grief—of the past. Her future shines bright…until the fated Black Friday when it all comes crashing down. When Roxy loses everything, she finds herself disgraced and penniless. Her only hope is to join forces with Belgian duke Rolfe Van Horne, a longtime film investor. But Rolfe is not who he seems, and he has other plans for Roxy and her movies—plans to support a growing unrest in Europe, plans that could break her heart and endanger her life. Find out more about the series by clicking on these links. Heiress. Baroness.

Purchase a copy here.

Susan May Warren

{More About Susan May Warren}

Susan May Warren is the bestselling, RITA Award–winning author of more than forty novels whose compelling plots and unforgettable characters have won acclaim with readers and reviewers alike. She served with her husband and four children as a missionary in Russia for eight years before she and her family returned home to the States. She now writes full-time as her husband runs a lodge on Lake Superior in northern Minnesota, where many of her books are set. She and her family enjoy hiking, canoeing, and being involved in their local church. Several of her critically acclaimed novels have been ECPA and CBA bestsellers, were chosen as Top Picks by Romantic Times, and have won the RWA’s Inspirational Reader’s Choice contest and the American Christian Fiction Writers Book of the Year award. Five of her books have been Christy Award finalists. In addition to her writing, Susan loves to teach and speak at women’s events about God’s amazing grace in our lives. She also runs a writing community for authors. Visit MyBookTherapy.com to learn more. For exciting updates on her new releases, previous books, and more, visit her website at www.susanmaywarren.com

Find out more about Susan May at http://www.susanmaywarren.com/.

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Sometimes Having It All isn’t What You Thought it Would Be

Susan May Warren’s Daughters of Fortune series draws to a close with the release of Duchess

Seattle: Best-selling Susan May Warren brings what she considers to be her most ambitious series yet to a dramatic close in her latest release, Duchess (Summerside Press / March 1, 2013 / ISBN 978-1-609367718/ $14.99). The Daughters of Fortune series is an epic generational series following the family of New York newspaper magnate August Price from the Gilded Age to end of World War II. Each generation of Price women must navigate love and ambition in a world of wealth, power and social expectation.

However, there’s more to the series than captivating tales of wealth and privilege in New York, Paris and Hollywood. “The series is named ‘Daughters of Fortune’ not only because of their circumstances, but because I hoped readers might see what a true fortune looks like. What a true inheritance is when a person puts their faith in the Lord,” says Warren.

In this final installment, Duchess, readers pick up the story of Rosie Worth, who has achieved her dream of becoming a starlet and is now known as Roxy Price. The golden age of Hollywood is in the business of creating stars, and Roxy has found everything she’s wanted in the glamour of the silver screen. With adoring fans and a studio-mogul husband, she’s finally silenced the voices—and grief—of the past. Her future shines bright, that is until the fated Black Friday when it all comes crashing down.

When Roxy loses everything, she finds herself disgraced and penniless. Her only hope is to join forces with Belgian duke Rolfe Van Horne, a longtime film investor. But Rolfe is not who he seems, and he has other plans for Roxy and her movies—plans to support a growing unrest in Europe, plans that could break her heart and endanger her life. When her country needs her, will she have the courage to surrender her glittering world and her one true love?

For those who may have missed the earlier releases in the series, all three books are now available for review.

The first release in The Daughters of Fortune series, Heiress, introduced readers to the beautiful and wealthy heiress daughters of August Price. Even though the Price sisters could have anything money could buy, it didn’t stop them from desiring something deeper.  And it certainly couldn’t buy them love! Set in New York City during the Gilded Age, and inspired by the Biblical story of Jacob and Esau, Warren writes the story of the Esme and Jinx’s journey to discovering what it means to be truly blessed.

In book two, Baroness, the story picks up with Esme and Jinx’s daughters, Lilly and Rosie, who are coming of age in the roaring twenties. Both girls are expected to marry well and take the reins of the family empire in a world recovering from “the war to end all wars.” However, each desires more freedom than the life her parents have planned out for her will allow. Lilly longs to return to Montana, the childhood home she holds dear. On the other hand, Rosie dreams of the bright lights of the newly emerging silver screen. Will the pursuit of lives of their own cost them their happily ever afters?

“There is nothing better than diving into a story like this one, surrounding yourself with research and ideas, the culmination of a storyline you’ve been working on for two years,” Warren explains. “I loved penning this novel because I knew that after the hard beginning of Heiress, with so much pain and so many mistakes made by Jinx, and the bittersweet middle story, Baroness, where Rosie walks so far away from her inheritance, Rosie’s redemption would be rich and profound. I loved watching her discover she didn’t need the world’s applause she longed for—that she had it all inside, with the love of God.”

Leading up to the release of Duchess, from February 18-March 4, readers will be able to download Heiress for free from all major e-tailers. During that same period of time the digital version of Baroness will be $1.99. 

Praise for the Daughters of Fortune series

“In-depth characterization and fascinating historical detail… an honest reflection of sin and the need for God’s redemption.”

~ TitleTrakk

“Strong entertaining, character-driven historical that will remind readers all that glitters on Wall St. is not gold… Riveting read of high society drama…highly recommended.”

~ Midwest Book Review

For Duchess:

 “The golden era of Hollywood comes to life for readers in Warren’s third Daughters of Fortune novel. Warren writes from her heart, adding some intrigue, sins of the past and some twists and turns readers won’t see coming.”

~ Romantic Times Book Reviews 

About the Author

Susan May Warren is the RITA award-winning author of more than forty novels with Tyndale, Barbour, Steeple Hill and Summerside Press. A five-time Christy award finalist and three-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!

Warren is also the founder of www.MyBookTherapy.com, a writing craft and coaching community for novelists to help them get published—and stay published.

Susan and her husband of more than twenty years have four children. Former missionaries to Russia, they now live in a small Minnesota town on the shore of beautiful Lake Superior, where they are active in their local church.

A full listing of Warren’s titles, reviews and awards can be found at www.susanmaywarren.com. Readers can also keep up with her on Facebook (Susan May Warren Fiction) and Twitter (@SusanMayWarren).

Suggested interview questions

~ Each story in the Daughters of Fortune series carries with it a parable or moral lesson, more subtle to some readers than others. What is the message you hope your audience will take away from Duchess?

~ In what ways does the series come full circle by the end of Duchess?

~ This is a little bit of a spoiler, but do any of the Price women find the real love and true happiness they have been searching out?

~ In Duchess, the characters live through events such as Black Friday and the aftermath of the Night of Broken Glass. Could you share a little bit of the history behind both of these dates and how they impacted your characters?

~ What are some of the most interesting things that you learned about 1930s Hollywood while writing Duchess?

~ Which do you enjoy writing more, historical or contemporary novels?

~ What kind of “crazy things” do you do while you are writing a historical novel?

~ You encourage authors to always visit – in person or virtually – the locations where the book takes place. Are there any places that you’ve been unable to get to that you would like to visit one day? Do you have any trips planned?

Susan May Warren is available for interviews to promote the release of Duchess. To request a review copy, schedule an interview or for more information, please contact Audra Jennings, audra@litfusegroup.com.  

Buzz

Leading up to the release of Duchess, from February 18-March 4, readers will be able to download Heiress for free from all major e-tailers. During that same period of time the digital version of Baroness will be $1.99. 

Praise for the Daughters of Fortune series 

“In-depth characterization and fascinating historical detail… an honest reflection of sin and the need for God’s redemption.” —  TitleTrakk

“Strong entertaining, character-driven historical that will remind readers all that glitters on Wall St. is not gold… Riveting read of high society drama…highly recommended.” —  Midwest Book Review

For Duchess:

“The golden era of Hollywood comes to life for readers in Warren’s third Daughters of Fortune novel. Warren writes from her heart, adding some intrigue, sins of the past and some twists and turns readers won’t see coming.” —  Romantic Times Book Reviews

Reviews

  • DUCHESS BY SUSAN MAY WARREN

    Baroness, the sequel to Heiress could stand on it’s own as can Duchess. Starting into Duchess, I was not captivated and a little bit annoyed by certain character personalities. While I have loved Janice Hanna Thompson‘s (contemporary and historical) takes on Hollywood, I’m not much of a fan follower nor a person to enjoy reality TV or the politics of the film industry and I was a little disinterested by the petty people and situations that Rosie, or Roxy rather, let herself be manipulated by. Yet then, as she seemed to let her false life fall away and really live I became very interested and intrigued. Then chaos and despair and I was stuck for a while to get past it.

    Written by Creative Madness Mama on May 18, 2013 | e
    Read my full review:http://creativemadnessmama.com/blog/2013/05/04/duchess-daughters-of-fortune-by-susan-may-warren/

  • “DUCHESS” BY SUSAN MAY WARREN

    This was such an emotion-filled series! My friend and I read this book (as well as the other two books in the series) together, and we couldn’t hurry through it fast enough!

    Written by A Passion for Pages on May 11, 2013 | e
    Read my full review: http://apassionforpages.blogspot.com/2013/04/litfuse-blog-tour-for-duchess-by-susan.html

  • FAME, FORTUNE AND FATE

    Have you read any of Susan May Warren’s books. I adore her writing.
    Now it was a little odd as I jumped in the middle of the series. This was the third book of the series and I did not have the back story to go to. Thankfully Susan is a great writer and she took me on into the story line right away. I felt like I was part of that wonderful era of movie star magic. But as we all know magic is not real. And when you hit the wall of reality it often is a dark place. In this time frame life was at it’s darkest for Hitler was in control and trying his best to take over. Rosie aka Roxy shows us that you have to hold your head up high on screen as well as in life. Often that the only way to get through the tough times.

    Written by Crazed Mind on May 11, 2013 | e
    Read my full review: http://www.goodreads.com/review/show/612866665

  • DUCHESS

    Wow! What a fantastic conclusion to the Daughters of Fortune series by Susan May Warren. I absolutely loved this book, as well as the whole series. After finishing this book it made me think it will be hard to read another book since it was that good. Susan May Warren did a fantastic job at drawing me into 1930′s and 40′s, an era of Hollywood, Glitz and glam with WWII overshadowing all of life. The minute I started the book I knew it was going to be as good as the first two and I found myself having a hard time putting it down. One thing I will say is that this book is not stand alone and the series really needs to read in order.

    Written by Book Reviews from a book lover on May 10, 2013 | e
    Read my full review:https://www.amazon.com/gp/pdp/profile/A2W5P5VQPC7I9H?ie=UTF8&ref_=cm_cr_thx_pdp

  • DUCHESS BY SUSAN MAY WARREN

    I loved watching Rosie/Roxie change through this book. Her marriage was simply an agreement between two people, there was no love. She seems to make mistake after mistake, bad decision after bad decision and you want so bad to make her ‘see’ what she should be doing.

    Written by AShley’s Bookshelf on May 8, 2013 | e
    Read my full review: http://www.goodreads.com/book/show/16109740-duchess

  • AFFECTED ME PROFOUNDLY

    The beginning of the book was interesting. I believe it was an accurate description of that period of time in Hollywood. However, it was the last part that really brought me into the story. The treatment of the Jewish people became more important than filmmaking. I have read several accounts of ordinary people doing heroic things to save lives during the Holocaust. It has become a very literate period of time with many well-written accounts. But somehow the juxtaposition of the make-believe world of filmmaking with the life and death issues going on in Europe left a strong impression with me. The contrast is stark. This book affected me profoundly. It spotlights a part of our history that is necessary to never forget.

    Written by Manifest Blog on May 8, 2013 | e
    Read my full review: http://www.amazon.com/review/R3DUHCOJKFJ08E

  • DUCHESS

    I have really enjoyed the Daughters of Fortune series. Each book has done a great job of standing alone, yet they weave together in a fabulously complex manner if you read all three!

    This book takes you inside the wild world of early Hollywood and the intrigue of Germany’s rise at the beginning of WWII. The characters are struggling to find their places in a world that has no lack of expectations. Susan May Warren has done a masterful job of researching these different times and places, and her writing is the kind that makes you forget that your family would like supper (yes, that happened to me and I didn’t want to put the book down)!

    I hope this series either continues or transforms into another series. I’d love to learn more about Coco, Sophie, Angelica, and Finn!

    Written by His Morning Glory on May 6, 2013 | e
    Read my full review:http://hismorningglory.blogspot.com/2013/05/duchess.html

  • REVIEW: DUCHESS BY SUSAN MAY WARREN

    Roxy has spent years building a new life for herself in Hollywood. She finally achieves everything she dreamed of, only to have it fall apart around her. With her life flipped upside down she is left alone with choices she never thought she would have to face.

    I greatly enjoyed this book. As a fan of historical romance, this time period isn’t something that I would typically pick out, but I found it to be very interesting. The glitz and glamor of Hollywood in the 1920s provides a stark contrast to the turmoil of Roxy’s shattered dreams. Warren has crafted a tale that is sure to entertain!

    Written by Ramblings of the Blonde Mother Bear on May 6, 2013 | e
    Read my full review: http://www.goodreads.com/review/show/606093151

  • DUCHESS BY SUSAN MAY WARREN

    There is something about the cover of this book that I really like. It’s mysterious, and eye-catching. They different fonts really seem to catch my eye and the dark colors in the picture lends itself to mystery.

    I really like Susan May Warren. I have not read a book of hers yet that I have not liked and couldn’t stop reading them when I picked them up. This book was no different. I have just started reading this series with this book, which is the 3rd (and last) book in the Daughters of Fortune series. I felt like I came into the book understanding what was going on and that Warren did a good job giving the reader just enough information to catch up but not to overwhelm.

    Written by When life gets you down…read a book on May 5, 2013 | e
    Read my full review:http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/1609367715/ref=cm_cr_ryp_prd_img_sol_0

  • DUCHESS

    Duchess is the final book in the Daughters of Fortune trilogy, which spanned multiple generations, and with Duchess brings them all to an epic close in the end.

    With each book in this series I was totally engrossed and enveloped by the vivid work of Susan May Warren. She picks you up and plops dead center in a whole new time period, where sights, sounds, emotions, and life swallow you up!

    Duchess stands alone as a book worth reading, but the trilogy together is a must read thrilling journey not to be missed!

    Written by Starts At Eight on May 5, 2013 | e
    Read my full review: http://www.startsateight.com/2013/05/book-review-duchess-by-susan-may-warren/

  • DUCHESS BY SUSAN MAY WARREN

    The Golden Age of Hollywood was an exciting setting to visit in this book. I particularly enjoyed how Susan May Warren cleverly wove her fictional characters into the lives of Joan Crawford, Olivia de Havilland, Bette Davis and the like. The tragedy and bravery experienced in WWII was also a focus of Duchess and I truly appreciated how Ms. Warren addressed this historical period of time. It was both exciting, but often realistically horrifying, and added a depth that was lacking in other parts of her story.

    Written by Morning Glories and Moonflowers on May 4, 2013 | e

  • DUCHESS (DAUGHTER OF FORTUNE SERIES) BY SUSAN MAY WARREN

    What is it about Old Hollywood that I have always found to be so intriguing? Duchess took me there. I loved the setting of this book. I do have to share though that I spent about 1/3 of the first part of the book feeling as if I was missing something. Duchess is book 3 in a series and I had not read the first two books in this series. I believe that left me a bit lost at the start. Once I was able to get past that, I developed a real love for Rosie and my heart went out to her. I found her character to be a bit more complex than most christian fiction characters and I enjoyed that. The more complex and difficult side of stardom made for an intriguing storyline as well.

    Written by Adventures in Unsell Land on May 3, 2013 | e
    Read my full review: http://theunsells.blogspot.com/2013/05/duchess-daughters-of-fortune-series-by.html

  • DUCHESS FROM SUSAN MAY WARREN! KINDLE FIRE HD GIVEAWAY!

    Susan May Warren does a great job of bringing Hollywood to life during the Golden Age. The time period reminded me a lot of The Great Gatsby. This book is about choices and the consequences of those choices. When it comes to consequences for actions Susan May allows her characters to go through them, not making an excuse for them. That being said, you are able to see the characters redemption, which is a beautiful thing to see.

    Written by Radiant Light on May 3, 2013 | e
    Read my full review: http://frommipov.blogspot.com/2013/05/duchess-from-susan-may-warren-kindle.html

  • DUCHESS

    I’ve never read a book from 1930s with the “movie star” setting. It was like a breath of fresh air to have such a unique reading experience(for me). It also makes me look at movies from that time period a bit differently.

    Written by Bluerose’s Heart on May 3, 2013 | e
    Read my full review: http://bluerosesheart.blogspot.com/2013/05/duchess-by-susan-may-warren.html

  • RAGS TO RICHES

    The hardest part about this book is having it ending, and knowing there isn’t another one coming.
    There are some very sad happenings in this story, but what a kind heart Rosie has. Don’t know if I could have opened my home and heart the way she did. Love how she followed the Lord.
    Don’t miss this conclusion to the Daughter’s of Fortune Series, and if you haven’t read the first two, do yourself a favor, and devour them!

    Written by Maureen’s Musings on May 3, 2013 | e
    Read my full review:http://www.barnesandnoble.com/reviews/Duchess%2FSusan-May-Warren/1112141084?ean=9781609367978

  • WOW! SUSAN MAY WARREN DOES IT AGAIN!

    I have never met a Susan May Warren book that I didn’t love, nor one that I didn’t replay over and over in my head for days or weeks afterwards…

    I thoroughly enjoyed the Daughters of Fortune series and she did an outstanding job of finishing up with Duchess. All of the characters I loved (and even some I hated) are back to complete the tale of the Worth family.

    The twists and turns and ups and downs and just when you think everything will turn out like a fairy tale ending, the roller-coaster starts again. I was so drawn in; I sighed, wanted to cry and may have even yelled at the book a few times, “that is not how it is supposed to happen!”

    Written by Our Crazy Life on May 2, 2013 | e
    Read my full review:http://www.amazon.com/review/R2ZS49FN1GG0A9/ref=cm_cr_rdp_perm

  • “DUCHESS” BLOG TOUR

    The various historical settings in this novel were the highlight of the book for me. Even though I got a bit bogged down in the Hollywood goings-on, the telling of that side of the story was really very good. And once Rosie and Rolfe ended up in Europe, it only got better. The twists and turns that happened with the growing unrest in Europe leading up to WWII were fantastic and really redeemed the novel overall for me.

    Written by Shoopette’s Book Reviews on May 2, 2013 | e
    Read my full review:http://shoopettesbookreviews.blogspot.com/2013/05/duchess-blog-tour.html

  • A MUST READ FOR CLASSIC HOLLYWOOD MOVIE FANS!!!,

    Being a huge fan now of classic movies, it was wonderful to see this through Rosie’s eyes and get the opportunity to see this time in history with new perspective. Susan May Warren had such more direction she could have taken this final novel in the series but I love the path she so eloquently chose. I feel in love and struggled like Rosie did through her choices and got to see that for an up and coming actress the path to the big screen wasn’t as easy as most dreamed it could be. If you love historical fiction dealing with the late 20′s and 30′s from old Hollywood, then you will LOVE this one. Even though it’s written as a series, you can pick this one up and enjoy it, but you’ll want to know a bit about the history Rosie had prior to her trip to Hollywood that’s in the earlier books.

    Written by Reviews From The Heart on May 2, 2013 | e
    Read my full review: http://www.amazon.com/review/R101754CNJWKA9

  • BITTER-SWEET

    If’ you’ve read the previous book in this family saga, you’ll know what a long journey Rosie has already taken, and more of what she’s been through, so I would definitely recommend reading the prequels.

    Ms. Warren writes an excellent story with real, gritty characters, and snake-skin smooth ones alike, I loved how this story was hard, and bitter-sweet, yet engaging because I was invested in the characters.

    Written by Labor Not in Vain on May 2, 2013 | e
    Read my full review: http://labornotinvain.blogspot.com/2013/05/duchess-by-susan-may-warren-litfuse.html

  • GOOD BOOK

    I really liked Rosie and I loved how it all worked out in the end. I love to read books that work out great and this one is for sure one them.

    Written by The World As I See It on May 2, 2013 | e
    Read my full review: http://wp.me/p2QBOK-1iX

  • Rosie is a darker, more complex character than I’m accustomed to seeing from Warren, and the story is all the better for it.

    Written by The Zen of Motherhood on May 2, 2013 | e

  • DUCHESS

    After reading only the first two or three pages of Duchess, I found myself falling in love with Rosie. She grows so much throughout this story—from a spoiled, selfish starlet to a strong, confident woman secure in the love of her Savior—she may now be my favorite character in this series!

    I can say with confidence that the Daughters of Fortune series is now one of my favorites, and Duchess is by far my favorite of the three books. If I could give it more than five stars, I would!

    Written by Christian Chick’s Thoughts on May 1, 2013 | e
    Read my full review:http://www.amazon.com/review/R7W1D1GJ7OTM2/ref=cm_cr_rdp_perm?ie=UTF8&ASIN=1609367715&linkCode=&nodeID=&tag=

  • ANOTHER FANTASTIC READ FROM SUSAN MAY WARREN

    Susan May Warren is a gifted writer who easily transports readers into a fictional world. From the first pages of Duchess, I stepped back in time to the roaring twenties and the jaded world of Rosie Worth. She’s thrown so much away in the pursuit of success and fame. Yet she still hasn’t found peace or admitted who she really is…a process many of us can relate to. The deep emotion of the writing keeps the pages turning in this historical that straddles the 1929 crash.

    Written by Cara Putman on April 30, 2013 | e

  • DUCHESS BY SUSAN MAY WARREN

    Duchess, Susan May Warren’s third installment in the Daughters of Fortune series, truly brings us full circle. Wrapping up a story that has spanned three generations, the novel does not disappoint. Readers will find resolution in Rosie’s story, as she learns where her true inheritance lies; not in the fame and fortune she has so long coveted, but in the redemption and hope that only God can provide.

    Written by Luxury Reading on April 30, 2013 | e
    Read my full review: http://luxuryreading.com/duchess/

  • SATISFYING CONCLUSION TO DAUGHTERS OF FORTUNE SERIES

    “Duchess” features Rosie Worth aka Roxy Price, a young woman searching for significance as a Hollywood actress and partner in a movie studio. Rosie has already experienced tragedy and loss in her life and is determined to be in total control of her destiny which has led her to make more than one decision that she later regrets. Although Rosie has achieved much of the success she desired, she has found that it has not brought happiness. Rolfe Van Horne seems to show up repeatedly in Rosie’s life, raising her hopes that he cares for her as much as she cares for him. Each of them carries a burden of grief and regrets yet they each have dealt with their problems in different ways.

    Written by Daysong Reflections on April 30, 2013 | e
    Read my full review:http://www.amazon.com/review/RXOZ8NDR0FRRB/ref=cm_cr_rdp_perm

  • EMOTIONAL CONCLUSION TO A GREAT SERIES

    I have thoroughly enjoyed the Daughters of Fortune series by Susan May Warren and was excited to see how all of the loose ends wrapped up (hopefully!) in the conclusion, Duchess. As I’ve come to expect from Warren, this book was an emotional roller coaster! I found myself feeling such intense emotions right alongside Roxy—sorrow, joy, despair, love. I would definitely recommend the entire series … and would encourage you to read them in order. Enjoy getting to know these incredible women and seeing how God transforms their lives!

    Written by i blog 4 books on April 30, 2013 | e

  • DUCHESS

    With Duchess, Warren has gone to a new level, this is not a surface level story, there is so much depth to the characters that you often forget that they are characters in the books and that you aren’t actually in the 1930′s. The cover is only the start of the beauty that this book holds.

    Susan May Warren has done another fabulous job with Duchess, as the final book in the Daughter of Fortune trilogy, these are books to definitely add to your reading list.

    Written by Elle in Organic Shoes on April 30, 2013 | e
    Read my full review: http://www.amazon.com/Duchess-Daughters-Fortune-Susan-Warren/product-reviews/1609367715/ref=dp_top_cm_cr_acr_txt?ie=UTF8&showViewpoints=1

  • DUCHESS BY SUSAN MAY WARREN

    Oh my wow!!! Susan May Warren, well done!!! I loved everything about this book. Read it in a 24 hour period, could not put it down!! Fans of classic Hollywood will love this book. I loved MC Roxy Price, we can really see her glamour, but also her cracks as she craves the love she never seems able to get. Complex, rich and full of surprises. This is a full, satisfying read. LOVE LOVE LOVE!!!

    Written by JoJo’s Corner on April 30, 2013 | e

  • REALLY ENJOYED THIS BOOK !!!

    I LOVE books like this…because you are taken to another time and place when everything was so very different. When I began reading this book…it was so very hard to put down. I wanted to know, not only what the characters were going to do next, but where they were, what they were wearing and what was happening around them.

    Written by LyonsLady on April 30, 2013 | e
    Read my full review: http://lyonslady.blogspot.com/p/reviews.html

  • BOOK REVIEW – “DUCHESS”

    I loved all three books in Susan May Warren’s Daughters of Fortune series, but I think I would say that book three “Duchess” was my favorite! Rosie who is known all over the world as Roxy Price is a wonderful actress, such a wonderful one that no one knows the turmoil she deals with herself everyday, the regrets about her past and the conflict over her choices and what she should decide now. I have to say that Rosie was not one of my favorite characters from the previous two novels, but this book is really her story and focuses on her and I fell in love with her and admired her.

    Written by Moments on April 30, 2013 | e
    Read my full review: http://kristie-moments.blogspot.com/2013/04/book-review-duchess.html

  • SUSAN MAY WARREN STRIKES AGAIN! 🙂

    I love love love this entire series. They keep getting better as they go on. I’ve always loved family saga type historicals, where the family line/heritage continues as the story progresses. You stay so connected to the characters, and if it’s a book by Susie, these characters are going to live on in your head long after “The End” anyway ;)

    Written by Betsy Ann, Writer At Large on April 30, 2013 | e
    Read my full review: www.betsy-ann.blogspot.com

  • LOVE SUSAN MAY WARREN & DUCHESS!

    As always, Susan May Warren has created a book that draws out all my emotions and really creates a lot of NOTHING getting done in my house because all I want to do is read and finish the book to see what happens! :) As always, read this book and EVERY book by Susan May Warren!

    Written by The Review Stew on April 30, 2013 | e
    Read my full review: http://www.thereviewstew.com/2013/04/book-review-duchess.html

  • GREAT READ…STAND ALONE

    A stand alone read, this is the 3rd book in the Daughter’s of Fortune series, and this is Rosie’s story.

    This story speaks of endurance as Rosie continually picks herself up, keeps a smile on her face, and does as she sets out to do. But don’t be fooled, her heart is not as closed as she may like, and there is a twist to this story that will bring back the horrors of Nazi Germany.

    Written by Knits Reads and Reviews on April 30, 2013 | e
    Read my full review:http://www.knitsandreads.blogspot.com/2013/04/book-review-duchess.html

  • TELL ME THIS ISN’T THE END!

    Master of historical ambience and accuracy, Susan draws readers deep in to the setting with her deft articulation. But for all the glory of the era-romanticism surrounding Hollywood’s Golden Age and heroism of World War II-it is the emotional breadth of Rosie’s self-actualization and restoration that shines the brightest. Even her most self-indulgent and selfish moments, the broken woman within cries out to readers for empathy of which is impossible to deny her. I championed her through to the end hoping that she would finally seize hold of the joy she so desperately sought and find the peace that God so willingly has to offer. Delightfully unpredictable and complex, Duchess is an infinitely satisfying read. I am distraught that this is the final instalment in the series.

    Written by The Overweight Bookshelf on April 30, 2013 | e
    Read my full review: http://www.goodreads.com/review/show/496935717

  • A GRAND BOOK TO READ

    Susan has a way of writing that makes the story flow. I am not usually a fan of this time period but the way this was written I found myself enjoying the book and wanting to hurry back and read the other two in this series. Rosie’s character is written as if she is a real person which makes the book that much better. If you are looking for a nice read with some strong characters then I recommend this book to you. I would suggest you start with book one although you don’t have to, I just personally like to read books in order. I also liked how everything had a nice ending and did not leave the story dangling. I received this book from Litfuse for a fair and honest review. I give it four stars.

    Written by Griperang’s Bookmarks on April 29, 2013 | e
    Read my full review:http://griperangsbookmarks.blogspot.com/2013/04/duchess-by-susan-may-warren-daughters.html

  • THE GOLDEN AGE OF HOLLYWOOD AND A CAPTIVATING BOOK SERIES GIVEAWAY

    This book took me by surprise by how absolutely amazing it was! It wasn’t your average feel-good historical fiction. It was captivating and challenging. The book’s heroine, Roxy, changed from a spoiled young woman into a woman who would risk her life for others, “others” who happened to be Jews fleeing danger even before World War II began. I’ve never read a book that took place in the 1930′s before nor The Golden Age of Hollywood. It was a wonderful premise for an intriguing read.

    Written by The Traveling Sisterhood on April 29, 2013 | e
    Read my full review: http://www.thetravelingsisterhood.info/2013/04/the-golden-age-of-hollywood-and.html

  • DUCHESS

    I read book one of this series a good while ago and enjoyed it. I didn’t get a chance to read book two and feel that I definitely would have enjoyed Duchess much more if I had. I just couldn’t get into it.

    That being said, I love Susan May Warren’s writing and hated giving it less than a 4 star review. Hopefully, others will read the series and enjoy it a great deal.

    Written by Colletta’s Kitchen Sink on April 29, 2013 | e
    Read my full review: http://www.goodreads.com/review/show/598195134

  • DUCHESS BLOG TOUR BY SUSAN MAY WARREN!!

    Wonderful ending to the Daughters of Fortune series! Many topics are broached including love, jealousy, revenge and redemption. Excellent novel from Susan May Warren!

    Written by Giveaway Lady on April 29, 2013 | e
    Read my full review: http://giveawaygal.blogspot.com/2013/04/duchess-blog-tour-by-susan-may-warren.html

  • GREAT RESEARCH AND POINT OF VIEW

    Duchess was is a unique story that follows the life of Miss Rosie Worth and her journey in Hollywood. I enjoyed the setting, while some of the characters I just wanted to yell at. This is a great book that shows a journey through a lifetime and what can change and finding hope in Christ. Rosie kept making decisions that were not in her better judgement but I am so glad how the book ended. Susan Warren is a great author and did a lot of research to create, not only Hollywood, but also life during the beginning and end of World War 2. This is a very believeable story and I think it would be best for others to read the previous books, but not neccessary.

    Written by I Hope You Dance on April 29, 2013 | e
    Read my full review:http://www.amazon.com/review/R3QE32BNIQ2I0E/ref=cm_cr_rdp_perm

  • GREAT ERA!

    I’ve enjoyed this entire series, but this one is my favorite book so far.
    I love the era, and it being based around glitzy, glamorous, Hollywood. It is a theme you can put into any story I read. There is just something that appeals to me about the 1920′s – 1940′s. The music, the clothes, the class everyone seemed to have had… all call to me.
    I really hope the author continues this legacy series of stories. After reading this one, I hope the next are about Roxys’ children, continuing the legacy.
    Even though this is a series, you can read them as stand alone books. I wouldn’t recommend that though, as they are fantastic enough to start at book 1. Learning the back stories to some of the characters may not be necessary to follow along, but it makes it better.

    Written by Freda’s Voice on April 28, 2013 | e
    Read my full review: http://fredasvoice.blogspot.ca/2013/04/46-duchess-susan-may-warren-with.html

  • COMPLETELY LOVED DUCHESS!!

    I had a feeling going into Duchess that it would be a good read – I just didn’t know how good. I loved this book so much and it is definitely a favorite of mine now. Wow, Susan May Warren definitely knows how to write a gripping story with a great message. Duchess had me feeling so many emotions and there were a few times I started crying because the story was so touching.

    Written by Christian Bookshelf Reviews on April 28, 2013 | e
    Read my full review:http://www.amazon.com/review/R2JB3AYEENRX9Q/ref=cm_cr_rdp_perm

  • EPIC TALE

    I loved that it took place in the golden age of the movies! It was so fun to see “behind the scenes” as it were. Rolfe is a fascinating character. I might have fallen in love with him a bit myself. This book was so big and epic, I feel I may need to go back and read it again. As with all of Susan May Warren’s books, I am so enamored with them, I read ferociously to get to the end and see what’s going to happen. Then I feel a need to go back and relish the story. In fact, I feel a need to go back and read the series again from beginning to end.
    Rosie’s life takes on so many forms and names, it can be a bit overwhelming to summarize. I would just say you need to read these books.

    Written by Stacie on April 27, 2013 | e
    Read my full review:http://hobbitdoor.blogspot.com/2013/04/dutchess.html

  • DUCHESS BY SUSAN MAY WARREN

    I couldn’t put this book down it was so good! I just had to find out what was going to happen next, so I read Duchess in one and a half days! The characters have a solid foundation with strength to carry on no matter the circumstances. Roxy/Rosie was a charm, and the strength and courage she shows is unbelievable. And as with all of Susan May Warren books, she never fails to clearly show God working in the lives of her characters. This is what I love most about her books, and what keeps me wanting to read everything she writes! If you’ve never read any of Susan’s books, you are really missing enjoyable entertainment, and as well as missing the blessing of getting to know how gifted she really is

    Written by Joy Hannabass on April 26, 2013 | e
    Read my full review: http://splashesofjoy.wordpress.com/2013/04/25/litfuse-presents-dutchess-by-susan-may-warren-plus-win-a-kindle-fire-hd/

  • BOOK REVIEW: “DUCHESS” BY SUSAN MAY WARREN

    I like history and “Duchess” is a captivating book rich with historic detail, both American and European history. This time the focus primarily on Rosie and all the hardships and sorrows that she goes through.

    Written by Vic’s Media Room on April 26, 2013 | e
    Read my full review: http://www.amazon.com/review/RRDCCFYS4KUYV

  • DUCHESS BY SUSAN MAY WARREN

    As it was with both of the previous Daughter of Fortune books this story swept me and wreaked havoc on my emotions. I was happy, sad, frustrated, mad, anxious, and every feeling in between. I don’t know how she does it but Susan May Warren is one amazing author!

    Written by Christian Novels on April 26, 2013 | e
    Read my full review: http://www.amazon.com/review/R2V61E3PWSOP7C

  • NOT ALWAYS GLITZ AND GLAMOUR

    There aren’t many places this book didn’t go. Hatred. Jealousy. Love. Forgiveness. Redemption. It’s a masterful plot woven with intricacies through the deepest and darkest in the human heart, only to be risen above it all by the redemption of our Savior.

    Written by Writing for Christ on April 26, 2013 | e
    Read my full review:http://enjoyingthewritingcraft.blogspot.com/2013/04/not-always-glitz-and-glamour-duchess-by.html

  • IT’S NEVER TOO LATE!

    I have read and own all three books in this series. Duchess was by far my favorite. All of the books were gritty, edgy, and touched on deep, hard subjects. Duchess brought to a conclusion four generations of women and the stories that shaped them into who they turned out to become.

    Written by That’s What I’m Here For…. on April 25, 2013 | e
    Read my full review:http://www.amazon.com/review/R4AZ1KLUJ7SBB/ref=cm_cr_pr_perm?ie=UTF8&ASIN=1609367715&linkCode=&nodeID=&tag=

  • A MUST READ!

    I really loved how the author showed Roxy as a person believing she is in total control of her destiny, but when she hits bottom, she realizes that she needs a redeemer that she can surrender to. It really is a beautiful story of someone prideful and arrogant understanding that they truly need the Lord. She is forced to live the consequences of her choices, however, we see God work all these things together for good.

    By the end of this book, I was wiping away my tears. I loved this book so much and it truly is one of my all time favorites! I highly recommend this book!

    Written by Julie @ More of Him on April 24, 2013 | e
    Read my full review: http://www.moreofhim.net/2013/04/book-review-duchess-by-susan-may-warren.html

  • DUCHESS BY SUSAN MAY WARREN

    Historical Fiction lovers will love this book. I would suggest reading the first two books just to get a better handle on the book, you will want to go back and read them after reading this book anyway so you may as well read them in the order they were intended in the first place.

    Written by A Room Without Books is Empty on April 24, 2013 | e
    Read my full review: http://detweilermom.blogspot.com/2013/04/about-duchess-book-three-in-daughters_24.html

  • “DUCHESS” BY SUSAN MAY WARREN {BOOK REVIEW, BLOG TOUR, AND KINDLE FIRE HD GIVEAWAY}

    Susan May Warren is, hands-down, my favorite contemporary author. She consistently tells a great story while challenging me in my personal walk with God. “Duchess” perfectly completed the “Daughters of Fortune” series. I loved the intricate tangles between Hollywood and WWII, but, as always, most appreciated the deeper lessons. The author used characters I didn’t initially like to remind me that (1) God is sovereign. (2) He can turn devastating trials — even those caused by our own hands — into beautiful things. (3) No one is beyond the reach of His love. Great book. I highly recommend it — but you have to start with Book 1: Heiress!!

    Written by In the Dailies with Tanya Dennis on April 24, 2013 | e
    Read my full review: http://tanyadennisbooks.com/duchess/

  • BOOK REVIEW: DUCHESS BY @SUSANMAYWARREN+ KINDLE FIRE HD GIVEAWAY!

    I can only describe this book as an experience. A delightful, unpredictable, emotional experience.
    The Duchess is a 5 star book. I highly recommend it.

    Written by Saving More Than Me on April 24, 2013 | e
    Read my full review: http://wp.me/p2PLln-4C6

  • VERY MOVING & LOVELY STORY

    Poor Roxy thinks that is the end of her troubles, but more awaits her later on in the book. I almost feel a connection because my life has spiraled alot out of control when I was younger and then I met my current husband and thought, finally I will be happy.

    Well, that only lasted 3 or 4 years until I got sick. So, Roxy’s story is actually relateable and I do believe people go thru alot in life. Some are lucky I guess or we don’t know what goes on behind closed doors and I bet some movie stars are so good at acting, I think it is instinct to them to believe they are okay.

    Roxy doesn’t know it yet, but she is fixing to be smack in the middle of Germany and the war when she finally decides to go to Germany with Rolfe to make a movie. She misunderstands something he does.

    Written by Mary’s Cup of Tea on April 23, 2013 | e
    Read my full review: http://www.mmbearcupoftea.com/2013/04/duchess-book-tour-giveaway.html

  • DUCHESS BY @SUSANMAYWARREN || KINDLE FIRE HD GIVEAWAY! #BOOK REVIEW @LITFUSE

    Duchess is a story of old Hollywood and World War II. The novel spans the years between the Roaring Twenties and World War II, both interesting settings. Famous Hollywood names and happenings are interwoven with the storyline, making it a credible novel. Roxy and Rolfe’s secret lives and histories provide plenty of suspense for the reader.

    Written by THE SELF-TAUGHT COOK on April 23, 2013 | e
    Read my full review:http://www.amazon.com/review/RXLGL2K5CHCX3/ref=cm_cr_pr_perm?ie=UTF8&ASIN=1609367715&linkCode=&nodeID=&tag=

  • BOOK BLOG TOUR – DUCHESS: DAUGHTERS OF FORTUNE BY SUSAN MAY WARREN

    Susan May Warren takes her readers into the heart of the birth of the movie industry with “Duchess,” and it is a fascinating journey. She captures the essence of the time period in this novel brilliantly, and the thrilling storyline that moves from glamorous Hollywood to pre-World War II Germany is fast paced and intriguing. The characters are amazing, as usual, and it’s great to see the return of favorite characters from the previous novel. I would love to see Susan carry on this series with stories of Rosie’s daughter, Coco!

    Written by Sharon’s Garden of Book Reviews on April 23, 2013 | e
    Read my full review: http://www.garden-of-books.com/2013/04/book-blog-tour-stop-duchess-daughters.html

  • DUCHESS BY SUSAN MAY WARREN

    In past, I’ve described the books as “dark fairy-tales” and that is a theme pulled through into Duchess, Rosie’s story… Everything about this book is spectacular. Warren kept me glued to its pages, anticipating and wondering what would come next. Wishing beyond anything that nothing would happen to shatter any fragile happiness she built or to ruin her cousin, Lily’s new life. It was a pleasantry to experience Rolfe and Rosie’s scene’s together – whether they were shooting in the countryside of France (mysterious for multiple reasons) or being swept into the competition of the golden age of Hollywood, reminiscing about what their pasts could have been, they seemed “right” together.

    Written by Dreaming Under the Same Moon on April 23, 2013 | e
    Read my full review: http://www.goodreads.com/review/show/501328315

  • A POIGNANT CONCLUSION THAT TIES UP THE SERIES WITH DRAMATIC ZEAL

    “Blessed are the meek, for they shall inherit the earth.” How Rosie finally embraces this is our ultimate journey, and with this faith theme alongside a bit of intrigue this series is much like a soap opera, though with classy style. The Nazi plot line doesn’t take precedence until the last section of the book, so don’t buy this thinking you’re getting a full look at the impending war. With focus on Rosie’s relationships and the people she connects with, the climax of the Nazi theme comes full force. Before then, we’ll just have to sit back and enjoy the movies and the glitzy ride that Rosie brings us on.
    I absolutely loved reading the author’s note, as the biblical themes all came together with a huge dose of redemption. Duchess is a very well plotted story that totally had me crying!

    Written by Burton Book Review on April 23, 2013 | e
    Read my full review:http://reviews.christianbook.com/2016/367718/summerside-press-duchess-daughters-of-fortune-series-3-reviews/reviews.htm?reviewID=28481977

  • The characters in this book are compelling, particularly Rafe/Rolfe. He is a mysterious character and I really couldn’t figure him out for most of the book. It added a great sense of intrigue to the book and made me feel some sort of sympathy for Rosie, which was brilliant on the author’s part because Rosie isn’t an easy character to like in this book.

    This is a series where you’ll want to read the other books before picking this one up. In fact, unless you’re reading them all right in a row or within a few months of each other, I would recommend re-reading each book before moving on to the next.

    Written by A New Leaf on April 23, 2013 | e

  • BOOK REVIEW: DUCHESS

    Duchess is the third and final novel in Susan May Warren’s epic series, Daughters of Fortune. Boo hoo! I mean it. I loved this series and this book, and felt a little sad for it all to end. Surely there is more! Oh well, I will have to be content with the time I spent with Esme, Jinx, Rosie and Lilly. I liked all three books in this series and felt each one was better than the previous. Warren has achieved a true feat — no disappointments, no letdowns along the way — just wonderful writing, characters, and stories. So get this book! Or the series! You will not be sorry.

    Highly Recommended.

    Written by By The Book on April 23, 2013 | e
    Read my full review: http://rbclibrary.wordpress.com/2013/04/23/book-review-duchess/

  • BOOK REVIEW: DUCHESS

    If you’ve read any of my previous reviews of any title by Susan May Warren, you know my usual bottom line — “Buy it.”

    Can’t do that this time. Duchess is the third (and final) book in the Daughters of Fortune series, and while it is definitely the best book of the three, I personally do not think it stands on its own. So my bottom line this time: Go get Heiress. Then Baroness. And finally, go get Duchess.

    Written by Footprints in the Butter on April 22, 2013 | e

  • SO GOOD, I RECOMMEND THE WHOLE SERIES

    Susan May Warren is a genius writer. This is the third in a series of three novels. The plot is so intricate in this one novel alone I have no idea how she was able to write three of these in only two years. The book centers around Roxy Price, a Hollywood movie star. Susan May Warren includes many details regarding movie making of the 1920′s-1930′s. That is what makes this book so unique. I’ve never read anything like it before. For the first time ever I was transported back in time to a day where Humphrey Bogart and Marilyn Monroe were fighting for successful careers…

    Written by Reviews by Renae on April 22, 2013 | e
    Read my full review: http://www.renae-sattazahn.blogspot.com/2013/04/duchess-susan-may-warren.html

  • STUNNING

    There was something…”magical” about this installment in the Daughters of Fortune series. I’ve wondered why it grabbed me so much more than the other two, and the only thing I can pin it down to is the “fairy-tale” type of romance scenario. I even cringe to label it that–but with a Duke vying for the heart of a Hollywood socialite…yeah, *sigh.* It was really great.

    What I loved the most–the hero. Truly. One of SMW’s all-time best heroes ever. Rolfe possessed a raw power that carried the story. His relentless pursuit puts the reader in remembrance of God’s love and pursuit of us.

    I finished this novel in one evening–a rarity for me, and the reason I’m giving it five full stars. :-D

    Written by Ronie on April 22, 2013 | e
    Read my full review:http://www.amazon.com/review/R1XKTU8VQ9PD8C/ref=cm_cr_pr_perm?ie=UTF8&ASIN=1609367715&linkCode=&nodeID=&tag=

  • “DUCHESS” BY SUSAN MAY WARREN

    I loved Rosie’s transformation in this book. As interested as I was at the beginning to learn about Rosie’s choices and how they might play out, the Hollywood starlet angle holds little appeal for me. The lifestyle – including Rosie’s choices – felt shallow and pointless, but as time passes for Rosie, her choices improve.

    The final third of the book is riveting. Set in Europe, where the second book began, the family drama that begins to unfold alongside the world events will fascinate. To this history buff, this was by far the best part of the series. Matching Rosie’s story so closely with history, not just with one novel but three, was brilliant – the perfect ending to a dramatic and sweeping saga.

    Written by A Nest in the Rocks on April 22, 2013 | e
    Read my full review: http://www.goodreads.com/review/show/596964621

  • DUCHESS BY SUSAN MAY WARREN & KINDLE FIRE GIVEAWAY

    As a writer, I study Warren’s writing to learn how to develop my own characters. But as a reader, I read her books to be swept away to another world and another place where I can escape my everyday life to spend a few pleasant hours in exotic locations and romantic times. This is where she shines.

    Written by Joy on the Back Roads on April 21, 2013 | e
    Read my full review:http://joyonthebackroads.blogspot.com/2013/04/duchess-by-susan-may-warren-kindle-fire.html

  • FOLLOW YOUR HEART OR PLAY THE PART

    Duchess is the third book in the Daughter of Fortune Series. I did not read the first two books in this series and I had no problem at all with the character or storyline. I am going to read the first two books in the series Book #1 Heiress and #2 Baroness. Warren has an amazing way of transferring the characters feelings to the reader.

    She writes the painful lessons into the story to spring up at familiar times, just as they do in real life. I fell in love with the characters and could really relate to them. After reading Duchess I am excited to read more from Susan May Warren.

    Written by The IE Mommy on April 20, 2013 | e
    Read my full review: What woman doesn’t love getting a mani/pedi? Unfortunately, living on a single income doesn’t allow me the opportunity to get them as often as I’d like. Luckily for women like me there are companies like Every Beauty with fabulous and affordable products to take care of ourselves between professional appointments.

  • DUCHESS

    Warren once again has written a book filled with rich characters and deep emotion, the impact of reaping what you sow, and the beauty of God’s redemption.

    Written by Mocha with Linda on April 8, 2013 | e
    Read my full review:http://mochawithlinda.blogspot.com/2013/04/duchess.html