Roaring 20’s Kindle Fire Giveaway and Blog Tour | Baroness by Susan May Warren

Welcome to the campaign launch for the second book in Susan May Warren’s Daughter of Fortune series, Baroness. In honor of her fiery heroines Susan’s hosting the Roaring 20’s Kindle Fire Giveaway! Details below.

The nineteen-twenties birthed a time of turbulence and change. It was the end of the “war to end all wars” and young cousins Lilly, a Montana girl, and Rosie, a New York girl, find these times reflective of their personal lives. In Baroness (Summerside Press) both young women, touched by the cruelty of war, seek assurance of love and belonging: Lilly believes fulfillment lies back in Montana; Rosie, only in bright lights and adoration of the masses.

Susan May Warren’s books are renowned for reflecting real life: the longings, failings, and redemption we all experience. True to form, in Baroness Warren demonstrates the value of knowing who you are and where you belong. Broken hearts, forgiveness, family loyalty, and unconditional love all serve to help Rosie and Lilly realize how to obtain true security of place and person.

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Lilly 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?

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/.

{More about the Roaring 20’s Giveaway}

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?

Celebrate with Susan by entering her Roaring 20’s Giveaway!

One grand prize winner will receive:

  • A Kindle Fire
  • Signed copies of Baroness and Heiress by Susan May Warren

Hurry, the giveaway ends on 5/7/12. The winner will be announced on 5/9/12 on Susan’s blog, Scribbles

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Press Kit

Baroness Press Kit

A search for identity in the Roaring Twenties

Wealthy debutantes look for meaning beyond their privilege

SEATTLE: The nineteen-twenties birthed a time of turbulence and change. The end of a “war to end all wars” will do that. Young cousins Lilly, a Montana girl, and Rosie, a New York girl, find these times reflective of their personal lives. In Baroness (Summerside Press, March 6, 2012, ISBN: 978-1609366315, $14.99) both young women, touched by the cruelty of war, seek assurance of love and belonging: Lilly believes fulfillment lies back in Montana; Rosie, only in bright lights and adoration of the masses.
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?

Susan May Warren’s books are renowned for reflecting real life: the longings, failings, and redemption we all experience. True to form, Warren demonstrates in Baroness the value of knowing who you are and where you belong. Broken hearts, forgiveness, family loyalty, and unconditional love all serve to help Rosie and Lilly realize how to obtain true security of place and person.

Author Susan May Warren says, “No matter how far we run, how many ‘lives’ we try on, we will never find ourselves outside of God’s love for us. More than that, understanding His relentless love for us — not unlike Oliver’s love for Lilly — changes us.”

This second in the Daughters of Fortune series is a standalone title that follows the next generation of Prices as they deal with new life after the Great War and the consequences of their parents’ choices. Along with Rosie and Lilly, you will learn the truth of Romans 8:38-39, that nothing is able to separate us from the love of God, which is Christ Jesus.

Praise for the 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

About Susan:

Susan May Warren is an award-winning, best-selling author of thirty-five novels with Tyndale, Barbour, Steeple Hill and Summerside Press. A four-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.

Susan’s larger than life characters and layered plots have won her acclaim with readers and reviewers alike. A seasoned women’s event and retreat 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.

After serving as a missionary for eight years in Russia, Susan 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.

Suggested Interview Questions:

What’s the background to Rosie and Lilly’s story? Who are the Prices?

How does Baroness compare/contrast with Heiress, your first Daughters of Fortune book?

How did you decide on the two characters/personalities in Rose and Lillie?

How do Rosie and Lillie’s lives and challenges compare with those of today’s young people?

How are the Roaring Twenties similar to the second decade of the 21st century?

Why did you decide to start Rosie and Lilly off in France of all places?

What lesson were you trying to illustrate in Baroness? Why this particular lesson? What do you hope readers will take away after reading Baroness?

Susan May Warren is available for national interviews to promote the release of Baroness. To request a review copy, schedule an interview or for more information, please contact Christy Anderson at Christy@LitfuseGroup.com.

Buzz

Praise for the 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

Reviews

4/18

Mocha with Linda Set in the Roaring Twenties, this is a captivating book rich with historic detail that generated all sorts of emotions as I read!

Mary’s Cup of Tea I rooted for each girl to find and get what they most wanted out of life.

Patricia at It’s Time To Read Mamaw A very good read and I am looking forward to reading book three the Duchess.

4/19

Debra at Footprints in the Butter Warren has created fascinating, multi-faceted characters.

Beckie at By The Book The characters Warren has created jump out from the page and become real. This is a book you need to read!

Jessica at A New Leaf She has knocked this series out of the park.

Amy at A Nest in the Rocks This attention to detail makes this book leap away from the others.

4/20

Margaret at Creative Madness Mama I cannot wait for more Daughters of Fortune. I cannot even imagine what comes next. Every twist and turn took me by surprise.

Heidi at Starts At Eight I am completely transported into the era of the story.

Coranne at Short and Sweet Reviews Baroness is a book that transports you to another time and place and immerses you in history, love, and adventure.

Tanya at In the Dailies I loved it!

Mary at Giving Up on Perfect I actually think Baroness was more enjoyable than Heiress.

4/22

Lena at A Christian Writer’s World Author Interview and Book Giveaway.

4/23

Kimberly at Saving More Than Me Susan’s knowledge of the time period, along with her descriptive imagery, made me feel as if I were experiencing what Lilly and Rosie experienced in the fabulous setting of the roaring 20′s.

Theresa at Just One More Paragraph Full of excitement and very difficult situations, the story-line is captivating and was difficult to put down. I lost a lot of sleep one night because I had to see what was going to happen next. Tackling some difficult situations, this novel had me in tears at times. It is a story about mistakes, wrongs, faith and healing and truly one that will be with me for a long time.

4/24

Katy at A Few More Pages I soon became engaged and began to devour the pages.

Danielle at The Happy Wife The author is able to transport the reader to the streets of Paris and New York City during the Roaring Twenties.

Sharon’s Garden of Book Reviews Susan May Warren has captured the excitement, drama and fun of this lively age in this intriguing book.

4/25

Michele at My Blessings From Above This story is complex and compelling!

Shari at The Knit Wit by Shair

Casey at Writing for Christ  What a drama!

Bab’s Book Bistro The characters were well-developed and the pages almost turn themselves it is so reach-in drama.

Diane at That’s What I’m Here For… The best way I can describe this book, and the series thus far, is to say that it has a Gone With the Wind feel to it.

4/26

Kaylea at My Scrappy Life Warren truly shows a snapshot of America during the twenties. I can’t wait to see the end of the series.

Roxanna at The Jolly Blogger  What incredible insight into the Roaring Twenties.

Theresa at Frugal Experiments Mrs. Warren ends this story with a doozy of a cliffhanger.

Shonda at The Knowlton Nest I love how Susan knows exactly how to thrill her readers to not put their books down.

Jasmine at the bookish mama Wow! What a whirlwind! I was definitely swept up into this coming-of-age story set in the Roaring Twenties in Susan May Warren’s latest book, Baroness.

Jennifer at Just Wedeminute I love all the drama and just day to day living that happens in this book and I love how Warren shows how God can guide, mold and shape our lives.

4/27

Whitney at Rambles of a SAHM I enjoyed being transported into the Roaring Twenties. Ms. Warren did a wonderful job on describing the culture of the day.

Edward at Summit Book Reviews Ms. Warren knows how to write well and delivers a fascinating tale.

Freda’s Voice This well written series deserves to be read in its entirety, it’s THAT good.

4/28

Lauri at Knits, Reads and Reviews This is an excellent book.

Paula at Grace Reign Susan delivers at a good clip, moving the story along with rich characterization and well-researched historical detail.

4/30

Michelle at Beyond The Silver and The Gold

Athena at Our Crazy Life 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!

Kimberly at Saving More Than Me Susan’s knowledge of the time period, along with her descriptive imagery, made me feel as if I were experiencing what Lilly and Rosie experienced in the fabulous setting of the roaring 20′s.

Vera at Luxury Reading From the streets of Paris, to the lights of Broadway, and to the wild west, Susan May Warren’s Baroness takes readers on a journey they won’t soon forget.

Kristina at Hitherto & Henceforth Roaring twenties, Paris, girls, glitz, boys, and longing–throw them all together and you have a marvelous plot brewing that just begs to be written out in a novel.

5/1

Paula @ The Phantom Paragrapher

Cara at the Law, Books & Life Susan May Warren has crafted another book filled with characters that will make you ache…and long for just one more happily ever after.

Brooke at i blog 4 books So much more than a story about flappers, Baroness introduces readers to another side of the Roaring Twenties.

Pattie at Fresh-Brewed Writer Susan May Warren’s novels just keep getting better and better.

5/2

Holly at Shelf Life Baroness leaves nothing out in this roaring twenties novel. Susan May Warren is truly a master a capturing an era that few people write about.

Kristinia at Loving Heart Mommy

Melissa at Keeping Up With The Rheinlander’s Baroness is a fast paced, exciting adventure that takes you back in time.

Tiffany at A Cozy Reader’s Corner Reviews Enjoyed!

Carrie at Farming On Faith This book was a fun read. I hate to admit it but I read the entire book in one sitting.

5/3

Sara at Shoopette’s Book Reviews There is so much drama and adventure to the story that it made it a true page-turner.

JHS at Colloquium Once again, Warren constructs a compelling, sprawling tale of two women in search of their destinies.

Jennifer at For Such a Time as This This story is complex with lots of great attention to detail.

Kathleen at Bags, Books & Bon Jovi

Kelli at The Zen of Motherhood  In Baroness (Summerside Press, 2012), Susan May Warren spins a tale that you cannot put down.

Kat at Reviews From The Heart Susan gives the readers such viable characters to relate to and their journey will leave you breathless by the ending page.

5/4

Renee at Doorkeeper If you love sagas that feature multi-generations of plucky, conflicted heroines and provide sweeping portraits of bygone eras, Susan May Warren’s Daughters of Fortune series will give you that same feeling.

Betsy Ann – Writer at Large I’ve laughed and cried and snorted and huffed and smiled and swooned and considered giving up my own writing career because really, how could I ever do better than this novel?

Ruth at My Devotional Thoughts I was quite pleased when I realized how much research the author must have conducted to write about airplanes and newspapers in such great detail. She truly has a grasp of the time period, and her characters are three-dimensional. In fact, I would say they sometimes jump off the page!

5/5

Lauren at 5 Minutes for Books Baroness is an exciting glimpse into a flashy, but troubling time in history, and Susan May Warren creates complex and intriguing stories for both heroines

Michelle at Healing Hearts book review blog I absolutely loved Baroness, so you know it will make my 2012 top fiction list.

Maureen’s Musings The Baroness will grab you from the first page forward.

Michelle at Life in Review I very highly recommend this book! This story is beautifully written with characters that I grew to love.

Patty at Broken Teepee I found it to be a fast read – I ended up finishing it in one day.

Kristie at Family, Scrapbooks and Coffee I loved reading about the settings — about how excited people were about air planes, motor cars, blimps, prohibition, smoking, baseball … my list could go on and on.

5/7

Vic’s Media Room I like history and “Baroness” is a captivating book rich with historic detail.

5/8

Pamela at Daysong Reflections “Baroness” kept me engrossed until the very end.

Crystal at Cinnamon Hollow
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It was a fantastic read and I can’t wait to , not only read the first in the series, but read future releases as well!

Courtney’s Chitter Chatter  Wow!! What an emotional rollercoaster Baroness takes you on!! It picks up right on where Heiress left off and jumps right in to the lives of Rosie and Lilly. This book is jammed packed full with raw emotions and events that pull at your heart and send you soaring in to the sky!

Tammy Is Blessed As always, Warren is a fantastic storyteller and you are truly swept into the drama of all the characters in the story as you’re transported back in time to the roaring twenties.