Friday, May 3, 2013

Duchess by Susan May Warren

Summerside Press (March 1, 2013) 352 pages


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.
My Rating: 4/5 stars

My Thoughts:

I wanted so badly to read the first two books in this series before reading Duchess. With 3 little ones 4 and under, time has a way of getting away from me more than ever, though! I can tell I would have gotten so much more out of Duchess IF I had read the first books. I still liked it despite the feeling that I was missing a great many little details. I heard the phrase "gothic fairy-tale" used to describe one of the other books in the series, and I immediately put it on my list of reading. I do have the first two books on my Kindle, and I'm excited to go back and read those, too!

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.

This isn't your average "everything is perfect" kind of book. SO MUCH goes wrong for Roxy(Rosie), and it was heartbreaking to read about her pain. Susan May Warren creates wonderful, imperfect characters in the books I've read of hers so far. I'm looking forward to reading more!

Daughters of Fortune

Book 1: Heiress

Book 2: Baroness

Book 3: Duchess

*I was provided a review copy in exchange for my honest opinion.

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  1. So want to read this whole series! I love the covers for Heiress and Duchess. :)

  2. I have Heiress on Kindle. Your review makes me want to read it sooner than later.

    1. I'm really curious to fill in all the little details I was missing. I still wish I could have read them in order.