Monday, September 26, 2011


Thanks to Litfuse Publicity Group and Summerside Press for providing this book in exchange for my honest review.

I have to admit I prone to like any book I pick up that has Susan May Warren as the author. I just love her books! That being said, this is a completely different than any of the others that I've read. And I still loves it! This book is huge in it's scope. It covers many years and some hard topics. What does it mean to be blessed by God? What is happiness? How is it obtained? 

This book takes place in a fascinating era: The Gilded Age of America, the 1870's and 1880's. It was fun to get a peak into Mrs. Astor's 400. I have always been a bit fascinated and curious by this time period. I appreciated her lavish descriptions of those who moved in the circles, but also portraying the other side. The not so beautiful side of a life that is obsessed with money, fame and power. 

There were times this was hard to read. I felt conflicted. I knew or thought I knew what was the "right" thing for the character to do but at the same time felt divided. I feel this is a tribute to the author's skill at drawing me into the story. I must admit, some of it felt a bit far fetched. I won't go into details because I don't want to spoil it for you. At the same time, those might have been my favorite parts. I read for fun, relaxation. I want there to be a bit of "fairy tale" in there. If I want non-fiction, I read non-fiction. This is fiction and I loved every minute of it. I highly recommend this book and am eagerly anticipating the next book in this series.

About the book: Heiress

They can buy anything they want—fame, power, beauty, even loyalty.

But they can’t buy love.

The beautiful and wealthy heiress daughters of August Price can buy everything their hearts desire. But what if their desire is to be loved, without an enormous price tag attached? When one sister betrays another for the sake of love, will she find happiness? And what happens when the other sets out across the still untamed frontier to find it—will she discover she’s left it behind in the glamorous world of the New York gilded society? What price will each woman pay for being an heiress?

Set in the opulent world of the Gilded Age, two women discover that being an heiress just might cost them everything they love.

 About Susan:  Susan May Warren is an award-winning, best-selling author of over twenty-five novels, many of which have won the Inspirational Readers Choice Award, the ACFW Book of the Year award, the Rita Award, and have been Christy finalists. 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.

Susan's larger than life characters and layered plots have won her acclaim with readers and reviewers alike. A seasoned women’s events and retreats 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, a story-crafting service that helps authors discover their voice.

Susan makes her home in northern Minnesota, where she is busy cheering on her two sons in football, and her daughter in local theater productions (and desperately missing her college-age son!)

A full listing of her titles, reviews and awards can be found

About the giveaway and party: 
Win an opulent Gilded Age Prize Pack fit for an Heiress from Susan May Warren!
Susan May Warren is thrilled to announce the release of her latest historical book, Heiress!

Find out what the reviewers are saying here!

Heiress, a richly complex historical romance, is the first in Susan's three book Daughters of Fortune series. In honor of Heiress’ debut, Susan is hosting a FABULOUS Gilded Age Giveaway and giving away an opulent prize pack fit for an heiress!

One grand prize winner will receive:
  • A $100 gift certificate to
  • A sleek silver iPod™ Shuffle
  • A beautiful strand of Pearls
  • Titanic DVD
  • Speakeasy Compilation Music CD from Starbucks™
  • Heiress by Susan May Warren
Click one of the icons below to enter. But do so soon - this giveaway ends 10/5/11. The winner will be announced Thursday, October 6 on Susan’s blog.

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