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This series is amazing. It is big and epic and beautiful. There is so much in all of them about grace and mercy and redemption. This book in particular. I loved the theme of meekness running through it. I felt like Susan May Warren beautifully portrayed how even when we have outward success, it can still be lacking. That we need more than what the eye can see. I also felt like she did an amazing job of showing how God can work everything for good. I saw in this book that we can never really derail God's plan.
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. The first and second could be read on their own but I think this book, in particular, is best read in the context of at least the last book, Baroness.
In case I haven't mentioned it before, Susan May Warren is one of my favorite authors. I may be a bit biased as a result. Enjoy these books! I sure have and will be again.
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.
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Meet Susan: 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