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HEIRESS by SUSAN MAY WARREN - FIRST CHAPTER - REVIEWED


Heiress
By Susan May Warren
Published by Summerside press
ISBN #: 978-1-60936-218-8
366 pages

ABOUT BOOK: 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.

Read an excerpt HERE

ABOUT AUTHOR:  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 of www.MyBookTherapy.com , 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 at www.susanmaywarren.com

LINK to buy the book Heiress: http://www.amazon.com/dp/1609362187/ref=as_li_ss_til?tag=sprightly-20&camp=213381&creative=390973&linkCode=as4&creativeASIN=1609362187&adid=1JF1JHWKFXYX80AEG4NY

REVIEW: Susan is such a versatile author and I’m thankful for the review copy of a book that stole my heart. This author has written everything from suspense, to funny and light-hearted contemporary, and love-insipred books. When she writes, its not just like ‘reading a book’ you are actually there with the people she’s created. She’s such an amazing writer that writes in each of these genres well. It’s astounding! I can’t wrap my head around it.

Susan May Warren talents shine in Heiress, its a wonderful, heart breaking, suspenseful, hopeful read! The author talks about the time period, “This elite set the Carnegies, Astors, Vanderbilts, Rockerfellas, Rosevelts, and JP Morgans - ran our economy and adhered to a set of society rules that rivaled that of royal courts of England!”

The angle of the story evolved around exploring some questions like, “What if you could buy anything you wanted, at anytime? Would you be happy? Or is there something deeper about life that money cannot buy?”

Susan says this about the wealthy, “I believe the Vanderbilts and the others - like all of us were seaching for love. They simply didn’t realize you couldn’t buy it.”

It was intruiging to story. I felt as if I were in the inner circle of the very rich! Susan’s colorful characters grabbed my attention and my heart. They also made me appreciate the life I have. It helped me confirm my greatest pursuit in this life, which is the love of my heavenly father and again confirmed that without Gods love I can do nothing. The love He has for us is the real deal and satisfies like nothing else can. Susan’s characters find that out the hard way.

The main characters are twin sisters that have been patterened after the two brothers in the bible Jacob and Esau. These sisters were like night and day. Jinx thrived in social settings and couldn’t wait for her coming out party. Esme wanted didn’t want anything to do with that but wanted to be a journalist and find amazing stories that might make the front page of the paper!

Esme thinks this, “She doesn’t fit in this world. But she wasn’t sure, exactly, where (she did fit in) Where else might she belong? Who indeed was she supposed to be...” (she begs her mom to pursue a career) Esme’s mom replies, “A career? You will stop that thinking immediately. I don’t know where you got that from!”

This was a page turner. My heart hurt for these two sisters and their situation. Each sister had a different dream for their life and neither of them were willing to trust God to work out His plan for their lives. They thought they knew better than God. It reminded me of how Sarah ran ahead of God and had her husband, Abraham, sleep with her maid servant. And then she begot Ishmeal. All heck broke loose after that.

Things got crazy for the twins too, as these ladies ran ahead of God. Each tried to make their dreams come true. Unimaginable things happened and they definately got more than they bargained for! Neither realized how tough life could be! This is the first book in this series named Daugthers of Fortune. I highly, highly recommneed this book and anything Susan May Warren has written!

I had the pleasure to meet up with Susan May Warren at the Golden Scroll Awards Banquet in Atlanta this summer. It was a great delight. I loved hearing her talk about her books and this series. I couldn't wait to read it. She's one special lady!

Nora St.Laurent
The Book Club Network
www.bookfun.org

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