Monday, April 2, 2012
Author: Susan May Warren
Publisher: Summerside Press
Lilly and Rosie are both daughters of fortune. Lilly is most happy on her family’s Montana ranch, while Rosie is happy with her New York City life. When Lilly is made to go with Rosie to Europe as a chaperone, she goes but she doesn’t enjoy the same things that Rosie does. Rosie is into the nightlife. Lilly is more of a home-body, a bookworm—at least until she discovers the wonderful world of aeroplanes.
A funeral of a movie star draws the girls apart then they get separated in the crowd. Rosie meets up with her friends and Lilly meets a boy. They both have wonderful times, until Rosie realizes that Lilly never came home that night and then the girls have a spat.
The girls attempt to follow their dreams—but their dreams will require all their courage. And when they are forced to decide—will they be able to truly chose between love and adventure versus ease and luxury?
BARONESS is the second book in Ms. Warren’s Daughters of Fortune series, but it easily stands alone. At first I found Baroness hard to get into. There were a lot of characters introduced, and the time period 1920’s with flappers, really isn’t a favorite of mine. But after awhile Ms. Warren’s awesome writing and her voice drew me into the story and I began to care for the girls. Lilly was my favorite, a girl more like me, probably, than the more socialite Rosie, but Rosie did grow on me.
If you love historical fiction, or Susan May Warren, you’ll want to read BARONESS and any of Ms. Warren’s other books. The only thing really lacking in this book is more of a faith element, though there is some. Great book. $14.99. 366 pages.