Friday, April 26, 2013


Author: Susan May Warren
Publisher: Summerside Press
May 2013
ISBN: 978-1609367718
Genre: Historical

A glamorous Hollywood starlet must fight for her life, her love, and her country in this epic 1930s tale.

The Golden Age of Hollywood is in the business of creating stars. Rosie Worth, now starlet Roxy Price, has found everything she wanted in the glamour of the silver screen. With adoring fans and a studio-mogul husband,, she’s finally silenced the heartache 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.

When her country needs her, will Roxy have the courage to surrender her glittering world and her one true love?

DUCHESS is the third book in Ms. Warren’s Daughter’s of Fortune series. I would recommend reading the books in order, #1 Heiress, #2 Baroness, and #3 Duchess, otherwise you won’t get as much from the series.

Not being a huge fan of TV or movies, Roxy isn’t a character I could identify with much. I don’t get that life. Even off the screen, it is a life of make-believe, with fake names, fake identities, and a lot of pain and back-stabbing. Roxy was living a lie.

DUCHESS didn’t grab my interest early on, even though it is written in Ms. Warren’s impeccable style. I did hurt for Roxy. I wanted her to find happiness, to be reunited with her family, to find love. But I didn’t relate. All in all, this is a good book, a good series, but not my favorite Susan May Warren series. If you like historicals, movie stars, glittery fortune lives, then  DUCHESS and the other books in this series are for you. 4 stars.  $14.99. 352 pages.

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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 to learn more. For exciting updates on her new releases, previous books, and more, visit her website at

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