Book Review: Heiress

24 Sep

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 New York society?

Set in the opulent world of the Gilded Age, each woman discovers that being an heiress just might cost her everything she loves.

Chapter 1

Susan May Warren is an award-winning, best-selling novelist of over twenty-six 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, she 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.

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My Impressions:

Wow!  What  an epic story!  I really wasn’t expecting such a riveting read from Heiress by Susan May Warren, but that’s what I got.  Warren has written a saga of two sisters molded and shaped by the Gilded Age society that surrounds them. Esme, the oldest Price sister, is slated to save the Price family fortune by marrying a rich and powerful society bachelor.  But Esme longs to be a newspaper woman a la Nellie Bly.  Jinx, the youngest, longs for the life that she sees Esme destined to have.  Set within the framework of the Esau/Jacob story in Genesis, Heiress brings to life the struggles between the sisters as they seek to gain their father’s blessing.  Both sisters learn the true meaning of what it means to be blessed.

Warren has penned a sweeping tale set among the glittering parties of New York society as well as the wilds of early 20th century Montana.  This is not a light historical romance, but a well researched and written novel that draws you into the story until you feel the character’s triumphs and sorrows.  And both settings for the novel come to life —  you’ll feel like you just stepped into Mrs. Astor’s ballroom and into a rough western mining town.  And fortunately for the reader there will be more to come with future books. The only downside is that the second book has not yet been published.

Heiress is one of the best books I have read all year!  Highly Recommended.

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(I  received Heiress from Litfuse in return for a review.  The opinions expressed are mine alone.)

Susan is celebrating the release of Heiress with an opulent Gilded Age Giveaway!

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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