Friday, May 25, 2012

Baroness | Susan May Warren | Book Review & Blog Tour

Lily and Rose, daughters of an empire coming of age in the roaring twenties, can have anything they want ... except freedom.

Expected to marry well and to take the reins of the empire, they have their lives planned out for them. But, Lily, Esme's daughter longs to return home to Montana, to adventure outside the confines of New York City. And Jinx's daughter Rosie dreams of the bright lights of the newly emerging silver screen. But following their dreams - from avant garde France, to Broadway, to the skies in the world of barnstormers and wing-walkers will take all their courage.

And if they find love, will they choose freedom or happily ever after?

Find out more from Behind the Pages:

Baroness is the second book in The Daughters of Fortune series by Susan May Warren. I reviewed Heiress a while back (read my review here), and absolutely loved it!! This book was no different, and I cannot wait for the next installment to come out!

Picking up where Heiress left off, Baroness follows Rosie and Lily as they find their way in the new world created for them by their mothers' choices. Furious at being dragged from the family ranch she loves in Montana to live a sterile life in New York, Lily strikes out against her stepfather in the aftermath of her mother's death, and becomes a wing-walker in a traveling air show. Caught up in the heady adoration of all the men who surround her, Rosie seeks her fortune as a singer/dance on Broadway. Both girls run after their dreams - but what they find is more of a nightmare.

Dealing with themes of rebellion, cause and effect, and forgiveness, Susan May Warren pens yet another incredible story of humanity, and it is well worth the read!

Susan May Warren is the RITA award-winning novelist of over thirty novels. A five-time Christy award finalist, a two-time RITA Finalist, she’s also a multi-winner of the Inspirational Readers Choice award, and the ACFW Carol Award.

A seasoned women’s events 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, a story-crafting service that helps authors discover their voice. You can find her online at

You can purchase your own copy of this great book for only $10.48 here.

{ Disclosure }

I received a copy of this book for the purpose of providing an honest review. All opinions are my own. This review is in compliance with FTC Regulations.

Sunday, May 13, 2012

Happy Mother's Day | Two Weeks Old

Happy Mother's Day to the women in my life who have made a difference...

To my mother, Ellen, who taught me right from wrong, and introduced me to Jesus ~ thank you for instilling in me a vast hunger for truth, for righteousness, and for the face of God.

To my Grama, Marilyn, who never sugar coated the truth when I needed a good talking to, and at the same time always made her deep love of me known ~ thank you for always being there, and for your shining example of what it means to follow Christ with your life.

To Cindy, who shows me daily through her practical example how to live a productive life that's glorifying to God and satisfying to her family ~ thank you for being the best mother-in-law in a girl could ever have, and for raising such an incredible son to be my husband.

To my Aunt Debbie, who took me into her home while I was dating Nick, and took away the homesickness when I felt displaced ~ thank you for treating me like your 3rd daughter.

And to Grama Linda, who taught me many valuable lessons about living in grace during difficult times, and who shared her wisdom and love with me, as well as her home, for almost three years ~ thank you for your servant's heart, for your devotion to your family, and for accepting me as your granddaughter. You are an incredible woman, and I miss you enormously ♥

And finally, to all of the wonderful women I know who inspire and uplift me by their shining examples of faithfulness, patience, grace under pressure, and steadfast love. You have all touched my life in immeasurable ways, and I salute you today ~ thank you for helping me, by your own lives, to be a good mother to my little Serenity, and a good wife to my beloved Nick. I love you all very much!

Happy 2 Week Birthday, Baby Serenity!! *hearts*