About the book:
Expected to marry well and to take the reins of the family empire, they have their lives planned out for them. 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?
The few reviews I saw of this book recommended reading the first book in the series (Heiress) for background. I tend to agree. Reading both books right in a row was terrific--the characters lived and loved and stayed fresh in my mind, which gave the books that great epic feel.
Heiress tells the story of sisters Esme and Jinx, their coming of age and adventures in New York's Golden Age (think Edith Wharton, but with a spiritual component). Thoroughly engrossing tale of two sisters who are continually seeking something just outside their grasp, finally finding God.
Baroness continues their story with their daughters, Lilly and Rosie, who come of age during the Roaring Twenties. From Paris to New York and back again, with flappers and pilots, mobsters and expatriates, we see that truly, some things in womanhood never change--yet it's such an adventure to read how these characters yearn to break free from the expectations placed upon them, both by family and by society. Nothing in this novel goes as I expected.
Susan May Warren's novels just keep getting better and better.
I feel compelled to note, however, in typical 2nd-book-out-of-3 form, the ending of Baroness leaves the reader hanging, gasping "What?!" and saying a prayer that the author will be able to finish book 3 in a hurry! Duchess will be the third installment. I can't wait.
Write like the wind, Susie!
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