by Susan May Warren
It's not often that I review a book for which I wasn't required to write a review. But this book was so good, I feel like I can't not write a review! This one has been on my list for some time, ever since it came out back in September. I love all of Susan May Warren's books and I didn't want to miss this one!
Esme Price is a debutante heiress whose father owns the New York Chronicle. Her father wants her to marry the wealthy Foster Worth. She wants to marry for love, which she doesn't feel for Foster. Jinx (Jacqueline) Price is Esme's younger sister, forced to put off her debutante status until Esme gets married. When circumstances arise that allow Esme to get out of marrying Foster, what will she do?
I absolutely loved this book. I loved and hated that the book was cut up into chunks that featured Esme at one point and Jinx at another. Just as I was getting caught up in what was going to happen to Esme, it was back to Jinx's story! But this really is a good thing, and a great way to sweep the reader up into the story. Susan May Warren really does an outstanding job creating her characters and making them come to life.
I was halfway through the book when I knew I was going to have to buy the second book in the series, Baroness. I did, and it is on my Kindle, waiting for me to start it!
I give this book a "5" and can't wait to continue reading this series! My friend Becky wrote a review of the book too. You can read it here!
About the author:
Susan May Warren is an award-winning, best-selling author of over twenty-five 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, Susan 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.
Susan's larger than life characters and layered plots have won her acclaim with readers and reviewers alike. A seasoned women’s events and retreats 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 www.MyBookTherapy.com, a story-crafting service that helps authors discover their voice.
Susan makes her home in northern Minnesota, where she is busy cheering on her two sons in football, and her daughter in local theater productions (and desperately missing her college-age son!)
A full listing of her titles, reviews and awards can be found at: www.susanmaywarren.com.