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Duchess by Susan May Warren

Tuesday, May 28, 2013

The golden age of Hollywood is in the business of creating stars. Rosie Worth, now starlet Roxy Price, has found everything she’s wanted in the glamour of the silver screen. With adoring fans and a studio-mogul husband, she’s finally silenced the voices—and grief—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 she have the courage to surrender her glittering world and her one true love?

Goodreads Summary

Roxy Price is the actress that everyone would love to be.  Successful, talented, and high-fashion, she lived the true American Dream.  With the advent of Black Friday, Roxy must reevaluate herself and her place in life.  Rolfe, a Belgian Duke and film investor, just might be her only way out of this mess.  Can Roxy shine her crown and come out sparkling?  Or is she doomed to lose her place in the spotlight forever?

This book provides rich history lessons as well as a storyline.  I liked Roxy's character from the beginning.  She is no pushover and has the gumption to push herself to the top.  I felt bad for her when it became clear that her marriage was more for convenience and show than for love.  Rolfe was an interesting character.  He had many layers to him, some were not exactly good-his help comes with strings attached.  The other characters helped move the plot along and provide small details that really brought out the setting and plot.  I loved how the author wrote in a very even tone.  This book is recommended to adult readers.

4 Stars

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  1. I hadn't heard of this book before...but the plot sounds very interesting...thanks for the review..I might check out the book later...

  1. Based on cover alone I would pick this one up to read. It's very eye catching and pretty. Not only that though, the blurb helps draw the curious reader in even more. I love books based around this era.

  1. Thank you for the post! I love the cover! :)

    - Diana

  1. Beautiful cover! Definitely interested! (:

  1. bn100 said...:

    interesting character job

  1. I really love the cover! It's so beautiful!! The plot sounds pretty amazing!!

  1. Susan T. said...:

    I love books about Old Hollywood! It was such an interesting time!

  1. Berenice said...:

    Fantastic review! This cover is so pretty and eye catching! =)