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Baroness by Susan May Warren

Wednesday, April 11, 2012
What could they possibly want when they already have everything?  Two daughters of fortune have been handed all the makings for storybook happily-ever-afters. The only problem is, they don't want to live fairy-tale lives. But when forced to decide, will they really be able to abandon lives of ease and luxury for the love and adventure that beckons? Coming of age in the turbulent Roaring Twenties, each woman sets out to find romance on her own terms. But at what cost will she find her happy ending?

Goodreads Summary

 Although this is a book in a series, the reader can mostly get by without having read the first.  The two daughters are both different and similar, they both want to make their way in life, but have very different ideas of how they should go about doing so.  Rosie and Lilly will tell their tales from their own view points.  The reader will likely be able to connect to at least one, if not both, of the main characters.  They go through experiences that many of us will have at least once in our lives.  We can flinch in embarrassment and be glad for them.

The author clearly spent a lot of time on the setting.  The details were refined and the reader will really feel as if he/she stepped into the Roaring Twenties.  The chaos can literally be felt by the reader and the optimism and depression are right around the corner.  The other characters round out the novel.  Some play a large part while others are merely passersby. 

The plot was not exactly new, but the author made the plot feel new.  Between the setting and the main characters, this book was actually pretty good.   This book is recommended to adult readers.

4 Stars

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