I have been reading books by bestselling author Susan May Warren for years. One of my favorite series, which I reviewed for 5 Minutes for Books, is her Josey series: Chill Out, Josey!, Everything’s Coming Up Josey, and Get Cozy, Josey!. This series is lighthearted and funny, and I highly recommend it. In her new series, Susan May Warren explores a completely different genre and time period, including much darker characters and plotlines. While completely different from some of her past novels, Heiress is Susan May Warren at her finest, and I can’t wait to read the next three books in the Daughters of Fortune series.
Set in New York during the opulent Gilded Age, Heiress tells the stories of two sisters. Esme and and Jinx, the wealthy daughters of a newspaper magnate, are coming of age and planning their futures. Esme, the elder sister, is a beautiful debutante facing the possibility of marriage to a man she doesn’t love. Rather than live a life of pleasure and wealth, Esme wants to follow in her father’s journalistic footsteps. Jinx, Esme’s younger sister, can’t believe her sister would consider throwing away the life of high society. She dreams of parties with the Astors and Vanderbilts, without thinking about the heartache that comes with a loveless marriage. With dramatic twists and turns, the sisters take different paths, but both face periods of happiness and despair in the years that follow.
Heiress is an epic story. The scenes in New York provide a glimpse of both high society and the abhorrent living conditions of the working class. Other scenes in Montana depict the wild, untamed lifestyle of the west. For much of the novel, the sisters’ stories are told separately, but in the end, their lives reconnect in a dramatic finale. Susan May Warren’s fabulous storytelling kept me turning the pages, and left me ready to read Baroness, the next title in the series.
I enjoyed Heiress immensely, and I am excited that we have three (3) copies to giveaway to our readers. If you would like to win a copy of this book, please leave a comment on this post. We’ll announce the winners on October 5.
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Lauren is a wife, mother of two, and an avid reader. She thanks Litfuse Publishing for the review copy of this book. Lauren blogs at Baseballs and Bows.
Thanks for this fascinating giveaway.
Barbara H. says
I’ve just read a couple of other books set in the Gilded Age, and this sounds like another great one. Would love to win it! Thanks for the opportunity.
Oh fun! I was just recently listening to a podcast on the Gilded Age. I haven’t read Susan May Warren, but my sister loves her books.
I have never read Susan May Warren either…but this sounds very interesting.
Tammy Gordon says
I would love to win this book!
This one sounds really good, I would love to read it.
Carol Wong says
I am getting very interested in this era. I would love to win this book to read.
Thank you for this giveaway.
Never read Susan May Warren, but always find familial epics interesting. Thanks for the chance to have.
Would love to win this! Thanks, Maureen (jnomaxx at hotmail dot com)
This book sounds really good! Please count me in! Thanks!
Sounds like a good one!
Mary Preston says
HEIRESS looks amazing THANK YOU!!
Debra E Marvin says
One reason Susie May Warren is such a great “writing” teacher is that she’s first a great author. I love the idea of this new series and would like to be in the drawing!
I, too, have enjoyed Susan May Warren’s novels for several years. The “Josey” trilogy set in Russia has been a favorite of mine. I look forward to reading HEIRESS. Keep up the fine writing!
Looks like a lot of fun to read…sign me up!
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Joy toledo says
Praying to have a free copy of the book.
Jordon Hoover says
I would love to win this book. I’ve only read one other Susan May Warren book, and I really enjoyed it.
Thank you for the chance.
Cyndi Wilson says
I, too, LOVE all of Susan’s books… and particularly, the Josey books! 🙂 I like that she writes a variety of genres and does each of them *very* well. I’ve been hearing about this one for awhile now and can hardly wait to read it! Thanks for the opportunity to win one!
Congrats, Cyndi! You are the winner of Heiress at 5 Minutes for Books. Please respond to this email so I can get your contact information. Thanks, Lauren
Rhonda Cattani says
I have recently come across Susan May Warren, and quite honestly, fallen in love! I am a DIE HARD Lori Wick fan and was looking for someone who fulfilled my appetite for a full book like her. Susan May Warren has achieved that for me! I am VERY excited to read this new book and any others I haven’t yet by her!! Thanks for the review!
Love Susan May Warren! Love the Gilded Age! Can’t wait to read Heiress!
Huge fan of Susan May Warren!!!!! Would love to get in this contest.
Rachelle McCalla says
Oooh, this sounds delish! I wish I’d opted for the heated bathtub, because I’m guessing this read will require a long, luxurious soak. Can’t wait to read it!
I’d love a copy! Sounds like a great book. Thanks!
Beth C says
Please enter me. Thanks!
Susan May Warren is an awesome writer! I love all of her books that I have read. I love historical novels and I know this one will be great too. I would love to win it. Thanks!
I’m reading a novella by Susan right now. Love her writing!
Linda Kish says
I would love to win a copy of this book.
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I love your description of “darker characters”.
Rachelle Sperling, FL, USA says
I’d love to win a copy! Thanks for the review.
Sounds like a fantastic read!
I love Susan May Warren books and can’t wait to read Heiress! Caution. Her books cause me to lose sleep. I can’t put them down!
Fan of Susan May Warren’s books. I would love a copy of this book.
Staci A says
I haven’t read any of her books yet, but would love to!
faith hope & cherrytea says
with an oct 5th win announcement i must get commenting here! that would be the perfect online birthday gift i’d say! thanks for the opp and offer =)
Sounds like a great book!
i really need some good books to read
Madalyn Mathis says
I have been blessed by every book I have read of Susan May Warren. I look forward to the reading of this new one, Heiress.
I have enjoyed other Susan May Warren books so I’d like to be in on this, thanks!
Carol M says
This sounds really good! Thank you for the chance to win a copy!
This book looks great! I’m really looking forward to reading it. Please enter me!
Awesome giveaway! Thanks for the chance to win this book.
Great time period, sounds like a great book! Count me in!
Please enter my name in the drawing!
Christine Jensen says
I would love to win a copy, thank you for the chance!
Sounds like an interesting book. Thanks for the chance! [=
Look’s to be good reading, thanks for the head’s up.
melissa n says
oh this sounds like such a great [email protected]!
Beth C says
Nice review. I’d enjoy reading this.
Samantha R says
Sounds like a great book!
i’m interested…please count me in…thanks 🙂