Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Emotionally Drained - In a Good Way! ~ Heiress by Susan May Warren ~ Review

What a story! I think I went through the ringer of emotions with this book and there were more twists than a curvy road – surprises I never saw coming.
                Warren writes a story that makes me feel as if I have stepped into a movie screen. Only better. I can smell, hear, taste, see what is happening to the characters and their emotions become my emotions. I felt the rage of indignation, the sweet power of love and the passion of the era bottled in each of the characters. Jinx and Esme especially. I was emotionally exhausted (in a good way!) when I closed the novel.
                Though set in the Gilded Age, the story wasn’t confined to New York or London, but expanded to the western plains and beyond. What breadth “Heiress” involved within its plots! Jinx and Esme’s stories are gripping each in their own right, but once come together become “don’t-bother-me-I’m-reading” plot.
                What a tangled web we weave when first we practice to deceive. Those words aren’t uttered in the book, but I felt them.  A lesson in the human condition and God’s everlasting grace, I didn’t want to put this book down. It’s a great historical, a gripping novel and a cast of characters with more than their share of problems, but I can’t wait to see them again in book 2.
                This review is my honest opinion. Thanks to the publishers through Litfuse for my copy to review.

Special extra news to celebrate the release of Heiress!!
Susan May Warren is thrilled to announce the release of her latest historical book, Heiress!

Find out what the reviewers are saying here!
Heiress, a richly complex historical romance, is the first in Susan's three book Daughters of Fortune series. In honor of Heiress’ debut, Susan is hosting a FABULOUS Gilded Age Giveaway and giving away an opulent prize pack fit for an heiress!

One grand prize winner will receive:
  • A $100 gift certificate to ModCloth.com
  • A sleek silver iPod™ Shuffle
  • A beautiful strand of Pearls
  • Titanic DVD
  • Speakeasy Compilation Music CD from Starbucks™
  • Heiress by Susan May Warren
Click one of the icons below to enter. But do so soon - this giveaway ends 10/5/11. The winner will be announced Thursday, October 6 on Susan’s blog.
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  1. Sounds like an awesome book! Thanks for the review, Casey. : )

  2. The cover has me hooked already! I've read one other book by Susan May Warren and I couldn't put it down. Looking forward to this one.

  3. Sounds great! Loved the review :) I've heard alot about this book already, so it's on my list :)

  4. That's an awesome prize package! I tried to buy this at ACFW but it was already sold out!

  5. I'm almost finished with this book! I was supposed to post for the blog tour yesterday...but this book really is emotionally draining. I had to put it down last night cause there was just so much going on, I couldn't take it anymore! :) It's great though. Love Susan May Warren.

  6. MICHELLE, it was an awesome book!

    NATALIE, Susie is one fantastic "don't-bother-me-I'm-reading" author. You must read My Foolish Heart--it's her best one yet!

    FAYE, your list is a good place for that book to be. ;-)

    COURTNEY, I think I bought the last copy for my friend. It went fast! Maybe you'll win the prize. ;-)


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