Friday, April 26, 2013

Not Always Glitz and Glamour ~ Duchess by Susan May Warren ~ Review

Rich in history, culture and characters “Duchess” is a smashing conclusion to a dramatic and dynamic series.
  The third in the series and the conclusion I’ve been waiting for, I was certainly not disappointed with this latest historical novel. If fact, I was beyond intrigued and loved delving into the world of Hollywood, stardom and the human condition. If there is one thing to point out in all of these books that make them, shall we say…grittier? Darker? Deeper? than others is the strong link of the human condition woven through each one.
  There aren’t many places this book didn’t go. Hatred. Jealousy. Love. Forgiveness. Redemption. It’s a masterful plot woven with intricacies through the deepest and darkest in the human heart, only to be risen above it all by the redemption of our Savior.
I’ve watched this cast of characters across three novels. I’m not sure which remains the “best” or rather the one I liked the strongest, but I can say, I look forward to going back and reading each one over again, closer together this time, so I might better remember all the characters and their roles.
I loved the history. I loved that the story was set in Hollywood and we saw under all the glitz and glamour. This and its two preceding titles are powerful stories. Stories that echo and resound within the reader. Recommended for mature readers and lovers of great story!
  This review is my honest opinion. Thanks to the publishers through Litfuse for my copy to review.

More about this novel...

 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?

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  1. I read this series too and really liked it. This book wasn't my favorite though, I think, because the ending seemed a bit rushed. Maybe I would've liked it more if I'd read the books closer together, like you said.
    Anyway, I really enjoy Susan May Warren!

    1. It wasn't my *favorite* either, but it was still a really good book. I had to read it quickly for review deadlines, but now I want to go back through and read it again.

    2. Yeah, I read it somewhat faster than normal because my sister wanted it after me! Lol!

  2. ' There aren’t many places this book didn’t go. Hatred. Jealousy. Love. Forgiveness. Redemption. It’s a masterful plot woven with intricacies through the deepest and darkest in the human heart, only to be risen above it all by the redemption of our Savior.'

    And this is why, Casey Herringshaw you should definitely publish a book. You chose your words well for this, review. Definitely a winner. I'm looking forward to reading this. I remember thinking Rosie has MANY problems when I read Baroness.

    1. LOL, you're kind, Ganise. :) Yes! Rosie did have so many problems, and I think it really helped in this book to only have her POV. We didn't get inside anyone else's head and that gave us plenty of pages and word count to redeem her. :)


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