Monday, April 01, 2013

Susan May Warren's Duchess ~ Reviewed

Susan May Warren
Number of Pages: 352
Vendor: Summerside Press

ISBN: 1609367715

ISBN: 1609367715

During the golden age of Hollywood, film star Rosy Price's future shines bright--until the fated Black Friday when it all comes crashing down. Her only hope is to join forces with Belgian duke Rolfe Van Horne, a film investor. But Rolfe is not who he seems, and his plans to support a growing unrest in Europe could break Rosy's 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?


                Duchess is book three in the Daughters of Fortune series.  In this book, Rosie Worth, now starlet Roxy Price, has become the movie star she dreamed of being, along with all of the glamour and fame that comes with it.  She’s married to the head of the studio and everything seems to be going great.  However, when Black Friday hits, she loses nearly everything, and decides to join forces with a Belgian duke, Rolfe Van Horne.  They had met previously, and he comes to her with the role of a life time written just for her.  She agrees to do the film, but  doesn’t realize until later that the film is being used to support a growing unrest in Europe.   

                I had a hard time getting into this book.  I think it would have been better had I read the previous books leading up to this one.  By the time I really got interested in it, I was almost finished with the book.  I did enjoy the time period, though.   It was fun to see behind the scenes of Hollywood’s Golden Era.  But by far, the best part of the book was towards the end when Europe in World War II comes to life.

Reviewed by: Sarah Meyers

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