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Book One in the Daughters of Fortune series The beautiful heiress daughters of newspaper magnate August Price have been given everything their hearts desire. But what if they want only to be loved--without an enormous price tag attached? When one daughter pursues a desirable marriage, she secures for herself a comfortable and glamorous life. But among the duties of privilege, will she also find the happily-ever-after she seeks? Her sister rejects the trappings of wealth, choosing instead to build a new life on the still-untamed frontier. Will she find happiness in independence or discover that she's left her heart behind in New York's glittering society? Set in the opulent world of the Gilded Age, each woman discovers that being an heiress just might cost her everything--including the chance for true love.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 367 pages
  • 139.7 x 215.9 x 30.48mm | 272.15g
  • Summerside Press
  • Minneapolis, MN, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 1609362187
  • 9781609362188
  • 1,111,800

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1,621 ratings
3.73 out of 5 stars
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4 35% (570)
3 26% (425)
2 8% (122)
1 4% (65)

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Ever since Gossip Girl came to life on television, I have been hooked on all things New York and its ritzy upper-crust families. Glamour, scandals, glitter and gold - when I heard Susan May Warren was tackling this world with a historical twist, call me hopelessly hooked but I was more than ready to jump into this adventure. THE GOOD BITS {The difference of chasing dreams versus living them.} Heiress takes place in a world where women did not have a lot of options - their main objective is to secure the right sort of marriage. Some women live for this, but others dream bigger for independence and perhaps a career. Esme dreams to be a journalist instead of marrying the man that her parents picked out, but is she prepared to leave the glittery world behind and get her hands dirty in the real world? That is the real trial by fire, and Susan May Warren allows this character to both fail and succeed. {Jinx's knotty romance.} Granted I wouldn't wish anyone to go through what Jinx went through in the romance department, but it was so deliciously twisted that I flew through the pages to find out how it would all unravel. A heartbreaking nightmare of a love triangle, but when things were good, they were happy-good. The beauty of this particular storyline is how tragic and real it felt - how many women have been trapped like Jinx? How many had to let go of an impossible love to survive? It was riveting. It was raw. It was real - and I ate up every word of it! THE BAD BITS {Combination of 2 storylines.} It works for certain books. I don't think it was a major issue for Heiress, but when I got invested in one sister, I wanted to see her story through to the very end without any interruptions from the other sister. Susan May Warren gives us nice chunks of time with each sister, but I wished the story did not have to alternate - and perhaps each sister would get their own individual book. {Just a smidge of Christian fiction?} I expected a more obvious Christian message somewhere within these pages, but I could not put a finger to it for the life of me. Granted, a good way to describe Heiress is a more wholesome Gossip Girl. Scandal and unfaithful husbands are still running around, but how does a Christian woman survive in such a society? Can she hold onto her faith when society kicks her to the curb? The problem that I have is that I did not really see Esme or Jinx struggling with their faith as much as the simple fact that life is unfair to women. THE OVERALL I think Susan May Warren is onto something with this latest series, and I admit some curiosity as to how the sisters will fare in the future after the ending. Heiress is quite enjoyable - not too historical, not too scandalous - just the right amount of both. More of a quiet and thoughtful piece on the trials for women living on the cusp of independence.show more
by theEPICrat
Let me start with this is my second book from Susan May Warren that I have read. Not that that is a bad thing, but for some reason her stories seem to drag out for me until around page 50 it was like that with her the other book I read too. Once past page 50 I became in golfed with her characters. It was like I am in the story with them....the fly on the wall. I could feel every emotion that was going on. The pit of my stomach was doing flip flops. With all the Love, Loss, Murder, and Be-trail. Yet again I feel that this could be an other Hallmark TV Movie. Just amazes me, how she is able to just get my attention after me getting read to put it down and move on. Man, I wonder what will happen next with the Daughters of Fortune. I think she is going to be on the top of my list of authors I love to read. She not only had one plot, but she had two or three. This is a well written page turner of LOVE & MONEY!show more
by Jennifer
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