Monday, April 22, 2013

Duchess - Susan May Warren

Before I get started on the review, I'd like to let you know that there is a fun giveaway going for the Duchess blog tour!  Now for my thoughts...
Susan May Warren is a genius writer.  This is the third in a series of three novels.  The plot is so intricate in this one novel alone I have no idea how she was able to write three of these in only two years.  The book centers around Roxy Price, a Hollywood movie star.  Susan May Warren includes many details regarding movie making of the 1920's-1930's.  That is what makes this book so unique.  I've never read anything like it before.  For the first time ever I was transported back in time to a day where Humphrey Bogart and Marilyn Monroe were fighting for successful careers.  It's as though this was written by someone who has first-hand experience in the movie industry.
If you read this book as a stand-alone novel, you'll be quite happy.  However, I don't recommend it...  The book is so good you'll probably finish it and regret not starting at the beginning so you could enjoy this entire series.  Start first with Heiress, then Baroness, then finish with Duchess.
If you like a novel you can spend time reading, this is a good one for that.  There won't be any speed reading here.  I read a little slower than normal to digest every bit of this fantastic story.  I didn't want to miss a beat. Page for page, you'll get more reading time from this novel than its competitors.
In a nutshell, this ranks as one of my favorites so far this year.  I'll be sure to stay tuned to what Susan May Warren brings us next!
This was a complimentary copy provided by the publisher in exchange for an objective review.

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