Review of “Duchess” by Susan May Warren

Title of Book: Duchess

Author: Susan May Warren

ISBN-10: 1-60936-771-5

Publisher:  Summerside Press – Guideposts

Publication Date:  March, 2013

Reviewer: Dell Smith Klein


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’d finally silenced the heartache 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 long time 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.


Former missionary to Russia, author Susan May Warren lives in Minnesota with her husband and rapidly growing-up children. She has more than 40 novels published by Tyndale, Barbour, Steeple Hill and Summerside Press.  Warren is the founder of, to coach writers on their way to publication.   I met Susan May Warren at a writer’s conference in Oregon. She has a great personality and a way to leave a writer’s head swimming with ideas and a desire to get them all down on paper.  More information is available about this author at her website –


Here it is — Susan May Warren’s final book in the Daughters of Fortune Series.  Warren produced a winner in Duchess.  Previous books Heiress and Baroness are still available.  Heiress introduces the Price sisters. The book is set during the Gilded Age with all the glitter and glamor of the time.   Baroness, picks up the story with Lilly and Rose in the roaring twenties.  We meet Rosie first in Baroness.  She dreams of bright lights and the silver screen.  In Duchess, we see Rosie, known to the world as Roxy Price. Roxie has become the blonde bombshell with all the glamor she wanted as a sought-after movie star.  Warren’s characters are well developed and the story line plausible.  I found Duchess to be a page-turner and definitely recommend it.


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