Heiress

Heiress

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by Susan May Warren
     
 

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They can buy anything they want—fame, power, beauty, even loyalty. But they can’t buy love. The beautiful and wealthy heiress daughters of August Price can buy everything their hearts desire. But what if their desire is to be loved, without an enormous price tag attached? When one sister betrays another for the sake of love, will she find happiness? And

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They can buy anything they want—fame, power, beauty, even loyalty. But they can’t buy love. The beautiful and wealthy heiress daughters of August Price can buy everything their hearts desire. But what if their desire is to be loved, without an enormous price tag attached? When one sister betrays another for the sake of love, will she find happiness? And what happens when the other sets out across the still untamed frontier to find it—will she discover she’s left it behind in the glamorous world of the New York gilded society? What price will each woman pay for being an heiress? Set in the opulent world of the Gilded Age, two women discover that being an heiress just might cost them everything they love.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781609365165
Publisher:
Guideposts
Publication date:
03/05/2013
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
369
Sales rank:
278,675
File size:
634 KB

Meet the Author

SUSAN MAY WARREN is the best-selling author of more than thirty novels whose compelling plots and unforgettable characters have earned her acclaim from readers and reviewers alike. She is a winner of the ACFW Carol Award, the RITA Award, and the Inspirational Readers Choice Award and a nominee for the Christy Award. She is the founder of My Book Therapy, a community that helps other writers find their voices. Susan and her husband have four children and live in a small Minnesota town on the shore of beautiful Lake Superior. Read more at susanmaywarren.com.

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Heiress 4.2 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 107 reviews.
epicrat More than 1 year ago
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.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Jinx and Esme are daughters of a wealthy newspaper owner. New York society has both blesssed and cursed them. This story takes spans 20 years during the late 1800's and early 1900's and shows us how both of their lives had taken them in different, and sometimes very sad and painful directions. Lies, deceit, and hope bring them back together. This is book #1 and is 284 pages.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I really enjoyed this book!! Only a couple of times did you know what was going to happen next. Lots of surprises in the story!! Highly recommend!!
SheCass More than 1 year ago
Loved this book. Would read more by Susan May Warren.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I like this book. A little over 270 pages. I liked the story line and how the book was different sections of the sisters lives starting out together then it went into each of their lives in a different section then came together at the end.
fmich575 More than 1 year ago
Wonderful book!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This was a very interesting book. It had some historical facts that I enjoyed very much. I've never read anything by this author but I will be sure to read more by her.
EscapeintoBooks More than 1 year ago
This book was one that kept me intrigued until the very end! There were many twists and turns that had me wondering how these two sisters' lives would play out.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Great story.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book had 5 star potential but too many of the sub plots were wrapped up to quickly. could have been better.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book had a really good story line to it.
NJG More than 1 year ago
This is a very good book. I highly recommended it.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I had my doubts when I began this book but it was excellent! 284 pages.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Okay have to admit that i shy away from "christian" themed novels, as i don't want to be preached to. However due the great reviews i decided to purchase this book and am so glsd idid. The character development, the pathos, the extre
GreenIDMama More than 1 year ago
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!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Really enjoyed it
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Exceptional book!!!! Can't wait to read the others in this series.
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Found this story to interesting, even though it is not my typical read. Lots of action to keep the story from getting dull. Wraps up a little too neatly though.
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This story was really good.
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