Lilly and Rosie, daughters of an empire coming of age in the roaring twenties, can have anything they want…except freedom. Expected to marry well and to take the reins of the empire, they have their lives planned out for them. But, Lilly, Esme’s daughter longs to return home to Montana, to adventure outside the confines of New York City. And Jinx’s daughter Rosie dreams of the bright lights of the newly emerging silver screen. But following their dreams – from avant garde France, to Broadway, to the skies in the world of barnstormers and wing-walkers will take all their courage. And if they find love, will they choose freedom or happily ever after?
Two cousins whose dispositions could not be more different, yet both are longing for the same thing: love and belonging.Vivacious and captivating in their own rights, Lilly and Rosie are on the brink of womanhood and seem fated to repeat their mothers’ mistakes of young rebellion even though they dissent against family tradition. They must individually forge new paths of self discovery and spiritual awakening in the midst of the laissez-faire/joie de vivre mentality of the roaring twenties.
Baroness is a sweeping saga of love lost and found, identities created and discovered, hearts tested and restored. Perfectly stylized to encompass all the decadent and exhilarating elements of the 20s from moody jazz, flirty flappers, malicious mobsters, to fierce flyboys, none of the scintillating detail is at the expense of a deeper, resonating theme. With an emotional breadth that entices with its intricate layers and evolving characters, Baroness is Susan May Warren at her finest. The gut wrenching conclusion leaves readers anxious, even desperate, for the last instalment of the Daughters of Fortune series.