Heiress (Daughters of Fortune) by Susan May Warren
Once upon a time, I would never begin a book that I didn't finish. I had this compulsion to read all the way through any book I began- even if I hated it. Since I've had my Kindle, my personal compulsion has ended. I get new free Kindle reads almost daily. Some of these I "sample" and never finish. But, as I've said before, sometimes I stumble upon a really good read.
I picked up Heiress by Susan May Warren a few weeks ago. I've enjoyed her books before. The other day I skimmed through the books I have, and choose this one to read without even realizing the author.
Normally books that span generations are not my favorite reads. There are a few notable exceptions: Jane Eyre, Gone With the Wind, The Thornbirds. But, I usually look for a quick and interesting story.
Heiress was one of the exceptions. Spanning the life of two sisters born into New York high society as the daughters of a newspaper baron, Heiress takes a look at the grandeur and glory that characterized the lives of the wealthy in New York at the end of the 19th century. It continues to chronicle the lives of Esme and Jinx Price up until the beginning of the first world war.
The theme throughout the novel is one of receiving God's blessing and forgiveness. Both girls have to realize that blessing from God is not dependent upon wealth or poverty and that there are second chances for those who need forgiveness.
I really, really enjoyed this one. There is another title in the series, Baroness, and I need to keep an eye out to see of it comes offered as free also!
I give this one a PG rating for adult content and a 4.5 stars.