Tuesday, April 23, 2013

This Book Room: Duchess

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’s finally silenced the voices—and grief—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 longtime 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.

When her country needs her, will she have the courage to surrender her glittering world and her one true love?

Additional notes: This is the third and, I believe, the final book in the Daughters of Fortune series. You can read my review of the first book here and my review of the second book here.

My thoughts: This series is a must read. I am such a fan of generational sagas - North and South trilogy, Marta's Legacy series and this series are all fantastical generational sagas. This series is absolutely compelling. This book is extra fantastic because it is set during one of my favorite time periods ever - World War II.

The characters in this book are compelling, particularly Rafe/Rolfe. He is a mysterious character and I really couldn't figure him out for most of the book. It added a great sense of intrigue to the book and made me feel some sort of sympathy for Rosie, which was brilliant on the author's part because Rosie isn't an easy character to like in this book.

This is a series where you'll want to read the other books before picking this one up. In fact, unless you're reading them all right in a row or within a few months of each other, I would recommend re-reading each book before moving on to the next.

I would love for the author to continue these characters' stories, particularly the next generation's stories, in another book, but I have a feeling, a very sad and bad one, that this series is done. You will be sad to leave these characters forever, and if you're like me, you're imagining their futures and what is next for this incredible family.

Thanks to Litfuse Publicity Group for providing a copy of this book in exchange for my honest review.

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