Tuesday, June 4, 2013
Can it really be? We've had our baby boy for a month (well, over a month by the time I've blogged about it) now? Let's have a quick review in pictures.
About to leave the hospital.
First day at home.
A favorite pastime - sleeping on Daddy.
What a difference a few weeks makes.
Happy one month birthday!
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Friday, September 30, 2011
by Susan May Warren
About the book:
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.
“Oh what a tangled web we weave, When first we practice to deceive.” That quote kept resonating through my mind as I read this book. In Heiress, Susan May Warren transports the reader into the Gilded Age and a plot that is full of emotion – betrayal, anger, guilt, heartache and redemption. I wasn’t sure what to expect from this book, but it immediately grasped my attention and didn’t let go until the very end.
The story of Jinx and Esme is a complex tale that dragged my emotions from chapter to chapter. This book was hard to put at times, but at a certain point, I’d hit an emotional wall and would be forced to stop reading because I couldn’t handle anymore drama. The heartache that these characters endure and overcome is what makes this book so great! Also, I was also fascinated by the time period of this book and the angle that Susan approached it from. Many historical fictions books in this era focus on the “clean/safe” side of the period – the debutantes, the extravagant balls, the beautiful gowns, or the courting of a young lady; while Susan looks at the “gritty/dirty” topics – the corruption, the deceit, and the hurt. Though I did enjoy this book, I was a bit surprised that the faith element really didn’t come into play until the last 1/4 of the book. It isn’t until the final section of the book, when we see the characters reunite with one another and finally understand their blessings, and that they are loved by God.
Susan May Warren is one of those authors that I would read ANY book from! She’s incredibly talented and always entertaining from her whimsical and comical stories, to her suspenseful one and now to her dramatic books. I’m anxious to see what the next book in this series, Baroness, will be like. Many thanks to Litfuse for allowing me the opportunity to participate in this blog tour! I received this book from them in return for my honest review. Sara’s Rating: 4 out of 5 stars.
Susan May Warren is an award-winning, best-selling author of over twenty-five novels, many of which have won the Inspirational Readers Choice Award, the ACFW Book of the Year award, the Rita Award, and have been Christy finalists. After serving as a missionary for eight years in Russia, Susan returned home to a small town on Minnesota’s beautiful Lake Superior shore where she, her four children, and her husband a reactive in their local church.
Susan's larger than life characters and layered plots have won her acclaim with readers and reviewers alike. A seasoned women’s events and retreats speaker, she’s a popular writing teacher at conferences around the nation and the author of the beginning writer’s workbook: From the Inside-Out: discover, create and publish the novel in you! She is also the founder of www.MyBookTherapy.com,a story-crafting service that helps authors discover their voice.
Susan makes her home in northern Minnesota, where she is busy cheering on her two sons in football, and her daughter in local theater productions (and desperately missing her college-age son!) A full listing of her titles, reviews and awards can be found at: www.susanmaywarren.com.
Win an opulent Gilded Age Prize Pack fit for an Heiress from Susan May Warren!
Susan May Warren is thrilled to announce the release of her latest historical book, Heiress!
Find out what the reviewers are saying here!
Heiress, a richly complex historical romance, is the first in Susan's three book Daughters of Fortune series. In honor of Heiress’ debut, Susan is hosting a FABULOUS Gilded Age Giveaway and giving away an opulent prize pack fit for an heiress!
One grand prize winner will receive:
- A $100 gift certificate to ModCloth.com
- A sleek silver iPod™ Shuffle
- A beautiful strand of Pearls
- Titanic DVD
- Speakeasy Compilation Music CD from Starbucks™
- Heiress by Susan May Warren
Wednesday, August 31, 2011
Hi there! This is going to be one of the most random posts ever...but hey, ya gotta do what you gotta do. Here's what's been happening in the lives of Jeremy, Sara and Diesel over the past few months.
Diesel stole my pajama shorts and ran upstairs with them.
I saw a bat at work! Seriously! Like a real, live (but sleeping) bat! Ewww.
Our friend, Noel, is in town for the weekend! Jeremy and him are playing video games, as we speak...and I have a feeling they'll be doing that all weekend.
That, among other stuff, has been occuring in the exciting lives of the Bofferdings. More too come soon! I have watermelons, a trash compactor and a vaccum to tell you about. :)
Thursday, July 14, 2011
Tomorrow is the BIG day! Well, tenchinally tonight at midnight is the BIG day. The 8th and final movie of the Harry Potter franchise is being released and I am BEYOND excited to see this movie. Though I won't be joining the crowds of crazy fans at midnight tonight, my dad and I will be seeing it on Saturday morning!! Woo hoo!
Just for fun, let's take a look at the trailers and check out the Harry Potter awesomeness, shall we? Also, I came across the last video in my search for my the trailers and I just had to include it. I'm not gonna lie...it made me a little teary eyed. I know...I'm a TOTAL nerd. :)