Rosie and Lilly are young ladies in the early 1920s and are looking for different things in life. Rosie wants to become an international movie star and Lilly wants to return to her childhood home on a buffalo ranch in Montana. As it is, Lilly is accompanying Rosie on a trip to France as her chaperone. The girls are supposed to be learning how to behave like ladies, but they end up getting themselves into precarious situations.
When Lily’s mother dies, Lilly decides to distance herself from her stepfather, Oliver, and become a wing walker. Rosie moves to Chicago and falls in love with a mob boss who ends up putting a hit on her when she leaves him for a baseball player. Trying to deal with these personal struggles alone is not helpful, so the girls turn to God and discover that with His support, anything is bearable. They learn that they can handle life’s trials and tribulations when handing things over to God.
Susan May Warren puts together a fascinating story and incorporates current events of the time. People who were famous then are mentioned in everyday life and the girls marvel at how far technology has come. Both characters are developed so that they are likeable but flawed. Despite the fact that both girls come from families with money, Warren proves that money does not solve all problems. Baroness is written in easy-to-read language that details the nuances of life in the 1920s. Readers will find an educational and entertaining story in Baroness.
Due to some mature subject matter, this book is recommended for mature readers.
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