|Born of Persuasion. Price of Privilege Series #1
By Jessica Dotta / Tyndale House
The year is 1838, and seventeen-year-old Julia Elliston’s position has never been more fragile. Orphaned and unmarried in a time when women are legal property of their fathers, husbands, and guardians, she finds herself at the mercy of an anonymous guardian who plans to establish her as a servant in far-off Scotland.
With two months to devise a better plan, Julia’s first choice to marry her childhood sweetheart is denied. But when a titled dowager offers to introduce Julia into society, a realm of possibilities opens. However, treachery and deception are as much a part of Victorian society as titles and decorum, and Julia quickly discovers her present is deeply entangled with her mother’s mysterious past. Before she knows what’s happening, Julia finds herself a pawn in a deadly game between two of the country’s most powerful men. With no laws to protect her, she must unravel the secrets on her own. But sometimes truth is elusive and knowledge is deadly.
If you like historical fiction that contains both mystery and intrigue then this would be the series for you. Jessica Dotta’s debut book “Born of Persuasion” published by Tyndale House publisher’s is a book that capture’s the imagination. It began a bit slow for me but once I got into it I had a hard time putting it down. I have never had a book so full of mystery that at every turn my opinion of character’s changed. The story is one that captures the imagination and could very well rival anything you could have read about this time period in the past. Born of Persuasion is book one in the Price of Privilege trilogy with the next book coming out in summer of this year.
This book is definitely worth the read. It’s available at ChristianBook.com for $9.49 (paperback 400 pages). It’s available in paperback, eBook and audio forms.
I give this book 5 stars for story and character development. Jessica knows how to write a good story.
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