Mark of Distinction, Price of Privilege Series #2 -eBook
Romance with Over-Dramatization
This is interesting, and more complete than Book 1, but reading the first book before this would make things clearer. The surprises in the plot were creative, and the writing was reasonably well done. However, for someone who thinks she contains her emotions well, the main character certainly panicked often, she was weak, and she was flaky. I realize strong women were rare then, but she seemed to get herself deeper into trouble at every turn, by not speaking or changing her mind. She daydreamed a lot, which did nothing to further the story line. I noticed mannerisms jumping from one character to another inexplicably; the two men were unrelated. I liked the creative use of antiquated vocabulary. If you like a clean, slow-moving romance, this is nice.
July 3, 2014
Julia is now living with her father, Lord Pierson after a dramatic rescue from Mr. Macy by her love, Edward. She is trying to get out from under Mr. Macy's grasp but as she puts it herself, "she's gone from one cage to another." Her father's protection comes with a price. What will happen between her and Edward? Will she ever be free of Mr. Macy?
This was another interesting and complicated book. A difference in this book as the first in the series is that faith in God has more of a place. It was mentioned in the first installment but is explored further in this book. Julia is an interesting character. She is very complex and at times off putting, in my opinion. I found myself enthralled. I couldn't wait to read what would happen next. I eagerly await the third book that is coming out next year. I recommend this book and the first in the series,
June 26, 2014
I received this book from Tyndale Publishers and am not being compensated for my review.
Julie Elliston finds herself in high society. Who can she trust? Who can she trust her heart to? Will those in charge of her life make the right decisions for her? This are all questions Julia asks herself when a secret plan to trick others falls into her lap. She is one step away from destroying the illusion that has been painted as her life.
Lord Pierson, JuliaÃ¢ÂÂs father, is going to help her escape Chance Macy. The key is to figure out how to be part of society, as her father wishes. But Chance Macy wonÃ¢ÂÂt give up and tries to get Julia back. As the story unfolds, Julia finds out what she really wants.
This is book 2 in a 3 book series. I have not read the 1st book, but I would recommend it as Jessica Dotta is a wonderful author.
July 13, 2014
Couldn't Put It Down
My only regret in reading this book is that I didn't read "Born of Persuasion", the first book in the series first. It took me a couple of chapters to figure out who was who, and how the relationships intertwined, but once I did I couldn't put the book down. Out of all the books I've read in the last few months, there are only 3 that I could say I truly loved, not just liked, and this is one of them. (Born of Persuasion is also one of the 3)
Jessica Dotta is an amazing author with a talent for creating characters that come alive and a story line that twists and turns and begs you to go with out sleep to finish the book. Upon finishing this book I then read the prior book, which I had downloaded on my Kindle. And let me tell you, the first book is just as good as the second. This story has the drama of P&P combined with the mystery and suspense of Jane Eyre. One of the unusual things about this story is the villain. Normally, a villain is so black and white it's easy to dislike him, but not so in this series. I had to keep reminding myself, "he is the bad guy".
Julia and Isaac play center stage in this story and their relationship is complicated to say the least. Isaac's care and concern for Julia won me over from the very beginning. There are to many ins and outs to write about, but I enjoyed every one of them.
I highly recommend this book (as well as the first) and can't wait for the final installment next year!
I was provided a copy of this book by the publisher through bookfun.org in exchange for my honest opinion.
July 10, 2014