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HomeSchool Mom of 4The Hot Dry DesertAge: 25-34Gender: female5 Stars Out Of 5Thrilling Historical Romance! Could not put it down!!October 17, 2017HomeSchool Mom of 4The Hot Dry DesertAge: 25-34Gender: femaleQuality: 5Value: 5Meets Expectations: 5Oh.My.Goodness!! I loved this book! It had me hooked from the first page and I could hardly put it down. It was filled with mystery and wit--the perfect blend of Jane Austen's style with Charlotte Bronte's--and the storyline kept me guessing. I can't wait to read the next book in the series: Mark of Distinction. Highly recommend! However, I do believe it's worth mentioning that there are a few parts of the book that do get a quite steamy for a Christian book. Nothing at all like a worldly romance novel by any means, but there is definitely a lot of chemistry within this interesting love triangle. If you're extremely sensitive to things like that, you may want to at least prepare yourself to skim over those few scenes or you may want to choose a different, lighter read.
VicsMediaRoomIrvine, CAAge: 55-65Gender: male5 Stars Out Of 5Gothic Romance In Victorian EnglandAugust 29, 2014VicsMediaRoomIrvine, CAAge: 55-65Gender: maleQuality: 5Value: 5Meets Expectations: 5Jessica Dotta in her new book, Born Of Persuasion Book One in the Price of Privilege series published by Tyndale House Publishers brings us into the life of Julia Elliston.
From the Back Cover: She never imagined securing her future would require delving into the past.
The year is 1838, and seventeen-year-old Julia Ellistons 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, Julias 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 mothers mysterious past. Before she knows whats happening, Julia finds herself a pawn in a deadly game between two of the countrys 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.
It is not easy writing a story in the style of a Gothic romance. I can assure you that Ms. Dotta has done an exceptional job. She has combined all the elements: A recently orphaned girl with secrets about her mothers death, an unknown guardian who wants nothing to do with her, a childhood love who spurns her, a dark and mysterious man, an ancient house, and a group of people all with hidden motives and secrets of their own. There is a lot going on in this book, scheming manipulations, incredible deceit and really nasty people as well as really good people. Born Of Persuasion is also a romance that can only be found in Victorian London. Jessica Dotta knows how to weave a captivating story with wonderful characters that breathe. I am so looking forward to the third and concluding book in this series.
Disclosure of Material Connection: I received this book free from Tyndale House Publishers. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commissions 16 CFR, Part 255: Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.
jacobMillerHamilton, ILAge: 55-65Gender: female4 Stars Out Of 5Born of PersuasionAugust 26, 2014jacobMillerHamilton, ILAge: 55-65Gender: femaleQuality: 4Value: 5Meets Expectations: 3Must pay close attention as you read. Author holds your attention wanting to know the name of the guardian and why he holds such power over the main character.
bookwormPennsylvaniaAge: 25-34Gender: female4 Stars Out Of 5Interesting TaleAugust 25, 2014bookwormPennsylvaniaAge: 25-34Gender: femaleQuality: 4Value: 4Meets Expectations: 4Born of Persuasion is set in 1838 and is about orphan Julia who is seventeen. In this time period, women were seen as property to the closest male relative and Julia is no different. When her father dies, she becomes the legal property of an unknown guardian who wants to send her to Scotland to be used in the service of a bedridden widow. The only way out for Julia is marriage and unfortunately for her, her guardian refuses her to marry the man she loves. Instead, Julia is offered to be introduced to society by a titled man and Julia starts to believe that this arrangement will open new doors for her. However, she soon learns that deception lurks around the corner as she uncovers the truth about her mothers past and she is thrust into danger caused by Scotlands two most powerful men. What will Julias fate be and what does her mothers past have to do with her future? I found this book to be full of twists and turns and I loved how the book was written as if Julia herself were telling the story.
Sandy5 Stars Out Of 5lovedAugust 25, 2014SandyI 'loved' this book- not your same old same old I know where this is going story. And it was so well written that I 'winked' at some of the parts that would usually be 'offensive'. This is not a light read though and is written in an 'older' style evocative of a time when books were more complicated and people had time to read a meaty book. If you're looking for something different but good- try this