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Thursday, July 31, 2014

Born Of Persuasion by Jessica Dotta

I have to say Born Of Persuasion by Jessica Dotta is one of the most suspenseful books I have read in quite a while. I was never sure which character was telling the truth, and to be honest, at times I really did not like any of the characters. The story line is strong and full of twists and turns that draw you along like a path through a Victorian maze. 17 year old Julia Elliston arrives at her friend Elizabeth's home a bitter, selfish, but yet naive, orphan. She travels by coach, without a maid or any of the trappings a young gentle woman should have. She plans to wed Edward, the younger son of a local Lord to whom she is secretly betrothed. But Edward has become a vicar and Julia is a staunch atheist. Soon Julia aligns herself with the notorious Lady Foxmore, an elderly Lady who lives as she pleases. Julia longs for independence in an era when women were property.
I enjoyed reading Born Of Persuasion and eagerly await Mark Of Distiction, the second novel in what will be a trilogy.