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Monday, September 16, 2013

Born of Persuasion by Jessica Dotta

This week, the
Christian Fiction Blog Alliance
is introducing
Born of Persuasion
Tyndale House Publishers, Inc. (September 1, 2013)
Jessica Dotta


Born in the wrong century–except for the fact that she really likes epidurals and washing machines–Jessica Dotta writes British Historicals with the humor like an Austen, yet the drama of a Bronte.

She resides lives in the greater Nashville area—where she imagines her small Southern town into the foggy streets of 19th century London. She oversees her daughter to school, which they pretend is an English boarding school, and then she goes home to write and work on PR. Jessica has tried to cast her dachshund as their butler–but the dog insists it’s a Time Lord and their home a Tardis. Miss Marple, her cat, says its no mystery to her as to why the dog won’t cooperate. When asked about it, Jessica sighs and says that you can’t win them all, and at least her dog has picked something British to emulate.

My Thoughts on This Book:
This was a fabulous read from start to finish. Gripping, detailed, full of lively characters, romance and suspense all packed into this story. What would you do if you were told that your family is gone, and someone owned you! You had no choice in how you will live or what you will do with your life. It's all up to a mystery guardian. Julia finds herself in a bad situation, trying to find a way to stay close to the area she grew up in without being shipped off to Scotland to do service work. The person she loved may not be the one to save her, another person, she doesn't know may be the ticket to keep herself from the grasps of the unknown, but will these choices be good or bad?? Scandal, lies, betrayal are just some of the things that happen within the pages of this gripping story..Love how she pulls you in leaving you the details necessary to keep you on your toes and never giving away details until it's just right. I'm sad that the next book won't be out until next Summer.. 5 stars all the way for another author on my gotta read list!


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 would like to read the first chapter of Born of Persuasion, go HERE.

I received a free copy of this book in exchange of an honest review. No other compensation was given.

1 comment:

  1. Lynn, thank you so much for reviewing Born of Persuasion and featuring it! I truly appreciate it! Blessings!


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