“Born of Persuasion”
“Born of Persuasion” is written by Jessica Dotta and published by Tyndale House publishers on August 16, 2013. I was provided with a review copy in exchange for my honest review. All opinions are my own; I was not required to write a positive review. “Born of Persuasion” is the first book in the “Price of Privilege” trilogy, the following two entitled “Mark of Distinction” and “Price of Privilege”. “Born of Persuasion” is Jessica Dotta’s debut novel, and an entangling one at that!
This book is set in 1838, in England, where Julia Elliston is orphaned, unmarried, only seventeen, and the legal property of an unknown guardian who wants to send her off to be a servant in Scotland. Julia has a mere two months to escape her fate, so she resorts a promise made with her childhood sweetheart, Edward, to marry. This hope is denied, as Edward has spiritual beliefs opposed to Julia’s family. Thus, a matchmaker hooks Julia up with Mr. Macy, an influential man in society. Soon, Julia is swept up in society’s rules and lack of rights for women, as well as her mother’s mysterious past.
Written similar to Jane Austen or Charlotte Bronte, this novel is somewhat difficult to get into, but is a book that is hard to get out of. Thank you to Tyndale House publishers for providing me with a copy to read and review. The setting, plot, and characters were fascinating.