Friday, May 30

Born of Persuasion: Captivating Historical Fiction!

Oh.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.

A Short Synopsis:
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.

Check out the first chapter here!

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1 comment:

  1. I'm putting "Born of Persuasion" on my To Read List. I love this era and this sounds like it would be a good read.