Tuesday, September 17, 2013

Born of Persuasion by Jessica Dotta

Born of Persuasion is the first book in the Price of Privilege Trilogy. Fans of book series set in the Regency/Victorian period will rejoice that there is more to come after beginning this gripping tale of intrigue, mystery, and a bit of slight of hand.

Told brilliantly in the first person by seventeen year old Julia Elliston, Born of Persuasion is a captivating read that will keep you turning the pages into the night as you wonder what will become of orphaned Julia who has only her wits and stubborn determination-- not to be "played" by the people who have power over her future.

Jessica Dotta is a new name to me, but one that I will remember and seek out with happy anticipation.

Please read on for more excellent information from the good people at Tyndale House Publisher's Inc.

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.


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.


Jessica Dotta said...

Thank you so much, Cheryl, for posting about Born of Persuasion! Your thoughts gave me a smile!

Jessica Dotta said...
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Cheryl Klarich said...

Jessica, thanks for stopping by! It is always an honor to have the author visit in person!!!

Loved this book so much and can't wait for the next in the Price of Privilege series.