Thursday, May 22, 2014

Mark Of Ditinction By Jessica Dotta Book Review

Mark Of Distinction

Review Written By Madi
Book Title: Mark Of Distinction
Series: Price Of Privilege Trilogy
Author: Jessica Dotta
Source/Sponsore: The author supplied a review copy.
Genre: Christian Fiction
Number Of Pages: 338
ISBN: 978-1-4143-7556-4
Publisher: Tyndale House Publishers
Year Of Publication:  Five Out Of Five Stars
Book Description
London is said to be the glittering jewel of society, a world unto itself—but to Julia Elliston it is a city of shadows. Her life is swiftly dissolving into scandal. And in Victorian society, even a whisper of scandal—substantiated or not—can be the death of a young woman’s reputation.

When Julia discovers that Lord Roy Pierson, her guardian and one of most influential men in England, is the father she has never met, she begrudgingly accepts his protection. But Chance Macy’s power is far-reaching as well.

Thrust into society as the Emerald Heiress, Julia is the toast of London, a celebrated curiosity. But in reality she’s trapped between the clutches of two powerful men. Aided only by a gentleman whose intentions she prays she can trust, Julia must finally take control of her own fate—but outwitting one’s foe rarely goes according to plan.
 Book Review
About a year ago, I read Jessica Dotta's debut novel Born Of Persuasion, which is book one in the Price Of Privilege trilogy. That book was possibly one of the best books that I read last year. I was hooked. When I heard about the release of Mark Of Distinction (book two in the trilogy), I was ecstatic. I have been looking forward to reading this book for what seems like a century.  As soon as I started this novel, I could NOT put it down. It was just as good as Born Of Persuasion, if not better. Because it's been several months since I read the last book, I had a little bit of trouble remembering some of the characters at first, but once I got further into it everything started coming back. In this book, Julia has a whole new set of troubles. She is being stalked by her "husband", courted by a young man that found favor in her father's eyes years ago, being pushed into society as an "Emerald Heiress" even though at heart she is just a country girl that has no idea about how someone of her status should act, and to avoid conflict, she spends a substantial amount of time locked up in her father's mansion. Who wouldn't go at least a little crazy under circumstances like these? Julia's story continues to hold my attention, and I greatly look forward to reading the next (and final) book in this series. I can tell that the author spent a great deal of time planning out the character's development and scoping out the entire plot until it reached perfection. There isn't a single thing that I would change about it. This story pulls at my heart strings and makes me feel like I am walking through every trial and triumph alongside Julia and her family and friends. The author is so descriptive that the smallest actions and thoughts are completely understood. Every feeling that Julia felt, I felt. Jessica Dotta is one of my favorite author's, and I hope that you give her books a try. I promise, you won't regret it.
~Madi For The Literary Maidens
D I S C L A I M E R: Jessica Dotta provided me with a free copy of this book in exchange for my honest opinion. I was not further compensated to review this product, and all thoughts and sentiments expressed above are completely my own and unbiased.

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