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Monday, June 15, 2015

Born of Persuasion

            In the year 1838, Julia Elliston finds herself orphaned under tragic circumstances and suddenly placed under the whims of an aloof guardian who plans to send her off to Scotland as a widow's companion. With immense pressure to live as a servant, Julia feels she has no choice but to catch a husband. When her first love Edward is unable to marry her, the reader is left wondering if the impetuous Julia will instead turn to the dark, yet mysterious Mr. Macy.

            Romantic and entertaining to its core with excellent mysteries thrown in for good measure. Solid characters, alluring romances, and a vivid picture of Victorian England that transports you back in time, all make for a compelling read.
           Written in first person, a reader gets caught up in the mannerisms, apparel, lifestyles, decorum and societal rules of the mid eighteen hundreds as Julia is tormented, used and shunned due to marital laws, legalities and lack of women's rights.

            If you love a good, old-fashioned Jane Austen like historical romance or an entertaining, Gothic and Bronte `esque' suspense filled mystery, you will enjoy this book.
             I received a copy of this book Tyndale House Publishers for my review.

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