Monday, April 28, 2014

Mark Of Distinction - Book Review

IN VICTORIAN SOCIETY,
WHERE EVEN A WHISPER OF SCANDAL CAN RUIN A LIFE,
JULIA ELLISTON MUST WATCH HER STEP.

London is said to be the glittering jewel of society, a world unto itself,
but to Julia Elliston, it is a city of shadows.
Now under the protection of Lord Pierson,
she is caught up in his desperate plan and thrust into the public eye as his rightful heir.
She's the toast of London, a celebrated curiosity,
but with the entire city clamoring for more news of the Emerald Heiress,
Julia quickly finds it difficult to maintain the illusion.
Each step forward pushes her closer to the precipice.
And she must not forget that Chance Macy's power is far-reaching as well.
One false move, and he could bring her - and the future she's fighting for - tumbling down.
Aided only by a gentleman whose intentions she prays she can trust,
Julia must find a way to regain control of her own fate,
But outwitting one's foe rarely goes according to plan.


My Thoughts

Jessica Dotta has thoroughly captivated me with her writing style!
She is truly amazing and incredibly talented - yes, she is now a new favorite author of mine.

'Mark of Dinstinction' picks up right where 'Born of Persuasion' left off
and I am quite happy to say Jessica does a great job of keeping the two books flowing together,
she is very consistent with her writing.

The main character, Julia Elliston, 
grew up believing her father was the famed Atheist,William Elliston.
She later becomes aware that she is not his, 
but rather the daughter of  the wealthy and very powerful Lord Pierson.
Lord Pierson takes Julia in knowing she belongs to him, but she must abide by his rules
and adhere to his wishes.
He is often rude and very controlling which leaves Julia feeling helpless and very angry.
It appears she went from one captor to another. . .
And speaking of captors, Chance Macy once again has quite the impact on Julia.
She seems to lose any clear, sensible thoughts when she is in his presence
and Jessica Dotta does an amazing job of making the reader feel what Jessica is going through.
Will Julia relent to those forcing her hand 
or will she find her own way to break free of the cage she seems to have put herself in?

There are so many incredible twists and turns in this book - romance, suspense, intrigue -
and it will leave you questioning who is the honest and sincere one
and who will ultimately win Julia's heart.
This book had me reading into the night and early hours of the morning 
because I could not put it down,
and yet it was so good that I also wanted to take my time and savor each chapter.
I could honestly read this book again and I just finished it - 
I said the very same thing about the first book as well.

Jessica Dotta has won my heart over with her unique writing style
and I am looking forward to reading more from this author.
I highly recommend this book and 'Born of Persuasion.'

** I was given a free copy of this book from Tyndale Publishers for an honest review.
All thoughts are my own. No other compensation was received. **

About the Author


Jessica Dotta has always been fascinated by England during the Regency and Victorian eras.
Her passion for British literature fueled her desire to write in a style that blends the humor of
Jane Austen and the dark drama of a Bronte sister.
She lives in the Nashville area with her family
and works as a freelance media consultant and publicist.
Visit her online at www.jessicadotta.com

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You can click here to read my review for 'Born of Persuasion.'

6 comments:

Denise said...

Awesome review.

Simply Linda said...

Sounds like a nice book. Blessings

kitty said...

Ooh another good read, dear Stephanie. I need to get started on the first one since they flow together. Thanks for the high recommendation. xo
p.s. Your shop items are adorable!!

Debbie Harris said...

Both books sound excellent! Your book review captivated me, and as you know I don't read those type of books much. I may just have to borrow them. :-)
Love you!

Sola Scriptura said...

Sounds like a great read!

kathyinozarks said...

great review- I loved your first book too-and couldn't stop reading til I got to the end-now can't wait to get a copy of this one

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