BORN OF PERSUASION
Dotta’s new Price of Privilege series set in the Victorian era has something for all fans of this time period: romance, family secrets, overbearing guardians and even a little laughter. The characters are well-rounded and the author’s research on the setting shines through.
Julia Elliston is tired of being a pawn to others’ whims; she wants to control her own destiny, even though in 1838 England, the law considers her property of her guardian. When this unknown guardian arranges to have her shipped off to Scotland as a servant, she accepts a wealthy woman’s offer to be introduced into high society. She soon discovers she is the prize in a ruthless wager between two powerful men. Julia will need to discover the reason she is a pawn, take back her life and become the woman she was born to be. (TYNDALE, Sep., 448 pp., $13.99)