ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
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.
ABOUT THE BOOK
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.
For me, this book started out slow and I never was really able to enjoy it. The characters annoyed me, especially Julia, who never seems to figure out what she wants, she really does need to grow up. As I read the book I had high hopes that I would become less confused, but I didn't, and the ending...it was as if the author just decided to suddenly stop writing. If you do enjoy this book you'll most definitely need to purchase the second book when it is published so you can stop hanging from this rather abrupt ending.
This book does have potential, especially if you enjoy the time period, there was mystery, and romance, I just wished it hadn't been so confusing for me.
*I received a complimentary copy of this book in exchange for review from CFBA