Born of Persuasion
Price of Privilege #1
By Jessica Dotta
Julia Elliston has just lost her mother and finds herself at the mercy of an unknown guardian who seems determined to hide her away as a servant in Scotland. But Julia has one chance to secure her own future when she is allowed a short visit with her dearest friend.
But Julia's plans of escape are dashed when she discovers that a marriage with Edward is no longer an option. Julia attempts to take matters into her own hands, but soon finds herself caught up in a world of which she has no understanding.
Can Julia extract herself from the web in which she has unwittingly trapped herself? And what about Edward, has she truly lost him forever?
This is the first in a trilogy by Jessica Dotta that explores a world in which so many are currently fascinated.
About the Book:
The year is 1838, and seventeen-year-old Julia Elliston’s position has never been more fragile. Orphaned and unmarried in a time when women are legal property of their fathers, husbands, and guardians, she finds herself at the mercy of an anonymous guardian who plans to establish her as a servant in far-off Scotland.
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.