The heroine, Julia, is so easily deceived and lead astray throughout the entire story. As a reader, I could only sit back and bemoan the choices she was making. Many of these decisions were made based on partial facts or lies that had been told to her.
This gothic novel contains many characters, some very mysterious. Trying to discern who is good and who is evil in this novel is extremely hard.
I was unsure of exactly where this book was leading throughout most of the story. I can’t remember a time that I have not been able to foresee at least something of where a story was heading. The author weaves an intriguing tale and part of the way she does this is to add so much mystery into the novel.
I was hoping for a resolution at the end of the book, only to be left with a huge cliffhanger. I will be reading more books in this series, simply because I cannot bear to not have this situation between Julia, Edward and Mr. Macy resolved.
I received a copy of Born of Persuasion for free from the publisher through NetGalley in exchange for an honest review, which I have given. (4 stars)
ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
Jessica Dotta has always been fascinated by the intricacies of society that existed in England from the Regency through the Edwardian era. She writes in a manner that blends past and modern fiction techniques. She lives in the Nashville area and works as a free lance media consultant and publicist. Her first novel Born of Persuasion releases in September of 2013.
You can connect with Jessica at http://www.jessicadotta.com/ as well as on Twitter, Facebook and Pinterest.