Book Review: Mark Of Distinction by Jessica Dotta

Posted 18 May, 2014 by Molly in Book Reviews / 0 Comments

Book Review: Mark Of Distinction by Jessica Dotta
Mark of Distinction
Jessica Dotta
Series: Price Of Privilege #2
Published by Tyndale House Publishers, Inc.
Date Published:2014
Genres: Christian Fiction, Historical, Secular Fiction
Pages: 432
Format: Paperback
Source: Tyndale Blog Network

London is said to be the glittering jewel of society, a world unto itself—but to Julia Elliston it is a city of shadows. Her life is swiftly dissolving into scandal. And in Victorian society, even a whisper of scandal—substantiated or not—can be the death of a young woman’s reputation.Now under the watchful eye of Lord Roy Pierson, one of most influential men in England, Julia begrudgingly accepts his protection. But Chance Macy’s power is far-reaching as well, and he is eager to assert his claim over her.Thrust into society as the Emerald Heiress, Julia is the toast of London, a celebrated curiosity. But in reality she’s trapped between the clutches of two powerful men. Aided only by a gentleman whose intentions she prays she can trust, Julia must finally take control of her own fate—but outwitting one’s foe rarely goes according to plan.

I received a complimentary copy of this book from Tyndale Blog Network and was under no obligation to post a review, positive or negative.

My Thoughts:
Unfortunately, I wasn’t into this book like I thought I would be. I love historical fiction and when I hear of new ones, I’m always quick to jump on reading them. So, when I saw this one become available, and read the blurb, I grabbed it. 

Then, sitting down to read it, I was very, very disappointed. It was definitely not what I was expecting and often times, left me wondering what the author was doing with the story. Perhaps, if I had read book 1, it would be a lot easier to follow along. But, I didn’t and now I’m left hanging. I want to embrace the characters but the author dragged their stories out. I lost interest two-thirds into the story. 

That said, I still recommend you try this book. It’s a 1 star rating from my personal opinion but  to others who have read book 1 will enjoy it. Even if you hadn’t read book 1, grab a copy and try it. You may find that you love it. This will not persuade me to never try this author’s work again. I am actually looking forward to trying her work again, as this may have been an off book. 


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