Mark of Distinction by Jessica Dotta from Tyndale House

Mark of Distinction

by Jessica Dotta

from Tyndale House

Mark of Distinction


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.When Julia discovers that Lord Roy Pierson, her guardian and one of most influential men in England, is the father she has never met, she begrudgingly accepts his protection. But Chance Macy’s power is far-reaching as well.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 was very excited to read this second book in The Price of Privilege Series. Mark of Distinction takes up where the first book, Born of Persuasion left off, with Julia struggling with life as it is for her. As the story unfolds in this second book, there are many twists and turns that will keep your attention and keep your nose in the book until the end. The characters were very well created and the story was so well written. Jessica Dotta is a very good storyteller and I enjoyed this book so much! I can’t wait for the third book in this series. Then I will read all three of them together! If you are looking for a good, clean, fun and exciting story, Mark of Distinction is an awesome choice. But wait, be sure and read Born of Persuasion first because it makes the second book so much more interesting! I highly recommend The Price of Privilege Series for your enjoyment and entertainment.

I received this book from Tyndale House Publishers to read and review.  I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 55

CFBA Presents Born of Persuasion by Jessica Dotta

This week, the 

Christian Fiction Blog Alliance 

is introducing 

Born of Persuasion 

Tyndale House Publishers, Inc. (September 1, 2013) 



Born in the wrong century–except for the fact that she really likes epidurals and washing machines–Jessica Dotta writes British Historicals with the humor like an Austen, yet the drama of a Bronte.

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.


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.

If you would like to read the first chapter of Born of Persuasion, go HERE.

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