I love when an Author writes a series of books and you really get to know the characters and get to read one continuing story throughout several novels. What I don't like however, is when I make the mistake of getting a later book in the series and not realizing I'm reading the third book until after I start. Grrr! I have read several series that the author does such a good job at reintroducing characters and plots that it does not matter if you haven't read the previous books, but lately it seems like the later books in the series are continuing a story that I am clueless about and the author doesn't take the time to introduce new readers to the characters.
If you haven't guessed yet, this is what happened to me with the Price of Privilege. Do to my own mistake, I requested a book to review that was book three in a series and did not realize it until after I started the book. I was completely overwhelmed with all the different characters presented in Price of Privilege and I had no idea who was who and what was being talked about. It took me a while to get passed this, but throughout the book I continued to feel like I was missing important information and trying to piece it all together was difficult.
What I did like was the author's writing style. It was different than anything I have read lately. The author, Jessica Dotta reminded me of an old soul. Her writing reflects that of Jane Austen and seemed very elegant to me. I liked the regal feeling to it and even though I had trouble getting into the story because of the above mentioned, I would definitely read more of Jessica Dotta's books. A matter of fact this book sparked my interest enough to go back to the beginning and start with book one to see what I was missing out on.
I would recommend this book as long as you start from the beginning of the series! The first book is Born of Persuasion and the second book is Mark of Distinction.
If you would like to learn more about the author and her books she has a website and you can get to it by clicking HERE.
Description from the back of Price of Privilege:
Having finally discovered the truth of her birthright, Julia Elliston is determined to outwit Chance Macy at his own game. Holding a secret he’d kill to keep, however, is proving more difficult than she imagined.
Just when Julia thinks she’s managed to untangle herself from Macy’s clutches, he changes tactics with a risky ploy. As the scandal of the century breaks loose, drawing rooms all over London whisper what so far newspapers have not dared to print: Macy’s lost bride is none other than Lord Pierson’s daughter—and one of the most controversial cases of marital law ever seen comes before Victorian courts.
Though Julia knows Macy’s version of events is another masterful manipulation, public opinion is swaying in his favor. Caught in a web of deceit and lies, armed only with a fledgling faith, Julia must face her fiercest trial yet.
***This book was provided to me by Tyndale Publishing in exchange for my honest review.