Tuesday, May 27, 2014

distinction review

"Mark of Distinction" is the second book in the Price of Privilege Trilogy written by Jessica Dotta.  This series needs to be read in order to fully follow the storyline.  I did not read the first book and spent the first half of this one not fully knowing what was going on or why.  This book takes place in the Victorian Era Society, with Julia Pierson being the main character.  Julia had been raised to believe that her father was her mother's husband but found out after her mother's death that her father was a wealthy Lord.  Chance Macy, the cause of Julia's mother's death has married Julia, and has caused quite the scandal.  She is staying with her father, but not all together willingly. There is a lot of pulling and tugging, hiding, secrets, lying, sneaking, propriety, etc, etc going on and no real sense of it all.  There is a lot of Julia doing absolutely nothing for long periods of time.  I didn't really like this book too much.  I feel it would have been much more appreciated if I had read the first book in the series, but than again, maybe not.  I think a little more action and explaining would have helped more.  I received this book in exchange for an honest review from Tyndale Publishers.


  1. At some point, I am going to read this one - the first was quite good, particularly if a reader enjoys Austen or Bronte. :)

  2. I am definitely going to read the first one and then go back to the second.