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Authors: Jessica Dotta

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Born of Persuasion

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Praise for Jessica Dotta

“With a voice you’ll love, Jessica Dotta paints a vivid portrait in words, drawing her readers through an unexpected maze of plot twists.
Born of Persuasion
is a story of betrayal and perseverance, rich with unforgettable characters.”

CINDY WOODSMALL
New York Times
bestselling author of
The Winnowing Season

“A fascinating cast of characters and breathless twists and turns make this story anything but predictable. Mystery and romance, sins of the past and fears of the future all combine for a page-turning experience.”

LIZ CURTIS HIGGS
New York Times
bestselling author of
Mine Is the Night


Born of Persuasion
is the sort of book in which readers of historical fiction long to lose themselves: rich with period detail and full of intrigue and deception. Jessica Dotta skillfully paints a vivid, moving portrait of a young woman who finds herself trapped in a perilous situation, facing surprises at every turn. Fans of Philippa Gregory and Sarah Dunant will fall in love with this arresting story.”

TASHA ALEXANDER
bestselling author of
And Only to Deceive

“Filled with romantic twists, social intrigue, and beautiful writing, Dotta’s
Born of Persuasion
is an alluring debut that will leave fans of Victorian fiction clamoring for more.”

TOSCA LEE
New York Times
bestselling author


Born of Persuasion
is among the best novels I’ve ever read. This allegory is beautifully developed and the story descriptive, suspenseful, and absolutely captivating. Her heroine is flawed and vulnerable and as unsure as the reader of what to believe. Not since
Jane Eyre
have I wanted to reread a story again and again. I fully expect Ms. Dotta to be a bestseller and her work to be counted among the classics of our time.”

GINA HOLMES
bestselling author of
Crossing Oceans

“Jessica Dotta is this generation’s Jane Austen but with a twenty-first-century voice, and
Born of Persuasion
is a riveting saga that will keep you turning page after page.”

ANE MULLIGAN
senior editor,
Novel Rocket

“Absolutely entertaining and brilliantly written! Lovable, flawed characters and witty dialogue open windows into a world of intriguing mystery as Jessica Dotta explores love, faith, and honor. Jane Austen fans will love this instant classic that dropped me into all the richness of the Regency/Victorian era. This author is one to watch.”

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Born of Persuasion

Copyright © 2013 by Jessica Dotta. All rights reserved.

Cover photograph taken by Steve Gardner, Pixelworks Studio. Copyright © by Tyndale House Publishers, Inc. All rights reserved.

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Cover pattern copyright © Nataliia Litovchenko/Shutterstock. All rights reserved.

Author photo taken by Joshua MacLeod, copyright © 2013. All rights reserved.

Cover designed by Faceout Studio, Jeff Miller

Interior designed by Dean H. Renninger

Edited by Kathryn S. Olson

The author is represented by Chip MacGregor of MacGregor Literary Inc., 2373 NW 185th Avenue, Suite 165, Hillsboro, OR 97124.

Scripture quotations are taken from the
Holy Bible
, King James Version.

Born of Persuasion
is a work of fiction. Where real people, events, establishments, organizations, or locales appear, they are used fictitiously. All other elements of the novel are drawn from the author’s imagination.

Library of Congress Cataloging-in-Publication Data

Dotta, Jessica.

  Born of persuasion / Jessica Dotta.

       pages cm

  ISBN 978-1-4143-7555-7 (sc)

1. Orphans—Fiction. 2. Guardian and ward—Fiction. 3. Great Britain—History—19th century—Fiction. I. Title.

  PS3604.O87B67 2013

  813'.6—dc23 2013010592

ISBN 978-1-4143-8844-1 (ePub); ISBN 978-1-4143-8409-2 (Kindle); ISBN 978-1-4143-8845-8 (Apple)

Build: 2013-08-08 14:12:51

To Mrs. Hall, my eleventh- and twelfth-grade English teacher. Thank you for being the first person to speak my dream aloud by pulling me aside before class to tell me that I had the makings of a writer.
Contents
Chapter One
Chapter Two
Chapter Three
Chapter Four
Chapter Five
Chapter Six
Chapter Seven
Chapter Eight
Chapter Nine
Chapter Ten
Chapter Eleven
Chapter Twelve
Chapter Thirteen
Chapter Fourteen
Chapter Fifteen
Chapter Sixteen
Chapter Seventeen
Chapter Eighteen
Chapter Nineteen
Chapter Twenty
Chapter Twenty-One
Chapter Twenty-Two
Chapter Twenty-Three
Chapter Twenty-Four
Chapter Twenty-Five
Chapter Twenty-Six
Chapter Twenty-Seven
Chapter Twenty-Eight
Chapter Twenty-Nine
Chapter One from Mark of Distinction
A Note from the Author
Acknowledgments
Discussion Questions
About the Author

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