Mark of Distinction

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 London is said to be the glittering jewel of society, a world unto itself?but to Julia Elliston it is a city...

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Title:Mark of Distinction
Author:Jessica Dotta
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Genres:Historical
ISBN:Mark of Distinction
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Edition Language:English
Format Type:Paperback
Number of Pages:437 pages pages

Mark of Distinction Reviews

  • Ashley
    Jan 04, 2017
    This book frustrated me a bit: I felt characters never got to finish conversations without jumping to conclusions or being interrupted, and the main character didn't use her voice much. Some of her actions were so contrary to her entire thoughts/purpose/action I was really confused wit...
  • Margaret Chind
    Aug 27, 2013
    Originally posted on Creative Madness Mama. The next novel in the trilogy is the Mark of Distinction. I read part of this one and listed to the rest as an audiobook and it was again enchanting and entertaining with each new chapter. (I thought the narratored was well chosen, and I'm ...
  • Mary
    Nov 28, 2013
    Mark of Distinction is the second book in the Price of Privilege series, and though the author recaps some of the events in the first book, this is really not meant to be a stand-alone book. Seventeen-year-old Julia Elliston is now under her father's protection. The rich and powerful L...
  • Michelle Griep
    Feb 06, 2014
    When people ask me who my favorite authors are, Jessica Dotta is always one of the first names that pops out of my mouth. Why? Because her writing is painfully beautiful and her stories pierce you to the soul. Mark of Distinction is all that and more. This is the second in the Price of...
  • Rachel McMillan
    Jan 06, 2015
    This book is a master class in foreshadowing. It is an integral part of the full scope of the series and a passionate cog in the wheel that turns this insanely clever plot into motion. It is heartbreaking. The more I spend within this series' world, the more I am a victim to pers...
  • Carol
    Feb 03, 2015
    More of the same from the previous book although this second installment is good. I think that this story could have been encapsulated within two books not three. What I learned from this book could have been written in two chapters and I found myself skipping pages to force the pace a...
  • Marija
    Sep 09, 2015
    This series is AMAZING!! I could not put down this book. It is well written, and she understands the time period. She draws you in and keeps you on the edge of your seat. You go through a myriad of emotions. One of my favorite series to date. ...
  • Amber Stokes
    Dec 28, 2018
    Man, this series is a good old-fashioned roller coaster if ever there was one! This second book in the Price of Privilege trilogy continues Julia's story on the enchanting but frightful stage of Victorian-era London, with its parties and balls, desperation and lonely halls. Everyth...
  • Carla Miller
    Apr 12, 2014
    Awesome, Jessica Dotta has done it again! more please! ...
  • Kelly Klepfer
    May 04, 2014
    Jessica Dotta?s second book in the Price of Privilege series is one of those books you want to curl up with, closing the world out. I was fortunate enough to have a virus that kept me home from my day job a few days. Oh, the tale of Julia and the men in her life kept me company and m...
  • Kristina Brownell
    Jul 09, 2019
    Definitely not a joyful romp through regency England, but a great (slow paced) read. I have no idea who is really the hero here or how things will wrap up in the 3rd volume. I'm used to books that are wrapped up in a tidy little bow that I see coming, but this one keeps me guessing! Al...
  • Sarah Grass
    May 23, 2019
    I thought this would be a lighter book... innocent heiress charming all of London- the normal regency storyline. But there was a greater heaviness in this sequel. Mr Macy continued to be a conflicted fascinating character. And I absolutely fell in love with Isaac. Julia is so flawed mu...
  • Ane Mulligan
    Feb 21, 2014
    Mark of Distinction is as good as Born of Persuasion as you're ushered with Julia into London's society. Rich in history, filled with intrigue, and told with Dotta's lyrical voice, it's one of the best books I've ever read. It's on my Top Ten for 2014 List and my All Time Favorites. I ...
  • Tammy G.
    Apr 03, 2014
    I wasn't sure if this book, Mark of Distinction, was going to be a slow read since it more in the style of Jane Austen or Emily Bronte and it's more of a historical.regency.type of mystery. But as I began reading I was caught up in the life of Julia Elliston who lives during the Vict...
  • Alcieta
    Jul 21, 2014
    Whoa. This book is so textured and rich and beautiful I hardly know how to put forth an opinion. This second book was the very same level as the first in my esteem, which is pretty rare for a series. So much happens here! I felt myself panicking to savour every little bit, and every ti...
  • Judy
    Mar 18, 2015
    I want to go on record by stating this set of books "Born of Persuasion (Price of Privilege, Book 1)," "Mark of Distinction (Price of Privilege, Book 2)" and the third, "Price of Privilege (Price of Privilege, Book 3)" are some of the most amazing books I've ever read. To use the term ...
  • Jocelyn Green
    Jan 16, 2019
    These books are so well-written I am learning as I read. As for the story itself, part of me was irritated with how much is happening TO the heroine versus how much agency she has demonstrated so far. One of her superpowers is staying silent, I think, which is fine because she tells us...
  • Bethany
    Oct 21, 2013
    I thoroughly enjoyed reading Born of Persuasion which is the first book in this Price of Privilege series, last year; and was so excited to continue Julia's story! I'd become a fan of Jessica Dotta with Born of Persuasion which was her début novel, and was impressed with this novel as...
  • Staci
    Jun 15, 2015
    As I did with the first of the series, I've got mixed emotions about this novel. The main character, Julia, is not very likable. On the positive side, a peek into the life of the upper crust is incredibly interesting. ...
  • Jasmine
    Sep 26, 2013
    Another excellent book from Jessica Dotta! Oftentimes the second book in a series just doesn't quite live up to its predecessor. It's almost like the author pours everything into the first one and has little leftover. Mark Of Distinction was totally the opposite, Jessica Dotta has...
  • Tanya Masiello
    May 04, 2014
    I can't believe I have to wait a year for the next one. ...
  • L.R. Teague
    Jun 12, 2014
    I loved this story (the first and second.) I enjoyed all of the levels and twists. It really had me sucked in! I enjoyed that the main character grew in her spiritual journey this time around. I have a couple critiques which made me just say a brief "Hmmm..." SPOILERS BELOW**** I...
  • Reet Champion
    Apr 19, 2014
    Julia Elliston's world has fallen apart. Her rediscovered father has whisked her away from a husband she believes has murdered her mother and now she is, in effect, a prisoner. Though her father has seen fit to reclaim Julia it has been done with a bit of deception. A new background is...
  • Cara
    Aug 13, 2017
    This book. This series. Sigh. I still don't like Julia. And I still love Macy. Now I love Isaac too. And I wish Edward would just disappear. Which means I finished Mark of Distinction completely unsatisfied. Is the author doing this to me on purpose? I should start by saying there w...
  • Jennifer
    Jul 10, 2016
    Book 2 did not disappoint, and I'm picking up book 3 now so I can see how this all ends. Some of the best writing I've seen and I love the time period, characters and plot twists. ...
  • Bekah (WillBakeforBooks)
    Apr 08, 2014
    In Born of Persuasion, Julia Elliston dealt with one blow after another. Starting right where it left off, Julia manages to escape from Macy by running to her birth father, Lord Pierson. He announces her as his legitimate daughter and she is thrust into society as the Emerald Heiress. ...
  • Natalie Vellacott
    Jan 21, 2017
    This is the second in this historical Christian trilogy. I was persuaded to continue this series by a fellow reader. I'm sorry to say that I struggled with this book even more than the first one but for different reasons. At least in the first book I was engrossed in the story and ...
  • Iris Bratton
    Nov 03, 2015
    3.5/5STARS This book isn't really necessary, but it was an enjoyable read. I really liked this book! It held my attention due to the intrigue and mystery surrounding characters. This book has you second-guessing your opinion of characters, unsure of their true nature. The writing...
  • Mónica
    Dec 15, 2015
    I'm very very disappointed that I invested so much time, energy, and emotion into this book. I wanted to love this series, and the first book kept me on the edge of my seat; not knowing what Julia's back story was and the tantalizing relationship she was developing with Mr. Macey - it ...
  • Bookish Ally
    Dec 25, 2018
    Sadly, I?m still in love with Mr. Macy. And i?m gobbling up these books. 2/3 of the way through the trilogy and I?m mourning its end. On a scale of one to 10 for addictive, this series is a 10! ...