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Dark Persuasion
     

Dark Persuasion

by Vicki Hopkins
 

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Charlotte Gray couldn't believe that anyone in high society would care to introduce her to potential suitors. After all, a cruel accident left her blind at the age of eight. However, Lady and Lord Rochester, her aristocratic neighbors, have taken a peculiar interest in her welfare and offer to hold a debutante ball in her honor.

Inexperienced in the ways of men and

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Charlotte Gray couldn't believe that anyone in high society would care to introduce her to potential suitors. After all, a cruel accident left her blind at the age of eight. However, Lady and Lord Rochester, her aristocratic neighbors, have taken a peculiar interest in her welfare and offer to hold a debutante ball in her honor.

Inexperienced in the ways of men and vulnerable to a fault, Charlotte begins to traverse the unfamiliar world of courtship. To her surprise, two brothers become rivals for her affections. One she favors because of his gregarious and flattering ways. The other she spurns due to his unappealing demeanor and desperate attempt to win her heart.

Pressured by her family and brokenhearted over the risqué conduct of her first choice, Charlotte is persuaded to accept Patrick Rochester's proposal of marriage instead. Her surrender introduces her into the world of passion at the artful hands of a mysterious man. When the dark and alluring husband finally conquers her heart, a shocking secret about his true identity unfolds. As a result, Charlotte learns that love can be blind for everyone-even her.

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The characterization is powerful, haunting, poignant and angst-filled. This is a fantastic read that will stay with you. (5 Stars)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780983295976
Publisher:
Holland Legacy Publishing
Publication date:
08/28/2012
Pages:
316
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.71(d)

Meet the Author

Vicki Hopkins released her debut novel in November of 2009, The Price of Innocence. Controversial and true to historical times, set in late 19th century Paris, it tells the story of one homeless woman's struggle to survive. Her second in the series, The Price of Deception, was released in November of 2011, which continues the saga. The third in the series, The Price of Love, is schedule for release in winter of 2012/13.

In addition to The Legacy Series, the author released The Phantom of Valletta in July 2010, which is a continuation of Gaston Leroux's Phantom of the Opera. The story received recognition and a favorable review by The Sunday Times, Malta, because of its setting at the Royal Opera House in Valletta.

For more information about current and future publications, visit the author's website.

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