January 4, 2015

Price of Privilege



Like a passenger in a runaway carriage, I had spent the past year of my life in constant upheaval… I nodded, knowing that if I spoke, I’d cry. For the first time in my life, I was about to go home.


It’s difficult to review this book for two reasons—It’s the third book in the series, (so I don’t want to give too much away) and I’m conflicted in my thoughts about this trilogy.


If you want to be completely engrossed in a book series, become deeply involved with its characters, have your heart and soul gutted, and mourn when the series ends—the Price of Privilege trilogy is for you. That is, if you purchase all three books before you begin reading to avoid unresolved issues and the feeling of the story being incomplete between them.


I enjoy reading series’ because I become invested in the characters lives and don’t want them to ‘leave’, but I prefer the stories to feel complete after each installment. Price of Privilege is the third book in the Christian Victorian series and should only be read after reading the first two books (Born of Persuasion and Mark of Distinction.) The trilogy must be read in order—they are not standalone books. At the end of book one and two there are unresolved issues that need the following book to feel whole.


I really like the author’s writing style. It brings to mind ‘old school’ writing, such as Brontë or Austen. Her writer’s voice is engaging and easy to read, even though it’s a little darker than stories I normally read.


3.5 stars (4 stars for the series as a whole)


Cover: Love it
Title: Love it
Publisher: Tyndale House Publishers, Inc.
Pages: 464
Pace: Steady
First Lines: How curious it is, at long last, to write about the trials. Long have they been guarded, the truth kept veiled. At first, it wasn’t proper to speak of them.


Disclosure of Material Connection: I received a Review Copy from Tyndale House. I was not required to write a positive review. The options I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255