Set in 1890 Victorian England, Dark Persuasion tells a romantic story of regret, restitution, and forgiveness between three individuals who are prisoners of their past. Rival brothers seek to win one woman in a fierce competition, each driven by different motives. Charlotte Grey has no idea of their identity or their sudden interest in courting a blind woman.
When Patrick Rochester is the victor and wins her hand in marriage, he is haunted by grief over his complicity in Charlotte's blindness. Finally, she falls in love and completely trusts him, but the revelation of his true identity threatens to destroy their relationship. In the end, Charlotte learns that love can be blind for everyone--even her.
Heat Index: Steamy sex with a few descriptive words.
Publisher: Holland Legacy Publishing
USA Best Book Awards on USA Book News wrote:
"The characterization is powerful, haunting, poignant and angst-filled. This is a fantastic read that will stay with you." Rare Top Pick 5 Star
Award-winning finalist in the Fiction: Romance category 2012.
Vicki resides in the beautiful, but rainy, Pacific Northwest with a pesky cat who refuses to let her sleep in. Her hobbies include researching her English ancestry (actually it's an obsession), traveling to England to visit dead relatives, meeting newly discovered distant cousins, and plotting her next book. She is also an award-winning author, writing under the pen name of J. D. Burrows (Women's Fiction) and writes Gothic fiction under the name of Victoria Raven.