Historical Romance Best Seller — Award-Winning Finalist in the Fiction: Romance category of The 2012 USA Best Book Awards, sponsored by USA Book News — Described by Night Owl Romance as, “Powerful, haunting, poignant and angst-filled. This is a fantastic read that will stay with you.”
Set in 1890 Victorian England, Dark Persuasion tells a romantic story of regret, restitution, forgiveness, and redemption. It is a triangle of deceit and love fueled by emotions of selfish pursuit, guilt, and surrender among three people who are prisoners of their past.Patrick Rochester wins Charlotte Gray’s hand in marriage, but he is haunted with grief and guilt. When his blind wife finally loves and completely trusts him, the revelation of his identity threatens to destroy their life together. In the end, Charlotte learns that love can be blind for everyone–even her.
5 Star Amazon Reviews
“Dark Persuasion is set in aristocratic England around the turn of the century and is more than a story of romance. It’s a story of Charlotte’s independence and confidence verses her youthful innocents and inexperience as a result of her blindness caused by a childhood accident. [...] This award winning novel is one of Vicki Hopkins best works and is a must read.”
“This was a beautiful romance story, which like all of life had lots of ups and downs, twists and turns. There was tragedy and hurt. In the end there was forgiveness and love. A great story…”