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Eulogy's Secret - greed, prejudice and a stolen identity.

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Offline Grace Elliot Reading Demelza.
12 Nov 2011, 09:56 PM | Post: #1

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Eulogy's Secret (historical romance) is now available!

In the four weeks since her guardians’ death, Eulogy Foster has lost everything. Penniless and alone she seeks the help of her estranged brother, Lord Lucien Devlin. But Devlin throws Eulogy out onto the streets and the mercy of a passing stranger, Jack Huntley. As Eulogy seeks the truth behind her birth, she is drawn into the world of art and artists, where her morals are challenged and all is deception.
Jack Huntley: bitter, cynical and betrayed in love. He believes women are devious, scheming, untrustworthy creatures - and when he rescues a naïve Miss from being raped, his life is about to change forever. As his attraction to Eulogy grows, caught in a deadlock with both denying their true feelings, events take a sinister turn as someone seeks to silence Eulogy….forever

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Offline Grace Elliot Reading Demelza.
10 Jan 2012, 08:04 PM | Post: #2

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This post was last modified: 02 Mar 2013 05:14 PM by Grace Elliot.
Here's what the reviewers have been saying:
This book is an absolute delight to read. Wonderful, yummy, sweet, sexy... oh the list could go on and on. [TJ Affaire de Couer magazine]

Grace is a master at creating sexual tension between two characters and this book is no different. [Felicia Rogers - author ]

Some very spicy, but perfectly written sexual tension through out which keeps you gripped [Lou Graham's blog.]

Eulogy and Jack's story will have your returning pages,and holding your breath [April Renn. Amazon review]

Another great book, even more captivating and sensual than the first, written by an author who is so obviously passionate about her subject [Yvonne, Fiction Books website.]

I would easily recommend this book to Regency-aholics like myself and anyone that enjoys a well-written story. I'm delighted to know this isn't the only book by Grace Elliot! [Christine Cunningham - Vancouver. Amazon review]

Elliot creates a full-bodied blend of character and setting for a satisfying read. I have a sense this is an author who is just getting started and is likely to build a library that readers will enjoy putting on their keeper shelves. [Dana Taylor - Kindle Boards author!]

Eulogy's Secret has everything a good historical romance should have. I'm looking forward to the next two
books in the Huntley Trilogy. [Stephen Lovely - Amazon review]

The writing is lovely and Elliot writes well enough to put you in England as the ton whirls around you. [Martha Bryce, Amazon review]

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Offline Grace Elliot Reading Demelza.
19 Feb 2012, 07:39 PM | Post: #3

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RE: Eulogy's Secret - greed, prejudice and a stolen identity.

This post was last modified: 02 Mar 2013 05:14 PM by Grace Elliot.
A gentle nudge to historical readers, here is a new review for Eulogy's Secret.
"FIVE OUT OF FIVE STARS WITH ONE MORE FOR BEING A BEAUTIFUL WRITER." Amazon US review by Dc. Twerell.

Quality romance writing. That phrase is often an oxymoron. Grace Elliot's novel "Eulogy's Secret" proves that love and romance can be presented in a quality and imaginative prose. Eulogy, a beautiful young woman raised in the countryside of England, comes to London to find her sole surviving relative. Her life quickly takes new directions when she is accosted by robbers, rescued by Lord Jack Huntley, and set on a path toward a future she could never have imagined.

The story is beautifully set in the turn of the century England where aristocrats ruled the economy, the society, and frankly, much of the world. Class structure deeply divided the common from the upper with spoken and unspoken rules building walls of separation. Into this maze steps Eulogy who is gentle, respectful, yet fiercely independent. She is a step toward modern social reform, while still being part of the historical footprint of England. Her ability to walk this precarious tightrope is a credit to her tenacity and moral structure while still allowing the vulnerability of a young woman's desire to shine through.

Grace Elliot deftly brings the reader into a historical era foreign to most modern observers. While some of the language is difficult to grasp, she writes with such beauty and creativity, one never feels lost. Obviously a writer who thoroughly researches her material before bringing her characters to life, she provides a smorgasbord of emotions, images and romance from which all can feast.

I highly recommend "Eulogy" to all who enjoy quality writing with a beautiful story. Five stars out of five stars with one more for just being a beautiful writer. I purchased this book and have no personal contact with the author.
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27 Feb 2012, 08:03 PM | Post: #4

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RE: Eulogy's Secret - greed, prejudice and a stolen identity.

Hey Grace

Have you spotted you are in two top 20 lists?

You are at number 8 in US and 20 in UK. Congratulations and keep it up Big GrinBig GrinBig Grin
Hedgehogs rock.
Offline Grace Elliot Reading Demelza.
02 Mar 2013, 05:17 PM | Post: #5

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RE: Eulogy's Secret - greed, prejudice and a stolen identity.

A 5 * review on Goodreads.

Lovely romantic and engrossing book

Eulogy’s Secret is a lovely romantic book which had me engrossed right from the start. The great description of old London and the dialogue between characters are a treat. It is evident that the author has done lots of research to get this just right and it provided me with an extra real interest amongst the excellent plot. The atmosphere is very well described by the author in phrases such as, “..before passing the malignant gray walls of the workhouse…”.
The romance starts right away and I was immediately engaged with the characters and very satisfied with the ending, hoping to see Devlin in some way outwitted I was not disappointed.
There is steamy romance, fun, adventure, and danger in this well written book. Eulogy is a lovely character and so is Jack Huntley. You can’t help but like him right at the start of the book with his amusing thoughts and then by the end of the book you are in love with him.
I really enjoyed this book and if you are looking for an historical romance that is amusing, entertaining, gripping, very romantic you cannot go wrong with this book.
I will be looking out for the next book in the series.
This has to have five stars it’s delicious.
Tessa Stokes
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Offline Grace Elliot Reading Demelza.
11 May 2013, 04:21 PM | Post: #6

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EULOGY'S SECRET - synopsis
In the four weeks since her guardians’
death, Eulogy Foster has lost everything.
Penniless and alone she seeks the help of her estranged brother, Lord Lucien Devlin. But Devlin turns Eulogy onto the streets, where she is attacked and thrown onto the mercy of a passing stranger, Jack Huntley. As Eulogy seeks the truth behind her birth, she is drawn into the world of art and artists, where her morals are challenged and nothing is as it seems.

Jack Huntley: bitter, cynical and betrayed in love. He believes women are devious, scheming, untrustworthy creatures - and when he rescues a naïve Miss from being raped, his life is about to change forever. There is something about Miss Foster that haunts him and challenges his emotions. But despite their growing attraction, Eulogy will not share her secret, which means he cannot trust her. Caught in a deadlock, both denying their true feelings, events take a sinister turn as someone seeks to silence Eulogy….forever.

EXCERPT : In his bedchamber Jack Huntley faces his guilty secret.

But before he left, there was one last thing he must do and the ache in his chest intensified. After taking a deep breath Huntley turned to face the portrait, leaning against the tallboy. Even though he had prepared himself, it still robbed him of breath, his dark eyes grew darker and a small vein pulsed at his temple. He could stare at the painting for hours, trying to armor his emotions, but each time it was the same eyes that pierced his soul, and with no more weapon than a stare, made him her prisoner.

He, or rather Chaucer, had come across the picture by chance. A few weeks earlier, to his amazement, rumors circulated in artistic circles that Tristan Farrell was painting again. Out of idle curiosity Huntley had dispatched his man to Red Lyon Square to investigate, only to have Chaucer return bright eyed and burbling on about a stunning portrait of a brown-eyed woman. It amused Huntley to instruct Chaucer to buy the painting, for an anonymous client of course, as an investment in the resurgence of a once great talent. But the moment Huntley saw the piece he knew he could not bear to part with it.

So here he stood, like a priest before an altar. Goosebumps raised on his arms as he gazed at the pale-skinned beauty with softly parted lips and enormous brown eyes, warm and alluring, staring out of the canvas as if taken by surprise. The swirling background of chocolate browns served to heighten the woman’s natural beauty. The piece was unfinished and yet utter perfection. Only an artist of great foresight would stop when he had, capturing the moment when a great artist discovers his muse. Huntley’s instincts had been correct. The model was Eulogy Foster, and the painting as divine as the woman it depicted.

Of course Chaucer was right; it made sound business sense to sign Farrell up to The Gallery before news of his work reached the ton. If the gallery manager was perplexed by the owner’s sudden indecision, he knew better than to mention it. As if it was fate intervening, there soon appeared a hastily scribbled note from Farrell, offering The Gallery first refusal of his future work. Huntley laughed aloud as he read. Even when fighting infatuation, he wasn’t such a fool as to decline an opportunity to make money.
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03 Nov 2013, 07:45 PM | Post: #7

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'Another title from the brilliant Grace Elliot - book one of the Huntley Trilogy, Eulogy's Secret. A story of a seemingly innocent and naïve, but beautiful county girl, who travels to London after the death of her adoptive parents to seek out her real brother. Mugged on arrival she loses everything of value but quickly falls in love with the man that saves her from the muggers. Her rescuer, Jack Huntley, a member of high society London and landed gentry rapidly falls in love with this mysterious country girl. A gripping story of forbidden love that survives despite adversity and flourishes once Eulogy tells Jack her secret. I particularly love the way this author develops her characters and finished this book feeling as thought I had made new friends. This is beautiful and incredibly well researched story, what Ms Elliot doesn't know about British History isn't worth knowing.'
5 * Amazon review.

...and don't forget, Eulogy's Secret is just 72p!
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