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Mailbox Monday 31/10/2011

Mailbox Monday is a gathering place for readers to share the books that came into their house during the last week.

Be warned that Mailbox Monday can lead to envy, toppling TBR piles and humongous wish lists.
Mailbox Monday, is currently ‘on tour’ and being hosted by a different blogger each month.
Your host for the month of  October is Serena at:  ‘savvy verse and wit’
So why not stop by, leave a link to your own Mailbox Monday post, oh! and don’t forget to leave a comment for Serena, we all like to receive them!

In my mailbox this week, was the great new historical romance, from British author Grace Elliot.

It would be about a year ago that I was first in contact with Grace, when she contacted me to request that I read her first published historical romance ‘A Dead Man’s Debt’ and give my thoughts about it.

I was surprised and pleased that Grace remembered me, when it came time to gather some thoughts and reviews about this, her new Georgian romance:

‘Eulogy’s Secret’

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Greed, prejudice and a stolen identity.
In the four weeks since her guardian’s death, Eulogy Foster has lost everything. She travels to London seeking the help of Lord Lucien Devlin, the estranged brother who doesn’t know she exists. But Lord Devlin turns her away and alone on the streets, Eulogy is attacked, robbed and thrown onto the mercy of a passing stranger.

Jack Huntley – bitter, cynical and betrayed in love -believes women are devious, scheming creatures and not to be trusted. So when one night he saves a naive young woman from rape, little does he suspect how life is about to change. Despite his growing attraction to Miss Foster, Jack has a problem: Eulogy Foster has a secret and he can’t trust her.

As Eulogy learns the haunting story of her mother’s past, she knows she will only marry for true love. Deeply drawn to Jack Huntley, she needs him to confess his love before she shares the secret of her birth. Caught in a deadlock, with neither able to confess their true feelings, events take a sinister turn as it becomes clear someone wants Eulogy Foster dead and will stop at nothing to achieve it.


This book was a review copy, sent to me by the author, Grace Elliot and as such, was free of charge.

This will in no way influence any comments I may express about the book, in any blog article I post. Any thoughts or comments will be my own personal opinion and I am in no way being monetarily compensated for this, or any other article.


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    • Hi Serena,

      Thanks for stopping by and for hosting ‘Mailbox Monday’ for October, it has been good to talk with you and I shall continue to stop by your site, as you post some great articles and reviews.

    • Hi Harvee,

      Thanks for stopping and leaving a comment.

      This is a romance with great potential, at least it will be when the two main protagonists stop being so pig-headed and stubborn and work out that they do actually love each other!

    • Hi Mystica,

      I am about half way through the book now and so far it is well up to expectations.

      The author’s first book was excellent and if anything the storyline in ‘Eulogy’s Secret’, is even better.

    • Hi Kathy,

      The image hints at something sultry and seductive about this girl, which just about sums up where I am up to in the book about now, loving it so far.

    • Hi Jenny,

      This is a Georgian Historical Romance, which does have a little intrigue in the story, preventing our two star-crossed lovers coming together … they both just need a good shake!!

      A great read so far.

      Thanks for visiting today.

    • Hi Laurel-Rain,

      Thanks for stopping by, I always look forward to your comments and observations.

      I had also wondered about the thinking behind the name ‘Eulogy’, I will try and remember to ask Grace the next time that I am in contact with her.

      The literal meaning of the word eulogy is :

      A eulogy (from εὐλογία, eulogia, Classical Greek for “good words”)

      It is possible that Eulogy is so named by her mother, as a direct result of the circumstances surrounding her birth and the manner in which she is then abandoned.

    • Hi Mary,

      Thanks for the visit today.

      This is a great read so far, even if I am longing to knock the two heads together, of the main protagonists.

      Grace Elliot’s first published romantic novel ‘A Dead Man’s Debt’ is equally as good, so it looks as though she has found the winning combination for romantic success.

    • Hi Beth,

      Thanks for stopping by and for your comments, I appreciate it.

      I think that I have already described her as sultry and seductive, but we are supposed to believe that she is a niaive girl from the country, albeit a very beautiful girl. I guess that you can be sultry and seductive without meaning to be.

      The storyline is great, romance and intrigue abound and I am now hoping that true love will eventually find a way.

    • Hi Mary Ann

      Everyone seems to like the cover on this one, so that’s a great choice from the author, Grace Elliot!

      Thanks for visiting today, I appreciate your comments.

    • Hi Alyce,

      This is Grace Elliot’s second historical romance, with her first ‘A Dead Man’s Debt’ being very well received by everyone who has read it.

      I find that they are well researched and the storylines are well consructed , with great emphasis placed on building credible characters and believable plots.

      Thanks for stopping by today.

    • Hi Mystica,

      That’s no trouble at all, I hope that you manage to find more great books to enjoy by Elizabeth Chadwick.

      Enjoy your reading week

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