I originally met Grace Elliot, just after the publication of her first Historical Romance ‘A Dead Man’s Debt’, which she kindly asked my to read and give my thoughts about.
For an inaugural published novel, the book has recieved some fantastic reviews and comments and has gone from strength to strength, with a whole new makeover to its cover art adding an aura of class and distinction. Grace herself is busy out there in the blogging world, talking about what she enjoys the most The Georgian and Regency periods, making some great new friends and invaluable contacts, who have no doubt been providing excellent encouragement in this, her latest venture … not just one new book, but a whole new trilogy in the offing.
‘Eulogy’s Secret’ by Grace Elliot
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.
About Grace Elliot
HISTORY, ROMANCE AND…CATS! Grace Elliot leads a double life as a vet by day … she is obsessed by all things feline, and author of intelligent historical fiction by night.
She is an avid reader and turned to writing to de-stress from an emotionally demanding job.
She firmly believes that smart people read romance – as an antidote to the modern world!
Grace only discovered the wonderful world of social history many years after leaving education and, after working her way through the Tudors and medieval history, finally decided that her passion lay firmly with the Georgian and Regency periods.
Her inspiration to delve into the world of the historical fiction novel came initially from Margaret George who encouraged her pick up and read her first social history book, and Stephanie Laurens who showed Grace that to fully escape to her new-found world, she needed to write about it.
This has got to be a real ‘must read’ for any lover of historical romance out there.
I have been fortunate enough to be asked by Grace, to read ‘Eulgy’s Secret’ and publish my thoughts about it. I have finished reading what for me, was a fantastic romp around the drawing rooms of Georgian England and my thoughts about my journey will appear here soon.
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