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New Title …. ‘Hope’s Betrayal’ by Grace Elliot


I first heard about Grace Elliot, way back in November 2010 (can’t believe how times flies!), when I won a copy of her first published book, ‘A Dead Man’s Debt’, as a result of an interview and giveaway with Calum, over at ‘The Secret Writer’.

After gaining some great feedback from fellow bloggers, following various posts about this book on Fiction Books, Grace subsequently contacted me about a great new concept for a series of books, which she collectively called ‘The Huntley Trilogy’.

‘Eulogy’s Secret (The Huntley Trilogy) ‘, was the first book in the series and once again there was some more great feedback for Grace, when Fiction Books showcased it.

Grace has now completed the second part of  ‘The Huntley Trilogy’ and judging by the response it is already receiving ‘on the other side of the pond’ in the USA, ‘Hope’s Betrayal (The Huntley Trilogy)’, looks set to be yet another success for Grace.


Let’s find out something about the books itself …


One wild, winter’s night two worlds collide.
Known for his ruthless efficiency, Captain George Huntley is sent to stamp out smuggling on the south coast of England. On a night raid, the Captain captures a smuggler, but finds his troubles are just beginning when the lad turns out to be a lass, Hope Tyler.
With Hope as bait, the Captain sets a trap to catch the rest of the gang. But in a battle of wills, with his reputation at stake, George Huntley starts to respect feisty, independent Hope. Challenged by her sea-green eyes and stubborn loyalty Huntley now faces a new threat – his growing attraction to a sworn enemy. But a love where either Hope betrays her own kind, or Captain Huntley is court-martialed, is not an easy destiny to follow.


And what about the author …. let’s meet her


HISTORY, ROMANCE AND…CATS! Grace Elliot leads something of a double life. As a vet by day, she is obsessed by all things feline; by night she is the best selling author of historical fiction.

She is an avid reader and turned to writing as a way 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 wonders 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, which she has, most successfully.

Grace has guest visited many blogs, where she has answered an amazing array of questions about herself and her writing. She has catalogued all of these visits here, so why not stop by and check a few of them out, although personally, I think that one of the most comprehensive of interviews is over at Morgen Bailey’s writing Blog, where Grace gives one of her most ‘frank and friendly’ discussions, with a consummate interviewer.


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I can’t remember a time, even as a child, when I haven’t been passionate about books and reading.
I began blogging, when I realised just how many other people out there shared my passion for the written word and I have been continually amazed at the wealth of books that are available and the amount of great new friends I have made, from literally 'The Four Corners Of The World'.

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  • This sounds like an author to look out for, I do enjoy good historical fiction. And how cool that she’s a vet by day and author by night. Thanks for the recommendation Yvonne 🙂

  • Hi Naida,

    Grace is lovely ‘down to earth’ kind of person, who is equally passionate about both her day and night jobs. She blogs regularly about both and loves to receive comments, so her site is well worth a visit.


    Her love of historical romance is obvious, which means that her writing comes from the heart, making her books an enjoyable experience for the reader.

    Even though ‘Hope’s Betrayal’, is the second installment of the ‘Huntley Trilogy’, it does sound as though it will work well as a stand-alone novel, although the first book in the series ‘Eulogy’s Secret’ is also well worth reading.


    Grace is an author that I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend if you like a good dose of English Regency historical romance, you won’t be disappointed.

    Thanks for stopping by and as always I really appreciate your comments.

  • Hello, and once again, I’m awed by Yvonne’s thorough research and cross-referencing!
    I really appreciate the mention, very kind!
    Thanks for commenting, Bookworm…and on that invertebrate note (see what I did there?), just off to buy some crickets for the latest additional to the Elliot household – a bearded dragon!
    kind regards,
    Grace x

    • Hi Grace,

      I shall be reading ‘Hope’s Betrayal’ very soon I promise, but just felt I wanted to mention that the book is now available, especially as I know that many of my followers are very much into their historical romance reading.

      Talk about bringing your work home with you, I should think that the last thing you would want to do would be to start caring for animals at home as well!

      Have a great weekend ‘dragon sitting’ for the new arrival, I hope that he (she) settles in very quickly.

  • Vets lead very busy life’s working long hours so I am impressed that this young lady finds time to write as well. your review and author profile is very comprehensive and tempting as probably the sort of novel I would enjoy.
    Thanks for your recent comments on the Cabbage White post, your support is so much appreciated. I hear you are in for yet more wet weather this weekend. 🙁

    • Hi Linda,

      I think that Grace finds it almost therapeutic to be able to switch off from work and turn to her writing in the evenings, although I have to admit that I don’t really know how she does it either!

      This will be the third book Grace has brought to the marketplace since 2010 and she seems to be making quite an impact on the world of the historical romance novel. I am sure it helps tremendously that she is passionate about her subject, as you would be able to tell almost instantly from the subject matter of many of her posts (yes, amazingly she finds time to blog regularly as well!).

      I think that you would probably enjoy Grace’s books and her style of writing.

      The weather today (Saturday), hasn’t been too bad, although it isn’t particularly warm and the ground is already sodden from all the rain throughout the week. It is now almost 7pm and things have started to deteriorate with some heavy showers coming in, but it doesn’t look too bad at all for tomorrow and Monday, although definitely not BBQ weather by any means!

      Thanks for the visit and enjoy the rest of your weekend.

    • Hi Nikki,

      I have read quite a few historical fiction books just lately and there seems to be a wealth of good authors and original storylines out there.

      Grace rates right up there with the best, IMHO. The fact that she so enjoys her subject is transparently obvious and so her research and authenticity of the characters and storylines, pays dividends for sure.

      Thanks for stopping by and I hope that you had a good weekend.

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