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‘Hope’s Betrayal’ by Grace Elliot


Teaser Tuesdays is a weekly bookish meme, hosted by MizB of ‘Should Be Reading’.

Anyone can take part, by just doing the following:

  1.  Grab your current read.
  2.  Open to a random page.
  3. Share a couple of  “teaser” sentences, from somewhere on that page.
  4. Be careful not to share “spoiler” sentences.
  5. Remember to share the title and author too.
  6. Head on over to ‘should be reading’ and leave a link to your post, so that others can share it and you can share other people’s.

It would be great if you then decided to leave a comment for MizB, as we all like to receive them and are interested in sharing your thoughts.



This book is next on my list to read and I should get started on it in the next day or so. This review copy was sent to me as a PDF to be read on my computer and is some 158 pages in length. I have jumped to page 80, as roughly the mid-point to choose my teaser sentences, so I am as much in the dark about what is happening at this point in time, as you are …..

So as not to show any ‘spoilers’, I have not included a synopsis for this book, however, if you want to find out more about it, just click on the book image.

If you don’t really want to read any major ‘spoilers’, then you can ‘tease’ yourself a little more, by reading the first few lines of the story … here.

Joseph had less hair than he remembered, but his hooded eyes were still bright behind his spectacles. Indeed, the older man exuded rude good health, as typified by his ruddy cheeks.

George caught the whiff of tobacco on Joseph’s tweed jacket and grinned. Here was a man with the proper priorities, so much more reassuring than the carbolic soap smell of that London physician.


…. I am already wondering what has happened for a physician to be needed!


As this was an author  invitation from Grace Elliot, to read and review, a PDF copy of  ‘Hope’s Betrayal (The Huntley Trilogy)‘, was sent to me free of charge, in return for an honest and unbiased review.

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


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    • Hi Kathy,

      I am sure that’s quite true …. however it is certainly not my idea of a competent doctor, one who obviously smokes and drinks … and definitely not my ideal man either!!

      The thinning hair and spectacles I can live with …. Oops! I already do!

      Thanks for stopping by Kathy, great to speak with you.

    • Hi Naida,

      I am not sure that I would want to be treated by this physician, perhaps his appearance was a bit too descriptive! Sounds like he smokes and drinks a bit too much!!

      So far this is turning into quite a good story, although I haven’t been reading too much over the last couple of days, as I have had to put quite a bit of time into helping with the redesign of the blog, although most of that is down to my great ‘techie’, AKA husband Dave. What I know about web design and coding you could write on the back of a postage stamp!

      There are still a few rough edges to sorted out, but I am already loving the new look and feel.

      Thanks for the comments, as always. It is great to talk with you and your time is always appreciated.

      • Oh how nice that hubby designed it for you!
        On another note, I finally reviewed “Hoodie”. I’ve linked your review to mine 🙂
        The author is very sweet. I have you to thank for coming across his work, he emailed me after he saw my comment on your review post.

        • Hi Naida,

          I must have missed that review, sorry about that.

          I am glad that you found the book to be worth the read and that you understood some of the British idiosyncrasies it contained. It was pretty hard-hitting stuff, wasn’t it?

          Thanks for the mention and link, I have now reciprocated the link and mention on my review post.

          I have only just started my ‘Meet The Author’ pages, so you have stolen the march on me, with your interview with Brendan Lancaster …. I can’t wait to read it.

          • Yes Yvonne, Hoodie was a tough book, yet I just had to know what would become of Ben. Thanks for linking to my review as well 🙂
            lol…Brendan will be stopping by my blog once he’s back from vacation for the interview. I had a few nosey questions for him.

    • Hi Nikki,

      I am good, thanks for asking and I hope that you are having a good spell of health right now?

      I agree that teaser lines can offer a wholly different perspective on a story sometimes, although there are so many different memes where the same book can be highlighted, that there is a fine balance between ‘teasing’ a reader and giving so much away, that the book becomes unenjoyable.

      Thanks for stopping by, always great to speak with you.

    • Hi Nikki,

      Dave has been working on the new layout for some time now, but time constraints have made it a much slower process than we had hoped.

      I am a complete technophobe and if it wasn’t for having a kind ‘in house techie’, I probably wouldn’t even have a blog!

      The site has been down for a couple of days, so posts have been a little sparse. There are still one or two rough edges to be sorted out, so posting anything new isn’t possible right now.

      White, with clean lines, seems to be all the rage at the moment, it has certainly taken some getting used to, but I am loving it now.

      Did you build your own site? which is great by the way.

      Take care.

      • I used to design websites for a living (and still do every once in a while). However, I’ve got a confesion to make…….

        I set-up the content management system (e.g. WordPress!) etc, but just don’t have the time/energy to do my own design (despite being very capable!), so I found a template I liked and then gave it a bit of a tweak (though not much one one really).

        • Hi Nikki,

          I don’t blame you for using existing material wherever possible, I wouldn’t have known unless you told me and the site looks great.

          I think that we are probably following a minimalist trend at the moment, and being the same as others isn’t generally my thing, but I have to admit that the overall look and feel of the site is so much better. (At least it will be when I have had a few crash course lessons in some of the basics!).

  • I’m wondering if Yvonne has changed her opinion of Dc.Joseph now she kows the full story?
    PS He puts in an appearance towards the end of book 3, Verity’s Lie, when Hope is having difficulty in childbirth (But don’t tell anyone – the book isnt out yet!)
    Grace xx

    • Hi Grace,

      No! I’m sorry .. Joseph may have redeemed himself as a man’s physician, but I certainly wouldn’t want him attending me in childbirth .. the thought of entrusting myself to someone who smelt of tobacco and alcohol would be my worst nightmare.

      Mind you, this is from someone who will only go to a doctor if I am practically at death’s door and there is no alternative and won’t set foot inside a hospital unless dragged kicking and screaming (not even to visit).

      When I carried out some research into this strange phenomenon, I did find that it actually has a name:

      Nosocomephobia is the fear of hospitals. The origin of the word nosocom is Greek (meaning hospital or infirmary) and phobia is Greek (meaning fear).

      Knowing that my fear has a tag, makes me feel so much better ….. NOT!

      Looking forward to reading ‘Verity’s Lie’

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