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Eulogy's Secret (The Huntley Trilogy Book 1) [Kindle Edition]

Grace Elliot
3.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (43 customer reviews)

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Book Description

Greed, prejudice and a stolen identity.

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 onto the streets and the mercy of a passing stranger, Jack Huntley, who becomes an unlikely ally. 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.
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Historical romance by Grace Elliot:
A Dead Man's Debt
Hope's Betrayal
Verity's Lie
(The books in the Huntley trilogy can be read as standalone novels.)
Coming soon:
The Ringmaster's Daughter

Product Details

  • File Size: 401 KB
  • Print Length: 240 pages
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B005XD5IBA
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #210,982 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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29 of 29 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Sweet, sexy, fun! November 4, 2011
Format:Kindle Edition

This is one of those times I curse Amazon for not having a 1/2 star option. "Eulogy's Secret" really is better than a 4 star but there were just a few glitches that kept it from 5 star perfection.

This book is an absolute delight to read. Wonderful, yummy, sweet, sexy... oh the list could go on and on. Eulogy's determination combined with her compassion make her a heroine everyone falls in love with. She doesn't always make wise decisions and her innocence gets her into trouble more than once but through everything, her sincere desire to do right and stand tall makes her one of the most sympathetic heroines I have read in a long time.

Jack's character is a little more complex and not quite as understandable. He is human. Haunted by a betrayal he cannot overcome, he still finds himself drawn to Eulogy. His actions and reactions are at times frustrating. While one grows to understand and love Jack, it is our heroine that cements the desire throughout the story.

In reading this book, two things really stood out for me:

1. The beautifully written characters, Elliot wrote them so well, the reader not only loves them but becomes invested in their happiness AND they stay consistent to their personalities throughout the story!

2. The sexual tension in this story was incredible!! Oh my, was it written well! I absolutely LOVED the fact that Eulogy's character was sweet yet strong, even though she was not seen as "upper-class". She stuck to her convictions even when faced with her desire and love for Jack. L.O.V.E.D. IT! It had my heart thumping and hands sweating SO much more than if the author would have had Eulogy just give in. It was such a refreshing and riveting change from other HRs.
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12 of 12 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars A Definite 4.5 Historical - Captivating Characters November 10, 2011
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
I just finished Eulogy's Secret and loved it. I became invested early on in the characters -- our determined heroine, Eulogy, and our sweet rescuer Jack. They say opposites attract and I was reminded of this often while reading Eulogy's Secret. Eulogy was supposedly lower crust, Jack, upper in society. Jack was tortured by his past, yet so drawn to Eulogy he was always "there" when she needed him the most. That's one thing I found so endearing about him --his inability to stay away from her. I loved Eulogy's determination (even if at times she made bad decisions) and her kindness. Jack wasn't supposed to be kind but it didn't take the reader long to discover the gentle soul abiding in him. What I liked most was Jack's total infatuation with Eulogy (later love) and his disbelief in spite of it. What I loved most about Eulogy was her tendency to see the good in everyone -- even those who wished her harm.

I love British writers, and yes, you can almost always tell. I adore hearing them talk, and really enjoy the slang they gravitate toward in their novels. A little sprinkle here, there is most enjoyable. Elliot is a good writer and one of her strengths is her ability to develop diversities in her characters and yet make them believable.

I recommend Eulogy's Secret to all readers who love Regency (and the ton) of course!

I can't wait to read more by Grace Elliot.
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
Format:Kindle Edition
EULOGY'S SECRET by Grace Elliot is an exciting historical romance set in Regency Englaind. The first in "The Huntley"triology. What a delightful story of Eulogy Foster and Jack Huntley. Eulogy,a country lass,who after her parents death is left penniless,with a secret that could get her killed,goest to England to find her long unknown brother and finds the love of her life,or will she find only heartbreak. Jack is handsome,bitter from a past lost love,cynical,and betrayal comes across Eulogy and rescues her from rape and murder only to find she is keeping a secret and he is falling in love with her. "Eulogy's Secret" is a must read with betrayal,secrets,trust,healing,romance,love,a bit of sensuality,sexual tension,passion,forgiveness,devious brother,friendship,and finding your place in the world. Appearances can be deceiving in "Eulogy's Secret". I would highly recommend "Eulogy's Secret" for any reader who enjoys Regency England, and the ton of England you will not be disappointed. I can hardly wait for the next installment. Eulogy and Jack's story will have your returning pages,and holding your breath for these two young lovers. A quick,fun,sexy read. Received for review from the author. Details can be found at the author's website, Amazon and My Book Addiction Reviews.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars The essense of romance... January 13, 2012
Format:Kindle Edition
This book is absolutely captivating and the essence of romance. I was hooked from the first page and unable to put it down until the very end. Grace Elliot's writing is filled with so much emotion, and her characters are complex but relatable. It's very easy to identify with the hero of the story, Jack Huntley. He guards his heart because he cannot stand the pain of being humiliated and betrayed by love again. The heroine, Eulogy, must juggle a family secret that could change her life and her true feelings for Huntley.

This story is full of passion and mystery, yet at its core, I think it's one of the sweetest love stories I've read in awhile. The roadblocks in the relationship do nothing but strengthen the love of the main characters as well as make for an engaging and intriguing read. My love for the historical romance genre is definitely growing thanks to amazing authors like Grace Elliot.

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Most Recent Customer Reviews
4.0 out of 5 stars An engrossing book
This book is a fantastic read. I was thoroughly engrossed with the characters. The plot was fantastic, the characters well-developed. Read more
Published 2 months ago by Susan
3.0 out of 5 stars it was an okay read
Not very exciting, but not a bad read either. Had trouble staying interested in some chapters and the ending could have been better.
Published 4 months ago by Howard Winter
5.0 out of 5 stars I loved this book while I was reading and had a ...
I loved this book while I was reading and had a hard time putting it down. I will be reading this wonderful book again. A true historical
romance story.
Published 4 months ago by Carolyn Shaffer
3.0 out of 5 stars Unnecessary sex scenes!
This could have been a great, wholesome novel but it was spoilt for me by her giving up her virginity so easily!
Published 7 months ago by Ellebee
3.0 out of 5 stars Typical Historical
Haven't read this type of book in a long time. Mostly because you read one, you read them all. Same story line. It was an easy read. Enjoyable.
Published 7 months ago by Amazon Customer
3.0 out of 5 stars Sweet and romantic.
I expect that I will enjoy anything else that Grace Elliot writes because her characters are memorable, with mildly adventurous tales that made me wish for their happy endings. Read more
Published 15 months ago by crochet4luv
4.0 out of 5 stars Good book
I found myself lost in the book so much that morning found me. You should read it it is captivating
Published 15 months ago by Ncy
2.0 out of 5 stars Annoying H
I'm not sure that I'll continue with this series as I was truly annoyed by the H in this book. I think that in a romance I'm looking for a knight in shining armour and this H fell... Read more
Published 16 months ago by Sandy Milan
3.0 out of 5 stars How long can you drag it out?
Wanted to like Jack and Eulogy, but too much back and forth indecision. Haven't read a historical romance in a long time, so maybe that's the trend now.
Published 16 months ago by Birty53
1.0 out of 5 stars Glad it was free
If I had paid for this, I'd be upset. Besides all the misspelled words and bad grammar, the characters weren't consistent and the story line was classically cheesy. Read more
Published 16 months ago by Othercat
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More About the Author

Grace Elliot leads a double life as a veterinarian by day and author of historical romance by night. Grace lives near London and is housekeeping staff to five cats, two teenage sons, one bearded dragon and a husband (not listed in order of importance.)
Grace started writing as an escape from an emotionally demanding job and believes all intelligent people need romance in their lives - as an antidote to the modern world.
You can find out more about Grace at her blog.

Grace Elliot's books:
The Ringmaster's Daughter The Foxhall Series #1
A Dead Man's Debt
Eulogy's Secret The Huntley Trilogy #1
Hope's Betrayal The Huntley Trilogy #2
Verity's Lie The Huntley Trilogy #3

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Coming summer 2014 -
The Cook's Apprentice The Foxhall Series #2

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