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Haunting Grace (Beyond Time #1)

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Having endured years of an abusive marriage, Grace Evans finally walks out on her loveless marriage and boards a train for York. Within hours of arriving in the ancient city, her life is changed forever by a portrait in her hotel room...
ebook, 33 pages
Published September 27th 2011 by Createspace
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Sep 28, 2011 Diane rated it it was amazing
I just finished reading this wonderful book. Now get a glass of wine and a nice cozy fire to curl up in front of
and listen to this great ghost story.

It is about a women Grace who has left her abusive husband and has trave to York
The story tell of how she meets a ghost from 400 years ago. She thinks she is loosing her mind.
Yet she feels close and safe with him. Things really start to happen when she see a picture of him and his wife.

You have to read it if you want to know what happens next.
Michael Vorhis
Oct 25, 2011 Michael Vorhis rated it it was amazing
Haunted by Haunting
Elizabeth Marshall might be tempted to consider herself somewhat outside her normal genre when writing ghost stories. Readers may wonder what to expect with Haunting Grace. But I'll tell you: She had me by the second paragraph.

Of the prologue.

Haunting Grace carries the same warm, human element of other Elizabeth Marshall works. We get to know main character Grace by her recent tribulations; we commisserate with her as she begins a new life, vascillating bet
L.K. Jay
Oct 25, 2011 L.K. Jay rated it it was amazing
Shelves: ghost
I started to read the first instalment of this trilogy and I haven't been able to put my Kindle down until I had read all three parts. I love a good ghost story and I love York as well so the two go really well together.

Grace has just left her husband and moved to York where she takes a hotel room and is fascinated by a portrait hanging in the room. From then on we follow the story of how Graces' life changes quite dramatically.

This was a real page turner and it is satisfying when you see all
Zoe Saadia
Oct 10, 2011 Zoe Saadia rated it it was amazing
A delightful story!
I'm usually not into fantasy or anything paranormal, but Elizabeth Marshal's book turned out to be a delightful read. Just the book to curl with on the sofa.
This author has a great imagination and lots of courage to cross the borders of the accepted science facts. All these combined with the lovely characters and a very thorough researched historical setting, turned this story into a great read. Although I must to admit, after reading "When Fate Dictates" I had expected nothin
Elaine Mcdonald
Dec 31, 2011 Elaine Mcdonald rated it did not like it
This book is 30 pages, the second is 36 pages and the third book in this "series" is 30 pages. If you read all three books, for a total of 96 pages it is still just a short story. The premise of the book is interesting. But I will not be purchasing the rest of this series. The writing does not flow smoothly and I just don't see it being worth $1.98 to finish this book.
Stacy Sabala
Jan 26, 2016 Stacy Sabala rated it really liked it
Shelves: romance, suspense
Haunting Grace:

Grace has escaped her marriage and old life. She was brave enough to stash money away then open an account in her name. She has now arrived in York, free. She settles in a hotel and finds a job. Unfortunately she keeps seeing the face of the man in the portrait in her room. She doesn’t understand why but it is starting to scare her. She finds out his name is Robert Hamilton who lived in the 1600s. She is even dreaming of him at night.
She is unsure of anything as the dreams seem re
Judith Leger
Mar 13, 2012 Judith Leger rated it really liked it
I downloaded Haunting Grace because it was free. It sounded like an interesting book. I wasn't disappointed. The story starts with Grace arriving in York after leaving her husband. Strange things start to happen concerning a ghost. The entire story was well written and I looked forward to reading the rest. The scenes with the ghost fascinated me. Almost as if I was there with Grace.
One of three short stories about a woman who sees a picture in her hotel room of a man who lived in the past. For being so short, it was good. I will find the others.
Naomibrooksnaomi Brooks
Mar 31, 2012 Naomibrooksnaomi Brooks rated it really liked it
for such a short story its really good keeps u sucked in to the very end,i gave it 4 stars because of that reason,and minus a star because its sooo short
Sep 11, 2012 Lori rated it really liked it
I loved this book, and I'm so glad I found it. It is an amazing story and a great read. I can't wait to read the next one. :)
Terri M.
I know exactly why I purchased this book—it takes place in northern England near Scotland (York to be precise), there's a young woman down on her luck and a mysterious fellow haunting her. It has all the elements I adore in my lighter reads. Plus it's a short story so it was a quick read!

I admired Grace's tenacity to make it on her own after years in a loveless marriage. What it must take to walk away from a toxic relationship and start it over is mind-boggling to me. And days after getting out
Jul 23, 2012 Christine rated it it was ok
I'm not sure how to rate this short story. I don't care for most short stories and this one is really short. It ends on a completely unnecessary cliffhanger. The next two stories in this "trilogy" appear to be just as short, so I'm not sure why they were not combined into a single short novella. For how short it is and how abruptly (and unnecessarily) it stops mid-story, I want to give it only one star. BUT...

I was pleasantly surprised by the writing. Most of the freebies I've read are clearly "
Laura Summers
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HAUNTING GRACE, CHANGING GRACE and SAVING GRACE are three short stories that together comprise a novella. At the time of writing this review, they are all free to download on Kindle (UK), so I thought I’d give them a whirl. As they are all essentially three parts of one story, I’ve found it easier to review them as one. Each are a quick read, and I read each in the space of an hour. So if you fancy something a little bit different one evening, they’re worth pick
Grace is unhappy in her marriage. She decides to pack her things and leaves her husband and daughter behind. She moves to York, finds a job and is staying at a hotel. In her hotel room hangs a portrait of the man who used to own the place. The man in the portrait starts to haunt Grace in a most peculiar way... and I think she kind of likes it.

This very short story is well written and is one of three books in the series. All of the books in the series are short in length. The very last sentence
Karin Corneau
Nov 11, 2013 Karin Corneau rated it it was ok
Shelves: own-it
Short, sweet and to the point. Overall this was a decent story with an interesting premise. However (and this may just be me) I found the writing a little tiresome. I just couldn't get invested in any of the characters as I really know nothing about them. I'm not even sure what Grace looks like (may have missed something there) and the overuse of the characters names during conversation got really irritating. To be honest I found it a bit amateurish but again this is just my opinion. I started r ...more
I enjoyed this quick, short read with a cliff hanger. I was also happy to have the other two books in which the story continues. It was an interesting, ghost, time travel, story with a wonderful ending at the end of book 3. Really, grab these books, you won't regret it if you are into those genres.
Aug 23, 2012 everafter09 rated it really liked it
Definitely well written and interesting. I'm only disappointed in the abrupt ending. It was a good spot to end on to make a cliff hanger but was just so abruptly done. I will definitely read the next books in the series.
Mar 16, 2012 Kirsten rated it it was ok
Fun and quick read. I wish that there had been more to it, but I believe that it is a continuing series. I would love to read the rest to see how the story finally comes together.
Nov 10, 2012 Sherry rated it really liked it
Shelves: fantasy
in this short story, Grace discovers herself being haunted by Robert Hamilton after she moves into a hotel room that was first Roberts' some 400 years earlier
Nov 18, 2013 Shawn rated it it was amazing
This was a time travel romance and I loved it! She leaves her cruel husband and finds a new world she never imagined possible. Book 1 of 3.
Apr 06, 2012 *Angela* rated it liked it
2.5 stars
A decent story, but not complete. I imagine that if all 3 short stories were printed together, it would be complete.
Aug 24, 2012 Erin rated it liked it
It's part of a 3 book story, all very short. The third one had an abrupt ending that made me wonder if that was it...and it was.
Kendall Koch
Sep 14, 2012 Kendall Koch rated it it was amazing
Shelves: favorites
This book is a great way for people who like paranormal things, like time travling and other creepy things.
Delaney  Burton
Apr 15, 2012 Delaney Burton rated it really liked it
I really enjoyed this short story and can't wait to see what happens in the next one.
Jul 15, 2012 Lisa rated it liked it
I enjoyed reading this little tale but it was very predictable and far too short!
Aug 18, 2012 Rebecca rated it it was amazing
I enjoyed reading these short stories just wish they would have been full length novels.
Christina Sanders
Jul 02, 2012 Christina Sanders rated it liked it
Pretty good for a short story, which I usually do not care for.
Shayna Varadeaux
Jan 29, 2013 Shayna Varadeaux rated it it was ok
Shelves: not-gonna-read
Not my cup of tea. Not big on really short stories.
Oct 03, 2014 Shelly rated it did not like it
Read 37% of this and really didn't like it.
Elizabeth Cribb
Nov 29, 2013 Elizabeth Cribb rated it really liked it
Loved one and two. Planning on number three.
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Elizabeth Marshall is the pen name of the author of the ‘Highland Secret Series’. She was born on Christmas Eve at St Mary’s Hospital, at the Marianhill Monastery, in the province of Natal, South Africa.

Elizabeth grew up in a small village called Hillcrest surrounded by a large Scottish farming family.

Her primary education was delivered by Nuns from the Monastery in which she was born. The teachi
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