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Eulogy's Secret (The Huntley Trilogy #1)

3.43  ·  Rating Details  ·  195 Ratings  ·  34 Reviews
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
Kindle Edition, 213 pages
Published October 18th 2011
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Jul 17, 2012 TJ rated it really liked it

This is one of those times I curse GR 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 thr
Christine Cunningham
Jan 09, 2012 Christine Cunningham rated it really liked it
I knew when I needed a snack that this was going to be a good book. There are few things more charming and fantasy worthy than the Regency era in England. I'm fascinated by the strict rules that "good society" dictates. This is where Eulogy Foster first finds herself, on the outside looking in. She arrives an innocent bumpkin one night in the darkened streets of Grosvenor Square desperate to reconnect with her estranged brother. When she knocks on his door, the disarray of her person belies her ...more
Martha Bryce
Jan 02, 2012 Martha Bryce rated it really liked it
Reading romance novels isn't my highest priority but they are like a Snicker's bar - sometimes one is a neat, fast little treat.

Eulogy's Secret by Grace Elliott is a mini Snickers bar. Book One of the Huntley Trilogy, Eulogy's Secret is a lovely little romance set in regency England. On a dark, frightening night, a little country mouse named Eulogy, in stained, travel worn clothing shows up on the front steps of Lord Devlin's home in London. Of course, she is turned away, for in that time, membe
Nov 25, 2011 April rated it really liked it
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 ...more
James Twerell
Feb 04, 2012 James Twerell rated it it was amazing
Eulogy’s Secret by Grace Elliot

Quality romance writing. That phrase is often an oxymoron. Grace Elliot’s novel “Eulogy’s Secret” proves that love and romance can be presented in a quality and imaginative prose. Eulogy, a beautiful young woman raised in the countryside of England, comes to London to find her sole surviving relative. Her life quickly takes new directions when she is accosted by robbers, rescued by Lord Jack Huntley, and set on a path toward a future she could never have imagined.
Louise Graham
Dec 18, 2011 Louise Graham rated it really liked it
Eulogy' Secret is the first in the Huntley Trilogy written by Grace Elliot.

Suddenly Eulogy Foster finds herself on her own following the death of her beloved Guardians. With the knowledge of her birth parents she heads to London to meet her estranged brother, Lord Lucien Devlin. Never having been to the City before, she is very unprepared to what she find on her arrival there.

Thrown out and denied by her own brother, she is attacked, robbed and without the help of a stranger, god know what would
Rachelle Ayala
Jan 22, 2012 Rachelle Ayala rated it it was amazing
A delightful romance set in Regency England, Eulogy's Secret is alive with details and setting that take you back in time to a society ruled by class structure and nobility. Eulogy's innocence, charm, wit and determination make her the perfect woman to enthrall the independent, savvy, and suspicious Jack Huntley.

Recently bereaved of her adoptive parents, Eulogy Foster travels alone to London to seek her family. She is immediately placed in danger when her only brother refuses to acknowledge her.
May 30, 2012 Melissa rated it it was amazing
Eulogy’s Secret: Huntley Trilogy #1 by Grace Elliot

This story was has a full cast of characters that stay with you long after you have closed the book. They all come alive in the pages and you are rooting for all of them.

Our heroine is Eulogy Foster; she just came to London from the country looking for her brother, her last living relative. She is the youngest living child of Lord and Lady Devlin; Lady Gabriella Delvin gave her to the attending physician when she was born to save her from her ab
Jan 08, 2012 Andrea rated it it was amazing
This is the first novel I've read by Grace Elliot, and it has made me want to read more of her books. The storyline, characters and setting all came together to produce a wonderful story about a young girl, Eulogy, trying to find her place in the world after facing a tragedy. And yet, as she searches, she shows how strong-willed she is, how big her heart is, and how loyal she is. The hero of the book, Jack, seems almost her opposite, with his stubbornness, hard-to-trust attitude, yet readers can ...more
Jamee Pritchard
Jan 13, 2012 Jamee Pritchard rated it really liked it
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 tr ...more
Felicia Rogers
Jan 01, 2012 Felicia Rogers rated it it was amazing
What can I say about Eulogy’s Secret? I can say WOW! Grace Elliot has out done herself with this first book in her Huntley Trilogy. Jack Huntley is a loner. Once bitten, twice shy, he is not looking for someone to settle down with. Then comes Eulogy Foster, a damsel in distress. Fortunately Jack rises to the occasion and comes to Eulogy’s aid. But Eulogy has a secret. And as this secret is kept, the danger grows.

I enjoyed the suspense that Ms. Elliot was able to build with this story. Would Jack
2 1/2 stars. I read the second book in this trilogy, Hope's Betrayal first and I really liked it. It was a relatively clean romance that fit the time period. I was expecting this one to be the same way, however there is a pretty detailed sex scene in this book that I wasn't really expecting, and it happened before they were married which I honestly didn't feel fit with Eulogy's character after everything else that happened in the book.

I found the love interest, Jack to be hard to like at times.
Apr 05, 2012 Karen rated it it was ok
one more mention of "mossy green eyes" (yeah, I got it!), hulking chests, tingling groins and parted lips and my brain would have bleed.
A e-book "Harlequin Romance". I guess I needed mindless reading and this was sure the book. Fun (and funny) but not something I could take a steady diet of :-)
Meg - A Bookish Affair
3.5. Eulogy's Secret takes place during a time in England that I really enjoy, the Regency. It is the first book in a trilogy called The Huntley Trilogy. You really get a good sense of place in this book. England was going through a lot of changes during this time and you can feel the energy of London pulsing throughout the story. Eulogy is a newcomer to the city of London so we get to see the city through her eyes, which is very cool. I absolutely love London and I love reading about the city t ...more
Norma Budden
Mar 20, 2012 Norma Budden rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: people who enjoy historical fiction
Recommended to Norma by: Women's Lit Cafe
What a wonderful world, if not a trifle scandalous, Eulogy's Secret encased me in! I was breathless with anticipation from beginning to end and felt so many emotions as I continued on the journey.

Eulogy lost everything and the only person she knew to turn to was her brother - a brother she didn't grow up with, who didn't know she existed. However, he turned her away and it set the stage for a story which would compel me to continue reading its pages, especially knowing that Eulogy wasn't the typ
Feb 25, 2012 Joo rated it really liked it
Eulogy's Secret is the tale of Eulogy who turns up in town and loses her possessions and papers to prove who she is. She gets taken in by someone who knew her secret mother (purely because she looks like her) and the story is how she goes about proving herself. Since this is a romance, it is also how she falls in love with a man outside her station and all the smouldering looks and touches that come with that.

I'm not really one for this kind of romance, but I've tried a few recently and I think
Yvonne (Fiction Books)
May 18, 2014 Yvonne (Fiction Books) rated it really liked it
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1. A laudatory speech or written tribute, especially one praising someone who has died.
2. High praise or commendation.
We discover some way into the story, that Eulogy was so named as a tribute to her mothers' nobility and self sacrifce.
This accolade is in the most part deserved, as Eulogy has had some real and valid core values and standards instilled in her by her adoptive parents. She has promised herself that she will only
Aug 19, 2013 Amber rated it it was ok
I liked this book until the end. the story was well written and captivating. I did not like the way that Miss Foster decided that her virtue didn't matter, which seemed funny in a non humorous way, because she was extremely worried about her reputation being damaged in any fashion throughout the whole story. I won't continue to read books, when the characters loose all sensibility and morality in the face of temptation.
Jun 08, 2012 Stephanie rated it liked it
Some early grammatical problems almost deterred me from continuing with this one, but it soon had me engaged enough to keep reading. I'm glad I did! It was a quick, enjoyable read. The sexual tension was well-written, if a bit abruptly begun, and the characters were endearing enough.

All in all, I enjoyed this one, though I'm not sure it'd stand up to a second reading.
Aug 10, 2012 Cat rated it liked it
For the most part I really enjoyed this book; romantic and cute; liked all the accents and the dichotomy in family relations (and the relationships in general). My biggest criticisms for the books are the character are fairly one dimensional. The good characters (which is pretty much everyone in the book) are good, honest, caring, kind, generous, etc; while the (one) bad character is very bad: lying, scheming, manipulative, abusive, vengeful, violent, etc. Also, it really annoyed me that on at l ...more
Jun 23, 2012 manda-rae rated it really liked it
So, this novel is a very sweet and sappy romance. And it made me happy. You know, the feel-good, love-conquers-all kind of happy...

This book starts out with Eulogy at Lucien's doorstep attempting to find shelter at her long, lost brother's home. And the things that could go wrong when a lady is by herself in old-time London (note the historical setting) tends to go wrong. And then we meet Jack. And they're both smitten with each other. While I would have loved to see more of the transition from
Elizabeth Marshall
Sep 16, 2012 Elizabeth Marshall rated it it was amazing
Another title from the brilliant Grace Elliot - book one of the Huntley Trilogy, Eulogy's Secret. A story of a seemingly innocent and naïve, but beautiful county girl, who travels to London after the death of her adoptive parents to seek out her real brother. Mugged on arrival she loses everything of value but quickly falls in love with the man that saves her from the muggers. Her rescuer, Jack Huntley, a member of high society London and landed gentry rapidly falls in love with this mysterious ...more
Jun 04, 2016 Momof5boys rated it it was ok
This book was seriously problematic. The author honestly seemed to think that Eulogy was a pretty name for the main character. She cannot have known what it means!! There were other vocabulary errors that make me think that she needs a new editor. The plot was ok, but I couldn't look past the errors.
Dec 21, 2015 Deliasue rated it it was amazing
I love Ms. Elliot's way of writing. I want to read the 3rd. book too.
A.L. Butcher
I enjoyed this immensely, and could barely put it down. Well written with interesting and exciting characters who at first deny their feelings. Secrets, pride, lies and deception abound with passion, love and desire. The author really set the scene and the reader was drawn in, desperate to find out what happened next. Would highly recommend.
Aug 23, 2012 Julia added it
This book was quite enjoyable and relatable in some aspects. While taking place in a different time, it boils down to two people who like each other but are afraid to admit it to themselves due to past experiences. While the character Eulogy can be a little naive and week, she ends up being someone to admire for her gumption.
As I read Eulogy's Secret, I was caught from the start, but it faltered toward the end for me. Mostly I wished that the author would have extended the story. I felt rushed as we jumped from one aspect in the novel to another. Overall, it was a pleasant read and I would recommend it to anyone who enjoys simplicity. :)
Dec 20, 2015 SandraE rated it really liked it
Shelves: kindle
I have had this book on my kindle for awhile now and I am happy to say I finally read it. I enjoyed the story and look forward to reading other books in the series.
Dec 31, 2012 Celeste rated it really liked it
Shelves: romance
Fun historical romance set in London high society. Fast, enjoyable read. Loved the plucky heroine. Very good for a free ebook!
Jul 17, 2012 Lindsay rated it liked it
Good book. I found myself heavy skimming at the end, feeling a little bored and ready for it to be over.

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Grace Elliot leads a double life as a veterinarian by day and author of historical romance by night. She believes that intelligent people need to read romance as an antidote to the modern world.
Grace lives near London and is housekeeping staff to five cats, two teenage sons, one husband and a bearded dragon.
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Other Books in the Series

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