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Surrender of Trust

(Surrender #1)

really liked it 4.00  ·  Rating details ·  46 ratings  ·  39 reviews
Lucy Goodwin knows more about horse breeding than a proper young lady should. Her brother’s thoroughbred business has given her purpose and independence, but when an accident leaves her solely in charge, despair and destruction threaten her every move. Trapped in an impossible position, Lucy must do the right thing and watch their dreams crumble, or save their livelihood a ...more
Paperback, 2nd edition, 229 pages
Published April 15th 2013 by CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform (first published January 16th 1)
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Sissy's Romance Book Review
Surrender of Trust is book one in the "Surrender" series by Mariel Grey.
I thought this was a really sweet, easy, heartfelt read that once you started it was hard to put down.
Lucy Goodwin lost her father about 10 months ago and it became just her and her brother. Lucy brother was a horse jockey that had built up a great reputation. He had worked hard to make sure that everything kept running after their father died. Now Lucy finds that her brother has been badly injured in a carriage accident.
Jul 01, 2013 rated it really liked it
Surrender of Trust: Mariel Grey

Many different worlds collide within the pages of this novel as we meet Lucy Goodwin at the start of the story visiting her good friend Lady Monique. Women are taught to sew, embroider run a house and have children but Lucy Goodwin was independent, strong minded and strong willed and refused to lose what some might way her individuality or her own identity. But, Lucy’s world is about to come crashing down on her when her brother Lucien is seriously injured in a coa
Grant Leishman
Nov 15, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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Reviewed For Readers' Favorite by Grant Leishman

The year is 1803 and London is just coming into “season”, that time of year when marriageable young ladies, of a certain class, gather to try to meet the eligible young bachelors of the town, perhaps even to move up in class by marriage to an Earl or a Viscount. Lucy and Lucien Goodwin were not born into this society, but their expertise in breeding and racing thoroughbred horses in the “Sport of Kings” has given them an entrée to this rarefied hi
Lylian Aguiar
Nov 10, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Lucy is such a brave woman! Very interesting read about a romance in a time so distant from what we have now.
Nov 04, 2017 rated it really liked it
I really enjoyed the characters in this book. The writing was great. I can't wait to read the second book ...more
May 08, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Surrender of Trust is the first book in the 'Surrender' series by Mariel Grey.

The story is about Lucy Godwin. She likes her independence and is quite content with not marrying. Her life revolves around horses and her family's thoroughbred breeding business. Ten months ago her father died, and her brother took on the business, but things get really tough for Lucy when her brother has an accident which leaves him unconscious and puts him close to death. Not only is she distraught at the thought of
Blue Falcon
Feb 15, 2014 rated it really liked it
This is a review of "Surrender of Trust", a book I won a review copy of from a website (not Goodreads.)

The particulars: While at her friend Lady Monique Glenhurst's home, the heroine of the book, Lucy Goodwin, meets Lord Philip Lyton, Marquis of Chalifour, and hereafter referred to as Chalifour. They are immediately attracted to each other. Chalifour is planning to go into business with Lucy's twin brother, Lucien, in the Goodwin family's horse breeding business.

Things aren't all good for the Go
D. Domain
Jun 10, 2016 rated it really liked it
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My Impressions: Lucy’s got a bit of sass that I love in a historical heroine…And Chalifour is the master of the double entendre…*eye brow arch*. His innuendos were very well-timed and amusing. Thus, I immediately liked the pairing.

The Romance: There is a nice development to the initial spark of chemistry between the central couple. They have things in common which make their connection logical and believable. And their first kiss was smoking…so yeah, the romance definitely works.

Minor Beefs: Aga
Feb 09, 2016 rated it liked it
I'm not even sure how to really rate this book. It's a (supposed) regency romance with a splash of horses thrown in to appeal to the grown up Saddle Club readers that are now lurking around. There was nothing awful about this book, but I find myself hesitant to say that it was necessarily... good.

The characters all felt like cardboard cutouts of people from a Jane Austen fanfiction, which isn't bad (she says, having read way too much Jane Austen fanfiction) but they all felt stiff and like they
Jun 17, 2016 rated it really liked it
Shelves: adventure
Surrender of Trust #1 in the exciting new "Surrender" Series by Mariel Grey.
Lord Philip Lyton, Marquess of Chalifour, a member a prestigious horse racing club, the Jockey Club. His main goal is to eliminate horse cheating, and learn who is behind the accident that stole his partner's life. Enter, his partner's sister, Lucy Goodwin, who loves horse breeding, and anything to do with horses. When her brother suffers a horrific accident, she must take over, her brother's thoroughbred business. She,
Kathy Wideman
This is the first book I have read by Mariel and I really enjoyed it. I like historical books. It is always interesting to read how differently people lived back then. Lucy Goodwin finds herself in an interesting situation. Her brother was in a carriage accident and is near death. Then she is visited by two different men. One telling her that her brother owes him a debt and he wants payment. The other has come to meet her brother to further talk about a business deal. Lucy doesn’t let on that he ...more
Janet Coulter
May 31, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Surrender Of Trust
By Mariel Grey
If you buy only one book a year then, I highly recommend getting this one. The author has knocked the ball right out of the park on her first try at bat.
The story is very well researched. I was impressed with her accuracy of the Arabian bloodlines, which I personally know myself, and put together in a very satisfying, neatly wrapped package.
I do not agree with the one star reviews that are posted. If you do not care for this type of book then why do you buy them?
Shelly's Book Corner
Nov 15, 2016 rated it really liked it
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When Lucy Goodwin’s brother has an accident and the doctor can’t tell whether or not he’ll survive, she finds herself in a very difficult position. Their horse breeding business is bound to suffer as she can’t legally access the funds to keep it running and to make things worse a peer shows up demanding payment of an outrageous sum on a debt completely unknown to her and which, if not paid in due time, will ruin their family’s good name.
That’s when the Marquess of Chalifour, member of the Jockey
Jan 09, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Good deeds never go unpunished as Lucy Goodwin finds out! All she is trying to do is save her family from ruin from an unscrupulous peer of the realm. He is threatening her brother who has just been in a very bad accident!! Then there is the Marquess of Chalifour who was in the midst of negotiations with her brother and had only to sign the contract-------Who in the world could poor Lucy trust? She decides to do the unthinkable and prays she does not get caught!! Just remember that women has no ...more
Jessica Hoopingarner
Nov 14, 2016 rated it it was amazing
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I really enjoyed this book. I was lucky enough to win it in a goodreads giveaway. Since finishing this book I have purchased the author's second book and joined the email list. I want to know when there is something new.

This book is everything I want in a romance novel. Old times, horse and coaches, evil viscounts, passion, horse racing and twins that appear to get themselves in trouble sometimes.

I was sucked into this story immediately and had to finish it before going to bed. I just had to k
Julie Baswell
Dec 27, 2016 rated it really liked it
Lucy Goodwin was still mourning her father’s death when her brother Lucien becomes involved in a carriage accident. While it’s not clear if Lucien will recover, Lucy must keep the extent of his injuries a secret, to assure their horse breeding business continues operations as normal. But when the Viscount of Perdan arrives demanding a debt be paid, and then the Marquess of Chalifour also shows up to finalize buying into their breeding business, Lucy is stunned, having no prior knowledge of eithe ...more
Dec 01, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Lucy Goodwin and her brother breed thoroughbred horses. Unfortunately Lucian has just been in a terrible accident and Lucy is stuck being unable to conduct business just because she is female. When the pressure builds up she needs to make some difficult decisions.
Lord Philip Lyton, Marquess of Chalifour is looking forward to making a partnership with the renowned jockey and horse breeder. With his own blooded mares and the jockey's stallions they can breed the very best. He is however finding i
Jan 22, 2017 rated it really liked it
For the time period, Lucy Goodwin could be defined as a rebel. She breaks all of the rules of what a lady is expected to be...and then some! After her brother is injured, Lucy takes on a lot of responsibility and she's willing to do whatever it takes to make sure her family survives. As she quickly realizes, people are quick to want to help but she's not sure who she can trust. Too many people have ill intentions but will she put her pride aside to trust in those who are true? Can she be trusted ...more
Nov 23, 2015 rated it it was amazing
I received a copy for an honest review. This was an interesting story about 2 siblings who are involved in the horse breeding/racing business. When her brother, Lucien, has an accident, his sister steps in to try to salvage the family business. However, considering the era when women couldn't make business decisions or handle money per se, she tries to help as best as she can until her brother recovers. What ensues is an engaging story of how the more she tries to help, the more convoluted thing ...more
Geneva Handleman
Jun 20, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Awesome!! A fantastically written historical romance. I love the authors use of period appropriate slang words and phrases! The female characters in this story are much more believable than in a great many other historical romances. Not that I don't enjoy a completely inappropriate woman as the heroine, but the truth is, these women are playing by some strict rules and still managing to get into trouble!!

As an independent reviewer for Romance Authors that Rock, this writer and her heroines get
May 31, 2013 rated it it was amazing
WOW! Great summer read!!! Lucy is amazing and her story will pull you in within the first few pages. She is a strong woman who does what it takes to keep what is left of her family in tact. Chalifour, on the other hand, will keep you reading long into the night when your poor eyes want nothing more than to rest. I was very impressed with Mariel Grey's writing style and flow of the book. Not at all what I expected from a first time author. She is now of my list of favorite authors! I can't wait t ...more
Nov 19, 2017 rated it it was amazing
I absolutely loved this story and I am not much of a person who reads historic novels but the blurb had a little something special and I am glad I chose to read.
My first time read from Mariel Grey and I think she has written such a wonderful, hypnotising story that I could not put down.
Her stories have been added to my TBR list...
You received this ARC provided by the author/ publisher in exchange for an unbiased opinion. No type of compensation was made. There is no relationship/affiliation bet
Corinne Rodrigues
A good summer read – sweet, easy and with a little suspense and a good flow. The book gave me an insight into the world of horse racing in the past.Lucy’s strong character scored high with me, especially since with her profession of sorts making her ahead of her times. I also enjoyed watching the relationship between Phillip and Lucy grow gradually from a spark into trust and love.

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Feb 25, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommended to Joy by: LibraryThing
I stayed up til 4 AM reading this book! All in one day. At first, I didn't expect much from a "mini" story of about 200 pages. I thought, that like others, it would be too short, "not enough meat" as I call it and rushing, ended too quickly and left reader unsatisfied. Not this! Mariel Grey did a great job in making this into a nice historical romance, and a promising series. ...more
May 29, 2013 rated it it was amazing
I very much enjoyed reading Lucy and lord Philip/Chalifor book. I can't to read another Mariel Grey Book. ...more
Jul 18, 2013 rated it really liked it
Great summer romance read. If you are a fan of traditional romance then you will like this book.
Lis Carey
Nov 22, 2017 rated it it was ok
This book has such a promising premise.

Not necessarily historically reasonable, but, heck, it's a Regency, right? Some allowances are built in. I was totally willing to go with the idea of the sister stepping in to run her brother's thoroughbred race horse breeding business when he's badly injured in a carriage crash, and needing to hide that fact.

But we are supposed to believe in the high moral and ethical standards of Lord Chalifour, and his determination to clean up racing. He's a good guy, r
Lisa Richards
Nov 12, 2017 rated it liked it
Reading the blurb of this book had me excited to read it but it failed to capture my attention on several levels. First of all it missed the historical feel to me and then the heroine just didn't seem very bright.
I love when a woman has an occupation or even just an interest in a field that is not considered proper in historical romances. I love seeing how they manipulate others into ignoring this fascination of theirs. This story lacked that and by halfway through I really didn't care any more.
Oct 27, 2017 rated it liked it
I liked the premise of the story and the characters. However, it does have some major issues that could have been resolved with some research and a good editor. Okay.
Nov 28, 2017 rated it liked it
A good regency romance with intrigue,adventure romance.
Lucy is not your usual lady.
voluntarily reviewed.
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From the moment she could put pen to paper, Mariel Grey knew she wanted to be a writer. Like all good adventures however, it didn't happen overnight; it was after several decades of working in litigation that the desire to create dramatic worlds and characters became too great to ignore. Her first foray into historical romance, Surrender of Trust, explored the grime and glamour of regency horse ra ...more

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