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"Every once in a while I accidentally discover the work of an author I can't stop raving about. Grace Elliot is one such author. I just started reading my copy of A Dead Man's Debt by Grace Elliot. So far, I'm loving it! The prose is extremely beautiful and the descriptions so far have been nothing short of breathtakings! And there have been one or two scenes that brought out a belly laugh! I'm really excited about this one. As soon as I'm done, I'll be writing up a review! If you love historical romances, this is one book I highly recommend. I'm very excited about it."
Mirella Patzer. (The Blighted Troth)
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"Ultimately, the characters are delightful. You will not find two individuals who are more honest and truthful with one another. They both share a love of art, which brings them close together and exposes their feelings to one another. It is a refreshing change of pace from some historical romances where the silence of romantic feelings is upheld until the end. A Dead Man¡¯s Debt is also passionate. It is not blatantly sexy but a wonderful buildup of passion and sexual tension that true romance fans will love. Their attraction is about speaking volumes with a heated glance, or a simple brush of the hand. It is earth shattering, undeniable and will steal your breath away.
Ms Elliot is a wonderful talent, indeed. Not only is her debut story well written, but she magically weaves a creative and intelligent story that will entertain you from the first page until the last. She is a skilled storyteller that fills her novels with page-turning drama and breathtaking sensuality. Grace Elliot is an author to remember where you will anticipate any and all future novels.
If you have any appreciation for historical romance, you will not only enjoy this novel immensely, but will want to make a space for it on your keeper shelf! A Dead Man¡¯s Debt will charm you, surprise you, entertain you...and by the end, will warm your heart with the overall beauty of this story."
Lisa Jo from 'The Romance Review.'
Celeste Armitage has a plan....and that plan doesn't include marriage.
After deliberately humiliating a suitor, Celeste's despairing parents exile her to the country. But once there she discovers a sketch book of daring nude studies and is shaken to find the artist is her hostess's eldest son, Lord Ranulf Charing. This darkly cynical lord is exactly the sort of dissipated rogue she has sworn to avoid...if only her blood didnt heat at the thought of him.
Nothing is as it seems. Lord Ranulf's life is a facade. Only he can save the Charing's from disgrace as a blackmailer seeks to ruin his late brother's reputation. But just as Ranulf dares to open his heart to Celeste, the fully fury of his nemesis is unleashed...and Ranulf faces a stark choice between family duty and true love. But when Celeste guesses the truth behind his rejection, Ranulf underestimates her resolve to clear his name... and unwittingly places the woman he loves in mortal danger.
A great new review from 'Fiction Books.'
A creative, page-turning drama, a poignant story, characters totally engrossing in their complexity, with the distinctive essence of each easily discernible, sensual and evocative writing, from a great new author.
Worthy of: 5 out of 5 for a book in this genre.
A lovely article at 'Fiction Books' this week mentionned Grace Elliot in the same sentence as Georgette Heyer! Oh for a fraction of the great one's talent!
"This is set to be a rollicking good, period romantic saga, although the hints are there that some darker forces and undertones are just waiting in the wings.
I was thrilled to find this review posted over the weekend. If you love historical romance, or are in need of an engrossing, escapist book...then read on.
I found this historical romance to be a refreshing change of pace from all the YA I've been reading lately. I haven't read many books that center around the Regency era but I did really enjoy this book. I think for me the best part of the book was the "roller coaster" of emotions as well as twists and turns that took place through out the book. Usually, I'm not one for "roller coasters" but I found this particular one to be of my liking, especially since it helped keep the book at a fast pace.
Our heroine Celeste, is sent away by her family after she refuses a suitor. She's sent to live with Lady Sophia Cadnum at the Hazeldene House, where she is quite content to be Lady Sophia's companion if it means that she never has to marry. Celeste don't want to be tied to a man and become his property...she's not interested in that in the least. I saw Celeste as an independent woman for the time we are talking about. But then Celeste meets Lady Sophia's son Lord Ranulf Charing and that's when the "roller coaster" ride really begins.
Lord Ranulf is known for being a seducer of women, a "one night Romeo" if you will. But that's before he meets Celeste. Once he meets Celeste things start to change. He feels that Celeste challenges him and NO woman has ever challenged him before. The more time that he spends in her company the more his feelings start to change.
But unfortunately there are many challenges that they must over come in order to get their chance at HEA. Oh, you know the basic stuff....He has to convince her that he's someone she'd want to be married to, she has to loosen up on the reigns when it comes to her opinion of love and marriage, then there's the blast from his past.
Overall, I thought that the book was EXCELLENT. I thought that the characters were extremely well written and complementary to one another. Writing wise I found the book to be crafted in a way that made you want to keep reading. For me personally, I HAD to know what was going to happen next. I would highly recommend this debut author to anyone who enjoys historical romance. I will definitely be checking out more of Grace Elliot's books in the future!