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Stella Riley trained as a teacher in London and now lives in Kent, England. She enjoys amateur dramatics, salsa and belly-dancing.
Her her first novel, The Marigold Chain, was published in 1983 and was followed by A Splendid Defiance, The Parfit Knight, The Mesalliance, The Black Madonna and Garland of Straw.
After a break in her writing career, she is now committed to publishing her back-catalogue as e-books.
The Marigold Chain, The Parfit Knight, The Mesalliance, A Splendid Defiance, The Black Madonna and Garland of Straw are available through Smashwords.com and also on Amazon Kindle.
The King's Falcon will follow in 2014.


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A Splendid Defiance
4.13 of 5 stars 4.13 avg rating — 45 ratings — published 1985 — 5 editions
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The Marigold Chain
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CHARLOTTE DE LA TREMOILLE

COUNTESS OF DERBY

1599-1664


Countess of Derby


Of all the ladies who defended hearth and home in the absence of their menfolk, Lady Derby is probably one of the most well-known.


Born at Poitou in France, Charlotte was the daughter of the Duc de Thouars and Princess Charlotte Brabantine of Orange-Nassau. She was a grand-daughter of William the Silent and like her cousin, Prince Rupert...

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" The ONLY thing I don’t like about this book is the fact that there aren’t any more. Oh, my gosh, I think this author writes the best books around this time period (Georgian) since Georgette Heyer. Her turn of phrase and dialogue is just wonderful.... " Read more of this review »
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A Bride for His Convenience by Edith Layton
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Very poor. Endless, untold repetition and also endless, annoying Americanisms. The two main characters covered the same ground so many times I could have set their conversations to music and the heroine was downright irritating. Avoid this if you lik...more
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The Black Hawk by Joanna Bourne
The Black Hawk (The Spymaster's Lady, #4)
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Having thoroughly enjoyed The Spymaster's Lady, I moved on to this one almost immediately and was very glad I did. If possible, I think I liked The Black Hawk even better. I adored Adrian and Justine is a great heroine. The novel is multi-layered, mo...more
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The Spymaster's Lady by Joanna Bourne
The Spymaster's Lady (Spymasters, #2)
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I loved this book. The detail, pace, characterisation and quality of writing is excellent. It's also, in my opinion, not exclusively a woman's book. I think some men may enjoy it. I particularly enjoyed the rapport between the three spies - Grey, Doy...more
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Caz Hi Stella

Indeed I am "that" Caz :-) Thanks so much for the invite.


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