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Stella Riley

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Stella Riley lives in Kent, England. She enjoys theatre, travel and playing the harpsichord.
Her award-winning 7 book Rockliffe series (recommended in The Times!) is available in audio, narrated by Alex Wyndham.
She is also the author of 6 books set in the 17th century: The Marigold Chain, A Splendid Defiance, The Black Madonna, Garland of Straw, The King's Falcon and Lords of Misrule.
All titles are available from Amazon, Kobo, Barnes & Noble and Apple.
Rockliffe Book 6 - Cadenza - is the 2019 Readers' Favourite gold medallist for Historical Romance and also the 2021 Book Excellence Awards winner in the Romance category.
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Stella Riley Having just completed 'The Player', I'm now working on the research for Roundheads & Cavaliers #4 - and yes, it will be Eden's story.…moreHaving just completed 'The Player', I'm now working on the research for Roundheads & Cavaliers #4 - and yes, it will be Eden's story.(less)
Stella Riley Yes, Chris. I've made a small start on Rockliffe Four and would hope to complete it in the latter part of this year. I'm also hoping to release A Sple…moreYes, Chris. I've made a small start on Rockliffe Four and would hope to complete it in the latter part of this year. I'm also hoping to release A Splendid Defiance in audio sometime in the autumn - depending on Alex's schedule, of course.(less)
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A Splendid Defiance

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Cadenza (Rockliffe, #6)

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B.R.A.G. Medallion!

I'm thrilled to announce that A Splendid Defiance has been awarded a B.R.A.G. Medallion - my very first one. Huzzah!
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The Montesoro Legacy by Stella Riley
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“Sorry for you? he finished crisply. I thought you knew me better than that.'' "I did ... I do"

"Then why ask it? If you marry me, I'll make no more allowances than I did at Oakleigh less, perhaps. I'm not proposing to be your eyes-though I'd give you mine if I could. But I can't. And unless you love me, I've nothing at all to offer. For the simple fact is that it's I who need you and not the other way about.But only," he repeated, "if you love me. I don't think I can settle for less.”
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Caz Hi Stella

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


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