The Parfit Knight

Rated 4.00/5 based on 2 reviews
Blinded by a childhood accident, Rosalind Vernon lives a sheltered existence with only servants and her parrot for company. The arrival of the Marquis of Amberley with his wounded coachman during a blizzard will change her life. But can Amberley overcome the dark secret that haunts him and how will Rosalind feel when it is revealed?
The Parfit Knight is a Georgian Romance set in 1770's England. More

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About Stella Riley

B.R.A.G. Medallion honoree and Readers' Favorite award-winning author Stella Riley trained as a teacher in London and now lives in Kent. She enjoys theatre, dancing, reading and travel. She is fascinated by the English Civil Wars and has written six books set in that period. She loves the extravagant fashions of the mid-Georgian period, likes men with long hair and her current passion is for Baroque harpsichord music.

The first 5 books of the Rockliffe series (recommended in The Times newspaper!) are also available in audio, narrated by Alex Wyndham. And Rockliffe Book Six - CADENZA - is newly-published.

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About the Series: Rockliffe
Set in London during the 1770's, characters and lives intertwine throughout the series.

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Mia reviewed on Oct. 28, 2012

Ok read.
(reviewed the day of purchase)
SophiaK reviewed on Sep. 6, 2012

This is one of my favorite books,ever since I read it about a year ago...and now thanks to the author and smashwords I can even read on my computer without having to endanger my paper copy of it :)

Its just something about the love story between Rosalind and Amberley that is so charming,and it even takes place during the 18th century.(I love georgian era romances)

Welcome back Stella Riley :)

Now I am only hoping that "The Mesalliance" will follow soon
(reviewed the day of purchase)
Bellcanto reviewed on Aug. 27, 2012
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5.0 out of 5 stars Simply Wonderful, 27/08/2012
By "Belle"
This review is from: The Parfit Knight (Smashwords Edition)
The Parfit Knight is `Simply Wonderful'. That's the only way I can begin this review of Stella Riley's latest re-work of a novel first published in 1987. That was when I first read about the Marquis of Amberley and Rosalind. I enjoyed it then and enjoyed it again this time round..

The Marquis of Amberley is more than just an eligible bachelor - he is a law unto himself plus he has a great sense of humour. And Rosalind, blinded in an accident on the day before her tenth birthday, is not weak or self-pitying but bright and lively.

And then we have the circumstances of their meeting - highway robbery and a snow storm. Throw into the mix, Rosalind's mistrusting brother Philip, his wastrel friend Robert, a crazy parrot called Broody - and, last but not least, the suave Duke of Rockcliffe ... all of them interweaving throughout the book and all with a part to play in this classic love story.

As you would expect, the course of true love never runs smoothly and, harbouring a deep secret, Amberley is haunted by something in his past.

The introduction of the charismatic Duke of Rockcliffe is surely a forewarning of yet another brilliant hero destined to break a few hearts, as we readers fall in love with him! I know I'm looking forward to meeting him again in The Mésalliance - let's hope it's soon.

What I particularly admire about Ms Riley is her use of dialogue to bring her characters right off the page. Throughout her narrative is real and utterly believable so that sometimes it's almost like watching a play. The scene in Vauxhall Gardens, the duel and the final revelation are all superbly written. And the line that caused me to shed a tear is when Amberley, having finally asked Rosalind to marry him says, `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.' Simply Wonderful!

Well done, Stella Riley, please keep them coming!
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