Rockliffe

5 books in series
4.5 out of 5 stars 340 ratings

The Parfit Knight Summary

When the Marquis of Amberley's coach is waylaid by highwaymen and his coachman shot, he is forced to take shelter at the first house he finds and is subsequently trapped there for a week by a severe snowstorm.

Oakleigh Manor is the home of Rosalind Vernon who lives alone but for her devoted servants and an ill-natured parrot, cut off from the outside world by the tragic result of a childhood accident. But Rosalind is brave and bright and totally devoid of self-pity - and it is these qualities which, as the days pass and the snow continues to fall, touch Amberley's heart.

On his return to London, the Marquis persuades Rosalind's brother, Philip, to bring her to town for a taste of society, despite her handicap. But the course of Amberley's courtship is far from smooth. Philip Vernon actively dislikes him; Rosalind appears to be falling under the spell of the suavely elegant Duke of Rockliffe; and worse still, Amberley is haunted by a dark and terrible secret that, if revealed, may cause him to lose Rosalind forever.

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  • Book 1

    • The Parfit Knight

    • Rockliffe Book 1
    • By: Stella Riley
    • Narrated by: Alex Wyndham
    • Length: 7 hrs and 6 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 102
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 96
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 95

    When the Marquis of Amberley's coach is waylaid by highwaymen and his coachman shot, he is forced to take shelter at the first house he finds and is subsequently trapped there for a week by a severe snowstorm. Oakleigh Manor is the home of Rosalind Vernon who lives alone but for her devoted servants and an ill-natured parrot, cut off from the outside world by the tragic result of a childhood accident.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Outstanding!

    • By Caz on 17-03-16

    Regular price: £19.39

  • Book 2

    • The Mésalliance

    • Rockliffe, Book 2
    • By: Stella Riley
    • Narrated by: Alex Wyndham
    • Length: 9 hrs and 59 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 86
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 79
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 77

    The Duke of Rockliffe is 36 years old, head of his house, and responsible for his young sister, Nell. He is, therefore, under some pressure to choose a suitable bride. Whilst accompanying Nell to what he speedily comes to regard as the house-party from hell, he meets Adeline Kendrick - acid-tongued, no more than passably good-looking yet somehow alluring. Worse still, her relatives are quite deplorable - from a spoiled, ill-natured cousin to a sadistic, manipulative uncle.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • A charming Georgian romance, expertly narrated

    • By Caz on 19-03-16

    Regular price: £18.79

  • Book 3

    • The Player

    • Rockliffe, Volume 3
    • By: Stella Riley
    • Narrated by: Alex Wyndham
    • Length: 10 hrs and 13 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 74
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 68
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 67

    Tragedy drove him into unwilling exile. Death demands his reluctant return. In the decade between, he has answered to many names and amassed a variety of secrets. Now the actor known to Paris as L'Inconnu must resume his real identity and become Francis Adrian Sinclair Devereux, Earl of Sarre...a man he no longer knows how to be and whose name, thanks to the malice of a friend turned enemy, remains tarnished by an old scandal. Revenge, so long avoided, slithers temptingly from the shadows.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Sublime

    • By Yildiz on 20-04-16

    Regular price: £23.49

  • Book 4

    • The Wicked Cousin

    • Rockliffe, Book 4
    • By: Stella Riley
    • Narrated by: Alex Wyndham
    • Length: 10 hrs and 38 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 48
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 44
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 45

    Sebastian Audley has spent years setting every city in Europe by the ears and keeping the scandal-sheets in profit. Word that he is finally returning to London becomes the hottest topic of the Season and casts numerous young ladies - many of whom have never seen him - into a fever of anticipation. Cassandra Delahaye is not one of them. In her opinion, love affairs and duels, coupled with a reputation for never refusing even the most death-defying wager, suggest that Mr. Audley is short of a brain cell or two.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • wow

    • By David Green on 18-01-18

    Regular price: £23.49

  • Book 5

    • Hazard

    • Rockliffe Series, Book 5
    • By: Stella Riley
    • Narrated by: Alex Wyndham
    • Length: 10 hrs and 6 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 30
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 27
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 27

    Hazard: A game of Chance and Luck, made riskier when Fate is rolling the dice. For Aristide Delacroix, the first throw summons shades from his past. A man he had met, just once, over a card-table... and the lovely girl indirectly responsible for plunging his life into catastrophe. For Lord Nicholas Wynstanton, tired of waiting for Madeleine Delacroix to make up her mind, it slyly suggests he begin a whole new game with loaded dice; while for Madeleine, it devises a terrifying lesson in missed opportunities and the uncertainty of second chances. 

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • HAZARD – A winning pair.

    • By Yildiz on 25-05-18
    • Rockliffe Series, Book 5
    • By: Stella Riley
    • Narrated by: Alex Wyndham
    • Length: 10 hrs and 6 mins
    • Release date: 11-05-18
    • 5 out of 5 stars 30 ratings

    Regular price: £22.89