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The Parfit Knight

(1986)
(The first book in the Rockliffe series)
A novel by

 
 
Recommended in THE TIMES and winner of a B.R.A.G. Medallion
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 snow storm.
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.

Praise for THE PARFIT KNIGHT ...

“As I was reading this book I had one of those reactions that I don't get all that often anymore, the sense of really, really sinking into and just basking in the enjoyment of a well told story.” (Vine Voice)

“This engaging tale of true love in search of the truth is told in a flowing, richly descriptive, and emotionally evocative narrative. Riley is an expert at bringing out the deepest emotions of her protagonists. An entertaining and satisfying read. Highly recommended.” (Readers’ Favorite)

“Historical romance at its best.”

“Utterly delightful; beautifully written and well-characterised.”

“As I was reading this book I had one of those reactions that I don't get all that often anymore, the sense of really, really sinking into and just basking in the enjoyment of a well told story.” (Vine Voice)

“This engaging tale of true love in search of the truth is told in a flowing, richly descriptive, and emotionally evocative narrative. Riley is an expert at bringing out the deepest emotions of her protagonists. An entertaining and satisfying read. Highly recommended.” (Readers’ Favorite)

“Historical romance at its best.”

“Utterly delightful; beautifully written and well-characterised.”

Genre: Historical

Used availability for Stella Riley's The Parfit Knight

Hardback Editions

November 1986 : USA Hardback
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Title: The Parfit Knight
Author(s): Juliet Blyth
ISBN: 0-312-59664-2 / 978-0-312-59664-4 (USA edition)
Publisher: St Martins Pr
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September 1986 : UK Hardback
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Title: Parfit Knight
Author(s): Anna Marsh
ISBN: 0-7278-1311-0 / 978-0-7278-1311-4 (UK edition)
Publisher: Severn House Publishers Ltd
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Paperback Editions

August 2015 : USA Paperback
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Title: The Parfit Knight (Rockcliffe) (Volume 1)
Author(s): Stella Riley
ISBN: 1-5150-7317-3 / 978-1-5150-7317-8 (USA edition)
Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform
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November 1987 : USA Paperback
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Title: The Parfit Knight
Author(s): Juliet Blyth
ISBN: 0-312-90851-2 / 978-0-312-90851-5 (USA edition)
Publisher: St Martins Pr
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Audio Editions

January 2016 : USA Audio edition
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Title: The Parfit Knight: Rockliffe Book 1
Author(s): Stella Riley
Publisher: Stella Riley
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January 2016 : Australia Audio edition
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Title: The Parfit Knight: Rockliffe Book 1
Author(s): Stella Riley
Publisher: Stella Riley
Availability: Amazon AU   


January 2016 : Canada Audio edition
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Title: The Parfit Knight: Rockliffe Book 1
Author(s): Stella Riley
Publisher: Stella Riley
Availability: Amazon CA   


January 2016 : UK Audio edition
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Title: The Parfit Knight: Rockliffe Book 1
Author(s): Stella Riley
Publisher: Stella Riley
Availability: Amazon UK   


Kindle Editions

July 2012 : USA, Australia, Canada, UK Kindle edition
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Title: The Parfit Knight (Rockliffe Book 1)
Author(s): Stella Riley
Publisher:
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