The Parfit Knight : Rockliffe

  • by Stella Riley
  • Narrated by Alex Wyndham
  • Series: Rockliffe
  • 7 hrs and 6 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's 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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Historical Romance at it's very best

I am so glad that Stella Riley has ventured into the world of audio. The Parfit Knight, the first of her superb books to be brought to audio, is an absolutely exquisitely written romance, a touching and beautiful character driven tale and I loved it from start to finish. Alex Wyndham, as usual is just outstanding and the perfect choice to bring it to life. I now eagerly await The Mésalliance, the next in the series.
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- Wendy Loveridge


Rosalind Vernon is twenty-two years old and should be doing what other young ladies of her age are doing, going to balls and parties and finding a husband. But around a decade or so earlier, she was blinded in an accident, and her well-meaning brother believes it best that she is shut away from the world. But a gilded cage is a cage nonetheless, and the sudden appearance of a man in need of help in the midst of a snowstorm is about to upset Rosalind's ordered existence.

On the face of it, The Parfit Knight is a very simple tale. There are no grasping relatives, secret babies or evil doers; it’s just a beautifully told story about two people falling in love and the obstacles they have to overcome – one of which could have potentially devastating consequences.

Add in the superbly talented Alex Wyndham, and you have an audiobook guaranteed to delight romance listeners everywhere. Mr. Wyndham just gets better and better and is the perfect choice to narrate this book; every character is clearly delineated, his pacing is excellent and his portrayal of the central characters is absolutely spot on.

I can't wait to listen to him in the next book in the series. (The Mésalliance).
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- Caz

Book Details

  • Release Date: 18-01-2016
  • Publisher: Stella Riley