I’d like to introduce another book to you. I am not familiar with this author but after reading this excerpt, I am intrigued and am going to try to find a way to find time to read these books! If you read them, or have read any of her books, let me know what you think.
CadenzaSeries: Rockliffe #6
by Stella Riley
Publication Date November 22, 2018
Genres: Historical Fiction, Clean Romance
Setting: England Georgian Era – UK – 1714 – 1837
Written for: Adults
The performance finished in a flourish of technical brilliance and the young man rose from the harpsichord to a storm of applause.
Julian Langham was poised on the brink of a dazzling career when the lawyers lured him into making a catastrophic mistake. Now, instead of the concert platform, he has a title he doesn’t want, an estate verging on bankruptcy … and bewildering responsibilities for which he is totally unfitted.And yet the wreckage of Julian’s life is not a completely ill wind. For Tom, Rob and Ellie it brings something that is almost a miracle … if they dare believe in it.Meanwhile, first-cousins Arabella Brandon and Elizabeth Marsden embark on a daring escapade which will provide each of them with a once-in-a-lifetime experience. The adventure will last only a few weeks, after which everything will be the way it was before. Or so they think. What neither of them expects is for it to change a number of lives … most notably, their own.And there is an additional complication of which they are wholly unaware. The famed omniscience of the Duke of Rockliffe.
Doctor Featherstone had first met Julian Langham six weeks after his arrival in the district and mere days since – to everybody’s astonishment – he had given a home of sorts to the three illegitimate offspring of his predecessor.
That meeting lived in Paul’s mind. It had been raining. Soaked to the skin and as white as his shirt, Lord Chalfont had arrived at his door carrying an unconscious boy, wrapped up in his own coat. He’d said, “Please … he fell and I don’t know what to do.”
“Fell?” Having taken the child inside and laid him on the table in his surgery, Paul had begun checking for broken bones. “Where?”
“In the hall. He was sliding down the bannister and – and he fell.” Julian had swallowed hard, looking as if he wanted to vomit. “About eight feet, on to the flagstones.”
“Well, he doesn’t appear to have broken anything so it’s likely he’s just … ah.” The child had groaned, eyelids fluttering. “He’s starting to come round. Which one is he?” And when his lordship hadn’t immediately replied, “What is his name?”
“I don’t know. I haven’t …” He stopped, looking helpless. “They d-dart about, you see.”
What Paul had seen was that the new earl’s teeth were chattering with cold and shock … and that he looked on the verge of both physical and mental collapse. He’d concluded that, whoever this man was, he wasn’t what anyone had been expecting; and in the months since then, he’d had no reason to change this opinion.
“They baffle me,” said Julian suddenly.
The abrupt words brought Paul’s mind back to the present. He said, “Who?”
“The children. They rarely speak to me but sometimes I see them watching. It’s … unnerving.”
Other Books in the Series
Blog Tour Schedule
Thursday, November 22
Feature at Passages to the Past
Friday, November 23
Feature at What Is That Book About
Sunday, November 25
Excerpt at Old Timey Books
Monday, November 26
Feature at Donna’s Book Blog
Tuesday, November 27
Excerpt at Maiden of the Pages
Thursday, November 29
Excerpt at Among the Reads
Monday, December 3
Guest Post at Chicks, Rogues and Scandals
Monday, December 17
Review at Coffee and Ink
Tuesday, December 18
Feature at CelticLady’s Reviews
Wednesday, December 19
Interview at Passages to the Past
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