B.R.A.G. Medallion Honoree 2019 Gold Winner of Readers' Favorite Annual Contest Rockliffe Series recommended in THE TIMES
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.
Praise for CADENZA ...
“Deserves more than five stars!”
“I am continuously amazed with the consummate skill that Ms. Riley exhibits in developing her characters. CADENZA, however, is in a class all of its own.”
“Stella Riley has the gift of engaging readers with very sophisticated and realistic characters. The premise is strong: an introverted young man who lives for music. Julian is a character who will fascinate readers. The backstory is intelligently written and the prose is gorgeous, combining with compelling themes to make for a delightful read.” (Readers’ Favorite)