5 star praise for Kit’s story …

The Shadow Earl is a beautifully written romance but covering dark issues of the era most writers avoid. Stella Riley’s characters are, as ever, delightfully believable, authentic and historically accurate. She writes with the sparkling wit of Austen and Heyer and research par excellence.”

A book full of wonderful characters, an intriguing and exciting plot and writing in a style that was a delight. It is the best tale of revenge I have read since The Count of Monte Cristo.”

Haunted by past trauma, Kit has secrets and nightmares; he’s a ‘shadow’ of his former self with new darker feelings of hate and revenge. Can he control them? Can he ever heal? This is someone who is so relatable I felt teary at times, and I think Stella Riley did a brilliant job of capturing what someone with PTSD goes through.”


The audiobook, performed by Alex Wyndham, is coming soon!

Author: Stella Riley


6 thoughts on “5 star praise for Kit’s story …”

  1. I love your books. I have all of them in form or another. I love listening to Alex Wyndham narrate your books. I love all the new characters and that they run into the ones from The Rock Cliff series. I hope The Duke of Belhaven is on the list as it seems he could use some love and shenanigans in his life. Thank you for all the hours of enjoyment you have given me through your books.

    1. Thank you for your very kind comments, Sherry. I’m delighted that you’ve enjoyed Kit & Sophie’s story as well as others I’ve written and, of course, Alex’s wonderful performances of them.

  2. My daughter and I loved the Rockliffe series and the Brandon brothers series. It is so nice to encounter characters from those series in the Shadow Earl (which we LOVED). We are both enamored with 18th century history and you write that period so well. Thank you.

    1. Thank you so much, Joan. I’m delighted that you and your daughter enjoyed Kit’s story. If you can find a few moments to post a brief review, that would be greatly appreciated.

  3. Loved The Shadow Earl, brilliant read.
    I do hope Ms Riley is going to do something with the new make characters she had introduced. Loved Daniel and the others and would love to see them in a story of their own.

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