A Trick of Fate

Brandon Brothers – MAX

Someone is misusing Max Brandon’s name, resulting in bills for services he never ordered and goods he did not buy. 

Clearly, he has become the victim of some unknown persons’ campaign of persecution.

When the games move closer to home, almost forcing him to fight a duel … more particularly, when they draw in Frances Pendleton, a lady he never expected to see again … Max vows to catch the man behind them, no matter what the cost.

The result is a haphazard chase involving ruined abbeys, a hunt for hermits, a grotesque portrait … and a love story which, but for this odd trick of fate, might never have been given a second chance.


An excellent start to what promises to be a superb series A TRICK OF FATE is both the first in a new trilogy by Stella Riley and a spin-off from her highly popular Rockliffe series. It promises to be every bit as addictive as not only that series, but also her highly successful Cavaliers and Roundheads which is, quite simply stupendous.

Wonderful escapism for a wet day or two! Another Georgian Romance by the excellent Stella Riley, if there is anyone out there who has not come across this author before and is reading this review, she comes highly recommended.

A lovely new story from a wonderful writer – In a sideways move branching off her excellent Rockliffe novels “A Trick of Fate” is the first in the new Brandon Brothers series.

Great start to the new series – I have been eagerly anticipating this first book in the new series from the incomparable Stella Riley and was not disappointed.
The story is a great romp featuring a mystery, a road trip and a second chance romance involving two lovely protagonists who so deserve their happy ever after.
As a Scot I felt Ms Riley really depicted Scotland and the Scots featured in the book really well.

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