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  1. The Parit Knight is one of my favorite books of all time, so I’m looking forward to reading more of your work. (Must admit, I did prefer the original hero’s name as Denzil, though!)

  2. just found my 1980’s copy of a splendid defiance in the garden shed! i’d forgotten what an absolutely great novel this is .
    when are we going to find out what happens to Justin and Abby? I can’t be the only reader who wants to know how they’ll survive the years after the war -and under Cromwell.

    any chance of a sequel?

    Lucinda

  3. This reply might take me several days to finish because it is late and I get up very early in the morning but i felt that I must express my appreciation of the Civil War novels. I know how complex the issues are (just see the academic disputes still raging) and have been reading on the subject for a very long time myself. It took me quite a long time to form any conclusions about where I stand on matters.

    There are not that many novels set during the Civil War but more have begun to emerge. However, some of those are mostly concered with the battles and action scenes and those bore me rigid. I skip rapidly through them (even in War and Peace). The baddies tend to be one-dimensional and uninteresting (and so are the heros). The less said about the heroines the better.

    However, this period covers may issue that require sensitive handling particularly for a modern and audience. A light touch and an above average grasp of the subject is essential. This The Black Mad

  4. I was thrilled when I found you were publishing your books on Smashwords. I own hard copies of all of them, but Black Madonna, Garland of Straw and A Splendid Defiance are particular favourites. I was very sorry when suddenly you stopped publishing and I couldn’t find any trace of you on the web, until about 6 months ago when I found your books on Smashwords. I think your civil war historical fiction is extraordinarily good, and I hope that you will write more fiction, although I realize it is very hard work.

  5. I am thrilled you are “not dead yet”!. Like all your other readers, I have enjoyed all your books particularly ones written around the Civil War. I have only recently managed to get the full set thanks to the e-book publications. Thank you for providing these and I sincerely hope it provides the spur to get you writing again! Well researched and well written historical fiction is a rarity and I would rate yours as among the best I have ever read. Thank you for all the enjoyment it has already provided and I look forward to more.

  6. Thanks for that, Rose. I’m now back from holiday and will be starting work on the e-version of Garland tomorrow – though, judging by Madonna, it will be a few months before it’s complete. After that … who knows?

  7. I’ve just finished A Splendid Defiance, and I found it absolutely captivating. It is so well documented, but always in an allusive way, which makes you feel completely immersed in the period. I’m very fond of the characters as well and the way their relationship slowly changes.
    What will become of them in such a troubled time ? Will Justin manage to have his estate back to sell it ? Will he face Bernard French again ? And what will become of Sam?
    I know there are some hints about these characters, in Garland of Straw and I plan to read the book as sooon as possible. I’m glad I’ve your other books left to read.
    Would you write another one focusing again on Abby and Justin’s further adventures ? It would be so wonderful, as it seems there are so many questions unsolved.
    Thank you for the enjoyable moments I already owe you.

    Romane

  8. I’m glad you enjoyed Defiance,Romane. Many of the other comments and reviews are from people who read the books when they were first published so I was very interested and pleased to hear from a first-time reader.

  9. Hi Stella, I am thrilled that you are publishing your work for kindle and although I had all your books in papeback I have bought them again in e format. I would like to know if you will be writing another civil war book. I look foward to see more books writen by you. Thanks

  10. Hi Susan,
    Thank you for getting in touch. As you probably already know, I’m currently preparing Garland of Straw for publication in e-format. After that, I hope to continue the series but only time will tell!

  11. Hi Claudia
    I’m not sure from your question whether or not you’ve read Garland of Straw. If you haven’t, you’ll meet Sam again there. I hope to publish the e-format around the end of November. As for whether he’ll crop up again in any future books – anything is possible!

  12. I have thoroughly enjoyed all your books and sincerely hope you will be able to write and publish some more. I was delighted that you were able to publish “The Mesalliance” on e-format so that I was finally able to read the story of your unforgettable character – the Duke of Rockliffe. I wish to thank you for many hours of great reading and admire your wit. So you can tell I am begging for some more “good reads”

  13. Thank you for your kind words. It means a lot, I can assure you. I was particularly happy to be able to re-publish The Mesalliance because the original print version was severely cut by the publisher and I enjoyed re-creating some of the missing scenes.

  14. I have had all your books on my shelves for years and loved them all, particularly A Splendid Defiance and Garland of Straw, and have lovingly re-read them in the barren years when there were no more. Now being a Kindle person I was chuffed to bits to find most of them now converted to e-books and am in the process of reading my way through them all again. I must say I think the new, revised versions are even better than the originals, and am really looking forward to the updated Garland of Straw whenever it makes it to e-book.

  15. Thank you for your comments, Vivienne. I’m particularly glad you like the revised versions since I’ve had a bit of flack from various quarters with regard to some of the changes I’ve made. So far, I haven’t made any really significant alterations to Garland but am now at the point of the book where this may change as we get more deeply into the relationship between Gabriel and Venetia.

  16. I have all your books ( diligently sought in second hand stores and bought on the internet) and they are some of my absolute favourites!!, I have jealousy guarded them and only lent them out to trusted friends over the years. The only one I have never found or read is Lucifers Campion, any chance of it being published on smashwords as I would love to print a copy. Thanks for writing.
    Sonya (in Canada) but I found most of your books in South Africa

  17. You have amazed me, Sonya. You’re in Canada but have managed – with some difficulty, I imagine – to have found most of my work in South Africa? Wow! But I have bad news for you. I have no plans to publish Lucifer’s Champion in e-format. It was the first thing I ever wrote and went through so many changes prior to publication, that it has ended up a sort of hybrid. Basically, it’s nowhere near the standard of my other work and, short of starting again, I’m not sure I could get it up to scratch – so I’m content to let it languish in a black hole. I think the bottom line here is that you haven’t missed much – but thanks for getting in touch.

  18. After « A splendid defiance », I’ve just finished « The Galand of Straw » (I ordered it immediately on Amazon, I couldn’t wait for the Kindle), another so very excellent book. I’ve learnt more and more about that difficult but fascinating period you describe so vividly, in particular about the Levellers as I knew very little about them. That John Lilburne was really a courageous man. I liked Gabriel and Venetia, two strong and interesting characters.
    As I still have a special fondness for Justin and Abby, I was glad to read again about them. The way their love grew through friendship, care and tenderness was so moving in Defiance. Their slight flaws (Justin’s recklessness and swings of moods, Abby’s lack of self-confidence in the beginning) made them all the more real. I find Justin a particularly appealing hero because of his humanity and fits of playfullness, in spite of his haunted past, and the need for trust he shows under his charm and ironic wit. With all what his step-brothers and sister had contrived to deprive him from his heritage, and especially with Bernard and John’s positions, I expected that he’d have to fight them again. I looked forward to see all of that family pay for what they had done. Would you write more about that for us, some day ?
    Now I’m still as impatient to read you other books ! I will first read the Black Madonna, as the three books are linked.

    Romane

  19. Thank you for your comments re. Garland. I’m glad you enjoyed it and didn’t find the history too overwhelming. As you’ll appreciate, the book covers an extremely involved political period; factions in all directions, none of whom ever manage to agree with each other. Since one particular reviewer described Defiance as a boring history lesson, I can only hope he doesn’t read Garland! Speaking of Defiance … I, too, have a deep fondness for Justin and Abby but can’t say whether we’ll ever meet them again.
    I wasn’t sure from your message whether or not you had previously read Madonna. If you haven’t, parts of Garland must have left you wondering.

  20. No, I haven’t read Madonna yet, and actually there were parts in Garland I could not understand well. But I knew from some readers’ reviews I read when I finished Defiance that Madonna was the first book of the series, and I had some hints at what it was about, so it helped. As there wasn’t any allusion at Madonna in Defiance I couln’t guess there were some in Garland and that it was better to follow the order.
    Besides, I must admit I decided to read Garland first just because I was impatient to know how Justin would get rid of his dangerous step-family, as it didn’t seem that easy in the context. Was it enough for a Cavalier to take the oaths to get his estate back, with a member of the Committee of Both Kingdom and a Roundhead master-spy so determined to keep it ? I didn’t find any answer on that point in Garland, but as compensation an even richer (and anything but boring) account of the political events so I was not disappointed. I like novels with strong historical material and I learnt a lot about the different parliamentary factions.
    In Defiance, I also liked the day-to-day decription of the siege and soldier life, very realistic and unusal, especially when matched with such a strong and beautiful love-story.
    Now I will read Madonna to fill the gaps. And then, probably, The Marigold Chain.

    Romane

  21. Defiance was written some years before Madonna and Garland and, in many senses, is a stand-alone book. There are, however, numerous places where it ties in with the other two. Madonna is book one of what was originally planned as a quartet; Garland is book two. The remaining novels were never written – though I hope now to remedy this. The general idea was to follow the history between 1639 and 1660 in chronological order. This is how Defiance remains outside the box in that it’s set part-way through the time-frame of Madonna.
    As for your question regarding Justin’s ability to compound … it’s my understanding that, so long as he swore the 2 required oaths and found enough money to pay the fine, his horrible step-family couldn’t do much about it.
    Hope this helps!

  22. Yes, it helps, thank you. About the English civil war, I barely knew more than the main reasons why it broke out and its main military or political events, before your books gave me a more detailed insight into it (and led me to make sometimes some researches to understand better, as your style, far from boring historical lesson, immerses us in the period). So I didn’t know if in that new parlementarian regime, the law would really have to be respected by one of its less scrupulous member, likely to have powerful connections. Whatever, still remained the illegal ways. As Bernard had already gone as far as murder attempt, I could not imagine him leaving meekly the estate to Justin. I had rather imagined him contriving an ambush, or having his step-brother accused of something again, an easy task at that moment for a Roundhead master-spy against a Cavalier. But I can’t go farther than this, for as much as I like historical novels, I have no talent for imagining good stories.
    And so I’m all the more delighted to learn that there will be more of yours and that you will complete the series. When will the next book be published ? I look forward to read it.

  23. The next book after Garland may be a while coming, I’m afraid. Some of it is written but I still have a lot of work to do in order to complete it – and, as you can imagine, the research takes some time. But just to give you a rough idea – it will be set between 1650 and 1653, covering the 3rd Civil War. You’ll be meeting Eden and Francis again but the leading role goes to … someone you’ve already met but not seen much of. I’ll let you guess.

    On Sat, Aug 31, 2013 at 9:47 AM, Stella Riley

  24. Hi Stella. I first read your books on the English Civil War about 20 years ago and have been optimistically googling you from time to time ever since. I was so excited to find this link and must ask you something.

    In Garland I got the strongest feeling you would address the story of Eden Maxwell next. He was punished so cruelly for his first love for Celia which embittered him and I felt sure you had planned to make his story the next in your series.

    Was I right and do you ever think you might write this story or did you and I simply didn’t find it.

    Thank you so much for making contact with your fans.

  25. I do hope to write Eden’s story – it was always the eventual intention. However, although he appears in the next book [not completely written as yet], he is not the leading character due to the nature of the story-line which takes us out of England for a time after the 3rd civil war. Hope you don’t find this too disappointing!

  26. The battle of Worcester, the flight of the King… and many other events, what a context for the new book ! I can’t wait to read it ! I have different ideas (though one is my favourite) about that new leading character we have already met.

  27. Hi Stella. Can’t tell you how pleased I am to discover you are writing again. I have ALL of your books and have been hoping to rediscover you.again. I am a fan of historical fiction and yours are among the best I have read. I’m not fan of Kindle as I love books – they are old friends – but if you are republishing on e-books I may have to succumb!!. When do you think you will publish a new novel?

  28. No, I’m not disappointed at all. I can see that Eden’s character is full of possibilities for a good story, but I’m interested in so many others, as you manage to make them all likeable (except very unlikeable baddies!) though in different ways. That’s why it’s so nice to have news of the characters of the previous books in the following ones. And it also gives more reality to each story. Now beginning to read Madonna, I’m enjoying having Kate as a leading character, after the bits about her in Defiance and Garland. In Garland, I was specially glad to know about Sam’s new life in London, and above all, to meet again my favourite character, Justin. I must confess I would indeed be a bit disappointed if none of the following books gave us any news of him and Abby, and I’d really like to know how you see the way he could get rid of the threats to his life from his strep-family.
    As for the leading character of the next book, as you said it was neither Francis nor Eden, but another character from Garland, my favourite guess was at first Pheobe, for I thought her particularly likable, but now I rather think of someone about whom we don’t know much yet: Ashley Peverell. As the book will be partly set out of England, I suppose we could have Ashley leading us among the exiled Cavaliers on the continent, or maybe at sea with Rupert. A new aspect of that fascinating period ! Or maybe I have it all wrong… But whoever the character is, I’m sure I will greatly enjoy his or her adventures. How nice to learn that they are already partly written !

  29. Sorry, I first posted my answer on the wrong place and I don’t know how to delete it.
    I’m not disappointed at all to have to wait for a novel with Eden as the leading hero. I can see that his character is full of possibilities for a good story, but I’m interested in so many others, as you manage to make them all likeable (except very unlikeable baddies!) though in different ways. That’s why it’s so nice to have news of the characters of the previous books in the following ones. And it also gives more reality to each story. Now reading Madonna, I’m enjoying having Kate as a leading character, after the bits about her in Defiance and Garland. In Garland, I was specially glad to know about Sam’s new life in London, and above all, to meet again my favourite character, Justin. I must confess I would indeed be a bit disappointed if none of the following books gave us any news of him and Abby, and I’d really like to know how you see the way he could get rid of the threats to his life from his strep-family.
    As for the leading character of the next book, as you said it was neither Francis nor Eden, but another character from Garland, my favourite guess was at first Pheobe, for I thought her particularly likeable, but now I rather think of someone about whom we don’t know much yet: Ashley Peverell. As the book will be partly set out of England, I suppose we could have Ashley leading us among the exiled Cavaliers on the continent, or maybe at sea with Rupert. A new aspect of that fascinating period ! Or maybe I have it all wrong… But whoever the character is, I’m sure I will greatly enjoy his or her adventures. How nice to learn that they are already partly written !

  30. My reply is just above. It didn’t appear under your last post, but as if it had been written before. I don’t know why.

  31. Hi Victoria. Sorry it’s taken me a while to reply – just back from a week away. Thank you for your kind remarks. I appreciate what you say about e-books – I always used to feel the same way myself until I was given a Kindle and discovered a whole new world. E-publishing has not only given my own work a new lease of life but also led me to authors I might never have found otherwise. The novels I’ve e-published so far have all been revised and/or extended in one way or another. This is particularly true of The Mesalliance. I’m currently working on Garland and hope to release it around the end of November. As for a new novel … ideally I’d like to get one out next year but, at present, it’s impossible to say.

  32. I was away last week and so have only just seen your message. I hope you are continuing to enjoy Madonna. It must be a bit odd coming to it after Garland rather than before. I found your choices of future leading characters extremely interesting. One of them is spot-on and another is a distinct possibility. I’d tell you which except that it’s too soon to be giving too much away.

  33. A friend bought me a paperback copy of The Black Madonna for my 17th birthday and I was immediately hooked. Luckily I was able to borrow most of your books from my local library and over the next ten years I was able to collect or read all of them, using the internet and second-hand bookshops. I even sat and read The Mésalliance and Turkish Delight in The National Library of Wales in between exams one hot June.
    Your books have led to a twenty year fascination with England in the seventeenth century and I am delighted that you are writing again and look forward to any future novels (after having reread your books again of course.)

  34. Hi Rachel-Jane
    I’m glad you’ve enjoyed my books and hope, if you’ve read the revised editions, that you liked the changes. I hope to e-publish Garland around the end of November and will then be attempting to finish writing the third book in the series. Thank you for your interest.

  35. Turkish Delight? I thought I had collected (by various means and one, Garland of Straw, at extortionate cost from Australia) and read them all, but I seem to have missed this one?

  36. Stella,

    It’s great that you’re back writing, especially your Civil War trilogy that I thoroughly enjoyed both in book format years ago and latterly e-format. I was particularly interested in a programme last night (15th October) on BBC4 regard the Cheapside Hoard, which you featured in Black Madonna. Did you see the programme? Have you seen the hoard? I ask because in your author’s note in Black Madonna you say that Luciano had his shop on the corner of Friday Street, precisely at the location the hoard was found in 1912. You also add that … ‘ I do not, however, say that my version of how it came to be there is the true one …’ My real question is, why shouldn’t your version be true? Also, did you know about the hoard and it’s content when you first wrote Black Madonna? I went and see the hoard years ago and when I spoke to someone in the Museum, they added that what was on show was only a fraction of the total content. It appears that the full content will soon be available for public viewing.
    I’m fascinated by the whole story of Luciano and how it could well be his hoard. I’d be interested to have your thoughts.
    Also, I believe you’re now writing Garland of Straw. Is this true? If so, when will it be available?
    Thank you.
    Hazel

  37. Hi Hazel,
    Yes, I did see last night’s programme about the Cheapside Hoard and yes, I did go to see the Hoard itself some years ago when there was much less of it on display. Now, I suspect that a re-visit is called for. As to your question re. Luciano … it’s one of those peculiar coincidences. I learned of the Hoard purely by chance when I was more than half-way through writing The Black Madonna – and, oddly enough, I’d already set Luciano’s business at the location where the Hoard was found. The corner of Friday Street and Cheapside. Naturally enough, the coincidence was too great to resist and so I had Luciano bury his wares in the cellar prior to leaving London. As you saw yesterday, there’s still no way of knowing with any certainty who buried the Hoard and why they never returned for it – so my ‘romantic’ theory is a good a guess as that of anyone else. Thankfully!
    I plan to release Garland in e-format at the end of November.
    Stella
    By the way – did anyone else out there see the Cheapside Hoard programme? If so, what did you think?

  38. I just finished Garland of Straw and loved it! I read A Splendid Defiance prior to that. I look forward to reading all of your fiction set during the English Civil War.It is a interesting period and I enjoy reading about it.
    kmg123

  39. Thank you for your comments – I’m glad you enjoyed Garland of Straw. Obviously, you must have read the original print version as it won’t appear in e-format until Friday. Inevitably, I have made some changes/additions but, in essence, the revised edition remains the same.

  40. Most definitely I’m also counting the days. I’ve got a train journey this Friday so it will be fab having something to read to pass the time.

  41. I read your books years ago and have reread them since. Defiance was especially good as I live in Banbury.I have a hard copy of Garland but have reread it on Kindle and when I saw the title of your next book I thought it must be about Mr Peverell!! However, I am correct in thinking that you will be writing two more? The next one due for publishing in 2014 and one about Eden and Phoebe? They must get together surely?

  42. Yes – Ashley Peverell is the hero of The King’s Falcon with supporting roles for Eden Maxwell and Francis Langley. Assuming I get that far – and hoping that I do! – Eden’s book would be the next one along. You’re not the only one who would like to see him get together with Phoebe but I’m making no promises.
    If you’ve read Garland on Kindle, perhaps you’d like to post a short review? I’m not exactly a high-profile writer so all encouragement is greatly appreciated!

  43. My question concerns Garland of Straw……as I understand it Hugh Brandon was married to Katherine Swynford who was connected to and eventually became the wife of John of Gaunt and Phillipa, her sister, was married to Chaucer. Is this correct?
    Penny

  44. Sorry – no. I never mentioned Katherine Swynford in Garland. Hugh Brandon’s wife’s name was indeed Philippa – but that was a very common name in the period and nothing to do with the Swynfords. If I’d done that, I’d have been re-writing history and that’s something I never do.

  45. Hello everyone, I’d just like to thank Stella very much indeed for the first chapters of the new novel, which are great – I can’t wait to read further! Now that’s what I call a Christmaa present! I’d also like to wish you all a very merry festive season with best wishes for the New Year (when I will be going to see the Cheapside Hoard, I hope – it’s at the Museum of London until 27 April so there’s still a good amount of time).

  46. Hi Stella! Unlike many of your readers above I came across your writing for the first time earlier this year. A Splendid Defiance was my first book and I was immediately hooked. I love your writing especially the historical/ fictional/ romance mix! I read a lot -all genres and yet the characters you depict especially Justin/Abby in this novel were especially memorable. I keep coming back and see more each time. New or revised your work will be an immediate buy for me from now on! Please no more long breaks ;)!!!!

  47. I’m glad you enjoyed Defiance and hope you also enjoy Madonna and Garland. I’m just about to set off for a week in Cornwall but, once we’re home again, I hope to progress with The King’s Falcon – though it will take some months to finish, I’m afraid. In the meantime, if you haven’t read it already and like character/relationships, try The Mesalliance. It’s one of my favourites.

  48. Hello Stella – Thank you so much for revising and republishing your books for ereaders, I am currently reading Garland again in that format and savouring every page. I am looking forward to The King’s Falcon and very much appreciate the glimpses you have given us. I am an enormous fan of your books and each time I read them I am able to find something I missed on previous occasions. However, the name changes for Felix and Felicity to Tobias and Tabitha, why? Was this because the new names fitted the puritan age better or was there another reason?

    Like many or your readers I have had your books for a number of years, gleaned from market stalls, the internet and my mother’s attic! I even wrote to Headline asking when the next books would be published. I am so glad you are writing again and look forward very much to the next two books and hopefully more thereafter.

  49. Hi Kate
    Thank you for your kind comments. I’m delighted that you are enjoying the revised e-format editions.
    With regard to your query about Felix & Felicity turning into Tobias & Tabitha … I did it because it seemed possible that, in the future, I might need Felix as more than Eden’s younger brother and I didn’t want to be stuck with a lead character called Felix. Tobias is more hero-like, I think.
    I changed the christian name of the Marquis of Amberley in The Parfit Knight from Denzil to Dominic for similar reasons – and have received some flak from a certain American reader as a result!
    As you’ll have seen from my responses to previous messages, I hope to complete The King’s Falcon before the end of this year but can’t predict a likely date.
    Happy New Year to you and everyone else who has joined me here on WordPress.

  50. Hi Stella

    Thank you for your comments – I too think Tobias would be useful in another book as something other than Eden’s younger brother. I hope you pick up the threads for Phoebe too!

    Happy New Year

  51. Wow

    I am so pleased you are not dead! My favourite book has been A Splendid Defiance ever since I read it in the mid eighties and I have had copies of some of your others since they were originally published. I tried to track you down in the early nineties a couple of years after A Garland of Straw was published to find the third book in the quartet, even writing to your publisher who didn’t know what had happened to you (or perhaps couldn’t tell me). I don’t know why I suddenly looked up you name on the web today but I so pleased you are back into writing and I look forward to your next offering. I shall certainly be obtaining the books I am missing on my Kindle as I haven’t read them in more years that I care to remember.

  52. Hi Lucy
    As you’ll have seen, I’ve been ‘back’ for a while now. The e-format editions have all been revised/extended in some way, though not fundamentally changed. The only one that is substantially longer [and better!] than the print edition is The Mesalliance – on which I did a great deal of work to repair the damage caused to it by Robert Hale. I’m currently working on The King’s Falcon and, all being well, hope to publish it towards the end of this year.

  53. I have a very battered copy of Black Madonna, the poor thing has been read to death, I managed to find a copy of Garland & Defiance a few years ago & hoped against hope that you would complete the series, to that end I’ve Googled you for ages, then suddenly there you were. I gave a huge whoop of joy & have now read Mesalliance, Parfait Knight & Marigold Chain. I love them all. I am about to get all the others, I can only thank you & beg you tyo go on writing. The English Civil War is one of my favourite periods & I can’t get enough of your work.so thanks again.

  54. Hi Carol
    You don’t need to thank me – though it’s nice of you to do so. I’m just pleased that you like my books. If you felt inclined to post brief reviews on Amazon or Smashwords or wherever you bought the e-editions, it would be incredibly helpful – but don’t feel obliged to do so. As you may imagine, I’m now working on my first new novel in twenty years and feeling more than a little daunted. However, so far, Falcon is progressing reasonably well and will hopefully strike a slightly lighter note than Garland.

  55. It’s really interesting to read your own thoughts on Lucifer’s Champion. It was the last of your books I read, and I was – sorry! – so disappointed in it that I wrote to you to tell you so. Perhaps fortunately your publishers wouldn’t forward the letter. Then I reread it a couple of years ago, and – while it still reminds me forcibly of bits of Georgette Heyer – I enjoyed it much more on its own terms. No, it’s not as individual as your other books, but I don’t think it’s as awful as you make out!

  56. Kind of you to say so, Georgiana, but I still think it’s pretty bad. Certainly, I don’t feel up to doing a thorough revision of it. And, if I ever finish with the Roundheads & Cavaliers series -which won’t happen any time soon – I’ve an idea for a third in the Parfit Knight, Mesalliance family. I sewed bits of information into them when I did the revisions in the hope I might get round to it eventually. But only time will tell.

  57. Hi Stella, I discovered your books over Christmas – I downloaded one for a flight, and loved it so much that when I arrived, I got all the other ebooks and swallowed them all down, one after the other – I’m so excited to hear you’re now writing the next book, as I’m desperate to know what happens next! I’ve totally fallen in love with the characters you’ve created, and I love the historical detail. They’ve drawn me into the civil war era, which I knew very little about, but am now reading into. Thank you for your wonderful books, and please do keep writing!

  58. Hi Jo
    It’s always especially nice for me when I hear from a new – and, in your case, very appreciative, reader. As you’ll see from many of the other messages, quite a few of my readers discovered my books when they were originally published. Obviously, their loyalty [not to mention their memories!] makes this extremely flattering but it’s encouraging to know that I’m also reaching a new audience. The King’s Falcon won’t be available for some time yet – at present, I’ve only written about a third of it and can expect to lose some work time over the next few weeks in order to move house. But I do thank you most sincerely for your comments – and hope you had a good time wherever it was you were flying to. Out of interest, did you stick to the Roundheads & Cavaliers series – or did you try the Georgian ones as well?

  59. I have just bought a kindle on the back of discovering you’re back! I have had Splendid Defiance since I was a teenager and in recent years bought Black Madonna, and Garland of Straw from Amazon. I re-read them every now and again as they are such wonderful stories.
    I also want to thank you for educating me on such a key part of our history which is still overlooked…why is it not in our national curriculum? I never learnt about the civil war at school and neither will my children by the looks of it.
    I’m so looking forward to your next novel but for now have downloaded Marigold Chain to my brand new kindle.
    Jo x

  60. Hi Jo
    Thank you for your kind remarks – and I hope you enjoy your new Kindle. Since I acquired mine, I have discovered authors I would never have found otherwise – some of them outstanding. [My current favourite is Laura Kinsale. I particularly recommend Flowers from the Storm, The Prince of Midnight and Seize the Fire.] Since you’ve found me on this site, I’m presuming you’ve read the first 2 chapters of my next book which is still very much under construction. Like you, I was never taught the English Civil War at school and I despair that such a key period continues to be overlooked.
    Of my other, non-civil-war novels, you might like The Mesalliance. In some ways, it follows The Parfit Knight but is much stronger than that and is a stand-alone story. Actually, it’s a favourite of mine.
    Thanks again for getting in touch – and drop in any time.

  61. I have been re reading The Mesalliance and am hoping that you will write more books from this era, I can see evidence of back stories (‘The Unknown’ in Paris) that I assume were meant to lead on to other plots.

  62. Yes – you’re quite right. I did set up the so-called unknown actor in Paris with a view to writing a third book in the series. Hopefully, this will happen one day. At the moment, however, I’m still working on The King’s Falcon – which, coincidentally, also has a strong Parisian theatrical feel although the period is different, of course. You don’t say if you’re reading the old print version or the revised e-format. If the former, you will find the e-book a vast improvement – longer and more in-depth.

  63. I had the civil war stories in paper back but came back to you when I saw you were on kindle (you sort of disappeared for a bit and I couldn’t afford the second hand prices for your books) so I am a recent convert to other eras in your books, though like many ‘The Splendid Defiance’ remains my favourite I suspect that The Mesalliance will run a very close second. I am looking forward to a new book from you, hopefully followed by many others.
    By the by, I also bought a Kindle on the back of seeing you were publishing again via e books, so you are responsible for also converting me to another form of modern technology where you are not the only author re publishing books that have gone out of print and are difficult to find, so thank you for that.

  64. I went to see the Cheapside Hoard very recently and thoroughly enjoyed the exhibition. I had in mind the “Garland of Straw” all the way round. I was amazed by the workmanship in the collection and staggered by the fact that the actual jewels came from so far away from London in days when travel was so difficult. Hope you have had a chance to see the latest museum arrangement.

  65. Hi Claudia
    No, I haven’t seen the increased exhibition yet – though I did see the previous one some years ago. My husband and I are about to exchange Shropshire for Kent so, once the house-move is complete, it will be much easier to get into London. The Hoard is one of the things at the top of my list to visit.

  66. So pleased that one of my favourite authors is still around 🙂 I first read A Splendid Defiance as a teenager from my local library in South Wales, and spent years looking for it in the shops, finally spending £30 on Amazon for a ‘rare’ book, so it’s fantastic I can get this and others online now. I reread the book often, and I look forward to any more.

  67. Hi Gillian
    I’m glad you enjoyed Defiance – it’s probably my own personal favourite – and hope you like my other titles as much. I realise some sellers on Amazon have been asking silly money for my books so I’m pleased to be able to offer them in e-format at more realistic prices. I still hold some remaindered stock of Garland of Straw which I’ve never got round to disposing of – and now, with a house-move in view – wish I had!

  68. I discovered “The Marigold Chain” years ago, and have subsequently found all the remainder of your books-some as they were printed, some from second hand bookshops- they have travelled with me all the way around the world. I read and reread them over the years as I love the characters and the details of the history-I am really glad to see a favorite author writing again, please keep it up, I am really looking forward to your new book.

  69. Hi Jenni
    Thank you for your kind remarks – this kind of encouragement is always appreciated!
    I should probably say – though you may already have realised this – that The King’s Falcon will not be appearing in print, only in e-format. I’m enjoying writing again and wish to go on doing so – and self-publishing is the best way to ensure this.

  70. I have actually repurchased all your the books on kindle – so now have each in hardcopy and e-format-(i live on a small island, and with the increased restrictions in luggage weight on flights, the kindle has been a life saver for me). I’m delighted that self-publishing has enabled you to keep writing and reaching readers. Jenni

  71. I was looking through my bookshelves today, and decided to reread The Marigold Chain, for what may be the 20th time, when I thought to go onto Google and to see whether Stella Riley had written any other books. To me excitement, she had. I then checked Amazon, and have now all available eBooks downloaded to my Kindle. What bliss!! I am now 66% through A Splendid Defiance, and loving it. I, too, prefer paper books, but love my Kindle for travel, and for instant gratification, as I don’t have to search for titles. Tricia Burton

  72. Hi Tricia
    I gather from your remarks that you had previously only read The Marigold Chain [I’m delighted that you enjoyed it enough to read several times!] and that my other titles are new to you. With the 3 civil war titles currently available, you will discover that, though A Splendid Defiance is a completely separate novel, it is linked to The Black Madonna and Garland of Straw in that our hero, Justin, makes further appearances. I hope you enjoy Defiance as much as Marigold – it’s probably my personal favourite, with The Mesalliance [completely different in content] running a close second. Since you’ve found this website, presumably you’ve seen that I’ve loaded the first couple of chapters of the book I’m currently writing – The King’s Falcon and which I hope to make available around the end of November.
    If you cared to post a few kind words on Amazon, this would be greatly appreciated!

  73. Hi Stella, I purchased The Black Madonna a few years ago in a library sale and its been one of my favourite books. Def one I read every year. I have found a few others in second hand shops (here in New Zealand) Having just completed a reread of Garland, I thought I would pop on the internet to see what other books might be about! Very excited to see that thry are available through Kindle. I remember a few years back considering purchasing some off Ebay at a ridiculous sum and also feeling the loss of not being able to afford them. I actually kept a search on NZ version of Ebay so that when your books came up I would get a notification. Anyway looking forward to reading the others very much now!!

  74. Hi Rebecca
    Thank you for your comments and for getting in touch. I apologise for the delay in replying but I am currently on holiday in Turkey and don’t check my mail every day. I also hate typing on an I-pad!
    You may or not be aware, but the e-format editions have all been revised/extended. You can also read the opening chapters of my new book, The King’s Falcon, here on my blog site. I hope to release it around November time.
    Best wishes,
    Stella

  75. I am inquiring about another outstanding novel LUCIFERS CHAMPION, and if that book will be available as well electronically?
    Thank you for sharing your wonderful talent.

  76. Hi Debby
    No, I’m afraid I have no plans to re-release Lucifer’s Champion in e-format. I’m glad that you like it but – since it was a first novel and hugely messed about with during the publication process – it now falls well below the quality line and would require more work [and therefore time] than I think it’s really worth.
    Also, as you’ll probably know, I’m currently working hard to get The King’s Falcon ready for release in the autumn and can’t really think beyond that at the moment. But, once that’s done, I have been vaguely considering the possibility of taking a break from the Roundheads & Cavaliers to write a third novel in the Parfit Knight/Mesalliance series.
    Thank you for your interest.

  77. Hi, sorry to bother you, I am a primary school teacher and in Sept will teaching a topic on the Civil War for the first time in twenty years. Someone has recommendedThe Black Madonna to run alongside the topic and do a novel study. It’s proving difficult and costly to secure. Before I buy a copy on the off chance, could you comment on its suitability and readability for Y5 (9 & 10 yr olds) please?
    Many thanks
    Ian Beecroft

  78. Hi Ian
    The Black Madonna contains a great deal of detail about the Civil War but all of it is contained/related to the fictional story so it isn’t a complete over-all picture. Also, the book is far too weighty and long for the age group you mention – as an ex-primary teacher myself, I know this. You yourself might find it a good starting point to get a feel for the period – it’s not an essentially female book – but it’s not a book for kids.
    Best of luck with your project – I’m all for teachers covering this period as so few of them do. Maybe your class will not grow up thinking the whole thing was engineered and prosecuted by Cromwell!

  79. Hi, many thanks for that! I, too, love the period – it’s only just coming back into the primary curriculum after being banished for too long – I last taught it on third year TP …. oh too many years ago, now! I will seek it out for myself though, after all, the holiday are almost upon us!
    All the best,
    Ian Beecroft

  80. Like your other fans, I was thrilled to find more of your books that I could buy on my Kindle. The first book of yours that I read was The Mesalliance and I still love it. I can’t remember now where or when I got it.
    Any chance of Lucifer’s Champion being available as an ebook? I can’t find it in a library anywhere in California and it’s out of print–right?
    Looking forward to The King’s Falcon.
    Beth

  81. Hi Beth
    You’re not the first person to ask this question but sadly, despite that, I don’t have any plans to re-release Lucifer’s Champion. It’s a bit of a hybrid and, rather than spend time trying to fix it, I prefer to turn my efforts to something new. Sorry. The good news is that The King’s Falcon is now completely written and should be ready for release in the next 4 or 5 weeks.

  82. Stella, I have just discovered your books (as e-reads on Amazon), and I am so glad that I did. I read the The Parfait Knight, adored it, and will be starting The Mesalliance tonight. I can’t wait to read Rock’s story. Thank you for hours of enjoyment.

  83. I’m glad you enjoyed The Parfit Knight and suspect you may like The Mesalliance even better. Of the two, it’s my personal favourite and I enjoyed greatly extending the e-version.
    Book 3 of my Civil War series, The King’s Falcon, is due for release on October 3rd but, although a stand-alone story, is very much part of a series. If you consider trying these, I’d advise you to begin with The Black Madonna. If you liked Rock, you’ll love Luciano.

  84. Stella. Finally got my iBooks copy of The King’s Falcon and finished it in one sitting. The long wait was worthwhile, meeting favourite characters again is always lovely. As others have said really love your books, I have them all having bought them when first published and also have the e versions you have published. My favourite is Splendid Defiance.

  85. Hi Hilary
    Thank you for reading Falcon and I’m glad you enjoyed it – though I’m not surprised that Defiance is your favourite. I have a very soft spot for that one myself.
    If you feel so inclined and can spare the time, it would be very helpful (not to mention encouraging!) if you could post a brief review on Amazon or wherever you purchased the book from. You’ll appreciate that, as a new title with no previous reviews, it will take time to gather momentum.

  86. Hi Stella I have just finished reading “King’s Falcon” and thoroughly enjoyed it. The characters are entrancing, and it was good to read “the bit in the middle”, by which I mean the period between the execution of Charles I and the restoration of his son. I remember studying the period of the Fronde at A level, but I had forgotten most of it. It’s probably a little soon to ask, but I’m looking forward to number 4!

  87. Hi Fiona
    I’m glad you enjoyed Falcon – I suspect reactions to it may be a bit mixed but only time will tell. I moved the story into the early part of Charles ll’s exile because it was a natural progression after Worcester and also because I’m not aware of any other author tackling that period. There again, in the technical sense the civil wars in England were finished.
    Number 4 will be along at some point but I’m making no promises as to when. As regards Falcon, if you wished to offer encouragement by way of a brief review, I would sincerely appreciate it.

  88. Hi Stella
    Like others above I have just finished reading King’s Falcon – it was well worth the wait and I have thoroughly enjoyed catching up with characters like Eden and Francis, Will and Nick could be useful in future instalments! (not that I want to put ideas into your head). I have left a review on Amazon for you and I like the way the story panned out, it is sometimes hard to remember that during this period it is not just the three kingdoms that are important but also the impoverished Court in Exile. I do hope we don’t have to wait too long for Book 4, but do understand that you may want time to plot the storyline.
    Many thanks for giving me many hours of enjoyment and look forward to more as I re-read the whole series.

  89. Thanks, Kate.
    I’m glad you enjoyed ‘Falcon’ and really appreciate your posting a review as this not only helps promote the book but also maintains my morale.
    I chose to follow the court-in-exile rather than keep the story in England for several reasons. I like each book to be a little different; I don’t believe the early post-Worcester years-in-exile have been done; and I particularly didn’t want to get involved in endless politics (as in ‘Garland’) or tackle the 1st Dutch War, having already done the 2nd one in ‘The Marigold Chain’.
    Obviously, when we come to book 4, it will be back to England for Eden’s story. Like most people, you’re probably thinking ‘And about time, too.’
    Thank you again for your message. Although hard work and fairly time-consuming, ‘Falcon’ was a pleasure to write – so I’m delighted that people like you also find it a pleasure to read.

  90. Hi Stella,

    Thank you for a wonderful book, I have left a review in amazon and now I can’t wait for the next story. Although I love the georgian books ( I am re reading The Parfit Knight ) i would love to see Eden Maxwell’s story …. but I’ll read anything you do next. Hope to see your next book in Amazon soon. Thanks again.

  91. Hi Susana
    Thank you for your kind remarks – and also for your review on Amazon. The latter not only helps other potential readers but gives me tremendous encouragement to continue writing. I am working on something else at the moment but it’s too early to say just what!

  92. Hi Stella, I grew up reading your books – they’ve been the subject of much book thievery between myself and my sisters over the years, with each of us practically padlocking our precious, much read and tattered copies of the Black Madonna, Garland of Straw, Parfit Knight and the Marigold Chain to our bookshelves, jealously guarded. I can’t tell you how delighted I was to see them come out on kindle. I’ve re-read every one and now to find a NEW Stella Riley book – it’s a dream come true! Can’t wait to read the King’s Falcon, it’s my treat of 2014. Please do keep writing!!!

  93. Hi Meg,
    Thank you for your kind comments. The image of anyone padlocking tatty copies to the shelf made me smile – but I know what you mean. I once loaned and never got back a copy of possibly my favourite book ever (The Way To The Lantern by Audrey Erskine Lindop), since which time I’ve picked up no less than 3 second hand copies which are never let out of the house.
    If you’ve read the Kindle editions of my back-catalogue, you’ll have noticed some changes which I hope you found added rather than detracted. I hope you enjoy ‘Falcon’. I certainly enjoyed writing it. And if you cared to post a brief review for any of my books, it would be greatly appreciated.

  94. Hi Stella
    Thank you for The Kings Falcon, I loved it. It has been a real treat to have something new from you to lose myself in for the last few days, familiar in one way with the characters, the style of writing and period detail but new and exciting at the same time.
    I have left a review on Amazon and am always telling my friends to discover you.
    Since I found you again, I read A Splendid Defiance when it was first published, I have thoroughly enjoyed The Marigold Chain (love Chloe) and The Mésalliance as eBooks.
    I do hope you write another story and thank you again for coming back!
    Jo

  95. Thank you for letting me know that you enjoyed ‘Falcon’ – and even more for leaving a review and recommending my work to others. Not being a very high-profile author, this kind of appreciation means a lot. I’m currently working on something new but think I’d better wait a while longer before revealing what it is.

  96. I have just finished reading The King’s Falcon and I, too, have left a review on Amazon. I was thrilled when I discovered you had written a sequel to Black Madonna and Garland of Straw. It was a brilliant read and impossible to put down. Such a fascinating period of history that you have brought vividly to life and such wonderful characterisation – especially Francis and Pauline. Thank you so much for bringing me so much pleasure.

  97. Hi Jill,
    I’m glad you enjoyed Falcon and thank you for posting a review. I was particularly pleased that you liked Francis and Pauline because they took on a completely unexpected life of their own during the creation process and I had a lot of fun going along for the ride as they wrote their own scenes.

  98. Good Evening, Sir,
    It’s so nice to hear from you. I wouldn’t imagine that any of my output is particularly your cup of tea – but have you read any of them? This is the point where I have to pay tribute to Mr Haslam. No doubt you remember him? He’s the man responsible! The many things I learned from you came in handy when I was teaching and even handier on the amateur stage.
    Stella

  99. I’m glad you remember me. I own two books, The Marigold Chain and The Black Madonna (signed by you) and have borrowed others from libraries. And yes I have read them. You may not know that Mr Haslam died last year. But I am still keeping an eye on you!!
    .

  100. Of course I remember you! After all the additional help you gave me, how could I not? Also, there are some teachers who are extra-special and you were definitely one of those.
    I’m sorry to hear about Mr Haslam. He is another teacher I always think of with affection.
    I hope you are well and enjoying retirement and am delighted you got in touch.

  101. Hi Stella
    have just finished reading the Kings falcon on my new kindle (Christmas present). So glad you are back writing again. I had just been re-reading your other books prior to Christmas. Enjoyed the Falcon but since i have both Garland of straw and Black Madonna ( the latter picked up while on holiday in Australia) I still think of Tobias and Tabitha as Felix and Felicity. i loved Francis and Pauline combo.
    Are you going to write another about Eden Maxwell… I want to know what happens to him and his family ????
    Perhaps would have liked a few more links back to England in the Falcon .
    A good read The Kings falcon ..look forward to hearing more from you

    Lis Key
    New Zealand

  102. Hi Lis
    Thank you for getting in touch and for your various comments. I’m glad you enjoyed Falcon and particularly liked the relationship between Francis and Pauline. Those parts of the book were good fun to write – and also amazingly easy. Yes,I do plan to write Eden’s book – though this will take some time as I’ll have to do the research (1653 to 1656/7) before I can begin it.
    Enjoy your new Kindle and best wishes for the New Year.
    Stella

  103. Hi Stella I was having a poke about on Amzon and discovered you were there after all these years. I leaped off the sofa shouting Calloo Callay oh frabjous day, and then bought all of them. My copies of the. Black Madonna, The Garland of Straw and A Splendid Defiance are in the nearly read to death category. I did once manage to get the library to locate A Parfit Knight, but the others were Not Available , not even on ABE Books. I too never allowed my precious paperbacks off my bookshelf. I have some others like that… Ira J Morris’s The Troika Belle and The Fortune Hunter both of which turned up in the Hospice Shop and Speculation Miss by Francesca Martin. Elizabeth Goudge is also beginning to appear.
    Welcome back. I couldn’t. be more thrilled. And there is another on the way… Hurray. I would love to hear more of Luciano and Kate…my favourite characters.

  104. Hi Anne-Marie,
    Thank you for your kind remarks. As you are probably aware, the original print versions have undergone some revision and/or extension during the course of their transformation into e-books. This is particularly true of The Mesalliance which was cut to the bone in it original incarnation. You will notice changes to the other titles as well – and I hope you enjoy them. If you do, a brief review is always both helpful and welcome.
    I understand exactly what you mean about never letting books that will be difficult to to replace out of the house. I once loaned someone my copy of The Way To The Lantern by Audrey Erskine-Lindop, didn’t get it back and spent years trying to acquire another. Now I have two of them!
    The next book in the Rockliffe series will be available for pre-order quite soon. I’ll be announcing exactly when and giving further information on this website.

  105. Thank you Stella that too is good news. I enjoyed both of the earlier ones immensely, though the period detail is much lighter. A prequel is what I want in this series… Just who was the fascinating and exotic lady who passed her night dark eyes and raven locks on to her descendants and since Tracy was the fourth duke, just why did Charles ll ward him a dukedom…

  106. Sorry the tablet ate one clause… Why did Charles ll award the first Duke of Rockcliffe a dukedom… And was the first duke the one who had the dark lady as his duchess…

  107. Thanks Vivienne. I hope you enjoy it. To be honest, I turned to Rockliffe for a bit of light relief before tackling Eden Maxwell – for which I’m just starting the research now.
    I get the impression that your own books are doing pretty well – congratulations.

  108. These are very good questions – to which I have no answer whatsoever! As I’ve just said to Vivienne, the Rockliffe books are my way of taking it easy yet still writing something.

  109. Thank you, Stella, for your kind words about my own writing.
    And I’m sure I’ll enjoy the Rockcliffe light relief, even as I eagerly await the return of Eden Maxwell (a distant, if imaginary, kinsman perhaps?).

  110. Hello Stella – I am so glad you are writing another book in the Rockcliffe series, I very much enjoyed the Parfait Knight and Mesalliance and look forward to more.

    Just as an aside I caught a news item in the East Midlands about a Museum due to be opened this ‘spring’ in Newark dedicated to the civil wars (1603-1688). I wondered whether you had heard about it? It seems appropriate really as Bolsover Castle is not far away which was home of the Earl of Newcastle.

  111. Hi Kate,
    No, I hadn’t heard anything about a new museum – so thanks for telling me. As you say, Newark is an appropriate location what with Rupert’s famous relief of the place when it was under siege and also the King fleeing there when Oxford was under threat etc.
    The Player is now available for pre-order. Hope you enjoy it.

  112. Hello Stella, I had discovered The Player was available and have consequently pre-ordered it, and started reading the Parfait Knight again! Am really looking forward to Eden’s story though, best of luck with the research.

    I would just like to thank you for the hours of pleasure I have had whilst reading your books. I particularly enjoy the characterisations of the protaganists in all your books and love the way you draw all the strands together.

    Regards
    Kate

  113. Thank you so much, Kate. I had fun with The Player – just something a little different. Eden, of course, it another matter and at the moment it’s just a slog through some fairly heavy and detailed books. About a dozen of them, to be precise. Until I have the history firmly laid out in my head, I can’t begin to construct the story … if that makes sense?

  114. Hello Stella, that all makes perfect sense to me – I too tend to read around a subject, individual biographies and specific incidents interesting me most. All historical, of course – late medieval to early 20th century mostly.

    Regards
    Kate

  115. My first read was The Marigold Chain which is now a tatty paperback having been read so many times.I then borrowed others from the library. I thought you had stopped writing so I am delighted that you have a new book. I will have to read the others again to refresh my memory before ready the new one. Great news

  116. Hi Sylvia,
    I did stop writing for quite a long time and, when I started again, it was really only with the intention of re-publishing my back-list. However, once that was done, feedback from readers such as yourself gave me the nudge I needed to carry on and write the long-delayed third part of my Roundheads & Cavaliers series. As for The Player … the idea for that has been lurking at the back of my brain since I re-worked The Mesalliance. I hope you enjoy it – and thanks for getting in touch.

  117. Hi Stella, have just found out about the new ebooks! Will you be adding Lucifer’s Champion in this format?

  118. Sorry – no. I’ve been asked this quite a few times but remain convinced that there are too many problems with Lucifer to make it worthwhile. I hope The Player will make up for any disappointment!

  119. Hi Stella! I’m a recent addition to your fans and have just arrived back into the world of the living after binging badly for a couple of days on your kindle republications. I still have books 2/3 of the civil war series to go, but I’m just here to gush about you. A lot. I haven’t read books of this caliber, and in this setting, in a long, long, LONG time. Really I can’t thank you enough for writing these books (also for the dashing Justin and Luciano), and my heart just took a flying thump when I realized that you are writing Eden’s book too. I’ve been procrastinating (for days!) on my assignments by reading your books, so I promise to leave reviews on GR after I’m done – but mostly I hope that you’re inspired to keep writing.

  120. Hi Alexis,
    It’s always a pleasure to hear from a ‘new’ reader and I’m delighted that you are enjoying the books. I worry about your heart’s ‘flying thump’ in respect of Eden’s story because, at present, that book is still in the planning stages and will be some time coming – though hopefully not another twenty years! Meanwhile, if you exhaust the Civil War series and don’t mind something a little lighter (and shorter) you could try my Rockliffe series. Book 3 – The Player – is due for release very soon.
    As for you posting reviews – these are always welcome, so thank you.

  121. Like Alexis, I am a new fan. I recently saw a reference to one of your books on a blog and decided to try it. That led me to read all your eBooks currently available from Amazon and WOW. I loved every one of them. I especially love how well the secondary characters come to life. I am looking forward to The Player and Eden’s story. I just finished The Marigold Chain and was wondering if you had ever written or considered writing a story for Giles Beckwith? If you have written his story, will that book ever be available in eBook format? Will there be other stories from your backlist available in the future? Thank you so much.

  122. Hi Karen,
    Thank you for your kind remarks. To answer your last question – I’ve now released as many titles from my back-list as I intend to. The only one lurking in obscurity – and destined to continue doing so – is Lucifer’s Champion which, as you’ll see from earlier responses, presents too many problems to be worth the trouble. With regard to Giles – I’ve no plans in that direction but wouldn’t rule it out as anything is possible. At the moment, of course, the priority it Eden’s story – and that will take some time to complete. I hope you enjoy The Player. There will be a piece on it at Romantic Historical Reviews on Saturday, followed later on by a full review.

  123. Hi Stella – it took me less than a day to read “The Player”, and I think I enjoyed it the most of the Rockcliffe series, perhaps because Adrian seems more modern in his ideas than, for example, Rockcliffe himself. Although I like this series, and I can understand why you like writing something a little lighter, I’m really looking forward to Eden’s story. I’m currently rereading “King’s Falcon”, and falling in love all over again with Ashley and Francis!

  124. Hi Fiona
    Writing something like The Player is obviously much easier and quicker than writing one of the Civil War books – so it was almost like a little holiday. I’m glad you enjoyed it and are now in the happy position of choosing between Ashley and Francis. If you have the time, a brief review of either book is always greatly appreciated.

  125. Hi Stella – thanks for writing such great books; I have now read all of them. As an Australian, it sparked my interest in the English Civil War, a sadly neglected part of my history education – we did the Tudors to death. TO DEATH. I was so interested I bought the “By the Sword Divided” TV series, which I thought was really well done for the time (acting and sets have improved since!), and went on to read all of Pamela Belle’s books, scrounged from eBay. I reguarly check back on this forum and saw “The Way to the Lantern” was mentioned – naturally I bought it and I LOVED IT. So funny! What a find! I can’t believe I’ve never heard of it before. Thanks so much for the tip. While we’re all waiting for the next installment, would you consider posting up a link to your methadone list of all-time favourite books to read in the interim???

  126. Hi Stephanie
    Thank you for getting in touch and I’m glad you have enjoyed my books. You’ve obviously been on a bit of a Civil War ‘binge’ as a result. Like you, I did the Tudors for A level but the 17th century is a much livelier period with a fantastic cast of characters. My favourite books of all time? Well, you’ve already read one of them and, for the rest, I’ll have to think about it. Working along similar lines, I was considering putting something on this site asking readers to vote for whichever of my heroes they liked best – but since I suspect Eden Maxwell will win hands down, it hardly seems worth it.

  127. Hi Diane
    Yes, there’s a possibility that Nicholas will get his own book – if and when I finally finish the frequently requested happy ever after for Eden Maxwell. I’m pleased that you enjoyed The Player. Perhaps you’d care to review it?

  128. Stella,
    Just thought I’d drop in and say a quick ‘thank you’ for the painstaking research you do for your books (though I suspect you enjoy the research as much as the writing!). I’ve spent the last two weeks reading the Rockcliffe series and the first in the Roundheads and Cavaliers series, and I am so thrilled to have found a new (to me, anyway) author with whom I can spend all of the time I should be spending on grading essays and cleaning my house. I had exhausted my known reservoir of books that pass the ‘dude’ test (i.e., if I can replace the words ‘my lord’ with ‘dude’ at any time and it doesn’t sound anachronistic, I stop reading–very low standards indeed as the well runs dry), so I was more than a little pleased to have found your deliciously long, meticulously researched, exquisitely written novels. Your books are such a great escape, and the characters you create are welcome specters that take a good long while to fade from my psyche.

    Cheers!

  129. Hi April
    Your extremely kind comments have improved what began as a less-than-promising day immeasurably. Thank you! You seem to be one of only handful of my readers who has enjoyed both the Rockliffe series and the Civil War novels. Most people like one or the other – usually finding one too light and the other too heavy. Since you are clearly a very literate lady, if you cared to post a review on any of the books you’ve read so far, I’m sure that would be great help to other readers – not to mention being enormously appreciated by myself as I struggle dementedly through the very early stages of Eden Maxwell’s story.
    With regard to your remarks about the difficulty, despite the huge number of books available, of finding something that satisfies rather than irritates – that is a feeling I know only too well and have recently been reduced to re-reading old favourites.
    Once again, thank you for taking the time to get in touch.

  130. I enjoy everything you write. You have a wonderful, flowing writing style and a rare facility with language. Having just finished and greatly enjoyed ‘The Player’ – loved the East Kent names and setting as I live in Herne Bay – I too have been reduced to re-reading old favourites and have just finished (my second or third reading) your re-written ‘Mesalliance’. It is such a well-constructed, satisfying book with deftly-drawn, totally memorable characters, a triumph of the genre. I don’t think many writers would be able to produce both ‘light and heavy’ as you have done so successfully and am certain that the Eden book will be worth all the hard work on your part and the long wait on the part of many readers. I don’t normally do Amazon reviews but am about to make an exception in your case.

  131. Hi Hazel,
    Thank you for your kind comments. I’m glad you enjoyed The Player with the whole East Kent bit. Some of my earlier books (eg A Splendid Defiance, The Black Madonna and Garland of Straw) were set largely in the areas where I lived at the time of writing – and, having moved to Sandwich just a year ago, it was a real pleasure to have the opportunity to feature this neck of the woods.
    If you care to post a review of any of the books you have read, this would be greatly appreciated as it helps both me and future readers.
    Eden is not currently cooperating as consistently as I would like but I hope to pull him into line soon.

  132. Actually Gabriel is my favourite of your heroes but I might be out of sync with the majority of your readers. Just as an aside though (and this might be taking us into a far future which you might not yet be ready to consider) would you contemplate writing another Civil War novel after Eden’s story? I note that Lords of Misrule is due to end up in 1656/7 but there are a couple of really interesting years between that and the Restoration that I feel your deft hand could make much of.

  133. Hi Sarah,
    You’re not alone in liking Gabriel best. I just get the impression that Eden is the general favourite because so many readers have asked for his story. As to a further ECW book after this one – I daren’t think that far ahead yet. On the other hand … you never know.

  134. Just finished Garland of Straw. So. Good. My favorite so far, in fact. The trial of King Charles…fantastic! I left a more coherent (I think) review on Amazon. Thanks again!

  135. Hi April
    Sorry for the delay in replying to you – I’ve been on holiday for the past week. Thank you for your comments. I’m glad you enjoyed Garland and will look forward to reading your review.

  136. I have a handful of authors whose work I consider “keepers”and yours certainly ranks among them. I enjoy books that make you think about what you are reading and see how the same event is perceived by the different characters. Your books remind me of those written by Dorothy Dunnett, they are rich tapestries of people both real and imaginary and the fascinating times in which they lived. Whether they are set in the upheaval of the English Civil War or the lovely decadence that is Georgian England they are wonderful to read and I look forward to your next books.

  137. Hi Beth,
    Thank you for your extremely kind remarks and I’m glad my books give you pleasure. It’s also nice to hear from someone who enjoys both series – generally, I find it’s either one or the other.

  138. Hi,

    I’ve read all your ebooks in a rush over the last week and a half – so enjoyable! I find your balance of history and romance hits the perfect spot. Thank you for giving me some really wonderful reads! “The Marigold Chain” is my #1 favourite, I think. Good luck with writing Eden’s book – can’t wait to read it whenever it’s available, and I hope you’ll be writing more books after his, too!

  139. Hi Emily,
    I’m glad you’ve enjoyed my books and thank you for your kind remarks. I find it interesting that your favourite is The Marigold Chain. On the whole, it’s received as much criticism as praise and I seem to recall one of the most recent reviewers taking a real dislike to Alex Deveril – so it’s good to hear from someone who (I presume) liked him.

  140. Hi Stella,
    So glad to hear you are writing Eden’s story – in fact I’m so glad to see that you took up the keyboard again after such a long break. Having re read all of your Roundheads and Cavaliers series I was driven to write my own stories – and thanks to your inspiration I have finally summoned up the courage to publish on Amazon. I just had to say, ‘Thank you’ for your stories and your inspiration – and please, carry on writing 🙂
    Paula

  141. Hi Paula
    Congratulations on writing and publishing on Amazon. Aside from the achievement, I hope it’s going well for you. I’m honoured that you found my books some sort of inspiration. Reading something you like and feel you could try it yourself is a nice way to start. I began when I read something particularly dreadful and thought, as so many of us do, ‘I could do better than that!’ … and was then motivated to try. Meanwhile, I’ll look out for you on Amazon.

  142. Hi Paula and Sarah, Gabriel is my favourite as well (so I must be out of sync too!), followed by Justin, although I am now rather fond of Adrian of The Player fame. I have a feeling Eden will give them a run for their money.

  143. Hi Stella, I yelled with delight when I found you on Amazon, having only old, battered copies of your books and spending many frustrating hours in second hand bookshops looking for titles I didn’t have. I have loved all of your books as it is your style of writing that I enjoy. As for heroes I would have to say that for me Justin just about edges out Alex. Great to have you back!

  144. Thank you, Kate. You are the first person to vote for Justin – and I’m glad you like Alex because recently, a couple of readers have taken a real dislike to him. Oddly enough, Gabriel Brandon is coming out slightly ahead so far – but it’s early days.

  145. Hi Stella, I’m trying to persuade Regency Romantics to sample Roundheads and Cavaliers – why is it that there are thousands of RR novels and so few about Cavaliers and Roundheads? Keep writing Stella – you are a bright star in a dark sky!

  146. Thank you, Paula – that is so kind. Part of the problem is that the English Civil War doesn’t play well in America – which, of course, is a huge market. Also, sites reviewing historical romance novels tend to shy away from historical fiction; and such sites also concentrate largely on high-profile writers – of which I am not one. But I do really appreciate the encouragement I receive from people like you. On days when the words just refuse to flow, it makes the fight worthwhile.

  147. Nice to get 2 new books almost together – I had hard covers of Lucifer’s Champion, Marigold Chain, Garland of Straw and paperback of A Splendid Defiance, didn’t know of the Rockliffe set, or find a copy of The Black Madonna until you reappeared :Huzzah, huzzay! on Amazon. So I have uploaded the e-books I was missing and splurged. Unlike most of your readers, I felt like giving Eden a swift kick on several occasions, (which doesn’t stop me from hoping your muse keeps you writing his story – he has improved) All your main protagonists are intriguing, male and female alike, and I liked Alex, Justin and Luciano. I think your Georgian heroes reveal more of their feelings and thoughts and that has carried through to King’s Falcon – so Eden my improve still further? Just please keep writing. And thank you for hours of enjoyable reading.. Margo

  148. And an afterthought – as a newspaper-trained proof reader I would be happy to offer my services. For instance – Marcus Sheringham is Mr in The Parfit Knight, and elevated to Baron in The Player. Margo

  149. Hi Margot
    Thank you for taking the time to contact me and for your comments. Your remark about giving Eden a swift kick gave both my husband and myself a good laugh. Though naturally I am delighted that so many readers are besotted with Eden, I am vaguely baffled by their continued devotion.
    With regard to Marcus Sheringham, I realise that you are right and that obviously I should have re-read the previous works whilst writing The Player.
    As for your kind offer to proof-read, perhaps you might contact me on my g-mail address for more private discussion.
    stellarileyecw@gmail.com

  150. Thank you! I’ve spent the past few weeks acquainting myself with your Regency romances and Roundhead and Cavalier books, and am most seriously pleased. Eden Maxwell’s story I am sure will not disappoint.

  151. Hi Nadia
    I’m glad you’ve been enjoying the books. Eden’s story is progressing and is now about half-written but it’s still too soon for me to be able to predict a release date.

  152. Hi Stella, On rereading ‘The Marigold Chain’ recently, I had a thought that the height of the male Wynstantons, allied with the dark eyes, (though maybe not handsomeness; the lady would of course contribute) could be attributed to certain royal genetics? About the time of the 1st Duke of Rockliffe? As I said, just a thought! Margot

  153. I agree with Margo about the kicking. But he does seem to have pulled himself up by the bootstraps in Falcon, we just didn’t get to see it happen. I suspect (and I might be wrong) that one reason for the preoccupation your readers have with Eden is that although he needs his only story but we also want to know more about what happens to the other characters that surrounded him in the Madonna and Garland. Sam and Bryony (end of Garland left me wanting to know what happened to them even if Sam has obviously been released by the time of Falcon), Phoebe (in particular) is a delightful character, as is Felix/Toby and (sadly) Freeborn John. I do look forward to (hopefully) following them further and possibly more about Venetia and Gabriel.

  154. You can certainly look forward to meeting Gabriel and Venetia again in the next book – also Toby, Tabitha, Dorothy, Jude & Mary. Unfortunately, Lilburne was imprisoned immediately on his return to England in 1653, put on trial, acquitted of ‘any crime deserving death’, returned to the Tower and then sent to Jersey for safekeeping. This is why there’s no possibility of him cropping up on my pages – except in brief reference.

  155. My dates were out for Freeborn John, I had forgotten his demise was before the next installment is set. The chronology of the ECW is a devilish thing to keep in one’s head. You do a remarkable job. But it is interesting now that the wives of the English radicals are now getting the coverage they deserve,

  156. Hi Stella – I’d like to add that thanks to your books giving me an interest in the period I’m now doing an online course through Oxford University AC on England 1640-1660…what a complex period it was. First time I’ve used my brain in years so thank you!
    On a totally separate issue – having read The Player a couple of times can I look forward to a story about Nicholas Wynstanton and the alluded to possible romance?!
    Jo

  157. Yes – it’s a lot to retain. However, Lilburne (as I’m sure you know) didn’t die until 1657 but is out of commission, as it were, for the duration of my current book which is covering the period from December 1653 to a so far unspecifed point in 1655.

  158. Hi Jo
    Good luck with your Uni course. 1640-60 is a great period in English history and I’m sure you’ll enjoy the complexities. As far as The Player is concerned, I can only say ‘maybe’ at this stage. I’m stuck in the writing-cave with Eden and daren’t look outside yet.

  159. Hi Stella,

    Do you have a publication date for your new book? Will it be possible to pre-order in amazon like the other two? I can’t hardly wait for book 4 (roundheads and cavaliers). thank you, Susana

  160. Hi Susana
    At present, Eden’s story is roughly 75/80% written so no, sorry but I can’t predict a release date yet. I will be putting it on pre-order at Amazon but it’s unlikely to be before March/April time. Meanwhile, keep an eye on my site here at WP. I’m hoping to announce some quite different but equally exciting news soon.

  161. Very interesting, Stella. As you know it is because of Caz that I found you – I still can’t believe I missed you the first time around. I’m so happy you’ve got your mojo back!
    I prefer to read on a kindle app but still like to have hard copies of my favourite authors books, of which you are one. I’ll make sure I have copies of everything for when we eventually meet 🙂

  162. Hi Stella, Re your visibility – you could update your bio (including this site) on the Fantastic Fiction site maybe? Even though it includes your other noms de plume (if that’s correct French?) it really doesn’t give enough information about your backlist. “Marigold Chain” is the only one apart from the first 3 set in the Civil War to be mentioned. For those who like the lighter side, and are more accustomed to reading Regency stories a blurb re Rockliffe et al might be an idea. The site does have reference to other novelists in that genre. Regards Margo.
    PS I did mean the earlier comment about proof reading – though I did make a couple of mistakes in my hurry – my keyboard isn’t as sensitive and if I don’t look back I later find missing letters!

  163. Hi Margo
    Actually I updated my bio here on WP fairly recently when we gave it a new ‘look’. I’ll take another look at Fantastic Fiction – though I seem to recall adding info there isn’t easy. However, I’m currently having a website built along with other marketing tools so we’ll see what happens. Meanwhile, I would suggest you keep an eye open on WP – there’s some very exciting news due soon.

  164. Actually, I noticed that clicking on the titles gave more information – it is just “scattered”. But that site is very handy when looking for authors etc. And they do quite a good job matching likely reads. As do Amazon. Just spreading your footprints. Cheers, Margo

  165. Hi Margo
    Fantastic Fiction (like many similar sites) do their own thing. I have alerted them to the fact that my page is out of date and incomplete but have no idea whether or not they’ll do anything about it. Perhaps readers like yourself addressing them directly might have more effect? We poor authors have little or no control.

  166. I am delighted to find out you have started to write again and have the 3rd Civil War book waiting to be read after I have re-read the first two again which I bought on publication. Do you have a title for number 4 yet? I am looking forward to reading of the good news you expect to post soo. With many thanks for the hours of pleasure your books have already given me! Viv Kirby

  167. Hi Viv
    My recent news (which you seem to have missed!) is a venture into audio with my Rockliffe series. The Parfit Knight, narrated by Alex Wyndham, is currently available from Audible, Amazon and i-tunes and Alex is currently working on The Mesalliance which will follow in a few weeks.
    As for the Civil War books, Number 4 – Lords of Misrule – is near completion and should be released in the spring. Thank you for your interest.

  168. Thank you for your reply. i must confess i prefer a book in the hand and will wait for Lords of Misrule as patiently as I know how!My daughter now has The Black Madonna on her Kindle and I have strongly advised she next gets Garland of Straw ! Viv Kirby

  169. I really don’t know how I missed your books in my younger days, since I devoured English historicals over almost any period! However, having found your books on Amazon, for Kindle, I want to thank you unreservedly for such wonderful storytelling, seamlessly mixing fiction with historical fact. I assume that there was some rewriting for the Kindle versions of your books, but I would be interested to know if this was the reason for the Maxwell family being mentioned in ‘A Splendid Defiance’, which I believe was written in ’85, whereas ‘Black Madonna’ was written seven years later?

    Having read that the fourth book in this series will be available to preorder soon, I am looking forward to reading Eden Maxwell’s story – how could your heart not bleed for him? – although I have only just started ‘Garland of Straw’ [I read ‘Marigold Chain’ first, then ‘Black Madonna and ‘A Splendid Defiance] and so I still have a few of your books to immerse myself in. Thank you again for hours of absorbing reading – and teaching me something about the English Civil War period, which I thought I knew reasonably well but thanks to your books have found that I didn’t know that well at all!

  170. Hi Corinne
    Thank you for your comments – and I’m glad you’re enjoying the R&C series. Yes, I made some extensions and revisions to the books when issuing them in e-format and linking the Maxwells to Defiance seemed an obvious choice given the time-frame and location.
    At present, as you may know, I’m occupied fairly exclusively with my new venture into audiobooks, the second of which will be out soon. Later this year, I am hoping that A Splendid Defiance will also be transformed into audio, narrated by the extremely talented Mr Wyndham.

  171. I do hope that your reply to Corinne doesn’t mean that Lords of Misrule has gone onto the back burner! Having got into March I was hoping to have concrete news of it before long. What it is to suffer demanding readers!! Viv.

  172. Hi Viv
    The final stages of Lords of Misrule has been delayed somewhat by audio related stuff but hasn’t been halted completely. I’m just completing the second edit and am still hoping to put it on pre-order at Amazon early next month. Hope this alleviates any suffering!

  173. Thank you for your prompt reply. Next month doesn’t seem so far away-I’ll keep my eyes peeled! Viv.

  174. Hi,

    I’ve just read The Parfit Knight and The Mésalliance and I wanted to thank you for writing such great stories. I’m really looking forward to The Player and I’m happy to know there are other books in your backlist.
    Just a little correction for the use of the word “sadistic” in The Mésalliance. Even if the characters were Sade’s contemporaries, that word is anachronistic for that period.

  175. Hi Paola
    Thank you for your comments and I’m glad you enjoyed the books. The audios are brilliantly read by Alex. Even if you aren’t into that form, go to Audible or Amazon and listen to a sample.

  176. Hello Stella,

    I just finished The Black Madonna and I enjoyed the story and the historical aspects of the book. I am wondering if the Madonna Luciano had as part of the agreement with his uncle is a particular Black Madonna? How did you get the idea to use that? What is the backstory of the Madonna? I bought the book because of the title and kept wondering how the title fit into the story line (unless I missed something in the book). I would love to hear more about that aspect of the title and story.

  177. Hi Julia
    No, I don’t think you missed anything but equally, there really isn’t that much more to add that wasn’t in the book. The Madonna had been in the Falcieri family for generations and, though intrinsically valueless, had become the symbol of the family’s luck – until Luciano’s father took it with him to England. Naturally, it’s worth a lot to Uncle Vittorio and he wants it back badly enough to loan Luciano a spectacular sum of money in order to get it. The actual Madonna is as described … small, unadorned obsidian; and as to where the original idea came from … I honestly can’t remember. One thinks of many, many things whilst plotting a book of this complexity. All I can tell you is that Genoa (from whence Luciano’s family comes) is full of small statues of the Virgin Mary in all manner of locations, not just in churches – so perhaps it was that.

  178. I was delighted to get the E mail saying that Lords of Misrule is available for order on Amazon. I was very disappointed to find there was only a Kindle version and I am a book buyer! Any chance of a paperback version before long? There’s no pleasing some people is there!1 Many thanks Viv.

  179. So glad that Eden’s story is coming out soon. I have already pre-ordered on Amazon and can’t wait to see what happens. My favourite is definitely Garland of Straw as I love Gabriel’s characterisation. Can’t wait for May when the book should be delivered.

  180. I have pre ordered the new book as well. I have read the synopsis and was a bit sad that Eden appears to not get together with Phoebe.

  181. It would never have worked with Phoebe, Lesley. Her life is at Ford Edge in Yorkshire. If Eden had wanted to be a country gent (which he doesn’t) he has lands of his own in Oxfordshire. But don’t worry about Phoebe. And that’s all I’ll say!

  182. Hi Stella, can’t wait to read Lords of Misrule, is Nicholas Austin getting together with Phoebe? I know I should wait to read the book but I can’t think of anyone else. I have already pre ordered it and I’m loving the Player in audio book. I didn’t think I would like audio books as I prefer the written format but you are right, there is something very special about Mr Whydham. Regards, susana

  183. You didn’t really expect me to give any secrets away, did you Susana? Sorry – but you’ll have to be patient a bit longer. I’m glad you’re enjoying lovely Alex. He has an amazing talent and is a pleasure to work with. All being well, we will be bringing A Splendid Defiance to audio later this year.

  184. I knew you wouldn’t so I will have to wait until May. Thank you for your prompt reply and look forward to A Splendid Defiance in audio. Regards, Susana.

  185. I have been waiting patiently to hear the date I can buy Lords of Misrule in paperback form. Are we any nearer on a date? Many thanks Viv.

  186. Stella- I have the Cavalier series since they came out. Do the new paperbacks have the reworking in them that you have done for the ebooks? Is the Marigold Chain the same as it was or has that been reworked? I was thinking of ordering the new design paperbacks as a late birthday present! the old ones are getting a bit worn! Plus i have all of your books on Kindle!

  187. The new paperbacks have all the same extensions and changes as the Kindle editions. If you do consider buying them, I’d advise you to put Defiance on hold for a few weeks as I’m in the process of replacing the cover to bring it in line with the e-version.

  188. Are there plans to have your Civil War series in audio? If there are, As someone who likes historical fiction with love stories and who also likes to read audio books I’m sure these would be up my alley in both cases. I’m also going to buy them on Kindle. I In fact, I first saw your name when my Audible recommendations said that I would like one of your books.

  189. Yes – though maybe not all of them. Later this year, Alex will be starting work on A Splendid Defiance – my only stand-alone English Civil War novel. The actual R&C series of books are all VERY long – paperbacks run to roughly 620 pages – therefore audio is something to be considered very seriously from my point of view. However, thanks for contacting me and, if you haven’t read any of my work, I’d suggest you give it a go before deciding where to start.

  190. Thank you Stella for all your hard work. It cannot be easy to write novels that give the reader a love story, a mystery/suspense story, and both historical detail and scope. Your story-telling invites the reader to move back in time and live with the characters, and I for one am always reluctant to leave them when the book is finished.

    As much as I’ve enjoyed the love stories and the development of the family dynamics, I’ve found the history completely engrossing and compelling. Your descriptions of both the early efforts at Parliamentary decision-making and the character of warfare at the time of England’s first standing army are fascinating. We are a contentious species, are we not? And the way you write about both kings, allows us to experience them as men and not only a caricature or a simple emblem of kingship. In fact your writing elevates and ennobles most of the characters whether king, merchant, soldier, or war-widow.

    I discovered your books on Kindle and, having just finished “Lords of Misrule”, I have read them all now. I’ve also listened to the Rockliffe trilogy on audio even though I’d read the books in print probably a year ago. I listened because I knew Alex Wyndham would do justice to all your characters.

    Given how complex your books are, I imagine you need a break from writing after completing “Lords of Misrule” but I do hope we will be able to read more from you in the future. I will also watch for more of your books becoming available in audio format.

    Thank you again for spending all the time and concentrated effort it takes to produce fiction that pulls the reader in, twirls us about, then sets us down on the other side both entertained and better informed.

  191. Thank you so much for contacting me, Karen. I found your views and obvious insight very interesting – and think others would too if you packaged them into a brief review. However … yes, finishing an R&C book is always a bit of a milestone. A milestone that, in many senses these days, is responsible for my decision to continue with the Rockliffe series. They’re lightweight in comparison and I can write them for fun and my own entertainment. As for Alex, he’s wonderful, isn’t he? Working with him is a privilege and a pleasure – and I’m looking forward to hearing what he does with A Splendid Defiance.
    Thanks again for getting in touch and delighted that you enjoyed Misrule.

  192. I have just finished Lords of Misrule – thank you for any fantastic read (and I will make sure I do another Amazon review for you). I discovered your books as a teenager over 20 years ago and was delighted when you started writing again.

    I am not in the slightest surprised to hear that you are moving back to the Rockcliffe series – I can only imagine the amount of research needed to complete one of the R&C books. However….are you contemplating any more? I would love to see what happens to everyone following the Restoration.

  193. Thanks for your kind remarks, Catherine – and also offering to review. That’s always helpful. (Well, nearly always!) At present, my focus is on Rockliffe Four (no title yet as it’s in its infancy) but yes – I think it would be nice to round off the R&C series by arriving at the Restoration. Toby seems to have acquired a few fans … but is he hero-material?

  194. Hi Stella, it’s me again, yes, I do think Toby is hero-material and also young enough to get to the restoration with a womaniser’s reputation, go for it!

  195. I reckon Aubrey would make a good hero too – he needs to be redeemed after his behaviour in Misrule!

  196. Or in my opinion – I rather thought Ned Moulton’s character would be worth exploring – he seemed to have a good time in Misrule. But then Stella, you are doing the writing and one never knows where the story lines will take you. The protagonists in future books may be people we have not yet encountered. I too look forward to Rockcliffe 4 – I so enjoyed Adrian and Caroline’s story. I would like to thank you again for the hours of enjoyment you have given me since I fist bought Marigold Chain in the 1980s!

  197. Ned Moulton? That’s an interesting idea. He’s just an also-ran I didn’t expect anyone to remember him – let alone think him worth putting in the lead.

  198. I am so glad that Lords of Misrule is now available in print. I have ordered it. I can understand you would like a little relaxation now but the thought of more R & C to come in the future makes me very happy! Many thanks for the hours of pleasure you have already given me to say nothing of the pleasure to come. I can now start Book 3 knowing I still have a book in reserve! Viv.

  199. I reckon he has hidden depths, Stella. There has to be a reason he behaved the way he did towards Eden. Especially after Eden saved his hide. And then he wasn’t at the second wedding! I’m always suspicious of anything you leave hanging without any sort of explanation.

  200. Stella–read Misrule very quickly so need a new fix ASAP! I have been reading the other comments and agree that Toby needs exploring!! As for Rock 4!! I love Rock! Can that nice girl Cassie ( Nell’s friend–I think its Cassie) have a happy ending???

  201. I have just finished The Lords Of Misrule… I never did like Old Wart on His Nose and always have found the internecine squabbling of the Roundheads deeply depressing so many congratulations on making such an entertaining novel out of such a gloomy stretch of history. You cannot leave us in limbo though, we need to get to the Restoration before we bid this series farewell. I have a feeling that might need two more volumes. We need book five about the Sealed Knot and its betrayal…and the then the Restoration. Toby would be an interesting hero but unless he gets involved in Luciano’s banking and shipping interests possibly not politically involved enough for the main character. I should like him to have a happy ending though. Ned Moulton is an interesting thought and I have always wanted to know more about tbe Royalist family Eden was billeted on… Weren’t the children there twins? Another person I have always been curious about was Susanna’s son by her husband. Other than being saddled with Isobel we know notbing about him but he must have potential as a hero witb a tragic past.

  202. Not just gloomy, Anne-Marie – but totally lacking in highlights. Truthfully, I found the whole period a struggle and was quite glad to see the back of it. As for all the other points you raise … they’ll take some thought. All being well, I would like to get as far as the Restoration – though two books of this magnitude may be a stretch. However, at present I’m at the opening stages of Rockliffe Four, so all my focus is on that.

  203. Loved the Rockliffe audio books, any plans to write a book about, Cassie, Madeleine, Nicholas, all three would be great characters in a new book

  204. I finished Lords of Misrule just over a week ago (loved it) and immediately read Black Madonna again. It is still my favourite and the start of a long journey for all your fans. A very satisfying finish for Eden and I must agree that a final book in the series would be a real treat. Here’s hoping….

  205. So pleased you enjoyed Misrule, Carol and liked Eden’s HEA. It is interesting that British readers (I’m assuming you’re one!) agreed with you and understood that Lydia was the right woman for him – whereas American readers took a very different view. Thank you for your comments.

  206. I read Black Madonna earlier this year and became hooked on the series. Except for A Splendid Defiance, I have the others in quick succession. I finished Misrule this evening. I enjoyed catching up with the Maxwells. Kate and Luciano remain my favorite couple although I like the others as well. Although she was a minor character, I did feel sorry for poor Verity. After saving Nick, she lost him to Phoebe. Perhaps, there will be a happy ending for her yet. I will read Defiance next (I know-out of order) and then check out your other series. Keep up the good work. Finally, could you identify the cover art for these books? I would like to know whose portraits are on the covers. Thanks.

  207. So glad you’ve enjoyed the R&C series – thank you for your comments. Re the covers … here goes.
    Madonna – Frances Stuart , Duchess of Richmond. This the only one not perfectly true to period. It’s a few years too late but the gown looked like the one the Queen gave Kate! Painted by Lely.
    Garland – Sir William Compton, school of Lely. Meet Will again and for longer in Defiance.
    Falcon – Mounted Cavalier by Messonier.
    Misrule – unknown 17th century Dutch lady who I felt would pass for Lydia.
    Defiance – Rupert of the Rhine by Jan Mytens, owned by Banbury Town Council. Banbury is where the book is set.
    The Rockliffe series are much lighter and shorter. The audios are wonderful – Alex Wyndham is amazingly talented!

  208. Dear Stella (If I may?)

    I have been loving your books for years – even contacting your then agent JP periodically for news of the next ones back in the 80s – so I am SO glad you are writing again. I’m also loving the revisions (Mesalliance always felt a bit unsatisfying in places – as if pieces were missing – and it is very good to see what they were!). I’m writing now as I went to Smashwords to buy some more and found that Garland of Straw and The Black Madonna are not on there. I am not a fan of Kindle versions (my IT has a constitutional objection to it) so I was wondering if they will ever be on Smashwords?

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    I’m glad you enjoyed the revised version of Mesalliance and hope you also liked The Player. Alex Wyndham has done a brilliant job on all 3 Rockliffe audios and will be narrating A Splendid Defiance later this year depending on his schedule.
    Regarding Smashwords, I sell so few books there (particularly the R& C series) I find I’m better off sticking with Amazon – but the new R&C book, Lords of Misrule is available there now for a short time. And all my titles are also available in paperback from Amazon and Createspace.
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    So glad you enjoyed Misrule – in many senses, a tricky book to write. As for revisiting previous characters, it’s difficult to say. Sometimes they reappear naturally; sometimes not. At present I’m working on Rockliffe Four. But later this year you’ll hopefully have the opportunity of hearing Defiance performed by lovely (and incredibly talented) Alex Wyndham.

  212. Dear Stella. Thank you so much for the Roundheads and Cavaliers books. I can appreciate how much effort, energy and time has gone into this series from the very thorough historical research you undertake and then how seamlessly you incorporate historical fact with your storyline. Your very deft touch reminds me of Georgette Heyer – are you a fan of hers too? I absolutely love your work – please make it two books and not one on our journey to the Restoration!

  213. Thank you Melanie – so glad you’ve been enjoying the series. At present, I’m working on Rockliffe Four whilst also preparing A Splendid Defiance for transformation into audio – so no real thoughts about further R&C books. And Heyer? Yes, many moons ago. Doesn’t everyone respect her work?

  214. Dear Stella, I have been confining most of my fact and fiction reading to the seventeenth century for the last couple of years, so was delighted to find the first four of your Civil War novels in my local library. They have kept me spellbound for the whole of August! I now hope they have the fifth too as I didn’t know it existed until happening on your blog. The characters have all become very real and it is both comforting and exciting to know the story hasn’t yet ended. I find the complexities of the politics of the period fascinating as they have for me so many echoes with our own times. May the past continue to inspire you!

  215. If you’ve found copies of any of my books in your local library, Sarah, you’ve done well! Most original copies are now in pieces, I suspect. However, I’m assuming the 4 titles you refer to are Marigold, Defiance, Madonna & Garland. Since I’m now publishing independently, you won’t find the 2 more recent ECW titles – The King’s Falcon and Lords of Misrule in the library. The books are only available from Amazon – in both e-format and paperback. On a separate note, if you like audio-books, look out for Defiance later this year. It will be narrated by lovely (and ridiculously talented) Alex Wyndham who has already performed my Rockliffe series. Thanks for getting in touch. Always a pleasure to hear from my readers.

  216. Then you may be surprised to learn that The Kings Falcon was the first one I found in the library, which lead me to Defiance, Madonna and Garland. They (Suffolk Libraries) also have Lords of Misrule too so I have just reserved it and hope the current borrower finishes reading it early as I am already getting withdrawal symptoms! (still there is Poldark back on tv to look forward to) I have nothing against electronic communication (obviously!) but do prefer a “real book” when reading for pleasure. I am a passionate believer in the importance of public libraries, and it breaks my heart to see how denuded our libraries shelves have become. I suspect your books are all recently purchased as they were all in very good condition. I shall look out for your other titles.

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  218. Thank you for your comments, Kathie – and I’m really glad you enjoyed Eden’ story.
    As for the audio of A Splendid Defiance … unless something completely unforeseen happens, it should be out before Christmas as Alex is starting work on it later this week.
    And Rockliffe Four (having been seriously delayed by other stuff) is still in its infancy but will hopefully now start to progress.

  219. Thanks so much for your reply…Christmas will be good–a little present to myself. Hopefully we will see Rockliffe Four in 2017. I know how everyday life sometimes gets in the way! No matter what, just keep writing please. Thanks again.

  220. I am REALLY looking forward to A SPLENDID DEFIANCE 😊 I’m assuming that he’s all yours now that he’s completed Lucinda’s Salt set?

  221. Yes, Wendy, I believe he is – though one can never rule out a sudden, surprise acting job. However, the dates are now fixed and, all being well, we’ll have a December release.

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