Rockliffe Series recommended in THE TIMES
The performance finished in a flourish of technical brilliance and the young man rose from the harpsichord to a storm of applause.
Julian Langham was poised on the brink of a dazzling career when the lawyers lured him into making a catastrophic mistake. Now, instead of the concert platform, he has a title he doesn’t want, an estate verging on bankruptcy … and bewildering responsibilities for which he is totally unfitted.
And yet the wreckage of Julian’s life is not a completely ill wind. For Tom, Rob and Ellie it brings something that is almost a miracle … if they dare believe in it.
Meanwhile, first-cousins Arabella Brandon and Elizabeth Marsden embark on a daring escapade which will provide each of them with a once-in-a-lifetime experience. The adventure will last only a few weeks, after which everything will be the way it was before. Or so they think. What neither of them expects is for it to change a number of lives … most notably, their own.
And there is an additional complication of which they are wholly unaware.
The famed omniscience of the Duke of Rockliffe.
Another superb story
Every one of the Rockliffe books is a joy to read. "Cadenza" may well be my favorite of all of them and that is saying something. Rockliffe was his usual omnipotent self. I adored the development of Arabella and Julian's relationship. The way Julian treated Tom, Rob, and Ellie warmed the heartstrings. I also enjoyed the way Stella Riley wove previous characters of the series into the story. Huzzah for the "Garland of Straw" reference too. I highly recommend the entire series. The mind boggles with the thought of Rockliffe using hairpins. He would merely will his hair to behave as it should!