[Epub] The Black Madonna (Roundheads and Cavaliers, #1) By Stella Riley – Bassgrotto.co.uk


The Black Madonna (Roundheads and Cavaliers, #1) BOOKS The Black Madonna Roundheads And Cavaliers, 1 By Stella Riley Bassgrotto.co.uk This Is An Alternate Cover Edition ASIN B00D4CF3LM The Summer Of 1639, England Is Sliding Inexorably Towards Civil War, And The Havoc Of The Times Is Reflected In The Lives Of The Maxwells Of Thorne Ash.Red Haired And Independent Of Spirit, Kate Maxwell Is Determined Not To Let The Coming Conflict Disrupt The Lives Of Those She Loves During Her Father S Forced Absence She Vows To Hold Their Home Against Marauding Forces From Both Camps.More Threatening To Her Peace Of Mind Than The Actions Of Either The Parliamentarians Or The Royalists Is Her Growing Attraction To The Diabolically Clever And Irresistibly Magnetic Goldsmith And Usurer, Luciano Del Santi.Hampered By The Battling English, Luciano Is Fighting A Fierce Campaign Close To His Own Heart To Avenge His Father S Execution At The Hands Of False Accusers And To Repay The Loan Which Has Financed The Venture Failure Will Result In Ruin, Perhaps Even Death But Success Will Allow Him To Reclaim The Black Madonna The Carved Obsidian Symbol Of His Heritage And His Vendetta


10 thoughts on “The Black Madonna (Roundheads and Cavaliers, #1)

  1. says:

    Orphaned when his father is convicted and hanged for treason against Charles I, Luciano Falcieri Del Santi and his sister Gianetta leave England and return to their uncle s household in Genoa Gianetta is raised as a pampered daughter while Luciano is apprenticed to learn the gold trade When older, Luciano is still bent on vengeance against those who lead to his ...


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    Originally published in 1993, this title has now been republished in ebook form by the author My review of the hardback version was originally posted on 13 Feb 2013 and has been updated in May 2013, to reflect revisions incorporated into the new ebook edition.It s no secret that I m a big fan of Stella Riley s work, so anyone reading this could be forgiven for thinking that the five star rating was a foregone conclusion And perhaps it was I ve always found her writing, cha...


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    This story opens with an aging and filthily rich Genoese businessman wearily assessing the petition a young man he s cause to both admire and faintly resent has brought to him Money lending wouldn t be an unusual petition, he s been hearing these petitions all his life, but this one isn t usual.The young man wants a jaw droppingly large loan to hunt down the man who sent his father to the scaffold on trumped up charges eight years prior in England To be granted the desired loan he offers pawni This story opens with an aging and filthily rich Genoese businessman wearily assessing the petition a young man he s cause to both admire and faintly resent has brought to him Money lending wouldn t be an unusual petition, he s been hearing these petitions all his life, but this one isn t usual.The young man wants a jaw droppingly large loan to hunt down the man who sent his father to the scaffold on trumped up charges eight years prior in England To be granted the desired loan he offers pawning the sole object the old man, who happens to b...


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    As I wait for new Stella Riley releases, I go back to reading some of her older novels This one, in particular, from 1992, the first in her Roundheads and Cavaliers series, is perhaps my personal favorite.This begins in the 1640s, when Charles I and Parliament aren t getting on so well, there are problems with regard to religion Catholic v Protestant , Ireland and Scotland, taxeswell, you name it as an issue and there are two orvociferous sides to the problem Riley manages to get her As I wait for new Stella Riley releases, I go back to reading some of her older novels This one, in particular, from 1992, the first in her Roundheads and Cavaliers series, is perhaps my personal favorite.This begins in the 1640s, when Charles I and Parliament aren t getting on so well, there are problems with regard to religion Catholic v Protestant , Ireland and Scotland, taxeswell, you name it as an issue and there are two orvociferous sides to the problem Riley manages to get her readers informed about the unrest without being boring Sometimes confusing, what with all the references to historical persons and places, so I had to get out my trusty British History For Dummies at the beginning to get myself better oriented The historical time of this civil unrest serves as an excellent backdrop for the personal stories of Riley s fictitious characters, in particular heroine Kate Maxwell, her pare...


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    There isn t a rating high enough for Stella Riley s books all of them I ll write ain depth review later when I have time I needed to read the first in this series before I read and review her latest Lords of Misrule for RHR Some background information on the period and some of the characters is vital really, I only wish I had the time to read all three because I m totally hooked God knows why I ve left them for so long Stupendous is the word that springs to mind with Ms.Riley s There isn t a rating high enough for Stella Riley s books all of them I ll write ain depth review later when I have time I needed to read the first in this series before I read and review her latest Lords of Misrule for RHR Some background information on the period and s...


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    Some have called this book epic or have described it as sweeping, but the word that unfortunately comes to my mind is long While I appreciate how Stella Riley is able to write about this historical period is an engaging way, this book dragged on and on And while all the different interweaving relationships made for a complex and interesting story, I only really found myself caring about Richard and Dorothy, the parents of the h Theirs was such a wonderfully beautiful marriage and the brief Some have called this book epic or have described it as sweeping, but the word that unfortunately comes to my mind is long While I appreciate how Stella Riley is able to write about this historical period is an engaging way, this book dragged on and on And while all the different interweaving relationships made for a complex and interesting story, I only really found myself caring about Richard and Dorothy, the parents of the h Theirs was such a wonderfully beautiful marriage and the brief glimpses Ms R...


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    Very happy to see many of the books written by this author now available on kindle and can t recommend the serieshighly I m quite biased towards this series and just love reading about one of my favourite periods in history, the English Civil War.One of the author s great strengths to my mind is being able to bring her characters to life on the page Even the list of supporting characters are well developed.This is a fine historical romance set against a backdrop of a turbulent time in h Very happy to see many of the books written by this author now available on kindle and can t recommend the serieshighly I m quite biased towards this series and just love reading about one of my favourite periods in history, the English Civil War.One of the author s great strengths to my mind is being able to bring her characters to life on the page Even the list of supporting characters are well developed.This is a fine hist...


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    3,5 stars The purely historical parts are for those who are already familiar with the history of the period I had to search a lot of times in wikipedia about certain names that I guess are very famous In the end I got tired and...


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    Francis Dorothy Dolly Kate Coincidence I don t think so I read it from somewhere that Marigold Chain, Stella Riley s first novel, was a tribute to the exquisite Lymond s Chronicle by Dorothy Dunnett I guess she s not quite finished with the tribute just yet, and Black Madonna is an encore of some sort While I didn t feel much comparison when readin...


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