The Work of Art by Mimi Matthews
Release date: 23 July 2019
An Uncommon Beauty…
Hidden away in rural Devonshire, Phyllida Satterthwaite has always been considered more odd than beautiful. But in London, her oddity has made her a sensation. Far worse, it’s caught the eye of the sinister Duke of Moreland—a notorious art collector obsessed with acquiring one-of-a-kind treasures. To escape the duke’s clutches, she’s going to need a little help.
An Unlikely Hero…
Captain Arthur Heywood’s days of heroism are long past. Grievously injured in the Peninsular War, he can no longer walk unaided, let alone shoot a pistol. What use can he possibly be to a damsel in distress? He has nothing left to offer except his good name.
Can a marriage of convenience save Philly from the vengeful duke? Or will life with Arthur put her—and her heart—in more danger than ever?
About the Author
USA Today bestselling author Mimi Matthews writes both historical non-fiction and proper historical romances set in Victorian England. Her articles on nineteenth century history have been published on various academic and history sites, including the Victorian Web and the Journal of Victorian Culture, and are also syndicated weekly at BUST Magazine. In her other life, Mimi is an attorney. She resides in California with her family, which includes an Andalusian dressage horse, two Shelties, and a Siamese cat.
To learn more, please visit MimiMatthews.com
This charming Regency romance is a tender dream of a story that will capture your heart.
Philly comes to London for a season but falls into the clutches of a couple of unscrupulous men whose schemes she is determined to withstand.
Arthur is very much the honourable gentleman who comes to the rescue of a damsel in distress. But Philly’s gentle ways and loving touch also start to rescue him from the darkness and despair which invaded his life after a terrible war-time injury.
And so begins a tender journey of discovery for both Philly and Arthur.
There is some intrigue in The Work of Art - and a twist at the end which I didn’t see coming - but the heart of this story is romance and a lovely, heart-warming one at that.