Named a Kirkus “Best Books of 2020”
“A vigorous, sparkling, and entertaining love story with plenty of Austen-ite wit.” —Kirkus
She Couldn't Forget...
Wealthy squire's daughter Margaret Honeywell was always meant to marry her neighbor, Frederick Burton-Smythe, but it's bastard-born Nicholas Seaton who has her heart. Raised alongside her on her father's estate, Nick is the rumored son of notorious highwayman Gentleman Jim. When Fred frames him for theft, Nick escapes into the night, vowing to find his legendary sire. But Nick never returns. A decade later, he's long been presumed dead.
He Wouldn't Forgive...
After years spent on the continent, John Beresford, Viscount St. Clare has finally come home to England. Tall, blond, and dangerous, he's on a mission to restore his family's honor. If he can mete out a bit of revenge along the way, so much the better. But he hasn't reckoned for Maggie Honeywell. She's bold and beautiful—and entirely convinced he's someone else.
As danger closes in, St. Clare is torn between love and vengeance. Will he sacrifice one to gain other? Or, with a little daring, will he find a way to have them both?
“Gentleman Jim by Mimi Matthews awakens your soul to the enduring power of love…. passionate and powerful.” —Readers’ Favorite
“Matthews…charms with this Regency tale of love, mistaken identity, and revenge…. This page-turner shouldn’t be missed.” —Publishers’ Weekly
“Matthews ups the ante with a wildly suspenseful romance, filled with scheming and betrayals, and featuring a courageous heroine in fragile health paired with a hero bent on retribution who isn't too good to be true.” —Library Journal
“Readers who love lots of intrigue and historicals that sound properly historical will savor this one.” —NPR
“Matthews demonstrates that even a frothy Regency romp can carry rewarding emotional heft. Gentleman Jim is an utter delight.” —Historical Novel Society
“…superb...an exciting paean to Heyer and to Dumas' Count of Monte Cristo...” —Frolic Media
“Full of spirit and suspense, Gentleman Jim is a Regency romantic adventure that will hold you utterly in thrall.” —Austenesque Reviews
“Rollicking and romantic, passionate and intriguing, Matthews has delivered a gorgeous love story, rife with legendary romantic tension...Regency romance does not get any better than Gentleman Jim.” —Relz Reviewz
USA Today bestselling author Mimi Matthews writes both historical non-fiction and traditional 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 two Siamese cats.
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