“Matthews weaves suspense and mystery within an absorbing love story. Readers will be hard put to set this one down before the end.” —Library Journal
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?
“The author seamlessly combines a suspenseful tale and a soaring romance, the plot by turns sweetly moving and dramatically stirring...A thoughtfully executed tale that perceptively dramatizes the tension between the demands of love and commerce.” —Kirkus
“Mimi Matthews pens a thrilling novel of a young lady at the mercy of distant relations...a deliciously enchanting novel which was a delight to read.” —Readers' Favorite
“The Work of Art is a book that keeps you guessing until the very last chapter...In its pages are romance, adventure, bravery, and humor...and my absolute favorite—the universal themes of courage, loss, and restoration. I highly recommend this enchanting and thought-provoking novel...” —Austenprose
“Truly a work of art...when it comes to this book, romance and suspense are a match made in heaven.” —Bookstr
"If all Regency Romances were written as well as The Work of Art, I would read them all...[Matthews] has a true gift for storytelling.” —The Herald-Dispatch
“I crave well written historical romances and this fit the bill perfectly. A fantastic story. Highly recommend!” —Jane Porter, New York Times bestselling author
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.