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Mimi Matthews

Autor(a) de The Siren of Sussex

19 Works 1,506 Membros 167 Reviews 4 Favorited

About the Author

Mimi Matthews (The Pug Who Bit Napoleon, The Lost Letter) writes both historical non-fiction and 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 mostrar mais 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. mostrar menos
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Obras de Mimi Matthews

The Siren of Sussex (2022) 190 cópias
A Holiday by Gaslight (2018) 182 cópias
The Matrimonial Advertisement (2018) 144 cópias
The Belle of Belgrave Square (2022) 141 cópias
The Work of Art (2019) 113 cópias
The Lost Letter (2017) 105 cópias
Gentleman Jim (2020) 82 cópias
A Modest Independence (2019) 66 cópias
Fair as a Star (2020) 60 cópias
The Winter Companion (2020) 57 cópias
A Convenient Fiction (2019) 57 cópias
John Eyre (2021) 53 cópias
The Lily of Ludgate Hill (2024) 48 cópias


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A Georgian romance, book 2 in the series. Predictable, but enough tension to make a good read. I listened to this on an audiobook
Tess_W | outras 9 resenhas | Feb 23, 2024 |
Regency romance lovers will swoon over the third offering in the Belles of London series. Bestselling author, Mimi Matthews, pens another entertaining regency romp. Lady Anne Deveril may look dour and weak in her mourning clothes, but she’s really a fierce defender of those she loves. When her father tragically passed away seven years prior, she and her mother put on their black mourning clothes and began a long engagement with the spiritual side of the world. Lady Anne isn’t a lover of seances or spirits but she’ll do anything to keep her mother happy, even if it means losing her standing in society and losing the love of her life. When Lady Anne needs a favor to help a friend she calls on Mr. Felix Hartford, a gentleman from her past. He agrees to help her, for a cost. In return she must accompany him to a house party on his family’s estate. Unrequited love, hurt feelings, and family secrets come to light the more time they spend with each other. Delightfully narrated by Samuel Roukin and Elizabeth Knowelden - this audiobook is oozes, fun, charm, and growing sexual tension. Fans of the Bridgerton series and regency romance will delight in this book and the series as a whole.… (mais)
ecataldi | outras 5 resenhas | Feb 4, 2024 |
Just when I think I’ve found my favorite Mimi Matthews book, she writes The Lily of Ludgate Hill. It’s magnificent, passionate, witty, and everything I love in a closed door Victorian romance. I adored this book! The second chance, childhood friends to more romance with a touch of enemies to lovers was so delicious. I loved watching these two strong willed people find their way back to each other. I also enjoyed the themes of working class versus aristocracy, spiritualism as it relates to grief, the Victorian double standards when it comes to women and inheritance, and forgiveness and second chances.

Lady Anne Deveril has had a lot thrust upon her beautiful shoulders. Dressed in unrelieved black long past the time of mourning, she tries to support & humor her grieving mother. She’s also a fierce defender of her friends known as the Furies. When she believes her friend Julia is in trouble, she turns to the last man she wants to ask for help. Though Felix Hartford hurt her so many years ago, she’s still in love with him. Determined to remain single, she deftly ignores his witty barbs and the sizzling attraction between them until she can’t.

Felix “Hart” Hartford regrets not marrying Anne when he had the chance. He’s never met another woman like her, but her fierce independence and rejection bring out his cutting wit. When she comes to him needing help, he offers her a bargain she can’t refuse. Yet, underneath his handsome, playboy facade, is a hardworking man who cares for his family and employees. He’s determined to keep his father’s indiscretions a secret from his grandfather and uncle, but it might just cost him his fortune and life. He’s also ready to do whatever it takes to gain Anne’s forgiveness, good opinion & love.

I absolutely adored Hart & Anne! Oh the banter and wit! And those kisses! *sigh* I loved their intellectual battles. Hart’s sarcasm is expertly matched with Anne’s sharp tongue. But, underneath that pretended animosity is a passionate love waiting to be unleashed, if only Hart can convince Anne. I loved the added complexity to the characters. There was so much more than just a simple misunderstanding that drove these two apart and I enjoyed how the past was revealed and seeing the characters recognize their own faults.

I also appreciated the way grief, pain of loss, and forgiveness are addressed in the story. Both Anne and Hart carry heavy burdens and I loved the way they helped each other. The side characters were intriguing and I’d love to know how Marcus fairs in the Highlands. I also loved seeing Julia & Capt. Blunt again as well as the other “Furies.”

It’s a must read for closed door Victorian romance fans! I’ve loved each of these Furies’ stories and am excited for more. Though this is the third book in the series, it can be read as a standalone, but is more enjoyable if you’ve read the previous books. I received an advanced complimentary copy from the publisher. All opinions are my own and voluntarily provided.

CW: mild swears, mild violence, only passionate kissing
… (mais)
Melissas-Bookshelf | outras 5 resenhas | Jan 19, 2024 |



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