Friday, February 14, 2020

The Winter Companion by Mimi Matthews (Review and Giveaway!)

Another winner by Mimi Matthews! This is a great series. I read the first book and now I want to read the other two books. We also have a giveaway. Check it out.

Book Details:

Book Title: The Winter Companion by Mimi Matthews
Category: Adult Fiction,  pages
Genre: Historical Romance
Publisher: Perfectly Proper Press
Release date: February 11, 2020
Content Rating: G

Book Description:

A winter reunion for the orphans brings romance for Neville Cross in Book 4 of Mimi Matthews’ USA Today bestselling Parish Orphans of Devon series.

She Needed to be Seen…

As a lady’s companion, Clara Hartwright never receives much attention from anyone. And that’s precisely how she likes it. With a stormy past and an unconventional plan for her future, it’s far safer to remain invisible. But when her new employer is invited to a month-long holiday at a remote coastal abbey, Clara discovers that she may not be as invisible as she’d hoped. At least, not as far as one gentleman is concerned.

He Wanted to be Heard…

Neville Cross has always been more comfortable with animals than people. An accident in his youth has left him with a brain injury that affects his speech. Forming the words to speak to his childhood friends is difficult enough. Finding the right things to say to a lovely young lady’s companion seems downright impossible. But Miss Hartwright is no ordinary companion. In fact, there may not be anything ordinary about her at all.

During a bleak Devon winter, two sensitive souls forge an unexpected friendship. But when Clara needs him most, will Neville find the courage to face his fears? Or is saying goodbye to her the most heroic thing he can do?

My Review: 
Reviewed by Laura Fabiani

I read the first book in the Parish Orphans of Devon series titled The Matrimonial Advertisement which I loved. This one is the fourth book in the series. These are stand-alone novels with characters from the different stories appearing in the other books.

I enjoyed The Winter Companion very much. Both Clara and Neville were well-developed characters, and I especially had a soft spot for Neville who had a speech impediment. I love the fact that these characters were flawed and unique. I like my romances to be slow-build with substantial interactions and real-life situations. And this one satisfied on all accounts.

Once again, the author includes topics that I found intriguing, and I was happy to read her endnotes that explained some of her research for this book. If you're looking for a good clean romance, look no further. Mimi Matthews has become my go-to author for this kind of reading. I also love the book covers in this series and all of Matthews' books actually.

I have two other books from her on my Kindle that I look forward to reading plus I now want to read the other two books in this series!

Disclosure: Thanks to HFVBT for sending me this book for review. I was not compensated in any other way, nor told how to rate or review this product.

Buy the Book:

Praise for the Parish Orphans of Devon series:

“For this impressive Victorian romance, Matthews crafts a tale that sparkles with chemistry and impresses with strong character development… an excellent series launch that will appeal to fans of Loretta Chase and Stephanie Laurens.” -Publishers Weekly (The Matrimonial Advertisement)

“Matthews has a knack for creating slow-building chemistry and an intriguing plot with a social history twist.” -Library Journal (The Matrimonial Advertisement)

“As always, Matthews’ attention to historical accuracy is impeccable.” -Kirkus Reviews (A Modest Independence)

“Mimi Matthews is an exceptional story-teller.” -Passages to the Past (The Matrimonial Advertisement)

“Matthews is a bright, shining star in historical romance…” -Austenprose (A Modest Independence)

About the Author:

USA Today bestselling author Mimi Matthews (A Victorian Lady’s Guide to Fashion and Beauty, The Matrimonial Advertisement) 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.

For more information, please visit Mimi Matthews’ website and blog. You can also connect with her on Facebook, Twitter, BookBub, Pinterest, Google+, and Goodreads.

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Ends Feb 18, 2020

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