Saturday, September 14, 2019

The Viscount and the Vicar's Daughter by Mimi Matthews (Review)

After reading The Matrimonial Advertisement which I enjoyed immensely, I was eager to try more books by Mimi Matthews, including this one.

Book Details:

Book Title: The Viscount and the Vicar's Daughter by Mimi Matthews
Category: Adult Fiction, 400 pages
Genre: Vistorian Romance, Historical
Publisher: Perfectly Proper Press
Release date: January 2018
Content Rating: PG (some heavy kissing)

Book Description:


After years of unbridled debauchery, Tristan Sinclair, Viscount St. Ashton has hit proverbial rock bottom. Seeking to escape his melancholy, he takes refuge at one of Victorian society’s most notorious house parties. As the Christmas season approaches, he prepares to settle in for a month of heavy drinking…until an unexpected encounter changes his plans—and threatens his heart.


Valentine March is not the drab little spinster she appears to be. When her new job as a lady’s companion lands her smack in the middle of Yorkshire with England’s most infamous rake, she resolves to keep her head down and her eyes fixed firmly on her future—a future which most definitely does not include a sinfully handsome viscount.


A friendship is impossible. An affair out of the question. But when one reckless act binds them together, will two star-crossed souls discover there’s more to each other than meets the eye? Or will revelations from the past end their fragile romance before it begins?

My Review:
Reviewed by Laura Fabiani

After reading The Matrimonial Advertisement which I enjoyed immensely, I was eager to try more books by Mimi Matthews. Every so often I crave a good romance novel. This one was also a good read, although it wasn't as compelling as The Matrimonial Advertisement, probably because the main male character in this book was a womanizer who changed a little too quickly for it to be realistic. I did not fall in love with him. I actually wanted to tell the heroine to run the other way.

I like flawed characters in a book especially in romance books and Matthews creates such characters well but I would have liked them to be more developed, with the arc of change spread over a realistic amount of time.

However, as far as romance goes this will appeal to fans of clean romances that aren't too sweet. I have two more books by Mimi Matthews on my Kindle and I look forward to reading them.

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About the Author:

Mimi Matthews (A Victorian Lady’s Guide to Fashion and Beauty, The Lost Letter) 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 FacebookTwitterBookBubPinterestGoogle+, and Goodreads.

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1 comment :

  1. i love flawed characters in romance. makes it more interesting
    sherry @ fundinmental


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