The Work of Art

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Publisher Description

"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, STARRED review

Winner of the 2020 HOLT Medallion

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?

July 23
Perfectly Proper Press
Draft2Digital, LLC

Customer Reviews

234537 ,

Cliff Hanger

This book had me on the edge of my seat the entire time. However, it sort of left me on a cliff hanger at the end. It came to a sweet ending but I would’ve liked an epilogue. It seemed rushed at the end and after the initial pregnancy incident, the matter wasn’t even mentioned at the end of the book so I was sorely disappointed in that. I’d still reread this book however, and I’d recommend it to anyone who is willing to stay up till 3am to finish it. I had to put my device down multiple times because of my love for the main characters and the pure love they shared. Would definitely recommend.

Suz Clark ,

This romance is a work of art

The Work of Art by Mimi Matthews is an incredible story. I fell in love with the characters from the start. Captain Arthur Heywood is a wounded warrior returned home from the war with Napoleon. He is a man with hidden inner pain as well as an injured leg. “He was much taller than the other gentlemen, with broad shoulders and a lean, athletic build that seemed at odds with his use of a cane. Whatever had happened to him in the war, he still had the proud, upright carriage of a soldier. His hair was jet black with the barest hint of gray at his temples. His suit of clothes was black as well; unnecessarily austere, as if he were in mourning. But it was his face that caught her notice most of all. It was solemn, almost to the point of harshness, and in it she had the distinct impression of pain.” Phyllida Satterthwaite is naturally drawn to hurting creatures. Once she meets Captain Heywood, she finds in him a true friend who is in need of her compassion.
Phyllida is an uncommon beauty. She has dual colored eyes: one blue and the other amber. She is considered “The Work of Art” by members of the ton. But there is a sinister villain in the story that threatens to sweep away all of Phyllida’s happiness.
I truly found myself captivated by this book. I couldn’t put it down. Matthews is an incredible writer. There are no sex scenes in this book - just some kissing. But the chemistry is very much there without it. I was gifted a copy of this work of art.

tTerry F ,

The work of art

I love this book very much from the beginning was very interesting engaging and can’t stop reading until the end.

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