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The Matrimonial Advertisement

(2018)
(The first book in the Parish Orphans of Devon series)
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"For this impressive Victorian romance, Matthews crafts a tale that sparkles with chemistry...an excellent series launch that will appeal to fans of Loretta Chase and Stephanie Laurens." -Publishers Weekly

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She Wanted Sanctuary...

Helena Reynolds will do anything to escape her life in London, even if that means traveling to a remote cliffside estate on the North Devon coast and marrying a complete stranger. But Greyfriar's Abbey isn't the sort of refuge she imagined. And ex-army captain Justin Thornhill--though he may be tall, dark, and devastatingly handsome--is anything but a romantic hero.

He Needed Redemption...

Justin has spent the last two decades making his fortune, settling scores, and suffering a prolonged period of torture in an Indian prison. Now, he needs someone to smooth the way for him with the villagers. Someone to manage his household--and warm his bed on occasion. What he needs, in short, is a wife and a matrimonial advertisement seems the perfect way to acquire one.

Their marriage was meant to be a business arrangement and nothing more. A dispassionate union free from the entanglements of love and affection. But when Helena's past threatens, will Justin's burgeoning feelings for his new bride compel him to come to her rescue? Or will dark secrets of his own force him to let her go?

Genre: Historical Romance

Praise for this book

"A highly enjoyable Victorian-sensation style romance...I enjoyed every minute of this warm, charming book." - KJ Charles

"This delightful Victorian love story took me away to another time and another place for a few blissful hours. Mimi Matthews is a wonderful storyteller." - Jayne Fresina

"A heart-rending Gothic love story, with a strong yet vulnerable heroine you want to hug and cheer for. The hero has the dark past of Mr. Rochester and the tightly leashed emotion of Mr. Darcy, but is a true romantic hero in every sense of the word. The historical atmosphere is top-notch, as is the writing. I loved it!" - Caroline Linden

"I savored every word of this wonderful historical romance and didn't want it to end...I'm so happy to have discovered Mimi Matthews and recommend to all who love fantastic well written, character driven Regency and Victorian era romances. She's brilliant!" - Jane Porter


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Paperback Editions

September 2018 : USA Paperback
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Title: The Matrimonial Advertisement (Parish Orphans of Devon)
Author(s): Mimi Matthews
ISBN: 0-9990364-5-9 / 978-0-9990364-5-7 (USA edition)
Publisher: Perfectly Proper Press
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   


Audio Editions

September 2019 : Audio CD
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Title: The Matrimonial Advertisement: 1
Author(s): Mimi Matthews
ISBN: 0-655-60982-2 / 978-0-655-60982-7
Publisher: Bolinda/Audible audio
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon AU   


September 2019 : Audio CD
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Title: The Matrimonial Advertisement: 1
Author(s): Mimi Matthews
ISBN: 0-655-60983-0 / 978-0-655-60983-4
Publisher: Bolinda/Audible audio
Availability: Amazon UK   Amazon AU   


January 2019 : MP3 CD
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Title: The Matrimonial Advertisement
Author(s): Mimi Matthews
ISBN: 1-72137-688-7 / 978-1-72137-688-9
Publisher: Audible Studios on Brilliance Audio
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   Amazon AU   


October 2018 : USA Audio edition
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Title: The Matrimonial Advertisement
Author(s): Mimi Matthews
Publisher: Audible Studios
Availability: Amazon   


October 2018 : Australia Audio edition
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Title: The Matrimonial Advertisement
Author(s): Mimi Matthews
Publisher: Audible Studios
Availability: Amazon AU   


October 2018 : Canada Audio edition
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Title: The Matrimonial Advertisement
Author(s): Mimi Matthews
Publisher: Audible Studios
Availability: Amazon CA   


October 2018 : UK Audio edition
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Title: The Matrimonial Advertisement
Author(s): Mimi Matthews
Publisher: Audible Studios
Availability: Amazon UK   


Kindle Editions

September 2018 : USA, Australia, Canada, UK Kindle edition
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Title: The Matrimonial Advertisement (Parish Orphans of Devon Book 1)
Author(s): Mimi Matthews
Publisher: Perfectly Proper Press
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   Amazon AU