Another lovely addition to the series!
Our thanks to the author, Austenprose, Berkley Publishing, and NetGalley for the advanced reader’s copy.
Publisher: Berkley (October 11, 2022)
A London heiress rides out to the wilds of the English countryside to honor a marriage of convenience with a mysterious and reclusive stranger.
Tall, dark, and dour, the notorious Captain Jasper Blunt was once hailed a military hero, but tales abound of his bastard children and his haunted estate in Yorkshire. What he requires now is a rich wife to ornament his isolated ruin, and he has his sights set on the enchanting Julia Wychwood.
For Julia, an incurable romantic cursed with a crippling social anxiety, navigating a London ballroom is absolute torture. The only time Julia feels any degree of confidence is when she’s on her horse. Unfortunately, a young lady can’t spend the whole of her life in the saddle, so Julia makes an impetuous decision to take her future by the reins—she proposes to Captain Blunt.
In exchange for her dowry and her hand, Jasper must promise to grant her freedom to do as she pleases. To ride—and to read—as much as she likes without masculine interference. He readily agrees to her conditions, with one provision of his own: Julia is forbidden from going into the tower rooms of his estate and snooping around his affairs. But the more she learns of the beastly former hero, the more intrigued she becomes…
From the Publisher’s Blurb
I’m a huge fan of Mimi Matthews and was very excited to have access to an advanced reader’s copy of The Belle of Belgrade Square.
The main characters were adorable in their flawed ways. Julia was sweet and loyal but battling her crippling anxiety and coping with abusive parents. Captain Blunt, who lived up to his name, was hard to know but easy to love. I liked how he owned his past mistakes and that we get to see a bit of his darker side and a past where he made decisions he now regrets.
The chemistry between the characters was terrific, their love palpable and believable—another incredible addition to the series.
Disclosure: I received an ARC of this book from the author for an honest review.
Try a sample
Yay! A Giveaway
Giveaway period: October 3 – October 30
Terms & Conditions:
Giveaway hosted by Mimi Matthews. No Purchase is necessary. Entrants must be 18 years or older. Open to US residents only. All information will remain confidential and will not be sold or otherwise used except to notify the winner and to facilitate postage of the book to the winner. Void where prohibited.
1 winner (selected at random by Rafflecopter) receives a paperback copy of The Belle of Belgrave Square, signed and annotated by the author with personal comments, underlining of her favorite lines, and other highlights by Mimi Matthews.
Giveaway is open from 12:01 am Pacific time 10/03/22 until 11:59pm Pacific time on 10/30/22. Click on the image to participate!
The winner will be announced on Mimi’s blog on 10/31/22.
** This giveaway is brought to you by the author/ publisher and is in no way sponsored or administered by this blog.**
About the Author
USA Today bestselling author Mimi Matthews writes both historical nonfiction and award-winning proper Victorian romances. Her novels have received starred reviews from Library Journal and Publishers Weekly, and her articles have been featured on the Victorian Web, the Journal of Victorian Culture, and in syndication at BUST Magazine. In her other life, Mimi is an attorney. She resides in California with her family, which includes a retired Andalusian dressage horse, a Sheltie, and two Siamese cats.
Join Mimi’s Victorian Reading Room
Join Mimi at her Victorian Reading Room Facebook Group for exclusive access as she shares her love of writing, historical romance, Victorian fashion, brooding heroes, independent heroines, and of course, her beloved pets!
Read an exclusive interview of Mimi to Austenprose
Discover intriguing insights into The Belle of Belgrave Square and Mimi’s writing life in this exclusive interview at austenprose.com.