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Book Review: Fair as the Star

Happy Tuesday!

I thought I would take the time to share a review on a historical romance by Mimi Matthews!! She writes great clean historical fiction. If you haven’t had the opportunity to read her, now’s the time!


About the Book

A Secret Burden…

After a mysterious sojourn in Paris, Beryl Burnham has returned home to the village of Shepton Worthy ready to resume the life she left behind. Betrothed to the wealthy Sir Henry Rivenhall, she has no reason to be unhappy—or so people keep reminding her. But Beryl’s life isn’t as perfect as everyone believes.

A Longstanding Love…

As village curate, Mark Rivenhall is known for his compassionate understanding. When his older brother’s intended needs a shoulder to lean on, Mark’s more than willing to provide one. There’s no danger of losing his heart. He already lost that to Beryl a long time ago.

During an idyllic Victorian summer, friends and family gather in anticipation of Beryl and Sir Henry’s wedding. But in her darkest moment, it’s Mark who comes to Beryl’s aid. Can he help her without revealing his feelings—or betraying his brother?

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My Thoughts

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In typical Mimi Matthews fashion, Fair as a Star gives you more depth than a typical historical romance. And in this story, we get to talk about a subject not often viewed in fiction: depression.

I loved that Beryl Burnham wasn’t your typical heroine but what I loved even more was that Mark Rivenhall wasn’t your typical hero. I’m pretty sure he’s the best of them and more than worthy of the title and the girl.

I loved the sweetness of the book and the look into the life of a person dealing with depression. Those two reasons alone, I would recommend the book. Add to the fact that Mimi Matthews is the author and it becomes a must-read.

*I received a complimentary copy from the publisher via Netgalley. My review was not required nor influenced.


About the Author

USA Today bestselling author Mimi Matthews (A Victorian Lady’s Guide to Fashion and BeautyThe Matrimonial Advertisement) writes both historical nonfiction and proper 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 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.

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