I meant to have this review ready earlier in the week, but life . . .
Grab a cup of tea (or coffee) and read my thoughts on Mimi Matthews’ latest release, Return to Satterthwaite Court.
About the Book
A reckless Victorian heiress sets her sights on a dashing ex-naval lieutenant, determined to win his heart as the two of them embark on a quest to solve a decades-old mystery in USA Today bestselling author Mimi Matthews’s sequel to her critically acclaimed novels The Work of Art and Gentleman Jim.
Lieutenant Charles Heywood has had his fill of adventure. Battle-weary and disillusioned, he returns to England, resolved to settle down to a quiet, uneventful life on an estate of his own. But arranging to purchase the property he desires is more difficult than Charles ever imagined. The place is mired in secrets, some of which may prove deadly. If he’s going to unravel them, he’ll need the assistance of someone as daring as he is.
At only twenty, Lady Katherine Beresford has already earned a scandalous reputation. As skilled with pistols as she is on horseback, she’s never met an obstacle she can’t surmount—or a man she can’t win. That is, until she encounters the infuriatingly somber Lieutenant Heywood. But Kate refuses to be deterred by the raven-haired soldier’s strong, silent facade. After all, faint heart never won handsome gentleman.
From the wilds of rural Somersetshire to the glittering ballrooms of early-Victorian London, Charles and Kate embark on a cross-country quest to solve a decades’ old mystery. Will the greatest danger be to their hearts—or to their lives?
Mimi Matthews returns us to Somersetshire but embarks us on a new journey featuring Lieutenant Charles Heywood and Lady Katherine Beresford.
I must admit, knowing these two were kids of previous book characters had me reaching for the book. The fact that it’s a Mimi Matthews book made it a no-brainer to add to my TBR pile.
Lady Katherine is daring and goes after what she wants. I can appreciate that in the heroine because it makes her unique and gives the reader some entertaining moments. 🙂
Lt Heywood is definitely a hero I can cheer for. His ideals and the guts to stand firm in them had me cheering and agreeing with Kate’s initial assessment, he’s a true hero.
There’s also a few people in the novel that I loved to hate and I may have crowed with delight when their plans got foiled…but maybe that’s a spoiler. If so, SORRY!!!
Fans of Mimi Matthews will enjoy this installment and meeting Kate’s brothers. Dare I hope they get books in the future?
*I received a complimentary copy from the publisher. My review was not required nor influenced.
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 in Publishers Weekly, Library Journal, Booklist, Kirkus, and Shelf Awareness, 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.