Advance Review- A convenient Fiction by Mimi Matthews

A convenient fiction

Title: A Convenient Fiction (Parrish Orphans of Devon, book #3)

Genre: Historical romance/Victorian

Author: Mimi Matthews

Source: Free for review from the publisher

Publisher: Perfectly Proper Press, Oct. 22, 2019 (pre-order available)

Pages: 352

Rating: 5

Sexy Rating: 5

Violence Rating:4

Description from Amazon:

She Needed A Husband…

It’s been three years since Laura Hayes’s father died, leaving her and her invalid brother to subsist on the income from the family’s failing perfume business. But time is swiftly running out. What she needs is a husband, and fast. A noble gentleman who can rescue them all from penury. When a mysterious stranger arrives in the village, he seems a perfect candidate. But Alex Archer is no hero. In fact, he just might be the opposite.

He Wanted a Fortune…

Alex has no tolerance for sentiment. He’s returned to England for one reason only: to find a wealthy wife. A country-bred heiress in Surrey seems the perfect target. But somewhere between the village railway station and the manor house his mercenary plan begins to unravel. And it’s all the fault of Laura Hayes–a lady as unsuitable as she is enchanting.

From the beaches of Margate to the lavender fields of Provence, a grudging friendship slowly blossoms into something more. But when scandal threatens, can a man who has spent his entire life playing the villain, finally become a hero? Or will the lure of easy riches once again outweigh the demands of his heart?


This is a terrific book. The characters are so well written I started to believe they were real people. Alex is not a “bad” man, just a man trying to make his way in a world that doesn’t always seem to want him to make good. Laura is desperate to save the family from financial ruin by guardians of her father’s estate. These two have a slow build romance that has the reader hang on every word and turn every page quickly. Mimi Matthews is a terrific author and I can’t wait for her next romantic offering.


Filed under Book review, Books Historical Romance

4 responses to “Advance Review- A convenient Fiction by Mimi Matthews

  1. Dot, I Iove Mimi Matthews books but I have fallen behind in reading them. Now I have made some life changes, I will be able to catch up. 😊


    • I read Mimi’s “Holiday by Gaslight” last Dec. and then I found it on Audible narrated by Alex Wyndham. Well, as you know, I had to listen to it and it was a favorite all over again. I hope she has Alex narrating all of her books. I will miss you and your blog, but I know you have been winding down for awhile now. Keep in touch.

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      • I read ‘The Lost Letter’ first and really enjoyed it and have since read ‘Holiday by Gaslight’ and ‘The Matrimonial Advertisement (Parish Orphans of Devon,#1). Mimi Matthews has become one of my favourite authors and I will definitely continue reading her books.

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