A Convenient Fiction


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Perfectly Proper Press
Publish Date
5.0 X 8.0 X 0.79 inches | 0.84 pounds

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About the Author

USA Today bestselling author Mimi Matthews writes both historical nonfiction and award-winning 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.


"[Matthews] once again highlights the injustices of rigid class structures in Victorian England, this time matching a hero of dubious character and a worthy, resourceful heroine. Readers who enjoy their historicals set in the country- or seaside and France or England will be in for a treat." -Library Journal

"Matthews' storytelling skills remain rock-solid, and she spins a lovely romantic tale...As always, the background historical details are impeccably researched; in particular, Laura's trip to the seaside at Margate provides readers with a captivating glimpse into Victorian culture...A well-crafted historical romance, built on a marriage of convenience." -Kirkus Reviews

"A Convenient Fiction beautifully mixes Georgette Heyer with Victoria Holt. Part gothic romance, part family story with a tiny sprinkling of humor thrown in, it's a lovely, spooky heartbreaker of a novel that sinks its claws right into you, then kisses the wound it leaves behind." -All About Romance (Desert Isle Keeper)

"Readers who appreciate character-driven, slow-burn romance, flawed heroes, and a firm sense of time and place will enjoy this one...I'm looking forward to any future books in this series, with the fourth orphan slated to get his story in the next year." -Smart Bitches Trashy Books

"It seems that I say each book that Mimi Matthews pens is her best writing, but it appears to be true. She just gets better, and is rapidly becoming one of my very favorite authors. A CONVENIENT FICTION is a top favorite of books I've read this year, and I heartily give it my highest recommendation." -The Romance Reviews, top pick