The Work of Art - Mimi Matthews

The Work of Art

By Mimi Matthews

  • Release Date: 2019-07-23
  • Genre: Historical
Score: 4.5
From 1,120 Ratings


"Suspense and mystery within an absorbing love story. Readers will be hard put to set this one down before the end." -Library Journal, STARRED review

Winner of the 2020 HOLT Medallion

An Uncommon Beauty…

Hidden away in rural Devonshire, Phyllida Satterthwaite has always been considered more odd than beautiful. But in London, her oddity has made her a sensation. Far worse, it's caught the eye of the sinister Duke of Moreland—a notorious art collector obsessed with acquiring one-of-a-kind treasures. To escape the duke's clutches, she's going to need a little help.

An Unlikely Hero…

Captain Arthur Heywood's days of heroism are long past. Grievously injured in the Peninsular War, he can no longer walk unaided, let alone shoot a pistol. What use can he possibly be to a damsel in distress? He has nothing left to offer except his good name.

Can a marriage of convenience save Philly from the vengeful duke? Or will life with Arthur put her—and her heart—in more danger than ever?


  • Sweet

    By GirGirl0304
    I really liked this book
  • A beautiful romance with no s*x scenes!

    By 1GirlieGirl
    This is such a wholesome and romantic love story, it reminds me of The Prince of Midnight. A seemingly broken man who finds a woman who loves him completely and helps him heal. I wish I could find a strong, devoted man like Arthur. My only complaint is the ending was abrupt and I felt like there could have been more of a conclusion. One of a few books that I’d read again. Just beautiful.
  • A bit of a Jane Austin romance.

    By Chrissypj
    Regency era novel. A moody officer, returned from the war a cripple meets his match? Without telling the whole story, it has many interesting twists and turns your not expecting. Like the hero decides to let her choose what he thinks is her choice of a Duke for a husband but instead she is being sold. She has to beg him for help! Not expecting that!! After reading thousands of romances, this one had some witty moments! It was sweet and enjoyable. Ending was a bit rushed, could have been a little more informative.
  • The Work Of Art

    By bookjolly
    Beautiful story. It was truly interesting from beginning to end. Unexpected and Charming.
  • Wonderful love story

    By Duck Sneeze
    Uplifting and a very happy read. Thank you so much for sharing your wonderful book.
  • Most enjoyable!

    By OWhyYY
    Beautifully written and an excellent story.
  • Elegant

    By Campina2013
    Elegantly written and a good story. Romantic and unexpected.
  • The Work of Art

    By MLM-5
    This was a nice story. I loved the characters.
  • Great story

    By Epictrollface
    I could hardly put it down and lost some sleep over it.
  • Warm

    By Caitekat
    It’s like… the story you want with the simp broody boy. We got communication. We have mutual feelings. We have a white woman who would save a dog if it was in a crack house. 10/10