The Matrimonial Advertisement (Parish Orphans of Devon #1)

The Matrimonial Advertisement (Parish Orphans of Devon #1) She Wanted Sanctuary Helena Reynolds Will Do Anything To Escape Her Life In London, Even If That Means Traveling To A Remote Cliffside Estate On The North Devon Coast And Marrying A Complete Stranger But Greyfriar S Abbey Isn T The Sort Of Refuge She Imagined And Ex Army Captain Justin Thornhill Though He May Be Tall, Dark, And Devastatingly Handsome Is Anything But A Romantic Hero He Needed Redemption Justin Has Spent The Last Two Decades Making His Fortune, Settling Scores, And Suffering A Prolonged Period Of Torture In An Indian Prison Now, He Needs Someone To Smooth The Way For Him With The Villagers Someone To Manage His Household And Warm His Bed On Occasion What He Needs, In Short, Is A Wife And A Matrimonial Advertisement Seems The Perfect Way To Acquire One.Their Marriage Was Meant To Be A Business Arrangement And Nothing A Dispassionate Union Free From The Entanglements Of Love And Affection But When Helena S Past Threatens, Will Justin S Burgeoning Feelings For His New Bride Compel Him To Come To Her Rescue Or Will Dark Secrets Of His Own Force Him To Let Her Go I received this ARC from Netgalley in exchange for an honest review.You should read this if you like atmospheric Gothic romances, historical settings, mail order brides, gruff stoic war heroes, sweet romances, mysteries, stories about British occupation of India, trauma, etc I ll be honest, I requested this book based entirely on the beautiful cover and the plot description Generally, I m a stickler for only reading historical romances written by my favorite authors I know what I like and no I received this ARC from Netgalley in exchange for an honest review.You should read this if you like atmospheric Gothic romances, historical settings, mail order brides, gruff stoic war heroes, sweet romances, mysteries, stories about British occupation of India, trauma, etc I ll be honest, I requested this book based entirely on the beautiful cover and the plot description Generally, I m a stickler for only reading historical romances written by my favorite authors I know what I like and not everything written in this genre agrees with me I had never read anything by Mimi Matthews before and as such did not really have any expectations going in I m pleasantly surprised by how very well this novel was written and how much I enjoyed it The premise of The Matrimonial Advertisement is pretty straight forward Helena Reynolds is faced with s
I really, really want to give this bookthan five stars Oh, my word I don t have enough words to say how unbelievably incredible this book is I literally started this book and devoured it in one go, that first page hooked me right up until the last very last word I am a huge fan of Ms Matthews, her writing is always flawless and articulate, but this simply is in a league of its own.The Matrimonial Advertisement is book on
Review of an arc copy.Helena Reynolds has something to hide Justin Thornhill has a past he wants to escape The solution A marriage of convenience He needs a respectable wife and she needs protection, but neither expect the passion and the love that follows.Like a warm bath, a box of Leonidas chocolates, or a glass of wine after a hard da
This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers To view it, click here Helena and JustinA torn from the headlines Victorian novel Mimi Matthews has produced a truly harrowing account of true to life events in the mid 19th century Amidst this backdrop is a not so simple story of a man and woman falling in love Justin Thornhill is an upright, morally responsible man who carries the weight of the world on his shoulders He is scarred He is determined and ruthless in his goals He has been through hell on earth and made it through to the other side Helena Reyn Helena and JustinA torn from the headlines Victorian novel Mimi Matthews has produced a truly harrowing account of true to life events in the mid 19th century Amidst this backdrop is a not so simple story of a man and woman falling in love Justin Thornhill is an upright, morally responsible man who carries the weight of the world on his shoulders He is scarred He is determined and ruthless in his goals He has been through hell on earth and made it through to the other side Helena Reynolds is a lady desperate to do anything to save her life Anything up to and including answering a matrimonial advertisement from a complete stranger She is a
Helena needed a hero Justin needed a wifeHelena Reynolds arrives in Devon in answer to a matrimonial advertisement placed by Justin Thornhill Thornhill takes one look at the quiet, beautiful Helena and immediately realizes 2 things 1 she s hiding something and 2 she s too good for him Try as he might, Justin is unable to scare Helena off and they are married.Helena, a gently born woman of five and twenty has answered Justin s advertisement in hopes of finding someone kind, strong and, abo Helena needed a hero Jus
If I could only have one book for the rest of my life, it would be this one This is my first time reading anything by Mimi Matthews, but rest assured, I now need anything that this incredible author has ever written The characters were outstanding, developed with complexity and a humanity all their own The setting and scenery were described with such perfection that I was able to see the circumstances through the characters eyes with ease Both Helena and Justin are forever etched onto this If I could only have one book for the rest of my life, it would be this one This is my first time reading anything by Mimi Matthews, but rest assured, I now need anything that this incredible author has ever written The characters were outstanding, developed with complexity and a humanity all their own The setting and scenery were described with such perfection that I was able to see the circumstances through the characters eyes with ease Both Helena a
What a beautiful book The Matrimonial Advertisemnet turned out to be Set in the Victorian era this book writes a story on Marriage of Convenience Mail order bride lines Mimi has done an outstanding job she has presented, written , scripted the story very well the plot developed is very captivating , there is mystery, action, romance, a bit of drama ,love , compassion, passion u name it to make a successful bookLady Helena Reynolds is an Earl s niece who has answe What a beautiful book The Matrimonial Advertisemnet turned out to be Set in the Victorian era this book writes a story on Marriage of Convenience Mail order bride lines Mimi has done an outstanding job she has presented, written , scripted the story very well the plot developed is very captivating , there is mystery, action, romance, a bit of drama ,love , compassion, passion u name it to make a successful bookLady Helena Reynolds is an Earl s niece who has answered a Matrimonial Advertisement in the paper in Devon to marry a man she has never met She is running away from London due to bad circumstances worse than death.trying to save herself even if she has to marry a stranger.Justin Thornhill is a Ex military Captain a Self made man.Justin has suffered terribly as a captive in India.,Justin acquired Greyfriar Abbey, a rundown and remote estate on the cliffs in Devon after returning from war and has
The Matrimonial Advertisement is a beautifully written Historical Victorian Romance, full of atmosphere and genuinely sympathetic characters.I ate up this story Since I first read the sample chapters, I ve been eager to read this book Mimi Matthews does not disappoint She lures the reader in for an emotional journey.Full of romance and heart, The Matrimonial Advertisement takes a marriage of convenience, a pinch of Beauty and the Beast, and some truly engrossing social history and brings to l The Matrimonial Advertisement is a beautifully written Historical Victorian Romance,
I received a copy of this title from the publisher for an honest review This was a 3.75 star read for me which rounds up to 4 stars Desperate to escape from danger, Helena Reynolds answers an advertisement for wife in North Devon Helena and Justin Thornhill aren t what the other is expecting Helena is much younger and prettier and Justin ishandsome Justin was a parish orphan who jointed the military and
Helena is desperate to escape her life Circumstances have made it impossible for her to stay in the city She will do anything to get out When her cousin stumbles upon an advertisement for a wife in the paper, Helena wastes no time in answering Marriage to Justin seems perfect his property is incredibly remote and she ll be able to live an isolated life there.Justin isn t looking for love He s looking for a woman who can help around the estate and smooth thing