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  • Written by: Mimi Matthews
  • Narrated by: Justine Eyre
  • Length: 10 hrs and 49 mins
  • 4.2 out of 5 stars (16 ratings)

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The Matrimonial Advertisement

Written by: Mimi Matthews
Narrated by: Justine Eyre
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Publisher's Summary

"Matthews has a knack for creating slow-building chemistry and an intriguing plot with a social history twist." -Library Journal  

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 more. 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?

©2018 Mimi Matthews (P)2018 Audible, Inc.

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Second book by this author - I like her style

This was my second book by Mimi Matthews. After being impressed by “The Work of Art” I took a chance on this one and was again not disappointed. It is not a book where grand things happen, it’s a lot of talking and character development, but it was well done. I liked all of the characters, and will continue on with the rest of the series.

Again, similar to the Work of Art, the characters talk to each other. The secrets come out early in the book and then more pieces come to light throughout, but it’s refreshing. I hate those books where it drags and drags and nobody says anything until the end. In this book, Justin and Helena grow together just like the characters in Work of Art, and it’s a very enjoyable read.

The narrator, Justine Eyre, does an excellent job and is pleasant to listen to.

There was a bit of silliness at the end that knocked it down from 4 to 5 stars for me... I’d give it 4.5 if I could, but not quite 5, so 4 it is. But nothing that ruins the book and it gets resolved quickly.

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A good blend of suspense and reward

Slow to get started but worth the listen over all! A good blend of suspense and reward.

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Great escape

I actually own all of Mimi’s paperbacks and so I’ve read all of these stories already. However I love them all so much that I thoroughly enjoy listening to them again. The performer is wonderful as well and I enjoy her voice. It’s a great escape from life!

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