When Tristan meets Valentine, he had no idea his life was about to change forever. In The Viscount and the Vicar’s Daughter, Mimi Matthews pens a powerful tale of love at first sight and the impact one person can have on another.
The minute you meet Tristan on the page, you understand that he’s a bit debauched and that he has trouble living up to his father’s expectations. You also get the sense that he’s searching for more.
He finds that in the person of Miss Valentine March. His interactions with Miss March hint at the depths of Tristan’s character. At the same time, he brings out something in her—a passion and fierce loyalty…both of which Tristan needs.
Valentine’s willingness to believe Tristan would do the right thing when everyone believed and said otherwise made her an endearing character.
This was a love-at-first-sight story, but the author took the time to create interactions between her characters. This helped to show that the characters’ feelings are more than a passing fancy.
I enjoyed listening to Tristan and Valentine’s story. The two had a romance that should have been doomed because of its beginning, but somehow, they made it through.
Readers of The Viscount and the Vicar’s Daughter will be reminded that change must come from within. We can’t change people. They have to want to change for themselves.
They will also be reminded that things aren’t always as they seem, and we’d do better not to judge others without knowing all the facts.
I listened to the audiobook version and enjoyed Justine Eyre’s voice and her portrayal of the characters.
About The Viscount and the Vicar’s Daughter: A Victorian Romance
A World-Weary Rake
After years of unbridled debauchery, Tristan Sinclair, Viscount St. Ashton has hit proverbial rock bottom. Seeking to escape his melancholy, he takes refuge at one of Victorian society’s most notorious house parties. As the Christmas season approaches, he prepares to settle in for a month of heavy drinking…until an unexpected encounter changes his plans–and threatens his heart.
A Prim Vicar’s Daughter
Valentine March is not the drab little spinster she appears to be. When her new job as a lady’s companion lands her smack in the middle of Yorkshire with England’s most infamous rake, she resolves to keep her head down and her eyes fixed firmly on her future–a future which most definitely does not include a sinfully handsome viscount.
A Match Made in Scandal
A friendship is impossible. An affair out of the question. But when one reckless act binds them together, will two star-crossed souls discover there’s more to each other than meets the eye? Or will revelations from the past end their fragile romance before it begins?
About Mimi Matthews
USA Today bestselling author Mimi Matthews writes both historical nonfiction and award-winning proper Victorian romances, including Fair as a Star, a Library Journal Best Romance of 2020; Gentleman Jim, a Kirkus Best Book of 2020; and The Work of Art, winner of the 2020 HOLT Medallion. Mimi’s 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. To learn more, please visit www.MimiMatthews.com
About Justine Eyre
Justine Eyre is a classically trained actress who has narrated dozens of audiobooks and has a prestigious Audie Award and two AudioFile Earphones Awards under her belt.
Eyre is multilingual and known for her great facility with accents. She has appeared on stage, with leading roles in King Lear and The Crucible, and has had starring roles in four films on the indie circuit.
Her recent television credits include Two and a Half Men and Mad Men.