Tuesday, April 11, 2023

RETURN TO SATTERTHWAITE COURT by Mimi Matthews, Reviewed by Kim and Winnie #ReleaseDay

I love Mimi Matthew's stories! She pens some of the most swoon-worthy romances! In Return to Satterthwaite Court, the adult children of the main characters in The Work of Art (possibly my favorite Mimi Matthews story!) and Gentleman Jim meet and the result is a wonderful, entertaining, totally swoon worthy romance that is not to be missed!

I absolutely loved when Kate and Charles meet for the first time in this story and I couldn't wait until they met again! Charles borders on being grumpy, but he is really just the strong, silent type. Kate borders on being too forward, but I totally loved how it worked out in their story. They are perfect for each other! I loved catching up with their parents and seeing how their lives turned out especially since it was so far into the future. I also enjoyed the light mystery.

I'm so looking forward to Ivo and Meg's story and I really want to read James's story too! Return to Satterthwaite Court is everything I love in a romance! I highly recommend this story!

*I received a complimentary copy of this book. All opinions are my own. This is a clean read, but there are a couple of mild swear words


With a perfect blend of history, romance, and mystery, Return to Satterthwaite Court by Mimi Matthews is sure to satisfy those who enjoy Victorian historical fiction. The writing is superb, the characters engaging and memorable, and the story is enthralling. From the entertaining meeting of Lieutenant Charles Heywood and Lady Katherine Beresford on the streets of London to their escapades in the Somersetshire countryside, their tale is a delight. Kate is feisty, capable, and independent, and Charles is tired of adventure and ready to find a quiet estate of his own and settle down. Although I doubted Kate was going to be relaxing and quiet for Charles, when Kate set out to win him he didn’t have a chance. I totally enjoyed their witty and humorous interactions and seeing their relationship grow and change.

Readers who enjoy Victorian stories full of intrigue, suspense, romance, and British atmosphere will want to read this. I’ve read most of Mimi Matthews’s books and loved them all. This is definitely one for the keeper shelf.

*I voluntarily reviewed a complimentary copy through the author, publisher, and NetGalley. All opinions are my own.

BackCover Blurb:
A reckless Victorian heiress sets her sights on a dashing ex-naval lieutenant, determined to win his heart as the two of them embark on a quest to solve a decades-old mystery in USA Today bestselling author Mimi Matthews's sequel to her critically acclaimed novels The Work of Art and Gentleman Jim.

Lieutenant Charles Heywood has had his fill of adventure. Battle-weary and disillusioned, he returns to England, resolved to settle down to a quiet, uneventful life on an estate of his own. But arranging to purchase the property he desires is more difficult than Charles ever imagined. The place is mired in secrets, some of which may prove deadly. If he’s going to unravel them, he’ll need the assistance of someone as daring as he is.

At only twenty, Lady Katherine Beresford has already earned a scandalous reputation. As skilled with pistols as she is on horseback, she’s never met an obstacle she can’t surmount—or a man she can’t win. That is, until she encounters the infuriatingly somber Lieutenant Heywood. But Kate refuses to be deterred by the raven-haired soldier’s strong, silent facade. After all, faint heart never won handsome gentleman.

From the wilds of rural Somersetshire to the glittering ballrooms of early-Victorian London, Charles and Kate embark on a cross-country quest to solve a decades’ old mystery. Will the greatest danger be to their hearts—or to their lives? 

Perfectly Proper Press, April 11, 2023

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