Review: The Lost Letter by Mimi Matthews


I’ve read two of Mimi Matthews’ historical non-fiction books and enjoyed them very much so I guessed her Victorian romance novel, The Lost Letter, would be just as good. And I was right!

England, 1860. An impoverished Victorian beauty is unexpectedly reunited with the now beastly earl who once broke her heart. Will they finally find their happily-ever-after? Or are some fairy-tale endings simply not meant to be?

Well-researched and romantic, Matthews weaves delicious details into a Beauty and the Beast type story. I would have preferred the story be a little bit longer to keep me waiting for their romantic reunion (spoiler, I guess? lol) a little longer and go a little deeper into their relationship, but it still filled my heart with ooey-gooey feelings all the same.

Matthews has a wonderful gift for vivid description and historical detail, bringing upper-class life the mid-19th century to the page.

A pleasure to read.

RATING: 4/5 stars

Jillianne Hamilton

Jillianne Hamilton is the author of three novels and one non-fiction book. Her debut novel, Molly Miranda: Thief for Hire, was shortlisted for the 2016 Prince Edward Island Book Award and she is currently working on her debut historical fiction novel. Jill lives in Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island with her patient husband and a mischievous corgi.


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