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A #HistFic Book Spotlight with Notes | feat. “Gentleman Jim” by Mimi Matthews – the third story by this author Jorie wants to be #amreading!

Posted Thursday, 19 November, 2020 by jorielov , , 0 Comments

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Hallo, Hallo dear hearts!

This marks my second time hosting with Austenprose – although, I have been a long time admirer of her blog and it is an honour to start a new journey in hosting her blog tours! Ms Laurel reached out to me initially to host her authors for my bookish chat known for showcasing Romance & Women’s Fiction as well as stories of Feminist Lit – @SatBookChat meets on Saturdays January-November annually. Through conversing with her I had the pleasure of joy of becoming better acquainted with two authors I have been itching to start reading over the years – Ms Sarah M. Eden of whom I spotlighted yesterday ahead of my review at the end of the blog tour and Ms Mimi Matthews of whom I am spotlighting today.

I have been seeing a lot of my fellow book bloggers speak highly in praise & admiration for Ms Matthews stories over the past several years in the book blogosphere. I’ve been wanting to start reading them myself – however, either the blog tours fill too quickly to join or the stories are not available in print to request for review. This Christmas, part of my #blogmas selections is “Holiday in Gaslight” which made the rounds through a lot of my friends’ blogs a few years ago now becomes the first Matthews story I will be able to read courtesy of my library accepting my purchase request.

Historical Romance is one of my favourite subgenres of Historical Fiction – so much so, I have the tendency to read more of it than I do Contemporary Fiction – though I would suspect in the past years since 2016 I might have had a better balance between the modern world and the historic past courtesy of finding authors & publishers who are producing the kind of stories I love to read the most. With Historical Romance you get to jettison off into a different timescape and era – to see how life could have been lived and a reflection of where we were in the world at the same time. Both on a note of societal perspectives and of the political spheres as well.

This particular story was an interesting one for me to find – as generally, I try to avoid reading stories about revenge – until of course, I realised earlier this Spring sometimes a good story of revenge if told well can become an intriguing read of its own. What changed my mind was one of the Dolly Parton movies via NetFlix – the ones based round her songs? I’ve been a *huge!* appreciator of Ms Parton since I was a kid and to see her songs transformed into stories and films was quite the feat of joy for me! The mini series overall was called “Heartstrings” but the historical revenge plot was featured in “JJ Sneed”. Quite literally the best revenge Westerns I’ve seen or read in quite a long time!

Ergo, when it came time to consider hosting this blog tour – based on what I loved in Parton’s film, I thought perhaps I ought to try reading more stories of #HistFic which deal with this particular topic of interest and see where those stories take me. Thereby, I decided to be on the tour and in lieu of a print copy available to request I am happily spotlighting this title to help other Historical readers like me see if this might be their cuppa tea, too!

This marks my final tour to host for Austenprose before 2021 – however, I am keenly excited about what the New Year might bring and I look forward to continuing to host for Ms Laurel as it has been such a wonderful experience this Autumn.

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A #HistFic Book Spotlight with Notes | feat. “Gentleman Jim” by Mimi Matthews – the third story by this author Jorie wants to be #amreading!Gentleman Jim
Subtitle: A tale of Romance and Revenge
by Ms Mimi Matthews, Mimi Matthews
Source: Publisher via Austenprose

She Couldn't Forget...

Wealthy squire's daughter Margaret Honeywell was always meant to marry her neighbor, Frederick Burton-Smythe, but it's bastard-born Nicholas Seaton who has her heart. Raised alongside her on her father's estate, Nick is the rumored son of notorious highwayman Gentleman Jim. When Fred frames him for theft, Nick escapes into the night, vowing to find his legendary sire. But Nick never returns. A decade later, he's long been presumed dead.

He Wouldn't Forgive...

After years spent on the continent, John Beresford, Viscount St. Clare has finally come home to England. Tall, blond, and dangerous, he's on a mission to restore his family's honor. If he can mete out a bit of revenge along the way, so much the better. But he hasn't reckoned for Maggie Honeywell. She's bold and beautiful--and entirely convinced he's someone else.

As danger closes in, St. Clare is torn between love and vengeance. Will he sacrifice one to gain other? Or, with a little daring, will he find a way to have them both?

Genres: Historical Fiction, Historical Romance


Places to find the book:

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ISBN: 978-1733056991

Also by this author: A Modest Independence

Published by Perfectly Proper Press

on 10th November, 2020

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The stories on Jorie’s radar by Ms Matthews:

Holiday by Gaslight (2018)

A Modest Independence (2019) (see also post)

Gentleman Jim (2020)

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Available Formats: Trade paperback, Audiobook and Ebook

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Posted Thursday, 19 November, 2020 by jorielov in Austenprose, Blog Tour Host, Book Spotlight, Historical Fiction, Historical Romance, Indie Author, Romance Fiction

Cover Reveal w/ Notes | “A Modest Independence” (Parish Orphans of Devon, Book Two) by Mimi Matthews

Posted Thursday, 7 February, 2019 by jorielov , , , 4 Comments

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Hallo, Hallo dear hearts!

I am unsure if you saw my admiration for “A Holiday in Gaslight” in recent months via the twitterverse, but everyone I know in the bookish world had the lovely chance to read this recently and I was caught up in the excitement myself! This was the first time I realised the collective works of this Historical novelist was one I hadn’t had the proper chance to explore or become acquainted with personally – which is why I am hoping to seek out “A Holiday in Gaslight” through my local library this year. I had meant to submit a purchase request in December for the story however, with a five week virus and three migraines afterwards in January, you could say that plan was postponed!

I vaguely remember seeing the blog tour and reviews on behalf of the first novel in this series “The Matrimonial Advertisement” – it was a story which at the time I wanted to seek out a bit more about but as life moved forward, it simply disappeared from my radar until now. This is why I was thankful I saw my bookish friends and fellow book bloggers excitedly discussing “A Holiday in Gaslight” as it brought the focus back to Mimi Matthews and gave me a new curiosity for her series of Historical narratives!

I am delighted today to be a part of the Cover Reveal Team via Historical Fiction Virtual Book Tours – as I love promoting, celebrating and championing works of Historical Fiction (across all sub-genres of interest) with Ms Bruno as she truly has a knack for giving those of us who love time travelling through the historic past a keen edge on modern Historical Fiction. It has been through hosting with her these past five (nearly six years) I’ve become enchanted, delighted and wickedly engaged with History.

Although this appears to be a Digital First release – I am confident a print release will be forthcoming as the rest of Ms Matthews stories are cross-released into other formats. As you might already realise, I can’t read ebooks due to my chronic migraines but I love celebrating new stories, even if they are Digital First releases as the promise of a print copy down the road is what encourages my bookish heart to realise one day, I can discover the stories I wish to be reading today.

Thankfully, two of her previous releases “The Lost Letter” and “The Viscount and the Vicar’s Daughter” are available in audiobook editions via Scribd. As I am a subscriber to Scribd for audiobooks, I’m looking forward to listening to these stories this year.

As you know, I love Feminist Historical Fiction narratives inasmuch as I love adventurous romantic fiction. This particular series seems to combine both of my loves and I can’t wait to start to dig into “A Matrimonial Advertisement” in order to understand what is coming next in today’s spotlighted new release!

If you are a reader of Ms Matthews stories, I’d love to hear your thoughts about this Spring Release but also, what has given you the most joy about reading her collective works!

Without further adieu, here is today’s featured release,…

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Posted Thursday, 7 February, 2019 by jorielov in Blog Tour Host, Book Cover Reveal, Book Spotlight of E-Book (ahead of POD/print edition), Historical Fiction, Historical Fiction Virtual Book Tours, Historical Romance, Indie Author, Romance Fiction