The Lost Letter: Book Excerpt and Goodreads Giveaway

The Lost Letter Pre-Launch Giveaway

As many of you know, my debut Victorian romance, The Lost Letter, will be released on September 19. It’s currently out on review and—I’m pleased to report—the advance reviews have been truly wonderful. Kirkus Reviews calls it a “beautifully told” historical love story with “consistently refined and elegant” prose. And Chicks, Rogues and Scandals calls it “flawless” and “one of those books that you keep on the bookshelf forever.” Unfortunately, it will be seven more weeks before you can read The Lost Letter and judge for yourselves. In the meanwhile, I’m very excited to unveil the first chapter of my novel here on my website. 

You can view Chapter One of The Lost Letter HERE. If you’d like more information, including pre-order links, reviews, and the official book blurb, visit The Lost Letter book page HERE

For those of you who would like to read the entire novel before its release date, I’m offering three signed, advance paperback copies of The Lost Letter via a Goodreads giveaway. This giveaway runs from August 2-30 and is open to readers in the United States, United Kingdom, and Canada. To enter, follow the link below to the Goodreads Book Giveaway page.

Goodreads Book Giveaway

The Lost Letter by Mimi Matthews

The Lost Letter

by Mimi Matthews

Giveaway ends August 30, 2017.

See the giveaway details at Goodreads.


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Mark Probett

Thanks for heads up. Love anything to do with the Victorian era, especially India from 1830’s to 1857 and the Indian Mutiny which I have researched on several trips from NZ to Lucknow – Cawnpore – Allahabad in last 6 years. Everything was so extraordinarily exquisite and yet quaint. Cheers – Mark

Cynthia Strauff

delighted for you!


So happy for you, Mimi! Chapter one was excellent reading. Wishing you the best of success with this book! :)

Jeanne Lombardo

Delightful first chapter, Mimi. I do love a good governess story! Congratulations on the early reviews and on your sparking debut! Running over to Goodreads now to enter the contest.

Barbara Monajem

I enjoyed the excerpt very much. :)