The Winter Companion Release Day: Blog Tour, Giveaway, & More!

It’s release day for The Winter Companion (Parish Orphan of Devon, Book 4)! To celebrate, I’ll be embarking on a virtual book tour this week, complete with interviews, reviews, and a giveaway. You can also find me at Frolic with an exclusive excerpt, at Reading is My Super Power for their Kissing Books spotlight and giveaway, and tomorrow, I’ll be over at Fresh Fiction with a special Winter Companion-themed Valentine’s Day recipe (and another giveaway!). To top it all off, the eBook price of The Winter Companion is reduced to just $2.99 for the entire week!

Set in 1860, The Winter Companion features a hero with a traumatic brain injury and an academically-minded heroine, both of whom secretly pine for a more fulfilling life. Thus far, advance reviews have been great. It’s even received a starred review from Library Journal

The Winter Companion is the final book in my Parish Orphans of Devon series. It reunites all of the orphans for a tinsel-covered Victorian holiday at Grefriar’s Abbey. But this story truly belongs to Neville and Clara—two people who have lived their lives in the background and finally get a chance for a happily-ever-after of their very own. 


The Winter Companion
Parish Orphans of Devon, Book 4

A winter reunion for the orphans brings romance for Neville Cross in Book 4 of Mimi Matthews’ USA Today bestselling Parish Orphans of Devon series.

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eBook: $2.99 $3.99 / paperback: $16.99
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Advance Praise for The Winter Companion

“Fans of the ‘Parish Orphans of Devon’ series will adore this final installment, reuniting the orphans and their loves. Matthews (A Convenient Fiction) sensitively portrays a neuroatypical protagonist facing ingrained prejudices, even from friends, and how such preconceptions limits a person’s potential.” Library Journal, starred review

“Matthews once again delivers in her latest Victorian novel. Her love story is sweet and chaste, the characters well developed, and their relationship beautifully rendered.” -Kirkus Reviews

“An ode to the Victorian era from all corners, stations and predicaments…Matthews adores the period, but doesn’t shy away from its restrictions. Perhaps it is her ability to paint it so wholly–for all its good and bad–that make the series one of the most addictive offerings in the genre in years.” -Rachel McMillan, author of The London Restoration

“There are few things more satisfying than curling up with a Mimi Matthews’ novel. Deeply-felt and heart-lifting, The Winter Companion is no exception. Its sweet romance and generous spirit linger in the mind long after the last word is read.” -Stephanie Barron, author of The Jane Austen Mysteries

“Mimi Matthews writes so beautifully I’ll happily follow her imagination anywhere.” -Kate Pearce, New York Times bestselling author

“It takes a talented author like Mimi Matthews to allow Neville to shine as he does in her newly released The Winter Companion (Parish Orphans of Devon #4).” -Austenprose

“Of all the Parish Orphans of Devon books, this one had me on the edge of my seat the most. Finally learning about Neville made even my heart skip a few beats and out of the gang of boys, he is my favorite. He might even be my favorite leading man ever.” -Geek Mom

“THE WINTER COMPANION is yet another stellar romance from Mimi Matthews, whose talent for writing heartfelt stories with fully developed characters is awesome…I lived in this book as I read it, and also loved seeing the four boys, now grown men, reunited and as close as ever.” -Roses Are Blue

The Winter Companion Blog Tour Schedule

You can enter to win a signed paperback copy of The Winter Companion at most of the stops; or go directly to the blog tour page HERE.

Tuesday, February 11
Review at Bookish Rantings
Review at Historical Fiction with Spirit

Wednesday, February 12
Review at Rose is Reading
Review at Amy’s Booket List
Review & Interview at The Green Mockingbird

Thursday, February 13
Review at Heidi Reads
Review at A Chick Who Reads
Review at Lost in a Book Reviewer

Friday, February 14
Review at Bookish Bellee
Review at Historical Graffiti
Review at Library of Clean Reads
Feature at View from the Birdhouse

Saturday, February 15
Feature at YA, It’s Lit
Review at Gwendalyn’s Books
Interview at Donna’s Book Blog

Sunday, February 16
Review at Passages to the Past

Monday, February 17
Review at Robin Loves Reading

Tuesday, February 18
Review at The Lit Bitch

A Few Extra Goodies

The Winter Companion Pinterest Board

If you’d like to see some of the visuals that inspired me while I was writing this story (including who I’d cast in each of the roles), you can click through to the The Winter Companion Pinterest Board. 

Character Spotlight: Neville Cross

Want to learn more about Neville Cross, hero of The Winter Companion? Stop by Eli’s Novel Reviews for a character spotlight (and another giveaway!).

If you purchase a copy of The Winter Companion (or any of my books!) this week, please do stop by my Facebook or Twitter page and let me know so that I can thank you personally. And please don’t forget to leave a review at Goodreads and/or Amazon. I truly hope you all enjoy Neville and Clara’s love story!

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1 year ago

” a hero with a traumatic brain injury and an academically-minded heroine”

I’m already swooning!😍 What’s more fun and thrilling than love that happens unexpectedly? Where seeming drawbacks are in fact draws? I’m buying it today!!! Congrats Mimi!😁

Lauren Gilbert
Lauren Gilbert
1 year ago

The Winter Companion appeared on my Kindle like magic, thanks to preorder! I’m looking forward to it so much!

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