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.
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.
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
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.
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!
© 2015-2020 Mimi Matthews
For exclusive information on upcoming book releases, giveaways, and other special treats, subscribe to Mimi’s newsletter THE PENNY NOT SO DREADFUL.