The Work of Art is a Holt Medallion Finalist!

I’m so happy to announce that my Regency romance novel The Work of Art is a finalist for the Holt Medallion! The Holt Medallion is an award hosted by the Virginia Romance Writers’ chapter of RWA, It honors outstanding literary talent.

The Work of Art finalled in the historical category, along with four other exceptional historical romances. I don’t regularly participate in contests, and this was the only one I entered this year. With all the chaos in the world right now, I’d almost forgotten about it. What a wonderful surprise to receive news that The Work of Art is a finalist!  The winner will be announced in June. 

In the meanwhile, if you haven’t read The Work of Art yet, here’s a little bit of info for you…

The Work of Art
A Regency Romance

A sweet and suspenseful Regency romance featuring a wounded Peninsular War hero, a tender-hearted heroine with heterochromia, a dangerous duke, and dogs—lots of dogs.

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eBook: $3.99 / paperback: $16.99 / audiobook: $19.95

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Praise for The Work of Art

“Matthews (The Pug Who Bit NapoleonA Victorian Lady’s Guide to Fashion and Beauty) weaves suspense and mystery within an absorbing love story. Readers will be hard put to set this one down before the end. Highly recommended to historical romance and/or mystery buffs and especially animal lovers.” -Library Journal, starred review

“The author seamlessly combines a suspenseful tale and a soaring romance, the plot by turns sweetly moving and dramatically stirring.” -Kirkus Reviews

“What starts as mutual gratitude, hers for his rescue, his for her unfailing kindness, moves steadily to true devotion. Strongly recommended.” -Historical Novel Society

“A story as beautiful, atmospheric, and arresting as its haunting cover…In its pages are romance, adventure, bravery, and humor…and my absolute favorite—the universal themes of courage, loss, and restoration.” -Austenprose

“Truly a work of art…when it comes to this book, romance and suspense are a match made in heaven.” -Bookstr (Five of the Hottest Romance Novels this Side of the Web)

“If all Regency Romances were written as well as ‘The Work of Art,’ I would read them all…[Matthews] has a true gift for storytelling.” -The Herald-Dispatch


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Darlene Marshall
Darlene Marshall
3 months ago

Congratulations, Mimi! The Hold Medallion is a prestigious award and that’s a great honor!

3 months ago

Congratulations Mimi – such an honor for a beautiful book

Diane Hallett
Diane Hallett
3 months ago

Congratulations! Wonderful book; one of my favorites!

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