The Work of Art is a HOLT Medallion Winner!


I’m thrilled to announce that my Regency romance novel The Work of Art has won the HOLT Medallion Award for outstanding literary talent in the Historical category! The HOLT Medallion is a prestigious writing award bestowed by the Virginia Romance Writers’ chapter of Romance Writers of America, Many thanks to them for organizing the competition, and a huge congratulations to the other winners and finalists!

The Work of Art was released in July 2019. Thank you, thank you, thank you to everyone who read it or listened to Alex Wyndham perform it on audiobook! I appreciate your support so very much. If you haven’t read it 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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