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Fair as a Star named a Library Journal Best Romance of 2020!!

Fair as a Star v3 Web Medium 1I’m thrilled to announce that my Victorian romance novel Fair as a Star has been named a Library Journal Best Romance of 2020! Fair as Star is about a young woman dealing with clinical depression. It was edited by the brilliant Deborah Nemeth. I’m so grateful to her. And I’m so thrilled that Library Journal chose my novel for their 2020 best books list!!

Fair as a Star was released in July 2020. Thank you to everyone who read it and who listened to Alex Wyndham perform it on audiobook! I appreciate your support more than I can express. If you haven’t read it yet, here’s a little bit of info for you…


A Library Journal Best Romance of 2020Fair as a Star v3 Web Medium e1599852173641Fair as a Star
Victorian Romantics, Book One

England, 1864. After a mysterious sojourn in Paris, Beryl Burnham has returned home to the village of Shepton Worthy ready to resume the life she left behind. Betrothed to the wealthy Sir Henry Rivenhall, she has no reason to be unhappy–or so people keep reminding her. But Beryl’s life isn’t as perfect as everyone believes.
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Praise for Fair as a Star

“A moving friends-to-lovers Victorian romance that stands out for its sensitive portrayal of a heroine living with depression…Historical romance fans won’t want to miss this.”Publishers Weekly, STARRED review

“A kindhearted love story that will delight anyone who longs to be loved without limits. Highly recommended..” Library Journal, STARRED review

“A romance that is built on empathy and trust…the author deftly addresses the importance of bringing mental health treatments out of the shadows.” Kirkus Reviews

If you love historical romance, you’ll love this book.” The Herald-Dispatch

“This might just be Mimi Matthews’ best book yet….An amazing, inspiring, heartwarming read.” -Jane Porter, New York Times and USA Today bestselling author


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About Mimi Matthews

USA Today bestselling author Mimi Matthews writes both historical nonfiction and award-winning proper Victorian romances. Her novels have received starred reviews in Library JournalPublishers Weekly, and Kirkus, and her articles have been featured on the Victorian Web, the Journal of Victorian Culture, and in syndication at BUST Magazine. In her other life, Mimi is an attorney. She resides in California with her family, which includes a retired Andalusian dressage horse, a Sheltie, and two Siamese cats.

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