Fair as a Star

Fair as a Star

Book 1: Victorian Romantics

A Secret Burden…

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. 

A Longstanding Love…

As village curate, Mark Rivenhall is known for his compassionate understanding. When his older brother’s intended needs a shoulder to lean on, Mark’s more than willing to provide one. There’s no danger of losing his heart. He already lost that to Beryl a long time ago.

During an idyllic Victorian summer, friends and family gather in anticipation of Beryl and Sir Henry’s wedding. But in her darkest moment, it’s Mark who comes to Beryl’s aid. Can he help her without revealing his feelings—or betraying his brother?

Advance Praise

“Gentle, tender, poignant and deeply romantic, it’s the best romance I’ve read this year.” —All About Romance

“A must-read for all Victorian historical romance fans.” —Readers’ Favorite

“There are not enough words to describe how beautiful and moving this novel is…This book felt so incredibly real and relevant and I want everyone to read it.” —Sarah, Goodreads

“I have never felt so represented in a historical romance.” —Renee, Goodreads

“Mimi Matthews has never impressed me more…and that’s saying something.” —Rel, Goodreads

“This has just become one of my favourite romance novels read to-date.” —Liv, Goodreads


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