Category: The Viscount and the Vicar’s Daughter

The Viscount and the Vicar's Daughter Blog Tour, Giveaway, and More!

It’s release day for my new Victorian romance novel The Viscount and the Vicar’s Daughter! To celebrate, there’s a blog tour with excerpts, reviews, and interviews. I’m also hosting a special Victorian-themed gift giveaway here at my website, featuring a wax sealing set and a signed paperback copy of my book. To top it all off, my debut novel The Lost Letter has been reduced to $0.99 for the entire week just to mark the occasion. So, without further ado, let’s get started![…]Continue Reading

The Truth About Reformed Rakes: Victorian Views on Marrying a Scoundrel

The Kiss by Carolus Duran, 1868.

If you’ve ever read a historical romance novel, you’ll likely be familiar with the oft-quoted belief that “reformed rakes make the best husbands.” This matrimonial maxim did not, however, originate in the world of Regency and Victorian fiction. In fact, when it came to marriage, many a nineteenth century lady firmly believed that a reformed rake was superior to other men. Not only was a rake more sexually experienced and (presumably) a better lover, but—after having sown his wild oats—a rake was believed to be more attentive to his business and more indulgent toward his wife.[…]Continue Reading

The Viscount and the Vicar's Daughter: Goodreads Giveaway

The Viscount and the Vicar’s Daughter Goodreads Giveaway

As many of you know, my next Victorian romance, The Viscount and the Vicar’s Daughter, will be released on January 23, 2018. Thus far, advance reviews have been fantastic. Kirkus Reviews says “…Matthews’ tale hits all the high notes of a great romance novel…Cue the satisfied sighs of romance readers everywhere.” And Readers’ Favorite Reviews calls it “A wonderful story, steeped in historical fact…the ideal book to lose yourself in and drift off to a different place and time.”[…]Continue Reading

Important News about Pre-Orders & Availability of My Victorian Romances

 

Dear Readers,

I am in the painful process of changing distributors for the eBook versions of my historical romances. What does this mean for you? Unfortunately, if you have pre-ordered a copy of The Viscount and the Vicar’s Daughter, this means that your order will have been cancelled by my old distributor. Since pre-orders aren’t charged to you until the book is released, you won’t have lost any money and you don’t need to worry about getting a refund.[…]Continue Reading

The Viscount and the Vicar’s Daughter: Exclusive Cover Reveal at USA Today

The Viscount and the Vicar’s Daughter: A Victorian Romance
Coming January 2018

Today, I’m thrilled to be over at USA Today’s Happy Ever After blog with Joyce Lamb for the exclusive cover reveal of my next Victorian romance novel, The Viscount and the Vicar’s Daughter. […]Continue Reading