The Work of Art - Mimi Matthews

The Work of Art

By Mimi Matthews

  • Release Date: 2019-07-23
  • Genre: Historical
4.5 Score: 4.5 (From 820 Ratings)


"Matthews weaves suspense and mystery within an absorbing love story. Readers will be hard put to set this one down before the end." -Library Journal, STARRED review

Winner of the 2020 HOLT Medallion

An Uncommon Beauty…

Hidden away in rural Devonshire, Phyllida Satterthwaite has always been considered more odd than beautiful. But in London, her oddity has made her a sensation. Far worse, it's caught the eye of the sinister Duke of Moreland—a notorious art collector obsessed with acquiring one-of-a-kind treasures. To escape the duke's clutches, she's going to need a little help.

An Unlikely Hero…

Captain Arthur Heywood's days of heroism are long past. Grievously injured in the Peninsular War, he can no longer walk unaided, let alone shoot a pistol. What use can he possibly be to a damsel in distress? He has nothing left to offer except his good name.

Can a marriage of convenience save Philly from the vengeful duke? Or will life with Arthur put her—and her heart—in more danger than ever?


  • Most enjoyable!

    By OWhyYY
    Beautifully written and an excellent story.
  • Elegant

    By Campina2013
    Elegantly written and a good story. Romantic and unexpected.
  • The Work of Art

    By MLM-5
    This was a nice story. I loved the characters.
  • Great story

    By Epictrollface
    I could hardly put it down and lost some sleep over it.
  • Warm

    By Caitekat
    It’s like… the story you want with the simp broody boy. We got communication. We have mutual feelings. We have a white woman who would save a dog if it was in a crack house. 10/10
  • Super good

    By Eggs_1189
    Read it all night
  • The work of art

    By tTerry F
    I love this book very much from the beginning was very interesting engaging and can’t stop reading until the end.
  • The Work of Art

    By siennia
    Loved this story line didn’t figure out till the end who the villain was. The romance was very sweet well thought out and I loved the dogs participation.
  • Work of Art

    By bookworm9699
    Wonderful, intriguing and well written. Great author and this is first review I have written!
  • Didn’t want to put it down…

    By TexasLizzie
    Truly enjoyed this engaging story of intrigue, mystery, and surprise. The ups and downs of real life and the question ‘Do good things happen to good people?’ Maybe, maybe not. Couldn’t put the book down until I found out!