Cover Reveal ~ A Modest Independence by Mimi Matthews

A Modest Independence
by Mimi Matthews

Publication Date: April 23, 2019
Perfectly Proper Press
eBook; 400 Pages

Series: Parish Orphans of Devon (Book #2)
Genre: Historical Romance



He Needed Peace…

Attorney Tom Finchley has spent his life using his devious intellect to solve the problems of others. As for his own problems, they’re nothing that a bit of calculated vengeance can’t remedy. But that’s all over now. He’s finally ready to put the past behind him and settle down to a quiet, uncomplicated life. If only he could find an equally uncomplicated woman.

She Wanted Adventure…

Former lady’s companion Jenny Holloway has just been given a modest independence. Now, all she wants is a bit of adventure. A chance to see the world and experience life far outside the restrictive limits of Victorian England. If she can discover the fate of the missing Earl of Castleton while she’s at it, so much the better.

From the gaslit streets of London to the lush tea gardens of colonial India, Jenny and Tom embark on an epic quest—and an equally epic romance. But even at the farthest edges of the British Empire, the past has a way of catching up with you…

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About the Author

Mimi Matthews (A Victorian Lady’s Guide to Fashion and Beauty, The Lost Letter) writes both historical non-fiction and traditional historical romances set in Victorian England. Her articles on nineteenth century history have been published on various academic and history sites, including the Victorian Web and the Journal of Victorian Culture, and are also syndicated weekly at BUST Magazine. In her other life, Mimi is an attorney. She resides in California with her family, which includes an Andalusian dressage horse, two Shelties, and two Siamese cats.

For more information, please visit Mimi Matthews’ website and blog. You can also connect with her on Facebook, Twitter, BookBub, Pinterest, Google+, and Goodreads.

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Book Review: Lying Low by Cynthia St. Aubin

Lying Low by Cynthia St. Aubin is a quirky and witty mystery that kept me guessing who the villains were.

Jane Avery has recently graduated at the top of her class from the University of Denver school of law and for all intents and purposes has a bright future ahead. That is until she comes home to find a mysterious naked dead guy in her bed! Add this to the fact that she believes her private investigator mom has gone missing and is in danger somewhere in Seattle.

Jane is charged with murder, but thanks to a wealthy benefactor, Valentine, and her dashing mentor, Sam Shook, she is released on bail. She soon escapes the watchful eye of her former Special Ops bodyguard, Shepard. Then, ignoring her mentor’s instructions, fueled by jealousy of her colleague Melanie, Jane joins Sam and Melanie on the flight to Seattle to work on a huge case involving dueling tech giants over the origin of industry-changing 3-D technology.

We soon learn that this is a case to kill for, literally. Along the way, we are introduced to Tyler, the brilliant principal engineer of the company Jane’s client is suing, who has a unique connection to the dead naked guy found in Jane’s bed. He and Jane form an unlikely yet mutually beneficial relationship that becomes dangerous.

Soon Jane is questioning who she can trust, including her mom, who Jane still has not been able to see face to face and instead only catches glimpses of her engaging in clandestine meetings.

Will Jane solve the mystery of who framed her for murder and get her mom back? Just when you think you are safe can be when you are in the most danger.

This was a fun read. Thank you to NetGalley and publisher Thomas & Mercer for this free ebook. I rate Lying Low ⭐️⭐️⭐️💫/5.