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The Siren Of Sussex By MiMi Matthews
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THE SIREN OF SUSSEX
By Mimi Matthews
BELLES OF LONDON (BOOK 1)
• Title: The Siren of Sussex: Belles of London (Book 1)
• Author: Mimi Matthews
• Genre: Historical Romance, Historical Fiction
• Publisher: Berkley Romance (January 11, 2022)• Length: (432) pages
• Format: Trade paperback, eBook, & audiobook
• Tour Dates: January 10-30, 2022
Victorian high society’s most daring equestrienne finds love and an unexpected ally in her fight for independence in the strong arms of London’s most sought after and devastatingly handsome half-Indian tailor.
Evelyn Maltravers understands exactly how little she’s worth on the marriage mart. As an incurable bluestocking from a family tumbling swiftly toward ruin, she knows she’ll never make a match in a ballroom. Her only hope is to distinguish herself by making the biggest splash in the one sphere she excels: on horseback. In haute couture. But to truly capture London’s attention she’ll need a habit-maker who’s not afraid to take risks with his designs—and with his heart.
Half-Indian tailor Ahmad Malik has always had a talent for making women beautiful, inching his way toward recognition by designing riding habits for Rotten Row’s infamous Pretty Horsebreakers—but no one compares to Evelyn. Her unbridled spirit enchants him, awakening a depth of feeling he never thought possible.
But pushing boundaries comes at a cost and not everyone is pleased to welcome Evelyn and Ahmad into fashionable society. With obstacles spanning between them, the indomitable pair must decide which hurdles they can jump and what matters most: making their mark or following their hearts?
Mimi has generously offered a fabulous giveaway package that book tour participants can add to their posts and on social media. Here are the details:
Timeframe: Jan 4 – Feb 7, 2022 Terms & Conditions:
Giveaway hosted by Mimi Matthews. No Purchase Necessary. Entrants must be 18 years or older. Open to US residents only. Void where prohibited.
The Giveaway Package:
1 winner (selected at random by Rafflecopter) receives the following: Signed print copy of The Siren of Sussex, Horse scarf, Pewter sidesaddle brooch (made in Sussex, England!), The Siren of Sussex tote bag, Three candles in scents: Fresh Hay, New Saddle, and Winter Ride, Box of Ahmad Tea (60 count, assorted flavors), The Siren of Sussex bookmark
The giveaway is open from 12:01 am Pacific time 1/4/22 until 11:59pm Pacific time on 2/7/22. The winner will be announced on Mimi’s blog – mimimatthews.com – at 8:00 pm Pacific time on 2/8/22.
This book was received from the Author, and Publisher, in exchange for an honest review. Opinions and thoughts expressed in this review are completely my own.
This is a non spoiler review, because you as reader need to read this book. Also, I feel sometimes I have in the past gave away to much of the plot line. This has diminished the pleasure for would be readers.
The Siren Of Sussex
MiMi Matthews newest exciting book is the first installment in her Belles of London series. A captivating read that was both powerful and wonderful.
Evie Maltravers is what the ton call a bluestocking, a somewhat awkward debutant. While on her horse she is spectacular to behold. Her skillful horsemanship is mesmerizing to say the least.
Hoping to catch the eye of would be suitors. Since looks and fashion are driving force in acquiring a husband and save her family’s fortune. She seeks a tailor who will enable her to standout, as her dream to be the most notable and gifted equestrienne in all of England. Her impoverished family’s future depends on her making a most advantageous marriage.
Ahmad Malik seeks to make a name for himself amongst the society ladies of Victorian England. Ahmad knows all to well that most of the ton are extremely superficial, since he was born biracial. Already designing riding habits for some of the ladies who cut a fine swath on Rotten Row.
When Evelyn commissions Ahmad to provide her with riding habits he finds a young lady who might launch his career while wearing he very own designed haute couture.
Matthews narration and her expertly drawn characters found a place in my heart. Masterly researched she bring the sights and sounds of Victorian England to life. This time Matthew’s storyline captures the heartache of the views of Colonial English society had placed on interracial couples. Ahmad and Evie tender romance blossoms slowly and their relationship was delightful to behold. Matthews signature writing captivates the reader slowly drawing you into the world and characters she has created.
An Exceptional Historical Romance
Thanks to Austenprose Pr for goodness print book
USA Today bestselling author Mimi Matthews writes both historical nonfiction and award-winning proper Victorian romances. Her novels have received starred reviews in Publishers Weekly, Library Journal, Booklist, 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.