Fair as a Star

Fair as a Star

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From USA Today bestselling author Mimi Matthews comes a Victorian tale of love and longing in a quaint English village.

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?
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Product details

  • Paperback | 202 pages
  • 127 x 203 x 12mm | 222g
  • English
  • 1733056971
  • 9781733056977
  • 1,102,559

Review quote

"Matthews (The Lost Letter) spins a moving friends-to-lovers Victorian romance that stands out for its sensitive portrayal of a heroine living with depression...Historical romance fans won't want to miss this." -Publishers Weekly, STARRED review

A compassionate treatment of a heroine with a condition not commonly addressed in the historical romance subgenre. This, combined with Mark's romantic gestures toward Beryl, results in a kindhearted love story that will delight anyone who longs to be loved without limits. Highly recommended." -Library Journal, STARRED review

"A romance that is built on empathy and trust...the author deftly addresses the importance of bringing mental health treatments out of the shadows." -Kirkus Reviews

"Gentle, tender, poignant and deeply romantic, it's the best romance I've read this year." -All About Romance (Desert Isle Keeper)

"If you love historical romance, you'll love this book." -The Herald-Dispatch
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288 ratings
4.34 out of 5 stars
5 49% (142)
4 38% (109)
3 11% (32)
2 1% (4)
1 0% (1)
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