The Lost Letter

The Lost Letter : A Victorian Romance

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Description

England, 1860. An impoverished Victorian beauty is unexpectedly reunited with the now beastly earl who once broke her heart. Will they finally find their happily ever after? Or are some fairy-tale endings simply not meant to be?

A PROUD BEAUTY

Society beauty Sylvia Stafford is far too pragmatic to pine. When the tragic death of her gamester father leaves her destitute and alone, she finds work as a governess in a merchant's household in Cheapside. Isolated from the fashionable acquaintance of her youth, she resigns herself to lonely spinsterhood until a mysterious visitor convinces her to temporarily return to her former life--and her former love.



A SCARRED BEAST

Colonel Sebastian Conrad is no longer the dashing cavalry officer Sylvia once fell in love with. Badly scarred during the Sepoy Rebellion, he has withdrawn to his estate in rural Hertfordshire where he lives in near complete seclusion. Brooding and tormented, he cares nothing for the earldom he has inherited--and even less for the faithless beauty who rejected him three years before.



A SECOND CHANCE

A week together in the remote Victorian countryside is the last thing either of them ever wanted. But when fate intervenes to reunite them, will a beastly earl and an impoverished beauty finally find their happily ever after? Or are some fairy-tale endings simply not meant to be?
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Product details

  • Paperback | 244 pages
  • 127 x 203 x 14mm | 268g
  • English
  • Illustrations, black and white
  • 0999036416
  • 9780999036419
  • 1,070,766

Review quote

"Lost love letters, lies, and betrayals separate a soldier from the woman he loves in this gripping, emotional Victorian romance...The chemistry between these star-crossed lovers is undeniable, and Matthews imbues their sweeping romance with just the right amount of period detail to make the setting come alive. Historical romance fans should snap this one up." -Publishers Weekly, starred review

"A fast and emotionally satisfying read, with two characters finding the happily-ever-after they had understandably given up on. A promising debut." -Library Journal

"This sweet story is the perfect quick read for fans of Regency romances as well as Victorian happily-ever-afters, with shades of Austen and the Brontës that create an entertaining blend of drama and romance." -RT Book Reviews

"Debut author Matthews adroitly captures the internal conflicts of her two main characters...The author's prose is consistently refined and elegant, and she memorably builds the simmering attraction between Sylvia and Sebastian." -Kirkus Reviews

An extremely romantic and emotional story... The characters are so realistic and just walk off the page and into your heart. This love story will stay in my memory for some time to come. This is a definite keeper that I can highly recommend." -The Romance Reviews, top pick
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3,753 ratings
4.02 out of 5 stars
5 35% (1,306)
4 38% (1,430)
3 22% (832)
2 4% (157)
1 1% (28)
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