by Mimi Matthews is a slow-burn Victorian-era romance for fans of Jane Austen, Jane Eyre, and Bridgerton. Julia Wynchwood is an introvert resigned to a life of caring for her sickly parents, especially since they are pushing her to marry someone titled and rich who also lives near them, in London’s Belgrave Square, so she can marry and continue to care for them. Julia wants to do neither, but to stave off the attentions of a decrepit earl and escape her family, she marries Capt. Jasper Blunt, a brooding military man who whisks her off to his wild country estate in Yorkshire. But, as they settle into their life together and begin to relax, secrets from Jasper’s past threaten to erode Julia’s trust and snuff out the flame kindled between them.