The Work of Art

The Work of Art Summary

"Matthews weaves suspense and mystery within an absorbing love story. Readers will be hard put to set this one down before the end." -Library Journal, STARRED review

Winner of the 2020 HOLT Medallion

An Uncommon Beauty…

Hidden away in rural Devonshire, Phyllida Satterthwaite has always been considered more odd than beautiful. But in London, her oddity has made her a sensation. Far worse, it's caught the eye of the sinister Duke of Moreland—a notorious art collector obsessed with acquiring one-of-a-kind treasures. To escape the duke's clutches, she's going to need a little help.

An Unlikely Hero…

Captain Arthur Heywood's days of heroism are long past. Grievously injured in the Peninsular War, he can no longer walk unaided, let alone shoot a pistol. What use can he possibly be to a damsel in distress? He has nothing left to offer except his good name.

Can a marriage of convenience save Philly from the vengeful duke? Or will life with Arthur put her—and her heart—in more danger than ever?

Book Reviews

Duck Sneeze

Wonderful love story5 star

Uplifting and a very happy read. Thank you so much for sharing your wonderful book.55


Most enjoyable!5 star

Beautifully written and an excellent story.55


Elegant5 star

Elegantly written and a good story. Romantic and unexpected.55


The Work of Art4 star

This was a nice story. I loved the characters.45


Great story5 star

I could hardly put it down and lost some sleep over it.55


Warm5 star

It’s like… the story you want with the simp broody boy. We got communication. We have mutual feelings. We have a white woman who would save a dog if it was in a crack house. 10/1055


Super good5 star

Read it all night55

tTerry F

The work of art5 star

I love this book very much from the beginning was very interesting engaging and can’t stop reading until the end.55


The Work of Art5 star

Loved this story line didn’t figure out till the end who the villain was. The romance was very sweet well thought out and I loved the dogs participation.55


Work of Art5 star

Wonderful, intriguing and well written. Great author and this is first review I have written!55

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