This is the second wallflower book I've listened to ( the first was Evie's book). I found this book really engaging, I liked the character of Annabel and enjoyed the growing tension between her and Simon.
I know a lot of readers struggled with Annabel's apparent snobbery but I think considering her in the context of her time and place, I found her willingness to go with significant social change quite inspiring and well drawn.
I enjoy a light historic chick lit every once in a while and this was a good one. I would probably read all, though audible doesn't have all of the books in their catalog. I will be on the lookout for them.
It was a nice, very vanilla story. Nothing very interesting, and the story line was pretty predictable.
I would listen to the story again...and again...and probably even again. Ms. Landor does a stunning job of bringing the characters to life and the story is so fast moving that I'm sure there are parts that I didn't fully absorb.
I always enjoy a good series....and this series is great. Even though I read them out of order they still made sense and each of the characters, even minor ones, are very well developed.
Her inotation and ability to characterize linguistic patterns make her a master of her trade.
I laughed out loud quite a lot....hence my earlier comment about listening to it again. I'm quite sure I missed some interesting parts.
Awesome heart-rending read!
I love all of Lisa Kleypas' books, but the Wallflowers series and the Hathaways series are truly amazing. The story made me laugh and cry and keep reading til I was done, then go onto the next in the series. Rosalyn Landor has the ability to make you feel that there are many readers, one for each character.
I specifically look for books that Rosalyn Landor narrates, she's really wonderful.
I'd recommend this entire series, but my all-time favorite Kleypas novel is Poppy Hathaway's story in the Hathaway series.
A busy Mum and Accountant. Listen to books while driving to work or sunbathing is my guilty pleasure.
Although you knew the two main characters would end up together. The way you get to go along with their journey is wonderful. The love making scenes left enough that you could still use your imgaination.
This is my first time reading this genre.
It took time to get use to her style of reading, this was only because the period she was trying to convey. Her characters were very good and I could clearly picture them. I don't think I would seek out a book especially for her reading, not like others I have.
Part one, I listened to over a week, but part two was a different story - I couldn't put it down.
When I finished the book I wanted to know what happend to the other characters. To my joy, Lisa Kleypas has written a series around these people.It would make a good TV series, give Downington Abby a run for its money.
Hot romance/Sci Fi we're so lucky to have Audible to feed our book addictions. I love walking my precious dog Sydney & listening to my books
This was a nice easy listen. Story was well told and kept me listening. :)
I like Kleypass but erroneously thought her Wallflowers series would be boring...so I always avoided it. This book (book 1) was on sale so I thought I'd try it.
Oh, how I loved Annabelle!!! She is one of my top 5 favorite heroines of all time! Proud, brave and beautiful. She goes through so much but she never hides or feels sorry for herself. And Simon is pretty wonderful too!
This is the first in the series and i really enjoyed it. The narration is great and the characters wonderful. I read the second, then the third, however the third book is not available in audible format yet. Enjoy following this series, it's light, moving and i enjoy the history aspect of these stories. That alone intrigues me, how it was back then, very different!!