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A Wallflower Christmas Audiobook

A Wallflower Christmas

It’s Christmastime in London and Rafe Bowman has arrived from America for his arranged meeting with Natalie Blandford, the very proper and beautiful daughter of Lady and Lord Blandford. His chiseled good looks and imposing physique are sure to impress the lady-in-waiting, and if it weren’t for his shocking American ways and wild reputation, her hand would already be guaranteed.
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It’s Christmastime in London and Rafe Bowman has arrived from America for his arranged meeting with Natalie Blandford, the very proper and beautiful daughter of Lady and Lord Blandford. His chiseled good looks and imposing physique are sure to impress the lady-in-waiting, and if it weren’t for his shocking American ways and wild reputation, her hand would already be guaranteed.

Before the courtship can begin, Rafe realizes he must learn the rules of London society. But when four former Wallfowers try their hand at matchmaking, no one knows what will happen. And winning a bride turns out to be more complicated than Rafe Bowman anticipated, especially for a man accustomed to getting anything he wants.

However, Christmas works in the most unexpected ways, changing a cynic to a romantic and inspiring passion in the most timid of hearts.

©2008 Lisa Kleypas (P)2010 Brilliance Audio, Inc.

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    DARA 05-26-13
    DARA 05-26-13

    HOPEFUL ROMANTIC. I Enjoy Historical & Inspirational Romances With Great Narration. Oh, And I give Honest Reviews with No Spoilers. ;-)

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    "Very enjoyable addition to the series"

    It was nice to revisit old friends in this series. I would call this short but very enjoyable. This book, as well as all the books in the series, is very entertaining. It is funny, romantic and emotional at times. All the books are well written and narrated to perfection!

    4 of 4 people found this review helpful
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    Barbara CUYAHOGA FALLS, OH, United States 04-25-12
    Barbara CUYAHOGA FALLS, OH, United States 04-25-12 Member Since 2012

    Vince Flynn is my favorite author. I enjoy CIA or FBI thrillers, and sometimes light reading like Judith McNaught or Cathrine Coulter. Personal information, I became a grandma last year and love it!

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    "A fun read!"
    Would you consider the audio edition of A Wallflower Christmas to be better than the print version?

    Yes, the audio edition brings the story alive and helps the reader feel like part of the story.


    What other book might you compare A Wallflower Christmas to and why?

    All Lisa Klepas books


    What about Rosalyn Landor’s performance did you like?

    I thought Rosalyn Landor's performance was well done with all characters, I thought she did Lillian best.


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    Yes, it was difficult to stop listening to it.


    Any additional comments?

    The book is one to grab when life gets rough and you want a few hours of enjoyment and humorous relaxation.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Lia Sutton, Australia 04-30-16
    Lia Sutton, Australia 04-30-16 Member Since 2009

    I love all genres of books. However, when I listen to audio books as I clean, garden, drive they are better with a lot of heat!

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    "The Wallflowers Series A Bit Short"

    This is a follow up story to the Wallflower series (which I loved) but isn't quite the caliber of the previous books. This is really more of a Novella, and the brevity of the story prevented it from being as deep in character or plot as Lisa Kleypas's books usually are. With that said, its still a nice "fix" for Wallflower fans like me who want to keep our favorite characters alive.

    I was hoping this story would be an extended epilogue for the four Wallflowers and their husbands, but it turned out to be a story about Lillian and Daisy's brother Rafe. Rafe comes to London to secure both a fortune and a wife, and his father has made sure that he won't have one without the other. He doesn't really care very much about who he marries. He doesn't want to get married at all, so he figures it doesn't really matter that much who the woman is as long as he gets his payday. He is intended to marry Natalie, but her cousin Hannah consistently gets in the way because she thinks Natalie can do better.

    Through all her scheming and plotting, Hannah falls for Rafe herself. Will Rafe return the feelings? And if he does, would he be willing to give up a fortune to marry a nobody?

    There are a few scenes involving the original Wallflowers, but they are few an far between. There is one short scene with St Vincent and Evie that probably only lasts a page or two, but was actually more memorable to me than Rafe's story. The sexual tension between these two lovebirds is enough to make my heart race. Unfortunately, the main characters in this story don't make the same impact and I think it is just because there isn't enough depth in such a short book. There is also a short encounter between Lillian and Markus, but Simon/Annabelle and Matthew/Daisy unfortunately get almost nothing.

    If you are a Wallflowers fan, this book is worth listening to. If you haven't already listened to the rest of the series, then I'd suggest holding off on this one until you read the series. It's not really worth the listen as a stand alone book.

    I would love to read more of the Wallflowers someday, but if LK decides to do this someday, I really hope she does a full length book.

    Rosalyn Landor was outstanding with the delivery of the story

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Susan Bartonville, TX 04-02-13
    Susan Bartonville, TX 04-02-13 Member Since 2012

    Myst/thrillers, some contemporary and ✨fun fantasies✨are my favorites but always open for a good story.

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    "A Cute Series."
    Any additional comments?

    A sweet Christmas story. Pomp and circumstance with sister commeradery mixed in. Christmas love always makes for a feel good romance.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Rose 11-10-12
    Rose 11-10-12 Member Since 2016
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    "Nice historical romance."
    Would you consider the audio edition of A Wallflower Christmas to be better than the print version?

    I did not read the printed version.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of A Wallflower Christmas?

    All the library scenes. The scene with the toupee and the Christmas tree. There were so many delightful scenes.


    Have you listened to any of Rosalyn Landor’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    This was the first and I found her narration fine.


    If you were to make a film of this book, what would be the tag line be?

    Steal the ladies companion.


    Any additional comments?

    This book would make a good movie.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Michelle San Diego, CA, United States 10-11-12
    Michelle San Diego, CA, United States 10-11-12 Member Since 2012
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    "Short but cute and sweet tale!"
    If you could sum up A Wallflower Christmas in three words, what would they be?

    Kieypas great storyteller!


    What was one of the most memorable moments of A Wallflower Christmas?

    The girs adding a new wall flower to the club as an honorary member.


    Have you listened to any of Rosalyn Landor’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    Good.


    If you were to make a film of this book, what would be the tag line be?

    unknown


    Any additional comments?

    none

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Sherry H. Carasik 07-30-12 Member Since 2006

    Book crazy mama

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    "Winter Wonderful"
    Would you listen to A Wallflower Christmas again? Why?

    I have thoroughly enjoyed the Wallflower series. I am a great lover of historical novels and it was fun to watch the start of the industrial era in these books. Lisa Kleypas has become one of my favorite authors.


    What other book might you compare A Wallflower Christmas to and why?

    All of the Wallflower books.


    What does Rosalyn Landor bring to the story that you wouldn???t experience if you just read the book?

    She is truly one of the best readers I have listened to.


    Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    Lisa Kleypas had me laughing at some of the passages in her book and she had me crying at some of them. Great writing.


    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Elaine 04-23-12
    Elaine 04-23-12 Member Since 2011
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    "Predictable But Fun"
    If you could sum up A Wallflower Christmas in three words, what would they be?

    Entertaining, predictable, romantic


    What other book might you compare A Wallflower Christmas to and why?

    The other Wallflower Series Books. Each has the same story of finding the man, falling in love, some catastrophic event, and resolving the event, then getting married.


    Have you listened to any of Rosalyn Landor’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    I love listening to her read. I select books based on her reading.


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    Not really, although there were times I didn't want to arrive at my destination so I could hear more of the story to see "what happens"


    Any additional comments?

    Fun listening

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Jami West Somerset, KY, United States 03-12-12
    Jami West Somerset, KY, United States 03-12-12 Member Since 2006
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    "What a fun group of people to follow!!!"

    The narration was so good! It made you fly back in time and fall for everyone of the characters. You can't go wrong with this book if you enjoy, wit, charm and romance.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Stills Oakland, CA, United States 12-20-11
    Stills Oakland, CA, United States 12-20-11 Member Since 2016
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    "Good!"

    This was the final in the Wallfloer series. It was enjoyable reading as were all the others.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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