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It Happened One Autumn Audiobook

It Happened One Autumn: Wallflower Series #2

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Publisher's Summary

It happened at the Ball….

Where beautiful but bold Lillian Bowman quickly learned that her independent American ways weren’t entirely “the thing.” And the most disapproving of all was insufferable, snobbish, and impossible Marcus, Lord Westcliff, London’s most eligible aristocrat.

It happened in the garden…

When Marcus shockingly – and dangerously – swept her into his arms. Lillian was overcome with a consuming passion for a man she didn’t even like. Time stood still; it was as if no one else existed…thank goodness they weren’t caught very nearly in the act!

It happened one autumn.…

Marcus was a man in charge of his own emotions, a bedrock of stability. But with Lillian, every touch was exquisite torture, every kiss an enticement for more. Yet how could he consider taking a woman so blatantly unsuitable…as his bride?

©2006 Lisa Kleypas (P)2010 Brilliance Audio, Inc.

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    Ásdís Siglufjörður, Iceland 12-13-12
    Ásdís Siglufjörður, Iceland 12-13-12 Member Since 2013
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    "Another sweetheart"

    I have been trying to find a man who could possibly have as romantic and sexy voice as you Rosalyn Landor. As impossible it would be to read this book it is a real pleasure to listen to you read it. Thank you.

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    Arlene Chino Hills, CA, United States 11-05-12
    Arlene Chino Hills, CA, United States 11-05-12 Member Since 2011
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    "Love the genre"
    What did you love best about It Happened One Autumn?

    The narrator captures the flavor of the story and the timeframe.


    What did you like best about this story?

    Never disappointed with this author.


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

    Love her.


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    C. Mendez NYC 10-30-12
    C. Mendez NYC 10-30-12 Member Since 2013

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    "From one scrape to another..."
    What did you love best about It Happened One Autumn?

    I know that not everyone was able to muster up a lot of sympathey for Lilian, but I really enjoyed this character. Underneath all her prickles are a very large heart and a sense of vulnerability which endeared her to me. She's bright and mischievous, and her personality really drives the story. Marcus, on the other hand, has earned himself a place in my "Heroes I'd like to whack with a rolling-pin" book. But Kleypas does an excellent job of keeping his character just this side of insufferable. I really hate male protagonists who run roughshod over their love interests, and while Marcus is stubborn and somewhat self-deluded he's not such a domineering autocrat that it made me wonder why Lilian fell in love in the first place.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of It Happened One Autumn?

    The countess was finally vanquished! I've been waiting for them to get rid of her since "Again The Magic".


    Which scene was your favorite?

    The scene at the beginning with the sisters playing rounders with the grooms. Too funny! And the scene with the calf's head made me laugh out loud.


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    Cherie 10-13-12
    Cherie 10-13-12
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    "I want more"
    Where does It Happened One Autumn rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    It is right up there amongst the best I've listened to. I didn't want to turn it off.


    What other book might you compare It Happened One Autumn to and why?

    I thought the first book in this Wallflower series was beautiful but this one is everything that first one was and more. So full of personality, humour and sensuality.


    What does Rosalyn Landor bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    Rosalyn is brilliant. Along with Davina Porter I have never listened to anyone better. Her characterisations are incredible.


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

    I did listen to it in one sitting!!!!! It had me completely entranced from beginning to end.


    Any additional comments?

    I was so entranced by the first two wallflower books I couldn't wait to download the rest of the series.... Then imagine my disappointment to discover the next three books aren't available in Australia. I am gutted!

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    Pat LORENA, TX, United States 10-08-12
    Pat LORENA, TX, United States 10-08-12 Member Since 2013

    I enjoy many types of books and am always looking for new authors to read and listen too. I enjoy reading the reviews and adding my own from time to time.

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    Would you listen to It Happened One Autumn again? Why?

    I have listened to this audio three times already. I love the story and the narration. It is easy to follow and of course I love the continuation from book 1 of the Wallflower series, Secrets of a Summer Night. Knew that Lillian and Westcliff were destined for each other.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of It Happened One Autumn?

    The hunt where Lillian goes against what Marcus, the Earl of Westcliff has told her to do. She is so hard headed to anything he tells her to do. I enjoyed the scene where she gets her finger stuck in a bottle of brandy while trying to get the pear out of it. Marcus of course helps her get the bottle loose and it turns into a full blown love scene.


    What does Rosalyn Landor bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    Her inflections for each of her characters is always well done and makes it easy to distinguish who is who. Her voices for women and men are just different enough to make them easy on the ear.


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

    I did and continue to do so each time I listen to it.


    Any additional comments?

    Not at this time.

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    Melissa West Richland, WA, United States 10-02-12
    Melissa West Richland, WA, United States 10-02-12 Member Since 2014
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    "Love, Love, Love this book!"
    What did you love best about It Happened One Autumn?

    I could not stop listening to this book! What a great series! Lisa Kleypas is a wonderful writer and the author does an outstanding job. You feel like your right there with the Wallflowers! Love It!


    What does Rosalyn Landor bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    She makes you feel like your right there with them!


    Any additional comments?

    A Must Read!

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    Elizabeth Sudbury, Ontario, Canada 10-01-12
    Elizabeth Sudbury, Ontario, Canada 10-01-12 Member Since 2009

    Researcher, editor, writer, francophone, anglophile. Started listening to audiobooks to conciliate my love of knitting and novels.

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    "Alpha male, strong female lead, good story"

    This is my first Wallflowers Kleypas novel, but it won't be my last. I'm already listening to Devil in Winter (Wallflowers n. 3).

    The love story is totally believable in this one. I liked the main characters' strengths and weaknesses. The opening scene was original as well. I would recommend this one for lovers of historical romance.

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    Elizabeth Newmarket, NH, United States 09-17-12
    Elizabeth Newmarket, NH, United States 09-17-12 Member Since 2012

    "I wear a fez now, fez's are cool"

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    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    I would recommend this because of the male character and that it is part of a greater series.


    What did you like best about this story?

    I liked the hero greatly and the interaction with the other wallflowers as well as the introduction of Sebastian. The twist at the end was also interesting.


    Which scene was your favorite?

    When she was drunk.


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

    I did laugh.


    Any additional comments?

    Lillian is not a great heroine, she is bossy, rude, obnoxious and way over the top, in the other books she is down right awful at times. Kleypas did tone her down a bit, but unfortunately this is the one time I am not a fan of Rosalyn's narration, her American accent doesn't help the overall dislike I have for the heroine. I probably disliked her more because of it. Rosalyn does an amazing job at other times but for some reason the way she voiced Lillian just made me really not care for her.

    It's quite possible I just really don't like the character of Lillian, in Scandal in Spring I down right hated her so perhaps that is tainting this review.

    What makes this book good is everyone else and the times when Lillian is not annoying. The twist was interesting and Westcliff is one of my favorite hero's.

    Worth a listen.

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    Jane 04-16-11
    Jane 04-16-11
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    "need more story and less sex"

    There was much less story in this one compared to the first in the series. While I enjoyed listening to Lillian and Marcus discover their mutual passion, it almost got to be predictable and boring to listen to the same thing over and over again in great detail. After the third time, I wished I could have fast forwarded through it.

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    Dalia Kuwait, Kuwait 04-13-11
    Dalia Kuwait, Kuwait 04-13-11 Member Since 2010

    Audio-fiction ADDICT !

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    "Loved it!"

    The hero and heroine were just AMAZING! I loved Lilian's character! It was a really sexy book. Rosalyn again well done.

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