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It Happened One Autumn: Wallflower Series #2 | [Lisa Kleypas]

It Happened One Autumn: Wallflower Series #2

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.
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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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    Prue Melbourne, Australia 08-08-10
    Prue Melbourne, Australia 08-08-10 Member Since 2010

    I am a big fan of Romance novels and audio books are my favourite for travel to work. I am sad the so FEW are available outside the USA :(

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    "Yay for the wallflowers"

    Love this book in audio and just as much in print. The wallflowers series is such a breath of fresh air for historical romance. The characters are lively and different and don't let the normal restrictions stop them from having a wonderful time.

    Lillian and Marcus are easily my favourite couple of the series. They are completely different and manage to find love in each other that makes me sigh every time.

    A wonderful romance novel.

    10 of 12 people found this review helpful
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    ~~ DARA ~~ "Beautiful" Niagara Falls 05-26-13
    ~~ DARA ~~ "Beautiful" Niagara Falls 05-26-13 Member Since 2011

    ~~~"HOPEFUL ROMANTIC"~~~ *** Love Audio Books....Especially Historical Romances *** ~~ "Reviews Should Never Contain spoilers ~~

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    "Great Second Book in the Wallflower Series"

    This book is even better than book one "Secrets of a Summer Night." It has romance, mystery, intrigue, and some whit. If you like historical romances you will love this one. Wonderful book.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Caroline Pittsburgh, PA, United States 12-29-11
    Caroline Pittsburgh, PA, United States 12-29-11 Member Since 2011
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    "Did not like main female charactor's voice"
    Would you recommend this book to a friend? Why or why not?

    I was irritated by the way Ms. Landor portrayed the voice of the main female character. It made me hate the main character by the end of the book. I realize she was to be outspoken, but it came across as arrogant. Also it took me half the book to get used to her male voices.

    All in all the story was ok, I will read the series in book form and skip this narrator.


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    Judy Champaign, IL, United States 08-23-10
    Judy Champaign, IL, United States 08-23-10 Member Since 2007

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    "Even better than the first!"

    Excellent sequel to "Secrets of a Summer Night." The story of Lillian and Marcus is fantastic! I can hardly wait until the audio versions of the next two books are released. As always, Rosalyn Landor does a phenomenal job with the narration. If you like historical romance, YOU WILL NOT BE DISAPPOINTED!

    8 of 10 people found this review helpful
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    SIMARA Bayamon, Puerto Rico 01-11-13
    SIMARA Bayamon, Puerto Rico 01-11-13 Member Since 2011

    I love books! Audiobooks take stories to the next level. I'm obsessed with Audible and will try to rate all of my books. Happy Listening! ;)

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    "On my Top five Historical Romance list...."

    I have spent every available minute of the past three days listening to this story and inLOVED it!!! It was much better than the first book in the Walflower series. Lillian Bowman is an untamed American heiress looking for a husband. Marcus Westcliff is a British aristocrat who seems to be uptight and conservative. They really know how to get under each other's skin and push every button. But all the fighting was masking a very powerful passion.

    This book is very funny, romantic, with red hot passion and very unexpected situations happening. I don't like to give spoilers but what happens towards the end was a big surprise and gave a lot of curiosity to see how the hero of the next book could possibly be redeemed.

    Narration: Rosalyn Landor did an excellent job narrating this book. Very good accents and I could easily distinguish each character. She added so much feeling and intensity to an already good storyline. This audiobook is a must listen!!!

    6 of 8 people found this review helpful
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    Cam Las Vegas, NV, United States 07-19-13
    Cam Las Vegas, NV, United States 07-19-13 Member Since 2010
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    "Lovely"
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    Lillian's character is wonderful. Love strong women and she is certainly strong. Marcus is strong, rich and willful as well. A strong hate/dislike relationship changes to a passionate one. As expected from Lisa Kleypas, she ends this book with an incident that proves to both leading characters they love one another with much passion. This discovery then leads to an admission of love which Lisa K's characters often find difficult to do until the very end. It was time well spent.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Kristin Brookings, SD, United States 05-31-13
    Kristin Brookings, SD, United States 05-31-13 Member Since 2012
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    "just as good as the first"

    Just love these characters. Lillian is one of my favorites, just so different as one of those 'Americans', and so funny how she doesn't care to fit in with the stuffy English society. Can hardly wait to listen to the other two.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Gina Baker Baltimore, MD USA 04-04-13
    Gina Baker Baltimore, MD USA 04-04-13 Member Since 2010

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    "I like every character EXCEPT Lillian!"

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    Of all the books I've read from Lisa Kleypas, I think this is first time I really could not stand the heroine of the book. I understand strong willed and usually Lisa gets it right. Lillian, however was equal parts annoying and irritating. She was childish, arrogant, selfish and rude. I know her parents were a real trip, but to me that did not excuse the way she behaved. Even her sister felt the need to apologize to a mutual friend for the things that Lillian said to her. When Lillian got so angry that Westcliff talked to her father about them that she left her room in her night clothes, seemed just too much. Overall I think this was a good story and I loved all the other characters. Yes, even St.Vincent and the old countess. At least they did'nt have crazy mood swings.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Tweetyct2 Phoenixville, PA, United States 09-16-12
    Tweetyct2 Phoenixville, PA, United States 09-16-12 Member Since 2011
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    "Good history romance novel."
    What did you love best about It Happened One Autumn?

    I love Marcus Westcliff's love to Lillian. He knows what he wants to get it.


    What about Rosalyn Landor’s performance did you like?

    I had a heard time hearing her in the beginning. I think it's the quality of the audio. She was great in another book, Devil in Winter, in this series.


    Any additional comments?

    I only listened book 2 & book 3 of this series and love them. The stories were well written.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Nancy St Charles, MO, United States 09-13-12
    Nancy St Charles, MO, United States 09-13-12 Member Since 2008
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    "Excellent 2nd book in the series."
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    Usually, I am a bit disappointed with 2nd books in a series, but this one stands out as a triumph!

    The story follows the 2nd eldest "wallflower" in their bid to become a wife to a titled Englishman. Our American born and highly independent heroine is so colorful that it makes me laugh out loud at her antics in stodgy Victorian England. I could identify with her so well!

    Again, the narrator is outstanding! Keeping the voices from the first book, you never have to wonder who is speaking!

    Again, I'd highly recommend this book.. and look forward to the next installment. This author had won me back over to this genre!

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    larnaca, Cyprus
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    "Kleypas does it again"

    i'm a big fan of lisa kleypas' writing style "It Happened One Autumn"was a thorough delight. I couldn't put it down I adored Lillian,I thought that Marcus, the intriguing Earl of Westcliff and Lillian Bowman the brash American heiress where two characters that made me feel so satisfied the whole book through



    The plot of the story was very good with Lillian and Westcliff initially attempting to deny then to come to terms with their unexpected attraction to each other and then gradually discovering the deeper facets of each other's personality. Realizing that despite their mutual attraction, Westcliff considers her the precisely wrong woman to take as his wife, Lillian begins a flirtation with the fabulously handsome and rakish Sebastian, Lord St. Vincent. Although Sebastian is obviously being set up as the hero for the next book in the series, he is far more than wallpaper in this story. His character is well-developed



    so if you like a hero who is strong yet unable to control his emotions in the face of true love, sexual tension that is electric, witty banter, and a hero and heroine who are strong in all areas, yet vulnerable to love, this is the book for you.



    I HIGHLY recommend it!

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