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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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    Nikki Columbus, OH, United States 01-02-13
    Nikki Columbus, OH, United States 01-02-13 Member Since 2016
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    "Sweet Story"
    What did you love best about It Happened One Autumn?

    I have throughly enjoyed the complete Wallflower series. However, I must admit that this was my least favorite of the books. The character of Lillian I found to be slightly obnoxious, thought the story was well wrote and very well preformed.


    Would you recommend It Happened One Autumn to your friends? Why or why not?

    I would recommend this book becuase I did enjoy the story, however I would recommend any of the other 3 over this one.


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    Lannita SunShine State 01-01-13
    Lannita SunShine State 01-01-13 Member Since 2012

    Finally finding time to enjoy my first love... "reading" ... in a whole new way that fits into my busy schedule.

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    "Only "so-so""

    When I was in my late teens and early twenties I feasted on Harlequin Romance Novels ... I bought this book because the story sounded interesting and I was a bit nostalgic for the romance novels of my youth. This book did not live up to my expectations at all...I was disappointed in the main character's behavior. I suppose Lillian Bowman was intended to be "strong willed" but for me she came off as rude and irrational at times. Perhaps its just that now I am 40 instead of 20 so these type novels don't work for me anymore...but it may have just been this novel...I don't know. This is the first of Lisa Kleypas that I have read.

    Regarding the narrator...the female characters who were British were done well.... However...the American female accents were just plain whiny, annoying and shrill at times...which was unfortunate because they were the main characters in Book #2. This may have actually played into my ability to enjoy the Audible book.

    I must admit, I have not read the first Wallflower installment in this series...having bought this Book #2 "on sale" a couple weeks ago. Perhaps it would have helped if I had formed some attachment to this book's main characters prior to hearing this novel. I have to say, I am tempted to get at least the third in this series because the set up at the end of Book #2 for the next in the series has piqued my curiosity but I am yet still undecided. I'll have to read more reviews.

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    Think about this 12-16-12 Member Since 2011
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    "Very entertaining series"

    This is a nice series to read when you just want to relax with an entertaining book.
    It's a delightful romance between an out spoken American lady, in search for a husband. She catches the eye of the stuffy Lord Westcliff. She's the second of the group of 4 wallflowers, finding her happily everafter.
    The stories are separate, but do connect to the previous, so reading in order is suggested.

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    Ásdís Siglufjörður, Iceland 12-13-12
    Ásdís Siglufjörður, Iceland 12-13-12 Member Since 2017
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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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    "Hard headed lady fights affection from an Earl"
    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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  • Annie A
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    "Very entertaining - escapism at its best"

    Great story And very good narration. I love my historical romances and don't get tied up in the exactness that some of my fellow listeners require - if you love escapism this is well worth a credit!

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    larnaca, Cyprus
    4/7/13
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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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