Monday, March 30, 2020

Book Review: It Happened One Autumn (Wallflowers #2) by Lisa Kleypas

It Happened One Autumn
Wallflowers #2
By: Lisa Kleypas
Published: September
Publisher: Avon Books
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Source: Audible Purchase
Four young ladies enter London society with one necessary goal: they must use their feminine wit and wiles to find a husband. So they band together, and a daring husband-hunting scheme is born. 

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?

My Thoughts:

It Happened One Autumn is the second book in the Wallflowers series. In this sequel, we get Lillian Bowman's story.  Lillian is a bold, brash, and outspoken American.  Her parents want her and their younger daughter Daisy to marry an English gentleman with a title.  Unfortunately, Lillian's disposition is a huge turnoff to most of these gentlemen, because they prefer meek, quiet, and conservative women. 

Marcus is ultra conservative, and has an elevated place in the aristocracy.  He is one of the most sought after elgible bachelors.  Marcus and Lillian drive each other crazy!  She thinks he's uptight and aloof, and he thinks she is unsuitable for marriage.  However, Lillian feels a stirring when she's around Marcus, and he is amused and entertained by her honesty and authenticity.  I loved the fire and heat between these two characters.  The chemistry between them was combustible!

It Happened One Autumn was a story that I fell in love with.  I enjoyed it at the begininng, but before I knew it, I was completely immersed and in love with this romance.  The Wallflowers series just keeps getting better, and I know I'm going to be sad when it comes to the end. 

I adore Anabelle, Lillian, Evie, and Daisy's strong and loyal bond of friendship.  They are always there for each other, and are more like family than friends. With each new book in this series, I feel like I get to know the characters better, and like I'm being reunited with old friends.  If you are a fan of historical romance, I recommend you check out the Wallflowers series by Lisa Kleypas.

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About the Author:

LISA KLEYPAS is the RITA award-winning author of 21 novels. Her books are published in fourteen languages and are bestsellers all over the world. She lives in Washington State with her husband and two children.


  1. These ladies banding together to find husbands are just brilliant -- I love that they are taking charge -- and Lillian, I adore already!

  2. I only have a few books by the author in French so I don't know if I have this one

    1. She's a great author! I'm sure you'll love whichever books you end up reading of hers.

  3. Like i said before Lindy I need to check out her historicals thanks!

  4. This is definitely an author I want to try this summer, I've heard so many great things about her books. Glad this was a good read!

  5. AWW!! Your review had me in happy tears (literally) I can't tell you how happy it makes me to see how much you are loving these books and these women and their strong bonds of friendship. Isn't it great seeing how supportive they are for each other?

    My favorite scene was the library drunk funny.

    And now its Devil in Winter!! (My favorite book of the series and one of my favorite romances of all time) You are in for a good time with Sebastian and Evie!!

    Lovely review Lindy!

    1. I loved the library scene! It had me laughing and smiling! I'm loving Evie and Sebastian! 5 Stars for sure!!!

  6. Looks like a book I'd enjoy. But now I need to read the summer book first.

  7. sounds like the story matches the wonderful cover
    sherry @ fundinmental

  8. That's neat how the friends feel like family to each other and I love that he is amused by her even when he thinks she's not right for him. I will definitely have to get around to this series.

    1. Yes, I know you enjoy a good historical romance, and I know you would enjoy this series!

  9. I read Evie's story after finding out she was the mother of Gabriel (Pandora's husband in The Ravenels series), and really enjoyed it. I'll have to go back and read the others since I think The Ravenals is now finished. Not sure. Love that series soooo much! Glad to hear you're enjoyed Lisa Kleypas! :)

    1. Yes, Chasing Cassandra was the last book in The Ravenels Series, so you should definitely check it out :)


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