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A Wallflower Christmas (Wallflower Series #5)

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  • Posted November 4, 2008

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    Romantic, humorous, touching, and sweet! A real Christmas gift to savor!

    I'm a huge fan of the Wallflower books, and this novella truly is a delightful addition to the ongoing story. The interaction of the Bowmans, the wallflowers, assorted spouses, and an errant toupe make for a very entertaining read. The plot involving Rafe Bowman and Hannah was tender and funny at the same time, and if my husband would write a love letter to me that even came close to what Rafe wrote his beloved, I'd quit nagging him about picking up his socks. Or at least I'd settle for the stink eye and keeping silent.<BR/><BR/>It was wonderful to see how Annabelle, Lillian, Evie, and Daisy had settled into their marriages, and I fell in love all over again with their husbands. The entire narrative truly captured the Christmas spirit, and A Wallflower Christmas is a keeper.<BR/><BR/>In response to the fact that it's short, why yes, it is, and by the time one uses their B&N discount, it's about the same as a paperback. It's also intended to be a novella.<BR/><BR/>Truly fun, engaging, and best enjoyed with a cup of caramel coffee and a snickerdoodle cookie.

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  • Posted December 10, 2012

    I couple days ago one of my book groups on Goodreads You'll love

    I couple days ago one of my book groups on Goodreads You'll love this one...!! A book club &amp; more there was a 24 hour read-a-thon and while I only participated for about 17 of the 24 hours I had a lot of fun and this was one of my reads.

    Last November I read &amp; reviewed one of Lisa Kleypa's books called Christmas Eve at Friday Harbor. It was one of her contemporary romances and I just could not get into it so when I pulled this one off my shelf to read it on Saturday I was a little nervous. However, her historical romance novel A Wallflower Christmas was nothing like the contemporary read by her I read last year.

    While I did not read the previous 4 novels in this historical romance series I was able to follow the story line because while the couples from the previous books are in this book the main focus is on Rafe Bowman who is brother to Daisy and Lillian who are two of the Wallflowers from earlier books as well as young Miss Hannah Appleton who is Rafe Bowman's intendeds companion.

    Whilst trying to ensure that her brother is on his best behaviour when he meets his intended Lillian his sister invites Hannah to meet Rafe so both parties can learn about each other in a round about way. However instead of being interested in gleaming information about Natalie from Hannah her cousin Rafe finds himself inexplicably drawn to Hannah. While Hannah is attempting to put her attraction to the rakish Rafe on the back burner they end up in a heated embrace not long after they meet.

    This sets off a whole chain of events and while Rafe and Natalie's parents are still trying to get them together over the holidays when all the Wallflowers come together with the Blandfords, Rafe, and Hannah in tow. But, against all odds fate, the spirit of Christmas time and the strong willed Wallflowers bring Hannah and Rafe together.

    I thought that this was a wonderfully written Christmas historical romance novel. I was very surprised by how much I loved the writing in this book because of my experience with one of the author's other books but I couldn't be happier. The characters were great. I really loved Hannah. She was a lovely girl who wasn't interested in Rafe for his money but only for his love. She was witty, smart and unbelievable charming but still had her share of backbone.

    Rafe was the typical rake but I loved him nonetheless because of how sweet, kind, and passionate when it came to Hannah, his two sisters and his young niece. While he could be pushy I didn't mind the way he came off in the beginning as being stuck up because I thought he redeemed himself when it came to getting the woman he's been waiting for.

    I also really enjoyed all the different characters of the Wallflowers. After reading this book I'm very excited to read the preceding novels in the new year. This was a great Christmas read because it was cute, funny and sweet too.

    I would highly recommend reading this book despite it being the 5th book in the series it's great read as a standalone. Lisa Kleypas seems to have redeemed herself in my eyes and if her other historical romances are as good as this I'm set. If you're looking for a quick, funny holiday read that's also a historical romance. Check this one out!

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  • Posted November 7, 2012

    Charming Christmas Tale

    Really enjoyed the other Wallflower series so I loved this cute Christmas story. Definitely read the others before the series or you won't get as much out of it.

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  • Posted June 14, 2012

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    Highly Recommended

    As all Lisa Kleypas novels she writes a good plot and I enjoyed an ending to the Wallflower series

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 15, 2012

    lovely Christmas romance

    I really enjoyed all the Wallflower series, but recommend you read them in order. The heroines are all distinct and different, but you can see how they would become friends.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 2, 2009

    fun

    This is an enjoyable read.

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  • Posted December 27, 2008

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    Wallflowers Return!

    I am a huge fan of the Wallflower series, and was thrilled to be able to get to enjoy the characters again through this book! While it had a somewhat predictable plot, this is a must read for fan of the series or the author! More Wallflowers please! I also love how the Westcliffs appear in LisaKleypas's new books, such as Seduce Me At Sunrise!

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  • Posted October 30, 2008

    Fun romp

    This latest offering from Lisa Kleypas was a fun romp for the reader to visit with Kleypas's beloved Wallflowers as they try to find their brother a love as adventurous as their own. The only drawback is that the story was far too short and probably should have been in a Christmas novella or anthology. The plot didn't have the depth for a hardcover edition and with her other mass market title new this month, one wonders why this one was out in this format. Loyal readers will want to read this and maybe finding it used or going in with a group of other readers to share the cost makes it more palatable. I fear that Ms Kleypas is moving away from the historical market and her loyal historical readers. As this story seems a a rushed afterthought, I hope it doesn't signal her move away from mass market historical romance fiction.

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