Friday, October 31, 2008

Wallflower Christmas by Lisa Kleypas

Rating 4
Book Description:
The Wallflowers are four young ladies in London who banded together in their wild and wickedly wonderful searches for true love. Now happily married, they join together once again to help one of the world’s most notorious rogues realize that happiness might be right under the mistletoe.…
It’s Christmastime in London and Rafe Bowman has arrived from America for his arranged meeting with Natalie Blandford, the very proper and beautiful daughter of Lady and Lord Blandford. His chiseled good looks and imposing physique are sure to impress the lady in waiting and, if it weren’t for his shocking American ways and wild reputation, her hand would already be guaranteed. Before the courtship can begin, Rafe realizes he must learn the rules of London society. But when four former Wallflowers try their hand at matchmaking, no one knows what will happen. And winning a bride turns out to be more complicated than Rafe Bowman anticipated, especially for a man accustomed to getting anything he wants. However, Christmas works in the most unexpected ways, changing a cynic to a romantic and inspiring passion in the most timid of hearts.
A Wallflower Christmas takes a trip to Victorian London, under the mistletoe, and on a journey of the heart. With her trademark charm, sensuality, and unforgettable characters, there’s no one like Lisa Kleypas to make you believe in the magic of Christmas.

My Review: This was a nice, light, holiday read. I'm not usually a fan of Holiday books (especially novellas), but I seemed to have a lot of Christmas books this season. I just hope I get to read them all, because I can't read Christmas books after Christmas is over!!

I love revisiting characters from previous books. Two scenes I really enjoyed was one between Evie and St. Vincent and one with Lillian and Westcliff. If you haven't read the others in the series I wouldn't start with this one. I would at least read Devil in Winter and It Happened One Autumn first.

Now on the hero and heroine of this story. I really enjoyed Rafe and Hannah's story my only complaint that it was too short. I did believe the instant chemistry the two had. I though it was a very sweet story, that was a little steamy.

If your looking for a quick read and love Lisa Kleypas it is worth picking up.

Check out the rest of the series first:

1 comment:

Melanie said...

I look forward to reading this book in the Winter Challenge. My favorite was Devil in Winter, and like you I look forward to revisitng the characters from that series.