Book Reviews of It Happened One Autumn (Wallflowers, Bk 2)

It Happened One Autumn (Wallflowers, Bk 2)
It Happened One Autumn - Wallflowers, Bk 2
Author: Lisa Kleypas
ISBN-13: 9780060562496
ISBN-10: 0060562498
Publication Date: 10/1/2005
Pages: 400
Rating:
  • Currently 4.1/5 Stars.
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4.1 stars, based on 619 ratings
Publisher: Avon
Book Type: Paperback
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Helpful Score: 3
I loved this book. All the charachters were well written, although both mothers were very harshly drawn. Lisa Kleypas has really made me a fan of historicals, which I used to never read.
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Helpful Score: 2
This is my favorite of the Wallflowers books. I sometimes find romances that begin with the hero and heroine disliking each other very annoying, but if they're done right they can be great. This is one of the good ones. I love the chemistry between the two characters. Also, Westcliff is AWESOME. If I were going to marry an English lord, he'd be at the top of my list. He's a very strong character, both as a forceful but honorable leader of his family, but also as a sympathetic character, protective of all those he loves (not just the heroine). I highly recommend this. I reread it from time to time when I need something light but satisfying.
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Helpful Score: 2
American Heiress Lilliam Bowman and her family are guests at the home of the Earl of Westcliff, one of London's most eligible bachelors. Lillian and Marcus have met before, and clashed over her unseemly American ways. But when Marcus kisses her, Lillian is overcome with a passion for a man she doesn't even like. Even though he tries to stay away from her, Marcus can't believe he is considering taking a woman so unsuitable to be his bride.

Entertaining story with great dialogue. Loved Marcus's apology to Lillian for kissing her. This is the second book in the Wallflower series. I highly recommend it.
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Helpful Score: 2
This was not my favorite Kleypas book. I enjoyed the characters but at the same time found myself irritated with their behavior. My favorite comment: Marcus says to Lillian..."Queen Victoria herself could not drag a pair of savage brats like you along the path of respectability." Take that you heathen. He obviously wasn't trying to woo her at this point.
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Helpful Score: 2
Wonderful story of two strong characters who come to discover love after the initial dislike. opposites attract and fireworks ensue!
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Helpful Score: 1
Is it possible to love the second in a series more than the first?? If not then at least AS much!! This book was so easy to FEEL. When Marcus was enraged at his mother, I FELT it and even got goosebumps!! Lisa really did a great job on this one, and I immediatly picked up the next on and am on it. I'm already mourning the finishing of the series and I'm two books away!! LOL
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Helpful Score: 1
I'm sucker for opposite attrack!! When Lillian (heroine) dislikes Marcus' (hero) "insufferable, snobbish, and impossible" act... it was fun to read their dialogue. The second book of four series, this is the first book I pick.
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Helpful Score: 1
This book, along wtih "Devil in WInter" in the Wallflower series were my favorites.

Characters are well developed and flawed just enough to be interesting. The premise is interesting, kept me reading, and the side stories were fun too. The crisis to conclude the book was a bit unbelievable, but I went with it since the rest of the book was so fabulous.

When I read that the author envisioned Colin Firth as the hero in "It Happened One Autumn" I had to re-read it. Yep, totally believable. Love the Wallflower and Hathaway series.
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Helpful Score: 1
It was a very easy read with fun characters. This was my first book from the Wallfower series and I am intrigued to read the other ones. Marcus and Lillian are mentioned in the Hathaway series so it was nice to read more about them here.

Ive only read a few of Kleypas books and I have to say that Lillian and Marcus have the sexiest bedroom scenes. They are playful together and passionate. Like most of her heroine, Lillian is unconventional and out-spoken while Marcus is the straight-laced know-it-all with naughtiness lurking underneath for the right women to unlock. Great dialogue and the plot though nothing special moved along nicely.

Worth the read if you dont want anything too heavy. I can't wait to read the next one about Evie and Sebastian.
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Helpful Score: 1
All I am going to say is that these books are hilarious, simply laugh out loud, my cheeks are hurting, my side is cramping hilarious. I loved this installment and Lilian and Marcus. Her outrageous behavior was so wonderfully fresh in the stifling environment the characters are living in, and it was great watching him reveal this strong, emotional, and loyal personality, and the sheer amount of drama was intense.

Basically, it was great, and I am definitely keeping my copy (like the other wallflower books) to reread again and again and again!
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Helpful Score: 1
I can always count on Lisa Kleypas for a fabulous read! This book is one of her best!
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Helpful Score: 1
lisa kleypas is one of my favorite authors. she writes love stories that have unique storylines. i loved this book in particular. american heiress and wealthy aristocrat have a mutual dislike for each other, but with one sniff of a 'magic' perfume, he can't keep his hands off her. throw in another suitor, a kidnapping, and the feisty dialogue - you will finish it in one sitting.
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Helpful Score: 1
Didn't realize this was a series when I chose it but it didn't really matter. The book stood by itself fine. Can't wait to read the other 3. Lisa Kleypas is quickly becoming a favorite of mine!
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Helpful Score: 1
I loved this book. The characters really pull you in and you lose track of time when reading this book. The love scenes are amazing and will leave you breathless!
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Helpful Score: 1
Lisa Kleypas continues her Wallflowers series with Lillian and Marcus's story. Lillian is refreshing, and gives the reader a new perspective on British aristocracy. I enjoyed how Kleypas gave her characters more personality and unique qualities; I didn't feel as if I was reading the same formulaic romance over again. The book is a pretty good read, although I did not particularly care for the ending. I know it should come off as: damsel in distress, and hero is coming to save the day! However, I felt that the story took off into a different direction making St. Vincent look undesirable (not a good thing, especially since Kleypas pairs him with another Wallflower in her next book).
Overall impression: good, kind of different because the heroine is not a typical English rose, but has unnecessary obstacles.
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GREAT BOOK
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Enjoyed very much.
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Part of the Seasons Series...her best series....
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The Lisa Kleypas books are awesome. I have read the enitre Wallflower series and it is great! I couldn't put them down.
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This was a good book. My first read of Kleypas. I will read her again.
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I just love all her books! I really enjoyed these characters, I can't wait to read the next one in the series.
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Lisa never fails to write a solid romance. All in this series are enjoyable.
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Generic Avon stuff. Hero is straight out of central casting, heroine could use a slap upside the head, contradictory and mutually annoying ideas about the value of inherited greatness and making one's one way in the world.
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The second in the Wallflower series. I enjoyed it. It was a very quick, fun read. It isn't my favorite book of the author's. But I did love the hero in this one better than a lot of her books. Although not sure why exactly. Just did :) The romance and chemistry between the two main characters is very good. Overall, a typical historical romance worth reading if you want a light escape.
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Passionate story - a great read!
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My favorite so far in this series!
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Second in Wallflower series, Lillian Bowman's story(gotta love that Marcus)
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Written to formula, but it always works. Depth in character development and engaging.
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Second in a quartet of romances involving the self-proclaimed "wallflowers." Lillian is an American heiress in London seeking to marry a peer. She doesn't care for Marcus, Lord Westcliff--he's insufferable and snobbish, but they are drawn together by consuming passion. Yet how could he consider taking a woman so blatantly unsuitable as his bride?
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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 daring husband-hunting scheme is born.
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I loved this series! They were wonderful. The girls were so fun to get to know and root for in thier pursuit of love and a husband. Excellent storyline,great tension and romance. A must read series!
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It wasn't as interesting as the first in the series, too predictable.... but it was a nice escape.
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Very entertaining book regarding victorian England and the value of good breding and lots of money. The "Wallflowers" and a very enjoyable group of young ladies.
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Four stars for this one. Fairly satisfying. I know that after reading the first book in this series, Secrets of a Summer Night, I really looked forward to reading Westcliff and Lillian's love story. Happily I was not disapointed.

Lillian is one of four girls who call themselves wallflowers, ladies who are consistantly ignored at balls and parties. These friends have banded together to find each other husbands. Now that the first wallflower, Annabel, is happily married, attention turns to Lillian. Along with her younger sister, Lillian is an heiress to an enormous fortune--however, she is an American lacking crucial ties to nobility. She's irreverent, ill-manered, and opinionated, she is the last woman that Marcus Westcliff would consider for a wife. He's an earl possessing a very old and prestigious title, and he's grown up under parents who are demanding and bordering on abusive. As a result, he's overly self-assured, stubborn, and commanding.

The romance is very good. I love the opposites attract thing. I enjoyed Lillian as a character--she is someone a modern woman can relate to. Westcliff unfortunately comes off as a bit generic, but I believe this is mostly because the author chooses to focus more on Lillian and her conflictedness. Also, this one was somewhat lacking in actual action--it's mostly dialogue based. Still, it is definately a well recommended book.
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I really liked this book, #2 in the Wallflowers series. I love this author.
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You started to fall in love with Marcus, Lord Westcliff, in Worth Any Price where he gallantly offers marriage to one of his employees to spare her a return to an unwanted arranged betrothal. In this book he butts heads with Lillian Bowman, American heiress, until they realize they're attracted. The biggest downside to this story is their first love scene where she's quite drunk. For someone so honorable, it seems crummy that he goes to bed with her when she isn't in her right mind. Otherwise a typically well written, well researched Lisa Kleypas novel. Second best in this series.
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I like Lisa Kleypas anyway, but when I finished this I rushed to my computer to try to find the next one. Really liking this series...wallflowers rule!
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Loved the Hathaways and had to go back & read the Wallflower series. If you can read these first before the Hathaways.
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Oh Lord Westcliff makes me swoon :)
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really enjoyed this second book in the wallflowers series - can't wait to read the third
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Delightful and fun. Great for a quick read. Beautifully written.
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This is the second book of the wallflower series. Loved it -- it was even better than the first one.
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Good book
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Great series . Loved these books!
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Loved it! This is the next story to the Wallflower series. Can't wait for the third book. If you like Lisa Kleypas, then you will like this book.
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Fun story! Lillian, who is one of four wallflowers who join forces as friends to brave London Society and find husbands.
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another great book by this author.
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Great read!
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The Wallflowers series is shaping up to be great. This one was even better than Secrets of a Summer Night. Lisa Kleypas has a handle on the genre and does a great job. Lillian is an especially likable character.
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Second book in the Wallflower Series. Pretty good story. However, I'm not finding the books in this series to be as interesting as some of her earlier books; e. g., "Suddenly You," "Someone To Watch Over Me," "Lady Sophia's Lover," etc., etc.
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a wonderful read.
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Was not disappointed in the 2d book of the series of 4. Loved the characters and the humor when an American comes onto the London society scene.
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I loved this story. The battles between the hero and heroine are very funny. I can't wait to see the next book come out.
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This book was great! I can't wait for Evie's story. You must read this book!!!!
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2nd in the Wallflower series....Really enjoyable
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Another good one from Kleypas. I loved the character of Marcus of Westcliff. Worth the read.
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Love it!

Marcus is a great hero and Lillian didn't take any crap from anyone. Very festy romance. Looking forward to reading the book about Eve.
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Loved this 2nd book in the Wallflowers series!
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CUTE AND FUN READ. IT STARTS WITH THE MAIN CHARACTER GOING TO GET SOME PERFUME THAT THE OWNER TELLS HER WILL BE MAGICAL. THERE IS A STUBBORN AMERICAN GIRL AND A STUBBORN BRITISH LORD WHO SEEM TO HAVE LOVED EACH OTHER FROM THE FIRST TIME THEY MET HOWEVER THEY RESENT IT AND INSTEAD VOW TO HATE ONE ANOTHER. PASSION, SCANDAL AND FUN FOLLOW THE MAIN CHARACTERS.
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Great sequel to the wallflower series. I liked it better than the first one.
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This is an absolutely enchanting story - couldn't put it down ! ! !
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Second in a four book series about four young ladies who call themselves the wallflowers. They hatch a plan to help each one find a husband. In my opinion, this one is not quite as good as the first (Secrets of a Summer Night) but still a very good read.
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Lisa kleypas is a great storyteller!
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I really enjoyed the book anything from this author is usually really good..
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This book was a page turner, I really enjoyed reading it.
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Good book, read it quickly. it is part of a series.
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Great book.
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Second in the Wallflowers series. A fun series. So enjoyable I ended up with multiple copies of the same book.
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I adore everything she writes and this is no different
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Love this author! A great book, the 2nd in series.
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Kleypas always comes through for me. This is part of a trilogy followed by "Devil in Winter" and "Scandal in Spring".
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this one was fun to read
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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 aristrocrat.
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I love Lisa Kleypas and I have to say she did not disapoint in this one either. Loved It!!!
The whole Wallflower series is excellent.
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Loved this series, great story and characters you would want to know in person.
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Love this author!!!!!!
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This book is in Perfect Condition!
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good romance from kleypas.
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great book--book two in the series
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number 2 in the wall flower series.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.
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Excellent!
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I love Lisa Kleypas and this was one of my favorite series of her. If you like Victorian romances, these will be right up your alley.
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Second in Wallflower series, Lillian Bowman's story(Marcus)
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Book Description
four young ladies enter london society with one neccessary 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...
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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, evey kiss an enticement for more. Yet how could he consider taking a woman so blatantly unsuitable..as his bride?
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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 GardenWhen Marcus shockingly -- and dangerouslyswept 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 existedthank 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 unsuitableas his bride?
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IT HAPPENED T 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 HAPPENDED 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?