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Subject: Lisa Kleypas's Wallflower series question
Date Posted: 6/27/2010 1:50 PM ET
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Does the Wallflower series have to be read in order? I like Lord Westcliff form Worth Any Price and he get his romance in It Happened One Autumn, but it is the 2nd book in the series.

Date Posted: 6/27/2010 3:01 PM ET
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I actually started the series with It Happened One Autumn because I didn't know it was part of series and I had no problem but I would definitely recommend reading the whole series...it REALLY good.

Date Posted: 6/27/2010 3:55 PM ET
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It's been a while since I read that series, but I think you can read them out of order.  I know the other couples make cameo appearances, but I don't think there's anything plot-wise you have to know. Someone correct me if I'm wrong!

Date Posted: 6/27/2010 4:26 PM ET
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I think it's better to start at the beginning because it's a good set up for the series and it explains why they are 'wallflowers'...also the relationship between Westcliff and his future wife sort of starts in the first book (they don't like each other much.) I started with Autumn and wondered why those women were considered Wallflowers when they were catching men left and right!

At least you must read Autumn before Winter because St. Vincent (the hero of Winter) does some bad stuff in Autumn that has bearings on his own story.

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Date Posted: 6/27/2010 4:38 PM ET
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I read Devil In Winter before reading any of the others and I followed it just fine. 

Date Posted: 6/27/2010 6:55 PM ET
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I don't read a lot of historical and I have the same problem..there are several trilogies/series mentioned and I want to read that partiular book but not the ones before it! we need romance cliff notes so we can get the hightlights and move on to the book we want!

Date Posted: 6/27/2010 8:08 PM ET
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I also started with It Happened One Autumn and followed it just fine.  i think, like any series, you get more from it and have more stake in the characters if you read them in order, but each novels would stand alone.   It's a great series though and on my keeper shelf, so I reccomend them all.

Date Posted: 6/27/2010 8:17 PM ET
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Thanks Ladies for all your imput! ;-)

Date Posted: 6/27/2010 8:28 PM ET
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Just read IHOA. the only thing u are missing from the first bk is some ogling. No big.

Date Posted: 6/28/2010 1:04 AM ET
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Ok, I think I can handle missing some ogling. :-) I am looking forward to reading it.

Date Posted: 6/28/2010 8:24 AM ET
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Read them in order, it is much better that way!