Review: A Wallflower Christmas by Lisa Kleypas

by 12/24/2013 0 comments
Paperback201 pages
Published November 2nd 2010 
by St. Martin's Paperbacks 
(first published October 14th 2008)

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 Thoughts

A sweet novella by Lisa Kleypas and a lovely holiday read. I loved that I got to see each of the Wallflowers as married women with their husbands, their love stories continue as Daisy marvels that she wakes up next to Matthew every morning, Evie "accommodates" St. Vincent (what a wicked, wicked man he is) and Simon and Annabelle share a tender moment while Lillian learns never to doubt Westcliff's love for her. 

Rafe and Hannah are both delightful characters and a pleasure to read about. Rafe is a rake--though perhaps not so thoroughly as St. Vincent--and Hannah despises him. On paper that is, she despises him. He is everything a man ought not to be besides being American to boot. But she cannot help but rise to his bait and thus intrigues the rakish Rafe. And for both of them, intrigue turns into something far more meaningful. 

If only Rafe were not promised to another! If only he cared for Natalie as he does for Hannah. If only Hannah could not care that he is promised to her cousin. But in the end, naturally, the Wallflowers ban together and decide that love is worth risking everything and they can clearly see that Rafe and Hannah are clearly in love. Since the Wallflowers are loved by Lady Luck, a little of that luck rubs off and before long, viola! Our herione and hero are celebrating a most wonderful Christmas Eve ♥ I have to say, I love how devoted Rafe is; underneath his snide scorn is a good, solid heart that I know will worship Hannah with steadfast faith. It's romantic and endearing, as as moonlight proposals. 

A delightful holiday romance that will not leave you disappointed. 

5 glittering stars

Jewels E


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