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Friday, 17 February 2012

Reading on the Dark Side: Wallflowers

 

Wallflowers
by Lisa Kleypas

This series has a special place in the hearts of all of us at UTC and we want to share that love with you all by dedicating our special feature this Historical Romance month to the one and only Lisa Kleypas!  If you haven't read this series, you must!! 
Name: Simon Hunt
Book: Secrets of a Summer Night (Wallflowers #1)
Appearance: Tall and powerful body, with black slightly wavy hair and dark eyes.
Breeding: Simon Hunt is extremely rich, but he is a self-made man, he spent his early years working in his fathers butcher shop
Favourite Quote:
“Where are we going?” Annabelle asked, resisting his hold on her wrist.
“To the house. If they’re not willing to be witnesses, then it seems I’ll have to debauch you in front of someone else.”

Fantasy Cast: Hugh Jackman

Name: Annabelle Peyton
Book: Secrets of a Summer Night (Wallflowers #1)
Appearance: Very beautiful with fine brown/gold hair, blue eyes
Breeding: Annabelle is living in genteel poverty with her mother and her younger brother.
Favourite Quote:
“How sweet," Annabelle mumbled sickly her eyes closed. "Every woman dreams of being told that she's preferable to a dead cow.”
Fantasy Cast: Claire Folani

Name: Marcus, Lord Westcliff
Book: It Happened One Autumn (Wallflowers #2)
Breeding: Marcus is he ninth Earl of Westcliff, a very old and respected name.
Appearance: Not overly tall, but fit with a lean muscled body, dark brown eyes and hair.
Favourite Quote:
“There is nothing on earth more beautiful to me than your smile...no sound sweeter than your laughter...no pleasure greater than holding you in my arms. I realized today that I could never live without you, stubborn little hellion that you are. In this life and the next, you’re my only hope of happiness. Tell me, Lillian, dearest love...how can you have reached so far inside my heart?”
Fantasy Cast: Colin Firth

Name: Lillian Bowman
Book: It Happened One Autumn (Wallflowers #2)
Breeding: Lilian is an American heiress, her father has made a lot of money in the soap business and he now wants his daughters to marry a titled aristocrat.
Appearance: Long, thick chocolate coloured hair, pale creamy skin, with a tall and lithe figure
Favourite Quote:
“There is something about you that makes me feel terribly wicked. You make me want to do shocking things.
Maybe it’s because you’re so proper. Your necktie is never crooked, and your shoes are always shiny. And your shirts are so starchy. Sometimes when I look at you, I want to tear off all your buttons. Or set your trousers on fire.”

Fantasy Cast: Kristin Kreuk

OUR REVIEW

Name: Sebastian, Lord St.Vincent
Book: Devil in Winter (Wallflowers #3)
Breeding: St. Vincent is the son an impoverished Duke.
Appearance: Extremely handsome, he is tall and lean with amber and gold hair and icy blue eyes.
Favourite Quote:
“It's a mistake, you know. You have no idea what you'll be exposed to...the obscenities and lewd comments, the lecherous gazes, the groping and pinching...and that's just my house. Imagine what it would be like here.”
Fantasy Cast: Gabriel Aubry

Name: Evangeline Jenner, Evie to her friends.
Book: Devil in Winter (Wallflowers #3)
Breeding: Her mother was from a good family, but her father is Ivo Jenner the notorious owner of a gambling club.
Appearance: Fiery red hair, pale slightly freckled skin and blue eyes.
Favourite Quote:
"I won't apologize for my past. A man is supposed to have experience."
"From all indications, you've acquired enough for ten men."

Fantasy Cast: Rachel Hurwood

OUR REVIEW
 
Name: Matthew Swift
Book: Scandal in Spring (Wallflowers #4)
Breeding: Matthew works for, and is second in command to Daisy's father. Supposedly from an old Boston family, but who knows...
Appearance: Tall and brawny, very attractive with rich sky blue eyes and dark brown hair.
Favourite Quote:
She let a teasing tone enter her voice. "Is there any emergency for which you are not prepared, Mr Swift?"
"Miss Bowman, if I had enough pockets I could save the world.”

Fantasy Cast: Tom Welling

Name: Daisy Bowman
Book: Scandal in Spring (Wallflowers #4)
Breeding: Daisy is the daughter of a very rich American businessman, and like Lillian, has been brought to England to marry a titled gentleman.
Appearance: Petite, with thick dark hair and dark brown eyes and pale creamy skin.
Favourite Quote:
"Father, wouldn't it be wonderful if hummingbirds had tea parties and we were small enough to be invited?"
Fantasy Cast: Gillian Goodwin

17 comments:

Timitra said...

Love the quotes...they have me hyped to read this series!!!!

Krista said...

I wasn't a huge fan of Anna & Simon's story, but I loved the last 3 books (and I have read them multiple times).

OMG, Marcus is totally Mr. Darcy!!!

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Shelly said...

Enjoyed the quotes and the fantasy cast. Really want to read this series.

miki said...

that seems perfect for the challenge ( historical romance) i have entered for. To be honest, i haven't read any kleypas yet ^^;; so this event is a great opporty to hope to win one book and discover her

thanks you a lot

Ren said...

Gabriel Aubry can be perfect Sebastian! =D
But some my friends recommend Paul Walker, and I do believe at Goodreads group they reccomend some Italian actor, but I can't remember his name :/. If I remember well, some name like Giullio Berutti

cheryl c said...

It was fun to see the casting for the books. Great choices! And the quotes were sigh-worthy!

erin said...

LOL... great post! I would love to read this series!

Di said...

I'm bookmarking this page so when I re-read the series I can envision these characters.

Sophia Rose said...

This is my intro to the series so I loved the bios and character pic matches, and quotes.

Thanks for putting this post together!

Rhonda D said...

This sounds like a great series. Thanks for the introducing it to me. I will have to add it to my tbr list.

lisagkendall said...

I haven't read this series, but I will now. Thanks.

Patti P said...

I love this series.
Thanks for the fun post.
musicalfrog@comcast.net

Lady D said...

Love these posts with the fantasy casts! I really Love Ginnifer Goodwin, and it's good to see that someone else loves her too! :D

Gisele Alv said...

I LOVE this series!! Lisa Kleypas is my favorite author! From the Wallflowers series my favorite couple is Annabelle and Mr. Hunt! sigh!

Joanne said...

Great fantasy cast. Love the quotes. I have not read any of those books yet, but that is about to change. Thanks.

e.balinski(at)att(dot)net

LK said...

Haha, love the cast you've chosen!
I read the Wallflower series last year, didn't know it was sort of related to the Hathaways. Both are in my favorite HR list.