This series was my gateway drug to historical romance!! So many of my book friends love historical romance and Lisa Kleypas and it took me forever to get around to reading her. Then I picked up her Wallflowers series and binged all five books in a week. I JUST LOVED.
The series is set in the 1800s in England and features a group of four girls who are “wallflowers”. For one reason or another, they are having issues capturing a respectable future husband. After a few seasons of being left on the sidelines, the girls decide to be friends and ban together to help each other find a husband.
The friendship between these girls is the absolute highlight of the series and I adored how supportive and loyal and loving they are of each other! They also crack me up and I would just love to be one of them and be best friends with them!
Annabelle, featured in Secrets of a Summer Night, is so strong and she is her own person and wouldn’t be timid like what everyone expects her to be. Simon is fascinating and while he is blunt, outspoken and not “proper” he is everything else that is good! He is protective and honest (to a fault, perhaps) and caring! I just loved how husband hunting found Annabelle true love!
I loved Lillian so much in It Happened One Autumn! She is so stubborn and strong willed and she says exactly what she thinks. When she and Westcliff come together it’s such a clash because they’re so similar. But it WORKS. Hate to love tropes are just one of my favorites.
The pairing for Devil in Winter surprised me! It’s Evie’s book, I’ll say that and this is my favorite in the series! Evie is so shy that you just wonder how will she come out of her shell? Well. THIS BOOK. It’s so amazing and I loved these two, they’re just so PERFECT. The ending was so emotional and amazing and I have a lot of love for these two!
Daisy’s book, Scandal in Spring, seemed like a quieter book but it was still so sweet to see her relationship develop. I love her and Lillian’s close sister relationship and really liked seeing the familial aspects at play in this one!
A Wallflower Christmas was so good because I loved seeing everyone together and seeing a glimpse into each couple’s lives. It also features Lillian and Daisy’s brother as the main couple. It was amazing, of course. I could never get enough of these Wallflowers!
The Wallflowers series features some of the strongest female friendships I’ve ever read and it is just so perfect. I fell in love with each man and each couple and loved their love stories. You have no idea how much love I have for this series! It had me wishing I lived in the 1840s! I highly highly recommend reading this series if you haven’t already (I know, I’m late to reading this!) I’m now in love with historical romance and cannot wait to check out more!