This month we’ll be discussing Lisa Kleypas’ Scandal in Spring. Scandal in Spring is part of the Wallflowers series. The series follows four very different young girls as they make their way from wallflower to married woman.
The group of girls consists of Annabelle Peyton, Lillian Bowman, Evangeline Jenner and Daisy Bowman. Four young women that became friends while sitting together at the different balls of the season. They united in an effort to get them all a happily ever after.
Scandal in Spring is Daisy Bowman’s story.
Here’s the summary of her story:
“I want you to do everything you’ve ever imagined doing with me . . .” With those scandalous words, Daisy Bowman, the sole “Wallflower” yet to be married, seals her fate with the last man she ever expected to tempt her.
After spending three London seasons searching for a husband, Daisy Bowman’s father has told her in no uncertain terms that she must find a husband. Now. And if Daisy can’t snare an appropriate suitor, she will marry the man he chooses—the ruthless and aloof Matthew Swift.
Daisy is horrified. A Bowman never admits defeat, and she decides to do whatever it takes to marry someone . . . anyone . . . other than Matthew. But she doesn’t count on Matthew’s unexpected charm . . . or the blazing sensuality that soon flares beyond both their control. And Daisy discovers that the man she has always hated just might turn out to be the man of her dreams.
But right at the moment of sweet surrender, a scandalous secret is uncovered . . . one that could destroy both Matthew and a love more passionate and irresistible than Daisy’s wildest fantasies.
When I first read this story years ago, I really connected with Daisy’s character and my heart hurt for her. I adored this book. It’s my favorite story of the bunch and there’s much to discuss.
This month we’ll be discussing the friendships in this book, the importance that family play in our lives and the secrets we find out about in this book.
First up, your thoughts on this book. Did you like it? Love it? Hate it to pieces? What did you like and didn’t like about this book?
For me, I really enjoyed getting to know Daisy and watching her and Matthew fall in love. The way that Matthew loved Daisy was so romantic and it made me cry because he saw her in ways that nobody else did and he loved her for who she was and who she didn’t think she was. He thought she was so perfect the way that she was and was so mad at her father for not seeing the jewel that was right before his eyes.
And I loved that Daisy was a bookish heroine. I thought Kleypas did a wonderful job of bringing Daisy from the other books out into the center of attention. She really made this book entertaining and delightful, all at the same time.