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Scandal in Spring (Wallflowers #4)

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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 some
Mass Market Paperback, 374 pages
Published 2006 by Avon
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Aug 16, 2010 Auntee rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: Fans of the series
Recommended to Auntee by: Eastofoz
I loved this story! Maybe it was because I approached it with lower expectations, since everyone has said it's not as good as the first three Wallflower books, or maybe it was because LK is such a fabulous storyteller, and made me fall in love with the characters...but who cares--I thoroughly enjoyed it!

Thinking back on the other Wallflowers stories, maybe Scandal In Spring doesn't quite have all the drama, or even the passion (although Daisy and Matthew were passionate enough for me) of the oth
UniquelyMoi ~ BlithelyBookish

Book 4 in the Wallflower series finds Daisy Bowman, the only wallflower yet unwed, being faced with an ultimatum: Find a suitable husband by the end of May, or be forced to wed a man of her father’s choosing. Who is that man? Matthew Swift, Thomas Bowman’s protégé and the last person on the planet that Daisy would ever consider marrying.

Matthew Swift learns about the marriage ultimatum from Daisy herself. While he has secretly adored her for years, there are skeletons in his closet that would th
I'll just say I agree on everything the third time around. I cried and laughed just as much as the first two reads.


Updated review after second reread 3/27/13

Oh my freaking god - this book is so amazing! This was the second time around, and if anything I loved it more! I truly love the Wallflower series and this book is my favorite. If I could only read one romance novel ever again, then I would pick this one.

I loved the writing, the humor, the plot, well everything! If I could, I would have hig
Oct 13, 2014 Jill rated it really liked it

'Father, wouldn't it be wonderful if hummingbirds had tea parties and we were small enough to be invited?'


A lovely romance between a whimsical dreamer and an ambitious, pragmatic businessman. A wonderful story, a hint of mystery, touches of humour and love scenes (mostly) devoid of purple prose. The best in the series.

Steam: 2.5-3
Robin (Bridge Four)
Daisy is the most fanciful of all the Wallflowers. She is forever with her head stuck in a book and thinking random thoughts.
“When he had explained why investors who wanted low risk and moderate returns should put their capital into national debt shares, Daisy had interrupted him by asking, “Father, wouldn’t it be wonderful if hummingbirds had tea parties and we were small enough to be invited?”

Matthew on the other hand is dependable with two feet firmly on the ground and pockets full of solu
This was a really adorable read for the final wallflower Daisy!

I really adored Daisy throughout the series and was really looking forward to her book, Daisy is such a dreamer and perhaps like many readers can relate to her more then the other wallflowers. When she forced to find a husband or get married to her father’s chosen man for her, she tries her best to find a husband and quick! What she doesn’t realize is her father’s chosen man would be the handsome and caring Matthew Swift, who I ju
Lover of Romance
Daisy Bowman, the last of the wallflowers left to marry, has had three season and has yet to find a man to marry. So her father insists that she has two months to find a husband, or she will be marrying Matthew Swift. From what she remembers of Matthew Swift is a cold man so much like her father, who is driven and intelligent, but when she meets him again she is stung by how much he has changed over the years. No longer a "bag of cabbage" he is handsome, strong features and mesmerizing. So with ...more
Duchess Nicole
I can safely say that I loved all of the Wallflowers, and I loved all of their men. But I do think I loved Matthew Swift most of all. He is such a down to earth person, not really caring about others opinions of him. He just does what he wants, and what he wants is usually wonderfully endearing. His interaction with Annabelle's baby made me melt. He and Daisy's "bloodthirsty lawn bowling" game made me laugh out loud. And his enduring love for Daisy was beautiful. There are so many lines in this ...more
Aug 15, 2015 Jilly rated it really liked it
It was a popular belief in Victorian society that women, with their mercurial natures and lesser brains, could not have the same quality of friendship that men did. Only men could be loyal to each other, and only men could have truly honest and high-minded relationships.

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So, the Victorian asshats didn't think much of women, huh? Well, I say to them:

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The last of the Wallflowers finds her true love in this book. It is a
Suzanne (Under the Covers Book blog)

Miss Annabelle Payton, Miss Lillian Bowman, Miss Evangeline Jenner and Miss Daisy Bowman used to be regular sights at the peripheral of a ballroom. This was before they formed an unlikely friendship each vowing to help the others out to find a husband by means fair and foul. Daisy Bowman is the last of the wallflowers to be wed and now her father has issued her with the ultimatum of finding a husband in the next few months...or he will pick someone for her.

This is the last full length book in t
Lady Heather
Mar 30, 2013 Lady Heather rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: historical romance, luvvas of Lisa Kleypas
First read March 15-16 , 2010

Second read March 24, 2013.. yup read it in a day... that good!!

This is the fourth book, and perhaps my favorite in the Wallflower series. In the previous three books we are introduced to Daisy Bowman. The daughter of an American industrialist and entrepreneur. Thomas Bowman has brought his two daughters to England with the sole purpose of them marrying a Peer. His motives for this is so that his business connections will be better when he expands his Soap Empire t
Annie (Under the Covers Book Blog)
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I have been reading Lisa Kleypas’ “Wallflowers” series for a long time and now, I have finally read the fourth book in the “Wallflowers” series, “Scandal in Spring!” This time, the fans are introduced to Daisy Bowman, the last of the Wallflowers, who seems to have a love/hate relationship with ruthless yet gentle Matthew Swift! “Scandal in Spring” is one romance novel that is so full of drama, exciting and pure sizzling romance that will have every romance fan boiling with pure pleasure!

Daisy Bo
Carol *Young at Heart Oldie*
SCANDAL IN SPRING is the fourth book in Lisa Kleypas's excellent Wallflowers series and is the captivating story of Daisy Bowman who finds love where she least expects it.

Daisy's lack of success in the marriage mart forces an ultimatum from her father, Thomas Bowman. If she doesn't find a suitable husband within the next two months, she will marry her father's choice, Matthew Swift. This is Daisy's worst nightmare because she remembers Mr Swift as being an exact carbon copy of her father - cold,
Apr 19, 2013 Mo rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Why, oh,why did I discover this author.... and I mean that in a good way. My Kindle has given me the opportunity to read books that have been long published and this is a good and bad thing - good thing is that once I start a series like The Wallflowers I don't have to wait for ages for the next book to be released. Bad thing - it is costing me a fortune. Just finished book 4 and I loved it - read some bad reviews and thought I would not like but but ignore them and read all the books. Have actu ...more
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Mar 13, 2015 ⊱ Irena ⊰ rated it liked it
If it weren't for Lillian, I might like this book a bit more. There was simply too much of her and her infallibility. I think Daisy deserved a more pronounced role in her own story. Somehow other characters got in the way.

The good thing is I loved both Daisy and Matthew. I loved how they act together and apart. Neither is boring or overbearing like some characters tend to become in their own stories. Matthew's secret and problem are serious enough, but you are not beaten over your head with it.
Lisa Kay
Lawn bowling...
“The Lesson,” by Dita Joseph

(This is a review of the audiobook.) Ms. Landor is one of my favorite Historical Romance readers because she always gets the atmosphere right for the era. That, and her pacing is perfect. Here she convincingly depicts the outraged Daisy Bowman, who is appalled that her father wants her to marry his protégé. Ms. Landor adds dimension and emotion to Ms. Kleypas’ characters and I even cried over one conversation between Daisy and her sister, Lillian; some

Can I give this a million stars??!!!!

I don't know if I'm capable of saying anything that could come close to the worthiness of this book. It's LK. Enough said.

Honestly though, I LOVED THIS. I am battling over whether this, or 'Devil in Winter' is the best of the series. I keep coming up empty. THEY'RE BOTH AMAZING. BEAUTIFUL. MEMORABLE.
I love Daisy. She was the sweet, yet intelligent sister to Lilliane and the youngest of the wallflowers. She was magical and possessed a very
Pretty darn good read.
It's a shame I decided to read her books recently.

Sigh! Love this series.

I was in a book slump and I knew I could count on LK to get me out. I really enjoyed this last book of the series. It was light, funny and sweet. My favorites of the series still are Again the Magic and It Happened One Autumn. I have the biggest crush on Marcus. He’s my favorite man of the series. Despite liking Matthew’s character I still loved and swooned everything Marcus did and said on this one.

This was Daisy and Matthew’s book. Daisy is the last single wallflower.
Daisy Bowman is the last unmarried wallflower and her father is so disappointed with her that he decides to take matters into his own hands and marry her to someone of his choosing. That man happens to be Matthew Swift, an employee of his, who unfortunately Daisy finds completely unbearable. However, when Swift comes to England it turns out he's not still the unattractive, cold man Daisy remembered. The years that have passed were more than kind to him, turning him into a handsome, confident and ...more
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Jan 12, 2010 valee rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Ok I guess there are no words to describe how I feel about this series. I've been writing the reviews for the books in this series for the past 4 days and must recommend them to all romance fans.

But I will say something about this book. I know it is not how everyone felt, but I have to say that this was my favorite in the series. I absolutely adore Daisy! She was amazing. And I won't even begin to talk about Matthew because I won't be able to stop. I'm not in the mood for a review, all I want to
Dec 26, 2014 Blair rated it really liked it
Not the best,but still very good.
I loved the epilogue.It was amazing.

It's good to know there is a 5th book.
Feb 25, 2015 Maria rated it it was amazing
Finally the story of Daisy!! She is my favorite wallflower because she is a bookworm and a romantic!

It’s true that this book hadn’t so much drama or passion like the previous ones but it was a great read for different reasons. It’s more frisky and like Daisy more unpredictable!

Daisy is a woman who doesn’t fit neither in English high society or the American. She’s romantic and prefers books from humans. She has a very close relationship with her sister and she waits for her prince charming. She t
Oct 28, 2010 Julianna rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: Fans of Sweet Heroines, Beta Heroes, Tender Romances, The Wallflowers
Reviewed for THC Reviews
Until now, the Wallflower series has been pretty good but not 100% satisfying for me like it has been for so many other readers. Based on the ratings I've seen at various book-related sites and the fact that I rarely see it mentioned as a fan favorite, it would seem that Scandal in Spring is possibly the least favorite book for most readers of the series. As such, I wasn't sure what to expect going into it, but now that I've finished it, I'm going to go against the grain
Carla *Jen7waters*
The Last Melon!!

No wait, wrong story.

I meant to say: The Last Wallflower! NOOOOO! It’s so hard to say goodbye…

This is Daisy’s book, the dreamer/romantic/bookish wallflower. She has been husband-hunting for 3 years but as we all know men can be idiots and the girl is still single – and as so, her father sends for his most dedicated employee, Mr Matthew Swift, and tells Daisy she’ll have to marry the guy. Daisy can’t stand the idea, because she loads Mr Swift, who she thinks is the very image of
Jun 01, 2008 Eastofoz rated it liked it
Unfortunately I didn't think this was as good as the first three Wallflower books. It's more of a 3.5 stars though.

It was predictable and a bit boring. I wanted things to hurry along at times. Matthew doesn't really stand out as a strong hero like the other heroes in the previous stories and Daisy was too different from the other books where she appeared more whimsical. The steamy scenes were missing something too. Daisy's sister Lillian is a pain in this story, bossy, stuck up in a way and just
Katrina Passick Lumsden
This one's cute and all but...

Really, after reading Evie and Sebastian's story, everything else in this series sort of pales in comparison. It's just too cute. Almost like it doesn't belong in the series at all. But I liked Daisy and Matthew, so it was at least enjoyable.

If only Evie and Sebastian had been in it more...
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LISA KLEYPAS is the RITA award-winning author of 21 novels. Her books are published in fourteen languages and are bestsellers all over the world. She lives in Washington State with her husband and two children.
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Wallflowers (6 books)
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