Springtime Pleasures (A Love for Every Season, #1)
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Springtime Pleasures (A Love for Every Season #1)

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CAUGHT BETWEEN DUTY...

George Augustus Griffin, Viscount Chanderley has to marry - fast: His father has ordered him to find a suitable wife this very season. Alas, the only woman Griff has eyes for is the very unsuitable Miss Carlotta Stanton, who is not only unbecomingly tall, but also wears the ugliest spectacles in all of England. Still, Griff is utterly bewitched by her...more
Paperback, 220 pages
Published November 28th 2013 by Createspace (first published October 14th 2013)
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Melanie
If I was given one word to describe ‘Springtime Pleasures’ I would choose ‘cute’, but I’m so glad not to have to choose only one word because this is one of those books that will have you smile long after you’re done reading it.

You’ll find many anachronisms [the author admits to them herself]; the plot is predictable and you’ll need to suspend belief on more than one occasion, but none of those mattered as I kept reading and chuckling, from page to page.

Our heroine Charlie is everything that the...more
Carole Rae
Like earlier stated I was given this book for my honest and unbiased opinion....

GAH! I couldn't help but hum 'Summertime Sadness' throughout my time with this book. I have no idea, but there was a connection. Maybe it had to that this love was not the most easiest of loves. It took a lot of work.

Anyways...this book was so....cute! I simply loved it! I really loved Charlie (aka Miss Stanton). She was adorable and completely out of her element in London. I also loved how the author made her very p...more
Qnpoohbear

This story was simply preposterous. First, the author acknowledges that there were no highwaymen or wild boards in England in 1817 so I assumed this was a parody of sorts, perhaps a female Candide, so I went along with it. I loved Charlie at first. She's awkward and funny and always putting her foot in her mouth. She's admirable because she's true to herself and doesn't let anyone change her. Halfway through I stopped liking her. She seemed to change from naive, innocent girl to worldly woman an...more
Debbie Young
(I was given a copy of this book by the author in exchange for this honest review.)

I looked forward to reading this book because of the attractive cover and blurb that led me to expect a cheerful, light and satisfying Regency romance, with a generous dose of humour. When I read the wry confessional intro, in which the author says she'd realised only after she'd written it that she'd made two key historical errors - the inclusion of wild boars and highwaymen - I recognised that this was no purist...more
Stacie (MagicOfBooks)
I will also do a video review here at my channel: http://www.youtube.com/magicofbooks

Sandra Schwab's "Springtime Pleasures" takes place in 1817 England as it follows Carlotta (Charlie) Stanton and George Griffin. Charlie is not considered a typical women due to her unwomanly height and ugly glasses. George is a drunkard with an unhappy past and must marry quickly at his father's behest. Charlie and George, two people who seem like polar opposites, develop a liking with each other. "Springtime Pl...more
Luli
3.5 Stars.
Esta historia empezó muy bien: entretenida, refrescante y con mucho humor, pero al final se vino abajo, en mi opinión, claro, por eso sólo las 3.5 stars.
La protagonista es política y socialmente incorrecta, lo que la lleva a unas situaciones de lo más embarazosas y por consiguiente muy divertidas y ridículas; hasta pasada la mitad del libro me reí con ganas. No es el típico romance histórico, se toma algunas libertades que se le perdonan porque la historia gana con ellas. Charlie (l...more
E.J. Lamprey
Springtime Pleasures is a romp with, certainly at first, a style of Heyer's Grand Sophy in the competent and fun main character Miss Charlie Stanton. The author herself acknowledges her nod to Vanity Fair, but it is a much happier book with engaging friends and dastardly relatives. It also got decidedly erotic, but without getting intense and humourless in the process.

The author disarmingly warns you up front that there are anachronisms but for all that, her backdrop is nicely and unobtrusively...more
Dee
Somehow I was put slightly in mind of Terry Pratchett, the amusing letters scattered through the narrative particularly so. This was a nice humorous romance, the writer owns the historical inaccuracies and doesn't attempt to make out they're true, I love St. Cuthberts and was unsurprised to see it was inspired by the original 1950's St. Trinians movies. I look forawrd to reading the sequel when it comes out.
Lucy
I loved this book! Now I might be a little bias because after discovering Sandra Schwab a little over a month ago I have become a tiny teeny weeny bit obsessed and may have brought her entire back catalogue on Amazon... you know it is a perfectly normal reaction when finding a new author. Having said that Springtime Pleasures is my new favourite romance by her: it had everything I was looking for in a regency romance. It was humorous, it was heartfelt and it had some truly horrible relations, I...more
Tina
I love historical romances, the woman have a lot to overcome and it can be quite a story if written right. This book was fabulous and FUNNY!!! Charlie has a mind of her own and she has an internal compass that is freaking hilarious. ( I would love to have gone to her school) The letters between her and her friend...oh my gosh. George didn't know what hit him, he tried so hard to resist Charlie's lure. You have to read this to grasp all the story, it has it all, family troubles, wiser than you fr...more
Heather
A quirky regency. This was adorable, witty and fast paced. I don't know that I would want to read it again though - the attraction between the three lovers was too shallow and quick. Key words for this tale: wild boars, highway men, sewing kits, and blunderbuss guns in an oversized reticule - Oh my!

Also don't go by the cover on this one, it really doesn't match the story inside...
Sabrina Bradley
I received this book for free through Goodreads First Reads. I really enjoyed this book...is a cute, humorous, and lovely read that stays with you long after you finish the book....Want to say thank you to Sandra Schwab for the personal signature and card....hope to see more from this author.
Eliška
Tři a půl..nebo třečtvrtě..ještě nevím, ale každopádně to bylo milé, příjemné jarní čtení :)
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Just won a copy of this book on a booklikes giveaway by Ms. Schwab. Yay! :D
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Sandra Schwab started writing her first novel when she was seven years old. Twenty-odd years later, telling stories is still her greatest passion, even though by now she has exchanged her pink heart-dotted fountain pen for a computer keyboard (black, no hearts). She lives in a suburb of Frankfurt on the Main, Germany, with a cat, a duck, a sewing maching, and altogether too many books.

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