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Springtime Pleasures (A Love for Every Season #1)

3.42  ·  Rating details ·  57 Ratings  ·  18 Reviews

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
Paperback, 220 pages
Published November 28th 2013 by Createspace Independent Publishing Platform (first published October 14th 2013)
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Oct 21, 2013 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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
Jan 06, 2014 rated it did not like it
Shelves: regency-romance

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
Carole Rae
Oct 15, 2013 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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
Sara G
Dec 30, 2013 rated it did not like it
Shelves: did-not-finish
I did not like this book. First of all, it starts with a preface advising of all sorts of historical inaccuracies. The writing style attempts to mimic the speech patterns of the Regency era, but comes off sounding affected and fake. I gave up on it halfway through when I realized I wasn't going to stop being annoyed any time soon. It's too bad - the cover is lovely and the plot summary sounded good.
Nov 25, 2016 rated it really liked it
Shelves: romance, hilarious
I know, many has ridiculed this book, and more than one of my friend disagree on how enjoyable I found this book!
But really, once you get to know the heroine you'll be hooked!
Charlie was a girl who just "graduated" from an unusual finishing school in Scotland. She was born and brought up in Italy and never understand how "proper London society" works.
But instead of the usual super tactical-brainy-sputtering-turn-brave heroines (admit it, there are just too many in historical novels), Charlie i
Debbie Young
Jan 11, 2014 rated it liked it
(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
Stacie (MagicOfBooks)
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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
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
E.J. Lamprey
Dec 01, 2013 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: alli-books
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
Jul 23, 2014 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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
Dec 16, 2013 rated it it was amazing
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
Apr 22, 2014 rated it really liked it
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.
Dec 30, 2013 rated it really liked it
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
Dec 21, 2013 rated it really liked it
I received this book for free through Goodreads First Reads. I really enjoyed this 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.
Sarah Chantler
Dec 01, 2014 rated it did not like it
One word describes this book 'annoying'
The characters unlikable (and annoying) and the fact that our supposed 'heroine' hits/shoots/outsmarts highwaymen was utter rubbish and annoying.
This book was also full of historic inaccuracies.
I have never been so utterly bored by a book!
Dec 29, 2013 rated it liked it
Shelves: read-in-eng
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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