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To Kiss a Wallflower Review
We get to see three lovely wallflowers fall in love all in unique ways.
THE WALLFLOWER'S DANCE by Jen Geigle Johnson Rating: 5/5
Lottie Hughes likes people, as long as they aren't too close. Does it bother her that no one asks her to dance? Yes, but she's not sure how to drum up dance partners when she has almost no dowry, no title, and freezes up when anyone tries to talk to her. When she suddenly inherits a huge amount and is the new center of attention all over London, her secret dreams might come true but also her worst nightmares. Suddenly everyone wants to talk to her. Men ask her to dance. And she is inundated with interested suitors. She fights to stay close to the few friends she knows are true. One man saw her before her life changed forever. But does she want to accept his help when he, too, might be insincere?
LETTERS TO A WALLFLOWER by Heather B. Moore Rating: 5/5
Ellen might be beautiful and considered a diamond of the first water by Society, but she is so very tired of the pressure to marry a titled gentleman so that her beauty won’t go to waste. When her cousin Dinah dares Ellen to attend a ball with no frills and to stand with the wallflowers, Ellen takes on the dare. What’s in the wager for her? The prize cuttings of her aunt’s extraordinary roses. But what Ellen isn’t expecting is Lord Ravenshire to engage her in the most interesting conversation. When she confesses to him of her opposition in marrying for a title, he confesses his distaste of the London scene. They strike a bargain together, one which will either push them apart or lead to a future sweeter than either of them could have imagined.
TO MARRY A WALLFLOWER by Anneka R. Walker Rating: 3.5/5
Charlotte Winters is destined to spinsterhood until she turns down an unwanted proposal and everything changes. With gossip rampant, her father attempts to salvage her reputation by betrothing her to another. Soon she is sent off to her aunt’s to meet Lord Templeton, her intended. Anxiety-ridden, Charlotte begs her aunt to let her observe Lord Templeton from afar before their introduction. She never planned to pretend to be her fictional cousin to learn more about him, or to fall in love with Lord Templeton’s friend in the process. Lord Templeton dreads returning to the empty halls of Newcliff Manor. When his father’s old friend, Mr. Winters reaches out for assistance, Lord Templeton finds himself returning home engaged to a woman he has never met. Desperate to learn more about Miss Winters, he befriends her cousin. He wouldn’t have spoken to her, or lied about his identity, if he’d known the quiet woman would sneak into his heart.
Release Date: June 21, 2022
I received a free copy of To Kiss a Wallflower through Austenprose PR for a book tour. Thank you so much for this opportunity!
If I’m being completely honest, I simply wanted to read this after seeing Heather B. Moore as one of the authors! I read her book, The Slow March of Light which released last year, and simply loved it! You can check out my review here. I knew I wanted to see what she had written next! And oh emm gee! She did not disappoint. Her story was hands down my favorite of these three!
But each of these stories are amazing in their own way! To Kiss a Wallflower features three historical romances all featuring a wallflower. We get to see three lovely wallflowers fall in love all in unique ways. The first one features a friends to lovers trope, the second gives a little fake dating trope, and the last gives us an arranged marriage … trope? Is that a trope? I’m gonna say it is, but it was still such a cute read!
Each of these stories give us such heartfelt romances. I enjoyed reading each of them. They all flowed so well! These three reminded me of some of my other historical romance favorites, A Captain for Caroline Gray and Games in a Ballroom - I got such strong vibes of this one while reading the first story!
I highly recommend this collection to anyone who enjoys historical romance! I genuinely loved reading this collection and definitely want to read more of them!