It Happened One Autumn Book Summary and Study Guide

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Lillan Bowman is a heiress who is searching for a wealthy husband at England. She is one of the four wallflower searching for the right man to become her mate. She is very independent and motivated to get what she wants. She can be the very sweet Lillian and she can be the girl next door and get down and dirty. Until Lord Westcliff...
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Lord Westcliff is the handsome and sexy earl who Lillian is heading toward. First appearance, he may seem cold and rude. He promised himself that he would never fall in love and didn't believe it was possible to fall in love. When one of his friends found love, he couldn't believe it and he throughly made fun of him for it. Until he meet Lillian...

It was love at first sight for both of them. Lillian and Westcliff were turn on by each other at first sight.
The review of this Book prepared by Wendy

This is the second book in the Wallflower series by Lisa Kleypas, It Happened One Autumn chronicles the courtship of Marcus Marsden, the Earl of Westcliff, and Ms Lillian Bowman, the daughter of a wealthy American soap manufacturer. At the beginning of the book, Marcus and Lillian have already had several run-ins at the various social functions they frequent and have taken an instant dislike to each other. He thinks she's ill-mannered and out to trick some unsuspecting Englishman into marrying her; and she thinks he's a stodgy and arrogant aristocrat who likes to run roughshod over the people around him. Their customary interaction is to trade thinly veiled insults at each other.

All that is about to change, however, when Marcus hosts a house party at his country estate. Much to Marcus' chagrin, he finds himself becoming increasingly more attracted to Lillian; and Lillian, in turn, begins to see through Marcus' stony facade to the man underneath. Still, their mutual attraction seems a failure from the start as Marcus is determined marry a wife with the right bloodline and pedigree to bear him heirs. How will Lillian convince him that she's actually the right woman for him?

The review of this Book prepared by C. Young

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Plot & Themes

Time/era of story    -   Regency era Forbidden/mismatched love?    -   Yes How mismatched?    -   royalty loving nonroyalty

Main Male Character

Profession/status:    -   wealthy Age/status:    -   20's-30's Sex makes him    -   sensitive Unusual characteristics?    -   Super sensitive soggy jelly muffin

Main Female Character

Age/status:    -   20's-30's Profession/status:    -   wealthy Effect of sexing    -   a better lover    -   mature Unusual characteristics:    -   Very shy


Europe    -   Yes European country:    -   England/UK Misc setting    -   Fancy Mansion

Writing Style

Accounts of torture and death?    -   no torture/death    -   generic/vague references to death/punishment What % of story is romance related?    -   nearly 100% How explicit is the sex?    -   descript of kissing    -   touching of anatomy    -   Boob talk    -   Weiner talk Focus of story    -   equally on him and her How much dialog    -   significantly more dialog than descript    -   roughly even amounts of descript and dialog How much sexing?    -   3-4 sex acts

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