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Diary of an Accidental Wallflower: The Seduction Diaries Kindle Edition
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Lana J. Weston's engaging performance captures this tug-of-war between Clare's social and personal needs. Weston's fast, high tones highlight Clare's brightness when she's bantering (and falling in love) with Daniel; in contrast, she lets a slow, indifferent snootiness take over to characterize Clare's peers. Weston effectively delivers the precision diction of the upper class, which is juxtaposed with the less-cultured dialect of Daniel's working-class world. Weston's heartfelt narration brings out the humor and absurdity of people at both ends of society and highlights the main players' depth of emotion in this alluring historical romance.-- "AudioFile"
McQuiston explores class, friendship, and family ties in this refreshing romance that follows Daniel's and Clare's journeys to self-enlightenment and love. A charming romance with a unique, entertaining story line that makes us cheer for the doctor hero, his broad-minded heroine, and their eclectic supporting cast.-- "Kirkus Reviews"
McQuiston has created characters with self-awareness, intellect, and heart in the opening title in her Seduction Diaries series, a romance Regency fans will adore.-- "Booklist"
McQuiston's unique sense of humor and talent for transforming characters from young and foolish to mature and admirable is showcased here. She manages to make a dysfunctional family fun...A highly affirming read.-- "RT Book Reviews (4 stars)"
One of my favorite new writers!-- "Julia Quinn, New York Times bestselling author"
The solid first installment of the Seduction Diaries Regency series introduces strong characters...and a coming-of-age transformation.-- "Publishers Weekly" --This text refers to an alternate kindle_edition edition.
About the Author
Jennifer McQuiston is the New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of Victorian-era historical romances, including the Second Sons series and the Seduction Diaries series. A veterinarian and infectious-disease researcher by training, she has always preferred reading romance to scientific textbooks.
Lana J. Weston is an audiobook narrator who has read several titles by romance author Jennifer McQuiston.--This text refers to an alternate kindle_edition edition.
- ASIN : B00KPVB4JA
- Publisher : Avon (24 February 2015)
- Language : English
- File size : 1464 KB
- Text-to-Speech : Enabled
- Screen Reader : Supported
- Enhanced typesetting : Enabled
- X-Ray : Enabled
- Word Wise : Enabled
- Print length : 390 pages
- Best Sellers Rank: 440,722 in Kindle Store (See Top 100 in Kindle Store)
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Clare Westmore is poised to take her position as one of the “it girls” (my words, not McQuiston’s) of the London Season, when disaster strikes. Clare twists her ankle, but she insists upon hiding her injury and attending a party and finds herself sitting on the sidelines- with the wallflowers. She attempts to hide her twisted ankle, but her awkward gait attracts the attention of Dr. Daniel Meriel, the personal physician of the party’s hostess.
Daniel comes from a completely different world than Clare. He lives in a crime-ridden neighborhood and he spends most of his time working in a charity hospital. Daniel also conducts experiments; he is trying to perfect an anesthesia regulator. When he first encounters Clare, he thinks that she is vain and foolish for putting a party above recuperation. But as he gets to know her, he finds that she is intelligent and insightful, and he doesn’t understand why she pretends to vapid.
Their relationship develops slowly, and Clare feels confused as she begins to question her goals and expectations. There is also some turmoil in the Westmore home, so Daniel’s visits are a welcome reprieve from the tension. However, as Clare begins to wonder if the man she hoped would propose is right for her, the decision is inadvertently made for her. It’s mostly a moot point because she has already decided that she loves Daniel, but it would have been nice for Clare to actively choose Daniel over the heir to a dukedom.
I would recommend Diary of an Accidental Wallflower. I especially enjoyed Clare’s younger siblings, both of whom are featured in subsequent books. I appreciated the glimpse at the lifestyle of more average citizens, and not just the upper echelons of Society. I am looking forward to reading more of McQuiston’s books.