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Christi Caldwell | The Scandalous Seasons Series Continues

Once a Wallflower, At Last His Love
Christi Caldwell



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Scandalous Seasons #6

February 2015
On Sale: February 7, 2015
ISBN: 0150214820
EAN: 2940150214828
Kindle: B00TBO0OLG
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Also by Christi Caldwell:
Mistletoe Christmas, October 2021
Along Came a Lady, September 2021
The Importance of Being Wanton, July 2021
Someone Wanton His Way Comes, April 2021


What’s in a book? In my latest release, ONCE A WALLFLOWER, AT LAST HIS LOVE, it is pretty much everything; everything that is important to me, anyway.

More than any other book I’ve written, large parts of my life are captured on the pages of ONCE A WALLFLOWER, AT LAST HIS LOVE. My children are the most important thing in the world to me and that shaped this story. They are my reason for living. The reason I wake in the morning. And I would sacrifice all for their well-being. In my latest story, I took many of the fears I carry for my son who was born with special needs and poured those fears onto the pages of this book. My heroine, Hermione is the younger sister of a woman with special needs. Through Hermione, you see the strength, fears, guilt, and resilience of a sibling, who oftentimes becomes the protector of a brother or sister with special needs. There is great joy in those relationships, but with that, also great responsibility for the whole of the family.

ONCE A WALLFLOWER, AT LAST HIS LOVE explores the panicky desperation of never having enough funds to care for a loved one...and the desperate things you will do for that person, because you love just that much.

But the story is so much more. It is the story of love and hope triumphing over darkness.

For a chance to win a copy of ONCE A WALLFLOWER, AT LAST HIS LOVE let me know the last hero or heroine you fell in love with and why!


Responsible, practical Miss Hermione Rogers, has been crafting stories as the notorious Mr. Michael Michaelmas and selling them for a meager wage to support her siblings. The only real way to ensure her family’s ruinous debts are paid, however, is to marry. Tall, thin, and plain, she has no expectation of success. In London for her first Season she seizes the chance to write the tale of a brooding duke. In her research, she finds Sebastian Fitzhugh, the 5th Duke of Mallen, who unfortunately is perfectly affable, charming, and so nicely… configured… he takes her breath away. He lacks all the character traits she needs for her story, but alas, any duke will have to do.

Sebastian Fitzhugh, the 5th Duke of Mallen has been deceived so many times during the high-stakes game of courtship, he’s lost faith in society women. Yet, after a chance encounter with Hermione, he finds himself intrigued. Not a woman he’d normally consider beautiful, the young lady’s practical bent, her forthright nature and her tendency to turn up in the oddest places has his interests… roused. He’d like to trust her, he’d like to do a whole lot more with her too, but should he?




35 comments posted.

Re: Christi Caldwell | The Scandalous Seasons Series Continues

I like what I've read so far regarding this story.

hmmm... the last heroine I truly fell in love with? ok. Riley St. Claire from the book Choosing Riley by SE Smith. she was sassy, didn't take no crap, and toted a handbag full of crap.
(Angela Parrish 10:59am February 10, 2015)

My husband was the last hero with whom I fell in love and no
on can ever replace him.
(Sharon Berger 11:24am February 10, 2015)

I'm kind of a "blue stocking" who loves reading, geology & archeology. I'd say Indiana Jones was the last hero I fell in book love with. Awesome blurb for ONCE A WALLFLOWER, AT LAST HIS LOVE. I think I'm going to get the book.

Mindy :)
(Mina Gerhart 11:46am February 10, 2015)

I recently read a short story and I loved the hero, the heroine and her pet ferret! They were such interesting characters that made me smile.
(Colleen Conklin 12:13pm February 10, 2015)

Thank you so much, Angela! And I love the sounds of that heroine Riley!
(Coincidentally, one of my own girls is a Riley!) : )
(Christi Caldwell 12:14pm February 10, 2015)

Sharon, that is so, so beautiful!
(Christi Caldwell 12:14pm February 10, 2015)

I always connect with the bluestocking as well, Mina! Thanks for checking out my
latest book! Hugs!
(Christi Caldwell 12:15pm February 10, 2015)

That sounds like an intriguing read, Colleen!!
(Christi Caldwell 12:16pm February 10, 2015)

Sounds like a great read. Thanks.
(Pam Howell 12:26pm February 10, 2015)

The last Hero that I fell in with fell in love with his
Heroine when he was just a young boy. To condense the book
as much as I can, WWII broke out, and they got separated.
In order for him to look for her, because he was of German
descent, and she was Jewish, he joined the Nazi party, and
began to search for her. He continued the search, but never
found her. He was heartbroken, because he thought that she
had been put in one of the furnaces. Does he find out the
truth????? Does he find her??? Would you like to read the
book??? It's an unforgettable read, and the name of the
book is - Finding Rebecca by Eoin Dempsey. Anyone I have
given the book to to read has loved it. I'm looking forward
to reading your book as well. Congratulations!!
(Peggy Roberson 1:29pm February 10, 2015)

The last hero i fell in love with was my husband. He is a
fireman and dedicated father. No book bboyfriend (or other
man) could ever compare.
(Rachel Collings 11:54am February 11, 2015)

Would love to read one of your books. I am always looking for new authors to
(Jackie Wisherd 6:03pm February 11, 2015)

I love Julie Garwood's FOR THE ROSES. I no longer remember the names, but I loved Rose and her eventual husband and her 'brothers' who raised her.
(Carol Woodruff 7:11pm February 11, 2015)

Oh my. I fell in love with Jamie Frazier more than 20 years ago
and since the series came out on STARZ, there has been no reason
to change my mind! Outlander by Diana Gabaldon.
(Marcia Berbeza 7:49pm February 11, 2015)

I'm looking forward to reading this story, Christi!

I'm almost finished reading NO MATTER WHAT by Erin Nicholas and I adore the hero, Adam Steele. He's a single father of a teenage daughter who recently lost the lower half of one leg due to cancer. He sounds like you described yourself...he'll do anything for her. :-)
(Marcy Shuler 8:28pm February 11, 2015)

My husband was the last hero I fell in love with.He was a
soldier when we met then when he came home he looked like a
bad boy cowboy & continued being a soldier in the National
(Teresa Miller 10:03pm February 11, 2015)

Mr Darcy is my favorite hero.
(Pam Howell 9:46am February 12, 2015)

Mr. Darcy! I love brooding heroes :)
(No Way 10:11am February 12, 2015)


Captain Wentworth for the win.
(Seanna Yeager 12:54pm February 12, 2015)

I sure would like to have a chance to read this book. It
sure does sound like a very very good book and I hope I win
(Renae Kelly 1:15pm February 12, 2015)

Last hero I fell in love with is
Christian Prescott from Unearthly.
He's just imperfect and flawed in a
way that makes him perfect in his own
sense. Doesn't let a girl take over
his life. Smart, which is everything I
look for. Why do I always fall for
people from books?
(Zahraa Hammoud 1:27pm February 12, 2015)

This is sad but I recently lost my hsuband and he was my hero.
He knew his time was close, said he was at peace and left us
taking care of things and me until the end.
I love a hero who loves and takes care of his own in books and
real life.
(Leona Olson 5:32pm February 12, 2015)

The last hero I fell in love with...alludes me right now but the FIRST hero I fell in love with is from the classic drama "Return of the Condor Heroes 1983"
(Lisa L. 9:23pm February 12, 2015)

sounds intriguing.
(Linda Phillips 11:55pm February 12, 2015)

This sounds like a great book and I sure would like to have
a chance to read it but I would like to say, "GOOD LUCK" to
who all enters!! (but I do hope to win)
(Renae Kelly 9:53am February 13, 2015)

My last hero was my husband. I met him after he returned from WWII.
I would enjoy reading about the interesting wallflower in your book. I hope I'm a winner.
(Anna Speed 12:00pm February 13, 2015)

I love the description of this book. I really want to read
(Heather Rizzuti 12:21pm February 13, 2015)

this sounds like a story that will really touch my heart. I
relate to being a wallflower, and love it when authors bring
in a unusual subject like a character with special needs.
(Diane Sallans 1:51pm February 13, 2015)

All of the ingredients for a perfect read!
(Denise Austin 2:45pm February 13, 2015)

I have never read one of your books yet. Hope I win.
(Judy Ferguson 6:41pm February 13, 2015)

This story sound so great, thanks for the chance.
(Janie Prather 8:43pm February 13, 2015)

The hero I fell in love with is Jamie Frasier from Outlander.
(Angela Daffern 9:51pm February 13, 2015)

Love good books
(Kelly Knapp 11:27pm February 13, 2015)

Last book hero I fell for was Ransome William Dacre Vane,
the Duke of Rothbury, in Tessa Dare's Romancing the Duke.
He was partially blinded but still able to recognize the
right things to do for himself and Izzy.
The last hero I fell in love with was my submariner
husband 30 years ago, and I fortunately can still hug him
(Mary McCoy 4:30pm February 14, 2015)

I pretty much fall in love with all the heroes of the romances I read, but as they say you never forget your first love---Rhett Butler from Gone With the Wind. And for probably the only time I can recollect he was just as good on film as in the book!
(Flora Presley 4:30pm February 19, 2015)

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