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Diary of an Accidental Wallflower

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“One of my favorite new writers!” (Julia Quinn, New York Times Bestselling Author)

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Final Cover JQ QuotePretty and popular, Miss Clare Westmore knows exactly what (or rather, who) she wants: the next Duke of Harrington. If she can just keep her embarrassing family under wraps and her future duke on her dance card, she will be well on her way to becoming a duchess. But when she twists her ankle on the eve of the Season’s most touted event, Clare is left standing in the wallflower line … and watching her best friend dance away with her duke.

Dr. Daniel Merial knows a thing or two about anatomy, and he  diagnoses London’s most unlikely wallflower with a serious sprain. He’s tempted to deliver more than a diagnosis to the fuming young lady, but he doesn’t have time for distractions, even one so delectable. She is too young, too innocent, and too fashionable to be worth a second look.

So why can’t he stop thinking about her?

All Clare wants to do is return to the dance floor, but instead of flirting in ballrooms, she’s confined by her ankle to her drawing room, with only Dr. Merial’s visits to look forward to. As her former friends position themselves to knock Clare permanently out of place, she realizes with horror she is falling for her doctor instead her duke.

When her ankle finally heals and she faces her old life again, will she throw herself back into the game?   Or will her time in the wallflower line have given her a glimpse of who she was really meant to be?

What Reviewers are saying:

Kirkus Reviews: 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 storyline that makes us cheer for the doctor hero, his broad-minded heroine and their eclectic supporting cast.  

Booklist: 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.

RT Book Reviews: McQuiston’s unique sense of humor and talent for transforming characters from young and foolish to mature and admirable is showcased here. A highly affirming read.

Reader to ReaderMcQuiston’s evocative descriptions of everything from outings on the banks of the Thames to Daniel’s medical experiments bring a depth of knowledge and interest not often seen in romance novels. Quite simply everything a perfect historical romance should be: smart, eloquent, and un-put-downable! Bravo!  

5 Star Rating LASR

Harlequin Junkie: Simply a delight to read…Get it, read it, and then join me in waiting with much anticipation for the second novel!

Long and Short Reviews: Jennifer McQuiston is a new author to me, and I love her writing style…highly recommend this very satisfying read, and I’ll definitely be looking up other work by this fresh voice in historical romance.

Romance Junkies: Author Jennifer McQuiston is fast becoming a favorite of mine. Diary of an Accidental Wallflower drew me in from the beginning because of the exquisite detail…I could not put it down.

Kwips and Kritiques: Filled…with lovely prose and wonderful secondary characters. I love a twist ending and Diary of an Accidental Wallflower had a beauty of one at the end which even brought a tear to two to my eyes. This book definitely gave me an ahhh…. feeling at the end.

Herding Cats and Burning Soup: McQuiston continues to surprise and challenge first impressions in the loveliest of ways. Diary of an Accidental Wallflower was a heart-touching forbidden romance that grabbed hold of me and just left me utterly charmed.

 I Am, Indeed Book Reviews: Loaded with twists, tensions, and characters that grow on you solidly…this mid-Victorian era story is full of moments to love. McQuiston has taken the “imbalance of position” in Society and turned it on its ear…with a deft hand and characters that are wonderfully complex, flaws and all. So much to love about this first in the series: I can’t wait for the next book!