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Lit Wallflowers is an official, unofficial Historical Romance book review podcast presented by Toni Rose and Wendy Woo. Every week they take themes from a Historical Romance and relate it back to how it can be applied to life in modern times! Then they Pot-Tail with a whiskey of the series and discuss all things Bookstagram and Romance! For more content, giveaways, and bonus material follow @litwallflowerspodcast on Instagram and Facebook, and @Lit_Wallflowers on Twitter!
 
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How often do people’s lives cross paths without knowing it? In Lisa Kleypas’ Ravenels meet the Wallflowers story, the “Devil’s Daughter” met her hot farmer through her intended. The devil’s queen told their children that “kindness counts the most when it’s given to people who don’t deserve it.” It’s something Phoebe always remembered especially whe…
 
So many nominations! Two noms from the Hollywood Critics Awards. Six noms the Television Critics Association. We can vote for Bridgerton’s four noms from the Gold Derby Awards. And of course, 12 nominations from the Emmy’s! Nicola Coughlan won best the Rising Star award from the Irish Film and Television Awards. Plus, much thanks to her sharing pho…
 
Where can we get a summoning whistle like in Hello Stranger by Lisa Kleypas? Two years has passed since Dr. Garrett Gibson and Ethan Ransom met while she was fighting off attackers. They took the next step when Ransom gave Garrett a whistle to blow when she needed him. They both knew she can protect herself, but who wouldn’t want to see their prefe…
 
The season brought together the peculiar and the perfect for holy matrimony in Lisa Kleypas’ Devil in Spring! We love Gabriel’s pursuit of Pandora. It was a settee that actually compromised her, however her quirks charmed him into forgetting his original plan of finding someone else for her to marry. We love Pandora and her pursuit to fulfill her b…
 
Nicola Coughlan talking about corgis got us excited. We can’t wait for his bees-in-the-wild picture debut! Martins Imhangbe aka Will Mondrich, our favorite pugilist, started training again. Will Colin be back in town to train with him in season two? Our Lady Danbury, Adjoa Andoh, and our Duke of Hastings, Rege-Jean Page, received Black Reel Awards …
 
We would say “yes” to Marrying Winterborne! Who wouldn’t want to say “I do” to Lisa Kleypas’ Rhys? Rhys Winterborne is amazing, full stop! We met the restless department store owner in Cold-Hearted Rake and we met the ultimatum making man in this book. Our plant sister, Helen Ravenel didn’t want to let go of the Welshman and finally did something n…
 
We’re kicking off #HotEarlSummer and a new series with newly dubbed Earl of Trenear, Devon, from Lisa Kleypas’ Ravenels series! Devon and his brother didn’t have a nurtured upbringing and spent most of their adult days being libertines. The last thing Devon expected was to inherit an earldom with huge debts. Widowed through the previous earl, Kathl…
 
The Virgin BAFTA for Most-See Moment win may have gone to a well-deserving performance, but Golda Rosheuvel and Nicola Coughlan were giving us lewks! Phoebe Dynevor was giving us a lewk on the Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon. Rege-Jean Page was on Variety’s Actors on Actors with “The Crown” star Emma Corrin, each talking about their shows. As th…
 
A fake marriage turned real, real quick in “Jewel” by Beverly Jenkins! Jewel Crowley made a promise to her mother to take care of her father and her brothers until they marry. That promise was broken when Eli Grayson needed a favor. In order for an investor to get Eli’s gazette back in business, he needed to be married yesterday. Jewel agreed after…
 
Phoebe Dynevor and Nicola Coughlan were doing the Emmy Awards rounds. Hopefully the show will be nominated for all categories applicable. We and the Queer Eye show hosts are open to that idea! Shonda Rhimes and Betsy Beers answered more fan questions including what had happened to Daphne’s diamond necklace from the prince on the Bridgerton: The Off…
 
We’re off to Grayson Grove this series where Nate Grayson wants to play doctor with the new doctor, Viveca Lancaster, in “Vivid” by Beverly Jenkins! Strong, independent, and determined Viveca aka Vivid had a unique meet cute with mayor Nate Grayson involving a rifle. He believed that she didn’t belong in Michigan because of her city woman looks, le…
 
Bridgerton is on the National TV Awards long list waiting for us to vote. We have until June 4th at 11pm (BST). The show is up for the Best New Drama, and both Phoebe Dynevor and Rege-Jean Page are up for the Best Drama Performance. Rege-Jean Page is on a roll! He’s the Tell Tale TV Awards Favorite Actor in a Cable or Streaming Drama Series (Final …
 
Our heart was ripped out in Maya Rodale’s “What a Wallflower Wants” and “The Bad Boy Billionaire’s What a Girl Wants” novella! Prude Prudence was not a prude so much as being protective of herself and her compromising secret! Another secret Pru kept was her intended marriage to someone who she knows she’ll be safe with and who won’t touch her. That…
 
We’re wondering too! Nicola, who manages the Whats App group account for the Bridgerton cast was asked if Rege-Jean was booted out because he’s not coming back. Last chance to vote for “Bridgerton: Penelope is revealed as Lady Whistledown” to win the Virgin Media Must-See Moment of 2020. Voting closes at 5:00pm (BST) on 24th May. We have until 8:00…
 
It’s time to loosen up in Maya Rodale’s “Wallflower Gone Wild” and “The Bady Boy Billionaire’s Girl Gone Wild” novella! Lady Olivia Archer locked eyes with a handsome stranger, only to be who her parents chose as her betrothed. Phinn, the Mad Baron, was not a prospect she wanted because of the rumors attached to him. The Mad Baron apparently had a …
 
What’s your favorite Colin/Food moments? Is it when he’s have tea at No.5? Actor Luke Newton tweeted the question the fans delivered! Congratulations to Rege-Jean Page for his 2021 MTV Movie & TV Awards win. Leslie Jones did a hilarious Bridgerton skit and even suggested what Lady Whistledown could do. What we could do is vote for “Bridgerton: Pene…
 
We’re looking through a historical and modern lens of the same story in Maya Rodale’s Bad Boys and Wallflowers series, starting with “ The Wicked Wallflower” and “The Bad Boy Billionaire’s Wicked Arrangement!" Emma and her besties need to find husbands before their finishing school reunion. While brainstorming, a fake engagement announcement was wr…
 
We all love the first two casted in the show #PenEloise, but have you seen #Penedict (or #PenBen)? They’ve been hanging out and taking the cutest photos! PhotoOps would be fun with handsome men. Can we get in on finding iconic men as our careers with Shonda Rhimes and Betsy Beers? Award season continues! We can vote every day until midnight of May …
 
We’re searching for past memories in “An Earl, the Girl, and a Toddler” by Vanessa Riley! We met Jemina St. Maur who has amnesia in the first book of the series “Rogues and Remarkable Women.” While Daniel was saving someone for the Widow’s Grace, he found Jemina and saved her too. For two years, Jemina had been trying to remember her past. With her…
 
Awards and reveals! An award for awesome listeners should be a thing. Thank you to Alice who brought out some buzzy clean-up topics: gooseberry pie, the Hare and the Hound, and Madame Delacroix. Helen Byrne wins the Aspire Design and Home magazine Best Use of Floral Design Award for her beautiful settings in the show. Plus, Bridgerton won the Best …
 
Snooping and scheduling were in store for a baby’s well-being in “A Duke, the Lady, and a Baby” by Vanessa Riley! Patience needed to be patient in order to hold her baby forever, but a mother’s devotion has her breaking the Widow’s Grace rules. The new duke moves in to take care of his ward and to establish new household rules and regulations to as…
 
We’re officially in the short episode domain! Hopefully, Nicola Coughlan and Kim K’s budding friendship continues to grow. We can relate as two fan girls fangirl about something they love! Wouldn’t it be great to get Lady Gabrielle Bridgerton-Wade in on the conversation? The conversation may shift to getting more romance novels adapted. Like Shonda…
 
The dove got away, but returned a sparrow in “The Day of the Duchess” by Sarah MacLean! We read about Haven in the first book of the series. He was pushed into a fishpond and we found out the internal reason that led to him getting wet in this book. Seraphina flew into Parliament looking for a divorce, to be free, and so begins Haven’s groveling. T…
 
The season ends with the Hastings Ball and the end of one vow to fulfill another! It’s official, Bridgerton has started filming according to Lady Danbury, Adjoh Andoh. Plus, the show has been given the green light for seasons three and four! We hope to see more of the bond between Eloise and her favorite brother in season three, Benedict’s story! A…
 
The kilted Duke of Warnick is in town in “A Scot in the Dark by Sarah MacLean! Warnick was the 17th in line when he inherited a dukedom. It was five years later when he found out he had an adult ward. If he didn’t brush off his solicitor, pretending not to care about the title, then he would have known earlier. His ward, Lillian, made the scandal s…
 
We’re breaking down an emotional episode and we had some breaking news! We now have a total of five new cast members and hopfully we get a Newton soon because Chris Van Dusen is also a part of the Newton Fan Club! All of Julia Quinn’s Bridgerton series have made the New York Times Bestsellers Monthly list, and six of eight are in the top ten! It se…
 
We’re road tripping this week with author and bookstagrammer Angeleke Kaldis as we explore “The Rogue Not Taken” by Sarah MacLean, the first book of the Scandal & Scoundrel series! Sophie Talbot was one of the “Dangerous Daughters” aka “Spoiled S’s,” but she would always stand up for others, especially her family. She’d rather be in a library or ou…
 
She’s finally here… Edwina has been announced! The lady with the beguiling eyes, Charithra Chandran, will be playing Kate’s younger half-sister as mentioned in an article from Deadline.com. The article also mentioned a new nob(ility) to the books named Jack. Our minds were whirling coming up with too-early-to-tell theories regarding who he’ll be co…
 
Wendy and Toni are back with lots of groveling in “Once Upon a Tower” and in the “With this Kiss” novella by Eloisa James! Gowan fell in love at first sight with the quiet Edie at a ball. Edie was quiet because she had a fever. After corresponding, which mentioned pricks, they got married and journeyed home to Scotland. Both being novices at love a…
 
This week, Wendy and Toni reviewed transformations happening in “The Ugly Duchess” and the “Seduced by a Pirate” novella by Eloisa James! Theodora and James have been friends since childhood, since his father, the duke, was entrusted with her care since her father’s passing. Then his father’s embezzling of Theodora aka Daisy’s dowry due to his bad …
 
This week, Toni and Wendy swoon over two great speeches! We watch Daphne and Simon say the bare minimum to each other for three days from dawn of the duel to the night of their wedding. Violet dismissed her hangover cure, substituted by the happy news of Daphne’s engagement to the duke. Simon clearly needed the raw eggs and garlic especially after …
 
Wendy and Toni probably wouldn’t have been able to feel a pea under layers of mattresses hence they won’t pass the ultimate Princess/Duchess test. Hopefully, they would be able to feel a key for their freedom like in Eloisa James’s “The Duke is Mine.” Sometimes, we’re put in situations that we can’t control or can’t politely escape from. Long befor…
 
We had to share the scandalous piece of gossip we found out last week with Meg and Laine from Plot Trysts so we can bring more theories your way! Last week, we mentioned that the season one script had read “Lady Araminta Cowper.” This can either be a red herring to get us riled up or we could see Lady Cowper as “the” Araminta in Benedict’s story. I…
 
This week, Wendy and Toni are reviewing “When Beauty Tamed the Beast” and “Winning the Wallflower” by Eloisa James! We enjoy a Beauty and the Beast retelling, and it was great to have a surly doctor inspired by the TV series “House” for a beast! Linnet left the London life for the sea pool of Wales and for her betrothed, Piers, whose father claims …
 
We burn for you too Simon, Duke of Hastings! We were fangirling along with the Saturday Night Live cast, the audience, and everyone else who tuned in to watch the Duke simply breathe. Then we heard his beautiful voice during the monologue, swaying on the pirate ship, and singing “Driver’s License” by Olivia Rodrigo between discussing Taylor Swift. …
 
Wendy and Toni are reviewing Eloisa James’s Fairy Tales series starting with “A Kiss at Midnight” and the novella “Storming the Castle!” We get pet dogs instead of cute rats in this re-telling of the classic fairy tale “Cinderella.” Instead of trying to get into a ball, Kate was trying to get out of one. Oh, we have a stepmother, but we only got th…
 
The moment we’ve been waiting for… we have our Kate! The fandom has been busy bees with the amazing art, book covers, and memes. Who hasn’t seen the meme of Kate under Anthony’s desk? Also, rumor has it that Newton has been casted and bees will be trained. We were fed a heaping spoonful of Bridgerton goodness this past week and it ended the best wa…
 
Wendy and Toni are back with a made-up Captain who is ready to marry the woman who drew him snails on her letters in “When a Scot Ties the Knot” by Tessa Dare! Clever and shy Miss Maddie Gracechurch had the best idea to make up a fake fiancé to escape having a season. Her awkwardness didn’t have to be present in the ballrooms, but can be read in he…
 
This week, Toni and Wendy breakdown a cheesy yet absolutely non-cheesy episode! The episode begins with Violet sneaking a morsel at court before the diamond of the season receives diamonds. We sympathize with the prospect Marina received on behalf of Lady Featherington, until a Penelope disapproved rescuer spun her into happy eagerness. Philipa Fea…
 
This week, Toni and Wendy each wish they had cake and a quizzing glass when reading “Say Yes to the Marquess” by Tessa Dare! Miss Clio Whitmore eventually turned into Miss Wait-more within her eight years of waiting for her betrothed to return from duty to crown and country. Tired of waiting, she visited the brother to her fiancé to sign dissolutio…
 
Toni and Wendy are breaking down episode three! We talk about dreaming and fantasizing. We’ve all seen the infamous spoon-licking scene. Simon gave us some “bad” thoughts then played a bad guy to Billie Eilish’s “Bad Guy.” Cressida showed us her fan flirting, stomping, and fainting skills to ensnare a prince. Is it absolutely over between Siena and…
 
Toni and Wendy are officially back for Season 3 starting with Tessa Dare’s Castles Ever After series. “Doubt not” you’ll want pancakes during and after reading "Romancing the Duke!" Being England’s sweetheart since childhood, Izzy should have a charmed life. But a charmed life was only a façade especially to the fanbase she has acquired through the…
 
There were more Easter eggs from episodes one and two! Toni and Wendy have watched the series many times to help make Bridgerton Netflix’s biggest series debut ever as declared this past week, yet it’s clear they need to keep watching. The littlest things can be easily overlooked or easily missed, and some eggs have been hinted since the Virtual Gl…
 
First things first, we (Laine, Meg, Toni, and Wendy) were wrong about our Bridgerton season one theories! Overall, Chris van Dusen and Shondaland did a great job portraying a historical romance book onto film through a modern lens. We got a shocking reveal at the end of the series, but there were many questions only the next season can answer. We d…
 
Toni and Wendy are elated! Bridgerton Season 2 has been confirmed by creator and showrunner, Chris Van Dusen, and he has been working on a script already. Spoiler alert for those who haven’t read the books, this episode is full of our bold predictions for next season. Toni thinks there’s going to be a Grey’s Anatomy moment because of an accident in…
 
Wendy and Toni hope episode two also made everyone feel as if they’ve gone through an emotional roller coaster. The show starts with a past event that brought Simon into this world. The flashbacks correlated with present events giving us a better understanding of the current Duke of Hastings. Horrifying events that young Simon went through portrays…
 
This week, Wendy and Toni talk about April 1813 and the start of the marriage market season. We’ve watched the first episode numerous times and paused at the same places to research things and find easter eggs. The eggs led to bee references and to the other Bridgerton books in the series. Gathering information led to a building with a significant …
 
Toni and Wendy are back and stalling! This episode is for everyone, but especially for those who need more time to finish the entire season. We’re talking about each of the main characters from the show, hopefully without spoilers. We start with the matriarch of the Bridgertons and then her offspring according to alphabetical order. Then we touch u…
 
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