Daisy Bowman is the last of the wallflowers to find wedded bliss. Her father, Thomas Bowman, is tired of spending money on gowns, balls, and everything needed to land Daisy a titled husband. Thomas hands down an ultimatum to Daisy; find the husband she wants to marry by the end of May or marry his choice: Matthew Swift.
Daisy can’t imagine being married to her father’s right hand man. What she knows about Matthew she doesn’t like. Matthew is dependable and Thomas holds him in high esteem. Surely this means that Matthew must be a lot like Thomas. As time passes, Daisy learns she could be wrong.
Matthew has much to gain by marrying Daisy. He will gain the company when Thomas passes, but more importantly he has the opportunity he never thought possible. Matthew has loved Daisy for years from a safe distance. He knows he can’t ever get close to Daisy; his past could catch up with him any time and he wouldn’t want to taint her life that way. Can these two work through so much to find true love in the end?
I was very much looking forward to Daisy’s story and I wasn’t disappointed. Daisy is a strong character and we get to visit Annabelle, Lillian and Evie again. Matthew’s past is not as terrible as it is made out to be. Overall, Scandal in Spring is a delightful trip back to England. The Wallflower series is a good one and I’m sad to know that there is only one more story to read after this.