The Season by Sarah MacleanThe Season by Sarah Maclean

The Season

bySarah Maclean

Paperback | June 1, 2010

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Seventeen-year-old Lady Alexandra Stafford is strong-willed and sharp-tongued and not at all interested in marriage. Unfortunately, her mother is determined to marry her off to someone safe, respectable, wealthy, and almost certainly boring. But Alex is far more fascinated by adventure than romance, Somehow, between ball gown fittings, dances, and dinner parties, Alex, along with her two best friends, Ella and Vivi, manages to get entangled in her biggest scrape yet. It's a mystery brimming with espionage, murder, suspicion, and love. Romance and danger fill the air in this juicy paperback, as this year's season begins.
Sarah MacLean grew up in Rhode Island, where she spent much of her free time bemoaning the fact that she was more than a century too late for her own season. She lives in New York with her husband, their dog, and a ridiculously large collection of romance novels. She is currently at work on her next book.
Title:The SeasonFormat:PaperbackDimensions:352 pages, 8.02 × 5.24 × 0.68 inPublished:June 1, 2010Publisher:SCHOLASTIC INCLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0545048877

ISBN - 13:9780545048873

Appropriate for ages: 12


Rated 4 out of 5 by from YA before the historical romance. Before she made the jump into proper historical romance, MacLean wrote a very intriguing YA historical romance novel. She definitively showed promises in this genre too.
Date published: 2017-06-21
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Perfect YA historical Romance! The Season by Sarah MacLean 4.5 Stars - I thought this book was well written. I loved the relationship between Gavin and Alex. They had great chemistry, witty dialogue, and they had that "friends to lovers/boy next door" sort of plot I like. As I am reading this with a young adult, I tried to look at this story from her point of view. She has never read a historical romance before and I thought there was just enough informative details - what types of clothes/layers of clothes they wore, the order of titles etc.- thrown in that I think it would be a wonderful introduction to this genre for her. Also, as this author usually writes more adult types of books.. this story is age appropriate.. nothing steamy, but all the good butterflies! Lastly, I really enjoyed the secondary characters! Is it just me or does anyone else wish Vivi and Will would get together?? Now, I wonder if they have their own stories! … Perhaps they do?? I must check into this! I am very glad I read this book. ~Paragraphs and Petticoats~
Date published: 2017-05-16
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Loved it! Such a cute book :) I love how there was a side of mystery to this novel and a side of history to it, and I'm happy the two main characters ended up together! <3
Date published: 2017-02-22
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Loved this book! I have read this book so many times that I have lost count. The historical discription was very well written. Alex is a strong and smart heroine. You won't regret reading this book if you love romance and adventure in a histroical setting. Hopefully this author will decide to turn this into a series. I would love to read more books about Alex, Ella and Vivi. #plumreview.
Date published: 2016-11-23
Rated 5 out of 5 by from EPIC!!! This is my sixth time reading this novel and it has never ceased to not exceed my expectations!!!! I highly recommend this to those who are looking for equal parts romance and adventure :-D
Date published: 2014-08-21
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Plot falls short, but great historical descriptions Although the three girls were wonderful characters in this book, the story falls short. It didn't have the excitement I thought it was going to have. The detail at their dinners and parties however was well written and very descriptive. Everything in the novel did seem authentic and although it did make a good read the plot and some unanswered questions sort of marred the book and my enjoyment of it. The parties and dinners were well written and also, it was nice to see a book not heavy on the description on dresses and where they came from (does that really matter?). The characters in the novel were all right. Gavin and Alex did make a good couple and you can't help but feel excited for Alex when she experiences these new found feelings of romance for a childhood friend. They could be compared to Elizabeth and Darcy in Pride and Prejudice - only younger. I couldn't also help but smile at Freddie and Alex. He was a huge flirt but you couldn't help but feel charmed by his presence and manner (as Alex did). However I wanted to know why Gavin disliked him so much (jealous perhaps?) and if there was a story behind it. I wish that was addressed. If there is going to be another book after this, it would be nice however I'm not sure if I will pursue it further. It's not that I didn't enjoy reading the book, but I expected a lot more intrigue and more action. It did pick up somewhat towards the end, but it was done and over with in an instant. There was also the "mystery" (if you could call it that) behind Freddie and why Gavin disliked him so much. Also Gavin stating he knew that Freddie is a cad. Hm. Well, I'd like to know why and what he did to make Gavin feel that way. They were friends before so what happened. It's this sort of thing that frustrated me as it was never revealed. Overall, it was a good historical novel. Authentic and true to the word. Yet the plot falls short and could have had a lot more added to it. However those who loved The Luxe series would enjoy this novel as it takes place around the same time period. It's not the greatest book I've read, but no regrets either.
Date published: 2010-05-27
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Loved It! I don't particulary know why I love this book so much but It's absolutely amazing. Every once in awhile I'll read a book and be entirely capitivated by it and that happened with this book, I couldn't put it down. This is a definate must read !
Date published: 2010-04-18