Violet - Lauren Royal


By Lauren Royal

  • Release Date: 2012-04-23
  • Genre: Historical
Score: 4.5
From 175 Ratings


A Top 10 iBooks Bestseller from a New York Times Bestselling Author!

England, 1673: The Ashcroft family motto is "Question Convention," and eldest sister Violet agrees with the sentiment completely. For one thing, she's not planning to marry. Plain Violet is smart enough to realize any suitors would be after her large inheritance, or else interested in her beautiful younger sisters—and she'd much rather spend her time improving her mind than risking her tender heart...

Having wasted six years wooing a lady who eloped with another man, Ford Chase, Viscount Lakefield, has had it with women. Ford would much rather spend his time pursuing the sciences and constructing the first watch with a minute hand. Having his young niece dropped in his lap proves an unwelcome, annoying distraction...until an uncommonly intelligent neighbor named Violet comes to help...


A complete, standalone story—no cliffhangers!

Series: Chase Family Series: The Flowers, Book 1
Style: Humorous historical romance
Length: 105,000 words (about 415 standard pages)
Bonus Material: Author’s Note, preview of next book, link to giveaway
R-rated Content: Steamy love scenes!*

* If you’d prefer to read a Sweet & Clean (kisses only) version of this story, look for “The Viscount’s Wallflower Bride” by Lauren Royal & Devon Royal.


Top 10 Bestseller on Books! Rose Award Nominee

"A captivating historical romance. Fans of Julia Quinn and Tessa Dare will love Lauren Royal!"
—Glynnis Campbell, USA Today Bestselling Author

"This delectable romp is sure to be just the confection readers need for a sweet night's read…guaranteed to charm."
Romantic Times

"You won't want to put Violet down until you reach the end."
Romance Reviews Today

"Fans of Amanda Quick will find this romantic pair to be exactly their cup of tea."
Huntress Book Reviews


While VIOLET can be read as a stand-alone novel, many readers enjoy reading it as part of a series. All of Lauren's books feature Chase family members. Should you wish to read them in chronological order, this is the sequence:

Chase Family Series: The Jewels
1666 - AMETHYST (Colin & Amy)
1667 - EMERALD (Jason & Caithren)
1667 - FOREVERMORE (Cameron & Clarice)
1668 - AMBER (Trick & Kendra)

Chase Family Series: The Flowers
1673 - VIOLET (Ford & Violet)
1677 - LILY (Rand & Lily)
1677 - ROSE (Kit & Rose)
1651 - A SECRET CHRISTMAS (Joseph & Chrystabel)

Chase Family Series: The Regency
1815 - LOST IN TEMPTATION (Tristan & Alexandra)
1816 - TEMPTING JULIANA (James & Juliana)
1817 - THE ART OF TEMPTATION (Sean & Corinna + Griffin & Rachael)

Chase Family Series: The Renaissance
1549 - ALICE BETROTHED (Adam & Alice)

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LAUREN ROYAL decided to become a writer at the age of eight, after winning a “Why My Mother is the Greatest” essay contest. Now she’s a New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of humorous historical romance novels. Lauren lives in Southern California with her family and their constantly shedding cat. She still thinks her mother is the greatest.

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  • Great book

    By Workinglady123
    Great characters. I loved the strong females that were intelligent. Definitely a great read.
  • Violet

    By stonyledge
    A great read!
  • Excellent

    By MeriO1968
    Another stunning novel from Ms Royal. Fantastic character development. Intriguing plot line. Beautiful scenery. Last, but not least, accurate history. All add up to a delightful must read. Enjoy!
  • Ford & Violet

    By Hooooonnnnnn
    Great book. I love it
  • Romance just the way I like it

    By beyondmenow
    Violet gives you romance without violence and a great story about history that I found fascinating. I throughly enjoyed reading it.
  • Great Book

    By str8upsmile
    This story is filled with historical richness and a wonderful romance. ♥️
  • Violet

    By Melroses1957
    I've never read any of Lauren's previous books, but that will change. I loved this book. This title caught my eye because I lost my Mom, Violet, a little over a year ago. I love romance novels and this one did not disappoint. I loved all the characters and especially the story line. I'm a sucker for happy endings.
  • Ford & Violet's Story

    By Unka Charles
    After reading Lauren Royal's Jewel Trilogy, I was hooked. With "Violet" I have begun the Flower Trilogy. Though the "Violet" plot is not as intricate as those of the Amethyst, Emerald, and Amber novels in the Jewel Trilogy, I found it sensual, sweet, and humorous. I love the hero in "Violet." Ford Chase, a spoiled, youngest brother of three older siblings (whose stories are in the Jewel Trilogy) is not used to having any responsibilities. The laugh-out-loud part is when he takes his five-year-old niece to his home for weeks while measles rage in her home. Being a young bachelor (and somewhat of a rake), Ford is not used to being around children. The fun begins. This adorable little girl intrudes on his life-long obsession with science, but he soon comes to care for her. Ford falls for his neighbor: soon-to-be-21-years old, plain Violet who is intelligent but doesn't think a handsome man like him could love and want to marry her for herself--but only for her inheritance. Because Ford--being a younger son--is poor, most of their story deals with her confusion (which eventually becomes somewhat tedious). Violet and her family are unconventional for 17th century English peers and also provide some humor. Readers may want to read the books in the order they were written to better appreciate "Violet." I gave it only 4 stars because I liked the Jewels better. An avid reader of historical romance, I am only recently a Lauren Royal fan.
  • I've read this over and over!

    By 24liberty
    I love Violet's and Ford's families and the way real scientists of the time period were brought into the story. It's both humorous and sexy. One of my favorite romance novels ever!
  • Lame

    By Morugger
    Characters were weak...had to put it down before ch 5- took to long to get interesting