Violet (Chase Family Series, Book 5) [NOOK Book]

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A Top 10 Nook 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...

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Violet (Chase Family Series, Book 5)

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Overview

A Top 10 Nook 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…

Book Details

• Humorous historical romance
• Book Five of Lauren Royal's Chase Family Series
• Special Author's Cut Edition
• A full-length novel of 104,000 words (about 416 printed book pages)
• R-rated content: Steamy love scenes!
• Originally published by Penguin Putnam (Signet)

This Author's Cut Edition e-book has been completely revised from the original and includes Bonus Material: an Author's Note, a preview of Lauren's next book, and a link to an online contest where you can enter to win a piece of jewelry featured in one of Lauren's books.

• Top 10 Bestseller on Nook, Kindle, iBooks, Kobo, and Google Play!
• Rose Award Nominee!

Connecting Books

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
1666 - AMETHYST (Colin & Amy)
1667 - EMERALD (Jason & Caithren)
1667 - FOREVERMORE (Cameron & Clarice)
1668 - AMBER (Trick & Kendra)
1673 - VIOLET (Ford & Violet)
1677 - LILY (Rand & Lily)
1677 - ROSE (Kit & Rose)

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

Specially Priced Boxed Sets
CHASE FAMILY BOXED SET ONE: THE JEWELS
CHASE FAMILY BOXED SET TWO: THE FLOWERS
REGENCY CHASE FAMILY BOXED SET

Keywords: Restoration, Charles II, Chase Family, sexy, 1600s, trilogy, marquess, perfume, science, scientist, Christopher Wren, philosophy, viscount, gardening, sisters, matchmaking mama, matchmaking mother, matchmaker, 17th century, wedding, aristocrat, nobility, wealthy, rich, humor, comedy, romantic comedy, marriage, love, family life, friendship, sister, english, england, romantic, historical romance best sellers, authors, series, novels, sex, ebooks, nook books

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Editorial Reviews

author of Seduced by Destiny - Kira Morgan
"Captivating historical romance. Fans of Julia Quinn and Tessa Dare will love Lauren Royal!"
Romantic Times Magazine - Kathe Robin
"This delectable romp is sure to be just the confection readers need for a sweet night's read…guaranteed to charm."
Romance Reviews Today - Carol Carter
"You won't want to put Violet down until you reach the end."
Huntress Book Reviews - Amanda Killgore
"Fans of Amanda Quick will find this romantic pair to be exactly their cup of tea."
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Product Details

  • BN ID: 2940014535045
  • Publisher: Novelty Books
  • Publication date: 4/23/2012
  • Series: Chase Family Series, #5
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Sales rank: 2,701
  • File size: 2 MB

Meet the Author

I decided to become a writer in the third grade (or, as my Canadian friends call it, grade three), after winning a "Why My Mother is the Greatest" essay contest and having my entry published in a major newspaper. Seeing my words in print was a thrill! But everyone told me it's too hard for novelists to get published, so after college I spent fourteen years as the CEO of my own jewelry store chain before writing my first book. A mistake? Maybe...but my first heroine, Amethyst, was a jeweler, so at least I took advantage of that wise old saying, "Write what you know." And I learned a good lesson: Don't let other people tell you what you can or can't do!

I write humorous historical romance mostly set in England and Scotland in the 17th and 19th centuries (Restoration and Regency periods). I've been oh-so-lucky to see my books hit bestseller lists all over the world, including the New York Times and USA Today lists, making this second career a real dream come true. I live in Southern California with my family and a constantly shedding cat, and I still think my mother is the greatest!

Visit my website at , where you can learn about the real people and real places in my books, enter a contest, sign up for my newsletter, and see the ever-growing branches of the Chase Family Tree.

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Customer Reviews

Average Rating 4.5
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  • Posted April 23, 2012

    Loved it! I have read it so many times. Ford is such a sweety! A

    Loved it! I have read it so many times. Ford is such a sweety! And Violets parents are so funny they need their own book.

    5 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted July 29, 2012

    I Also Recommend:

    Really great book. Kept me entertained all the way.

    Really great book. Kept me entertained all the way.

    4 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 18, 2002

    Another 5 Star read from Lauren Royal

    Lauren Royal continues to bring Restoration England to life in her newest, "Violet". Ford Chase from the "Jewel Trilogy" continues on in the first of the Flower series when he meets his match in Violet. They connect on many levels and Royal has brought a strong heroine to life in Violet.

    4 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 27, 2012

    Delightful

    I loved so many things about the story. The one thing I didn't care for is Violet's stubbornness to keep believing that Ford only wanted her money. It was had to believe someone with so much intelligence wasn't more logical. Maybe that's just an extreme example of what I call the 'silly woman syndrome'. Overall I love this book and can't wait to read the next! I loved the science & history that was tied into the story. Violet's family is hilarious! I laughed out loud so many times. Lauren Royal has a gift for constructing well written stories. I would recommend any of her books anyone.

    3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted February 19, 2009

    more from this reviewer

    Romance with a good deal of humor.

    How can you tell if someone loves you for you or if they are only after the money?
    Violet has convinced herself that men would be more interested in her sisters or her money rather than her. What hope does Ford Chase have to win her over and prove that he loves her not the money (though he does need the money).
    See the trial and error of this funny romance as he tries to prove his love to Violet with interuptions from both his and her families.

    3 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 20, 2002

    Violet

    Though he is a genius, Ford Chase has no idea how to be a father to his niece when he is given care of her to prevent her from contracting the measles from her siblings. Being an uncle for a little while at a time is one thing, but full time care quite another. His luck improves when his neighbor, Violet Ashcroft, gets sent over to see him, and has her brother, Rowan, who is close in age to the niece, Jewel, along.<BR><BR>While the two children become playmates and fast friends, Ford and Violet find they have much in common. Though neither ever thought to find love, favoring more intellectual pursuits, love begins to find them. However, Violet can not believe that anyone, especially not a handsome man as Ford is, could prefer a schlorly, plain Jane as she to her lovely sisters. Yet, he does, and shows it in little ways, like inventing glasses for her. <BR><BR>Ford is indeed a genius ahead of his time, and Violet can see this. She therefore tries to help him by getting his watch design patented and attempting to sell it for him. Will he be able to accept her help? Will she be able to believe in his love and put aside her determination to never wed?<BR><BR> ***** This light hearted book about two people who are able to see the true beauty in others is a quick read. Like many historical romance heroines, Violet is unconventional and forward thinking who requires a special man, like Ford, to see her as someone worthy of love. Fans of Amanda Quick will find this romantic pair to be exactly their cup of tea. The story is in no way bogged down by the child element, as some books tend to be; in fact, the "romance" between Lady Jewel and Rowan is charming. Also delightful is Violet's mother; and readers will look forward to seeing her matchmaking plans for the other two daughters in upcoming books LILY and ROSE. ***** </p><BR> Reviewed by Amanda Killgore.

    3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 20, 2002

    Violet is a "must read"

    I have read all of Ms. Royal's books and she continues to keep me enthralled, entertained and even a tiny bit educated. Her characters are vivid and real and her attention to detail is a credit to her research team. Keep 'em coming please Ms.R.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 24, 2002

    I never liked romance until I read Lauren Royal!

    I don't know what it is about Lauren Royal's books -- is it the historical aspects mixed with characters I care about? Is it the steamy scenes that are evocative without being trashy? Is it the interesting plot lines that don't condescend to the reader and are actually interesting? -- but she's the first romance writer whose work I've actually enjoyed reading. The characters in the books are complex and yet easy to relate to, and there are funny scenes as well as thrilling ones. I usually opt for complex fiction titles and was happy to find that in many ways, Royal's books ARE complex fiction titles. I can't wait for the next book in the "flower" trilogy!

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted December 9, 2008

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    delightful seventeenth century historical romance

    In 1673 Violet Ashcroft lives up to her family motto ¿Question convention¿ perhaps more than any of her siblings do. The studious Violet prefers learning and expanding her mind with a book than attending aristocratic parties. Even Violet admits to herself that her plain looks would never send any male panting as much as wealth would anyway. <P>Violet and her brother Rowan visit their neighbor inventor Ford Chase to help him with caring for his niece. Violet finds Ford quite handsome, but is really intrigued by his work on astronomy and especially his construction of a watch. Ford, whose ¿girlfriend¿ of six years finally gave up on his absent minded ways and eloped, enjoys his discussions and debates with Violet. As they fall in love with one another, she still has nagging doubts that any man would want her except for her money. <P>Though readers lose patience with Violet for her inability to believe in Rowan¿s love, simultaneously the audience will admire her thirst for learning that makes her feel more like a modern woman. The story line engages fans interested in how the intellectual couple finds the way to the heart is through the brain. Lauren Royal furbishes fans of seventeenth century historical romances with a delightful story starring two for the most part endearing brilliant eccentrics. <P>Harriet Klausner

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted September 30, 2012

    Fun and Easy read

    I will probably get the others that go with this series

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted March 20, 2015

    Overall, I think this is a good book, but the author kept Violet

    Overall, I think this is a good book, but the author kept Violet going back and forth too much thinking Ford wanted her for her money.
    This book had some very funny parts, and I enjoyed the characters in this book. I can say it kept me interested.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 10, 2014

    CHIPFOOT

    WHERE IS BLAZECLAN?????????

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 31, 2014

    Everdawn

    Yay!

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted July 4, 2014

    Highly Recommended

    This author never disappoints. Another excellent read with wonderfully colorful characterizations.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 2, 2013

    Icetail

    Good, vi! (Ive been consideing writing a revised and edited life story. Still not sure.)

    0 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 31, 2013

    Life may not always turn out the way you plan it

    Violet Ashcroft is the oldest of the Ashcroft sisters, she visually nearsighted, not lovely and beautiful like her sisters, she enjoys learning and Philosophy, one day she plans on writing her own Philosophy book. Violet believes no man will want her for anything but her dowry and inheritance, and she will not have a man like that, so she is set on being a spinster.
    Handsome and pitifully poor Ford Chase is the youngest member of his family, who finds himself unexpectedly caring for his lively niece jewel. The Lovely Violet Ashcroft and her brother Rowan could be his salvation, and she could be the one to make his heart whole, he may have to resign himself to being alone if he cannot prove it is love he wants, and not her money. Ford tries hard to change his fortune to win her.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 11, 2013

    Lilypool

    OMG! I LOVE THE SERIES THIS STORY IS BASED ON! ERIN HUNTER IS ACTUALLY FOUR PEOPLE! ONE OF THEM WROT THAT SERIES!

    0 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 11, 2013

    Violets Legacy~ Prologue

    DJiurr stared at the white egg. "This is the egg of the prophecy? A Rainwing?" He hissed. His blue eyes flickered at Cobras beady eyes. Cobra flicked his tail, the poison barb sliding across the stone floor. "Yes. It is due to hatch tommorrow," he said camly. There was a long pause. "Ill bin it outside." Cobra said, leaving DJiurr alone. The dragonet inside the egg tried to flex its wings against the thin walls of the egg. Cobra stabbed the sand in frustration. What was he giong to do? DJiurr was obviously not going to care what happens to this dragonet. "Dont worry. Ill take care of you."

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 3, 2013

    Skypaw

    Come on! -she mewed smiling. Pads to White ribbon result one) (;

    0 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 9, 2013

    Good book

    Its a good read.

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