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Violet Ashcroft has decided not to get married. Especially since most suitors would surely have their eyes on her inheritance or her ravishing younger sister. And Violet is convinced her eligible and handsome neighbor, Ford Chase, is no exception. He'd certainly never sincerely be interested in a woman as serious and self-conscious as she.
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Overview

Violet Ashcroft has decided not to get married. Especially since most suitors would surely have their eyes on her inheritance or her ravishing younger sister. And Violet is convinced her eligible and handsome neighbor, Ford Chase, is no exception. He'd certainly never sincerely be interested in a woman as serious and self-conscious as she.
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Royal, author of the Jewel trilogy (Amber, etc.), offers up a straightforward 17th-century romance that, while not as substantial as her previous works, still entertains. Bluestocking Violet Ashcroft has no interest in men; she's convinced they'll only want her for her money, and besides, she wants nothing more than to publish her own work of philosophy. Her plans are overset by the arrival of her handsome neighbor, Ford Chase, who has returned to his neglected country estate with his flirtatious, five-year-old niece to dedicate himself to scientific pursuits. Ford and Violet soon fall for each other, but can Violet be sure that Ford isn't just marrying her to gain the funds necessary to improve his failing estate? Both Violet and Ford are charming in their intellectual single-mindedness, and Ford is refreshingly open about his intentions toward Violet. However, Violet's resistance to the winning Ford feels ever more contrived as the novel unfolds, and their difficulties are wrapped up too hastily, culminating when Violet undertakes a bit of subterfuge which never really bears fruit. Although Royal's playful story glosses over some of the more serious relationship issues probed in her earlier works, this breezy summer read will still satisfy her rapidly growing fan base. (Sept. 3)
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  • ISBN-13: 9780451206886
  • Publisher: Signet
  • Publication date: 9/3/2002
  • Format: Mass Market Paperback
  • Pages: 384
  • Product dimensions: 4.30 (w) x 6.74 (h) x 0.99 (d)

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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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  • Posted February 19, 2009

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    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.

    2 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 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.

    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!

    1 out of 1 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

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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