The Viscount's Wallflower Bride: A Sweet & Clean Historical Romance (The Chase Brides, Book 5)

The Viscount's Wallflower Bride: A Sweet & Clean Historical Romance (The Chase Brides, Book 5)

by Lauren Royal, Devon Royal
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The Viscount's Wallflower Bride: A Sweet & Clean Historical Romance (The Chase Brides, Book 5) by Lauren Royal, Devon Royal

"The Viscount's Wallflower Bride" is the SWEET & CLEAN ROMANCE edition of "Violet" by Lauren Royal.
From a New York Times bestselling author and her daughter!

England, 1673: Lady Violet Ashcroft grew up sheltered in the countryside, far from the dashing gentlemen of the court--and that's how she likes it. Here on her family's beautiful, quiet estate, she needn't fight off suitors who are only after her sizable inheritance, or play second fiddle to her prettier younger sisters. Love and marriage aren't for everyone, and sensible Violet would rather spend her days improving her mind than risking her heart. Until a rather dashing gentleman shows up next door...

Ford Chase, Viscount Lakefield, has had it with women. Who's got time for them, anyway, when there's important work to be done? Fresh out of Oxford, Ford is ready to devise his first world-changing invention. All he needs is some peace and quiet on his neglected country estate, where there is no family to nag him and, most especially, no women to distract him--until he's thrown into the company of the intriguing Lady Violet...

PLEASE NOTE: This book is the SWEET & CLEAN version of "Violet" by Lauren Royal. If you'd prefer to read the original book, which includes steamy love scenes and stronger language, look for "Violet."

BOOK DETAILS

A complete, standalone story--no cliffhangers!

Series: The Chase Brides, Book 5
Style: Humorous historical romance
Length: 103,750 words (about 415 standard pages)
Bonus Material: Author's Note, preview of next book, link to giveaway
PG-rated Content: Kisses only, no love scenes!

CONNECTING BOOKS

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

The Chase Brides
1666 - THE EARL'S UNSUITABLE BRIDE (Colin & Amy)
1667 - THE MARQUESS'S SCOTTISH BRIDE (Jason & Caithren)
1667 - THE LAIRD'S FAIRYTALE BRIDE (Cameron & Clarice)
1668 - THE DUKE'S RELUCTANT BRIDE (Trick & Kendra)
1673 - THE VISCOUNT'S WALLFLOWER BRIDE (Ford & Violet)
1677 - THE BARON'S INCONVENIENT BRIDE (Rand & Lily)
1677 - THE GENTLEMAN'S SCANDALOUS BRIDE (Kit & Rose)

Regency Chase Brides
1815 - ALEXANDRA (Tristan & Alexandra)
1816 - JULIANA (James & Juliana)
1817 - CORINNA (Sean & Corinna + Griffin & Rachael)

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Themes: teen and young adult coming of age novels, lords and ladies, wealthy nobility, castles, England and English history, 17th century and 1600s, sisters and brothers, family life, friendship, weddings, matchmaking, romantic comedy, Enlightenment philosophy and science, bluestockings and bookworms

Product Details

BN ID: 2940158528309
Publisher: Novelty Books
Publication date: 06/30/2016
Series: The Chase Brides , #5
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 415
Sales rank: 65,258
File size: 4 MB

About the Author

LAUREN ROYAL decided to become a writer in the third grade, 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.

DEVON ROYAL is the daughter of romance novelist Lauren Royal. After attending film school, she wrote an award-winning TV comedy pilot and spent several years working in digital video production before turning her focus to fiction writing. Devon lives in Southern California with her fiancé. She also thinks her mother is the greatest.

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The Viscount's Wallflower Bride: A Sweet & Clean Historical Romance (The Chase Brides, Book 5) 4.2 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 16 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
A 3 star rating only because the "heroine" was difficult to "accept," so fickle, constant wavering ... I was frustrated with her! The story had me reacting which in itself a good read, however, it's not a series I would pursue
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The older sister is interested in philosophy, not marriage. The young Lord has a rundown estate with no money to fix it up and an inquisitive mind for inventions. He is not interested in marriage or a family until he has to take care of his neice for several week. Mixing these two together brings about some very interesting problems and outcomes.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is a wonderful book for anyone that has ever doubted themselves.
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Sweet and enjoyable romance. Although I love a good love scene, this was a nice break from all the graphic novels being published today.
Dizneyfreek More than 1 year ago
Made no sense! Thank goodness it was free.
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
It was a nice clean story. A bit slow at times and the female lead was annoying at times with her doubts, but overall worth reading.
HumorMyWay More than 1 year ago
I love the Chase family series each book is better than the last always leaving you with a smile on your face. Violet is about to turn 18 in this day and time this is almost considered a spinster. Violet is a dear sweet soul that was after my heart from the start more interested in reading than going out and about doing lady things. She is a very smart lady in times when one should be. Ford is the man of her dreams but he is only into science with making things his passion. He is the owner of the family estate but just is not interested in it using his money for his inventions. Violets mother plots to make a match of these two she feels sure they are well matched. Violet is just unsure of Ford she will not be pushed into marriage unless she is sure of her man. Ford just doesn’t feel there is anyone out there for him since his girlfriend ran off with another. He needs money and Violet isn’t having anything to do with that unless he loves her. It doesn’t matter how much she loves him she isn’t giving in. I loved the humor and at times it makes me laugh out loud. I really liked they were neighbors knowing each other and the romance was a friendship first. I really think this makes the best and most lasting love. This is a slow moving romance with Violet taking thing slow Ford has a thing or two to prove. The authors have done their research with this time period matching up events and issues with the times around them. This was a very well written lovely romance that gives you thrills and excitement waiting to see how things turned out. You smile as you can feel Violets sorrow just putting in time waiting and watching. You are going to love this series and this story as the authors take you back in time with a compelling read.
Kelli7990 More than 1 year ago
*I received an ARC copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.* I enjoyed this book.
Teri_D More than 1 year ago
Every time I complete a Chase family book, I say that it is my favorite. That's until the next one comes along. This is no exception with Ford and Violet's story. Violet is a girl after my onw heart. She would rather be smart than pretty. She would rather read philosophy books than go to a ball. About to turn 18, her sisters consider her an almost spinster. Ford would rather invent things than take care of his estate. He wants to perfect the watch with a minute hand, but has no interest in patenting it if he is successful. Ford and Violet are next door neighbors. Violet's mother, Mum, is the town matchmaker and she has her sight set on these two. She is successful with her matches and feels that this match is worth pursuing. I loved that they eased into their relationship and that Violet continued to be unsure of Ford's motives. No jumping in for that girl! Ford was convinced that there was no woman for him after his long time girl ran off with another (not that he was too disappointed). The spectacles were such a thoughtful gift and the book of instructions was so funny. I have never seen that in a Regency romance. You'll need to read this book to learn about both. I love Lauren and Devon's writing. These sweet romance books make me smile. I cannot wait to read Lily's story!
HeyerF4n More than 1 year ago
I loved this story. Right from the beginning I liked the absent-minded academic who has had little to do with children, trying to cope with his five year old niece. Jewel was such a character and certainly knew how to twist her uncle around her little finger. I also enjoyed the scientific elements and the descriptions of the Royal Society members (Christopher Wren, Isaac Newton etc) and the party which Ford and Violet attended. Violet and her family were entertaining to read about and I loved the little details of the time, such as the cost of tea (it was so valuable that they had locking tea caddies to store it in) and the importation of white sugar from the West Indies. The descriptions of Trentingham Manor (Violet's home) particularly resonated with me. I am a volunteer room guide at The Vyne, National Trust and the Saloon there has Tudor oak paneling with gold rosettes just like the fictional Trentingham Manor's Drawing Room and Tudor linen fold paneling in the Dining Parlour. Plus a Tudor Chapel with 500 year old stained glass windows that are still colourful and vibrant. It wasn't until I reached the end of the book and the author's note with explanations of the historical liberties taken and background to the story, that I realized that this was not a coincidence and that Trentingham had in fact been based on The Vyne! I am sure the author will be pleased to know that I recognised her descriptions. In hindsight I'm surprised I didn't realize the truth sooner as there was also mention of a Stone Gallery (which the Earl used for his plants) and a Summerhouse, though The Vyne is not unique in having these. Ford's house is based on Snowshill Manor, which I have visited on a couple of occasions but was less easily recognisable. I did wish that Violet and her sisters called their mother Mama, whilst it was explained that it was a diminutive of their father's nickname for his wife, Mum felt rather jarringly modern. The only other thing that is rather strange for a book set in the 17th century is its title, I believe the term of wallflower did not come into usage until the early 19th century. I received a free copy of this book in exchange for an honest review. I was not compensated for my review, and I was not required to write a positive review. The opinion expressed here is my own.
PamRT More than 1 year ago
What a delightful story that brings to light the too-often felt shortcomings many of us have as we explore relationships and enter the world of romance. Violet and Ford shuttle back and forth between what they conceive as their own failures and inadequacies and make the other suffer. How will they resolve their feelings? How do these feelings play on each other within our own lives? Perhaps you, too, can learn from Violet and Ford . . .
BJTodd More than 1 year ago
I have read both the "steamy" and "sweet" versions of this story. I truly looked forward to reading the slight differences that made this a "sweet" story. I loved the variations! Specifically the ones about the book Ford buys for Violet. “I received a free review copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.”
ds621 More than 1 year ago
Can a nerdy girl find romance in an era when a woman is valued mostly for her looks and rarely for her brain? I love this sweet and clean book. It is beautifully written and could easily be enjoyed by anyone. It would be good for a book club or even a mother/ daughter to read together. I received a free copy of this book in exchange for a fair and honest review.
MariaRose More than 1 year ago
I received a copy of this book by the author for my honest review. This was a really sweet story , it's Lady Violet Ashcroft and Ford Chase Viscount Lakefield's story. Lady Violet is a sheltered miss who loved being in the country away from all the hustle of London's marriage mart, she knows that she's not marriage material she's to plain and to smart for the average man. Especially when her younger sisters are far prettier , she knows that all they would want is her dowry she's better of without them! Viscount Lakefield's is to busy with his inventions to think about marriage so his long standing fiancé has had it with him and breaks it off, which suits him just fine. After all he will have more time for his very important work of inventing. Until he meets the very intriguing Violet she's not the average simpering young miss. This is the clean version of Violet and is just perfect for young tweens without the steamy parts . I would highly recommend. The Lauren Devon Royal team did an outstanding job !