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Product Details

  • Series: Flower Trilogy
  • Mass Market Paperback: 384 pages
  • Publisher: Signet (October 7, 2003)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0451209885
  • ISBN-13: 978-0451209887
  • Product Dimensions: 6.8 x 4.2 x 1.1 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 6.6 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (25 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,068,239 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

Editorial Reviews

From Publishers Weekly

The final entry in Royal's Restoration-era trilogy (Violet; Lily) features the third Ashcroft sister, Rose, who has set her sights on landing a titled gentleman. To that end, she prevails upon her mother to bring her to court, where she quickly becomes a hit with the courtiers. Whenever Rose's forwardness gets her into trouble, family friend Christopher "Kit" Martyn steps in to help. Kit, an architect, is struggling to complete three daunting commissions for the king; if he does so, he'll win the post of Deputy Surveyor, which could lead to a knighthood. He quickly falls for Rose, but though she's wildly attracted to him as well, she refuses to consider him because he's a commoner. As Rose kisses her way around the royal court, Kit tries to convince her that he's the only man for her. The breezy energy that usually enlivens Royal's books is lacking here, largely because Rose comes off as shallow and unsympathetic. Royal throws in a transparent mystery regarding some accidents on Kit's building projects, but it does little to increase the book's tension. Diehard fans of Royal's books will complete the trilogy, poor word-of-mouth notwithstanding, but this pallid offering is unlikely to impress those new to her work.
Copyright 2003 Reed Business Information, Inc.

From Booklist

After watching both of her sisters happily marry men they adore, Rose Ashcroft isn't about to become her family's first spinster. Convinced that it is just as easy to fall in love with a nobleman as with a commoner, Rose sets out to capture the fancy of a titled, handsome lord. The chance to attend court with her mother presents Rose with a dazzling array of possible husbands, but somehow the one man who keeps intruding on her thoughts is commoner Christopher "Kit" Martyn. Convinced he doesn't have a chance of winning her affections, Kit isn't about to let Rose distract him from his goal of becoming the king's official architect, but he still can't stop thinking of some way to prove that his love is worth more than any title. Bringing her Ashcroft sisters trilogy to a delightful close, Royal vividly details the seductively glamorous court of Charles II. John Charles
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More About 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, and win awards including the Golden Quill and Booklist's Top 10 Romance of the Year, making this second career a real dream come true. I live in Southern California with my husband, our three young adult children, and one constantly shedding cat, and I still think my mother is the greatest!

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I found it very entertaining, amusing and enjoyed it very much.
DOLORES A. MAHLER
I love the time period that the author set these books in but very often the sisters behaved and spoke just like modern women today.
Sandy Milan
The first time I read this book, it took me about 2 days and I could not stop thinking about it.
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Most Helpful Customer Reviews

5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By Suzanne white on February 20, 2012
Format: Mass Market Paperback
This is a great book, definitely worth the money. I love reading, I always check the book section in stores and one day a few years ago, I was looking at the books in dollar tree and came across Rose by Lauren Royal. Obviously because I bought it from Dollar Tree I did not really think it would be that good, but I was pleasantly surprised. The first time I read this book, it took me about 2 days and I could not stop thinking about it. I would literally fall asleep wondering what would happen next. There are few books that I read more than once, but this book is one of those that deserves a second and third read.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By "bcdancer07" on October 7, 2004
Format: Mass Market Paperback
i was honestly hoping this book to be good, but as usual, Lauren Royal exceeds my expectations. in the first book, VIOLET, Rose comes out as a selfish, shallow, love-sick romantic. But with each book, she grows. And in ROSE, Rose truly does mature. Of course, she still wants a "titled, rich, good-looking husband" but of course, she must learn the hard way. Each of the "titled, good-looking men" all had to be horrendous kissers, thus leaving her to seek out Kit's mind-blowing kisses. These two are definitely meant for each other. You can't just help but smile/cry/ or say "about dang time" when they do get together.
I found Rose to be a delight. Such wonderful, egnigmatic characters. You can't help but love Duke Trentigham and his "bountiful bother", Chrystabel Ashcroft with her match-making ways... even though her daughters would never rightfully admit that tidbit and all of the extra characters that make this book and Royal's other books such a delight.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on October 31, 2003
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I loved "Violet" and "Lily" but this is my favorite just because I loved Rose from the other books and couldn't wait to read her story. Rose and Kit are a perfect match even though Rose didn't think so at first. Rose's quest for a kiss that could equal Kit's was hysterical. I have read all of Ms. Royal's books and she's an instant buy from now on.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Harriet Klausner #1 HALL OF FAME on October 20, 2003
Format: Mass Market Paperback
In 1677 England, twenty-one years old Rose Ashcroft is considered by friends, family, and herself as a spinster especially with her younger sister getting married. Advice to her usually runs to hiding her intelligence and settle for someone less than Prince Charming as Rose is an aristocratic snob in terms of a potential spouse.
Architect Kit Martyn and Rose are very attracted to each other. However, neither welcomes the feelings as he is beneath her husband criteria as a commoner and he rejects love having seen his parents die young and poor. Her mother thinks they are perfect for one another and plans to push them into one another arms even if her daughter says no and the selected groom wants an aristocrat for his sister not him.
The latest seventeenth century flowery romance is a solid tale due to the attitudes of the lead protagonists. Neither one wants to fall in love with the other as each has an "acceptable standard that their beloved fails to attain. The story line is fun to follow as ROSE learns love is the class equalizer and Kit finds out that though his parents were impoverished they were happy because they cherished one another.
Harriet Klausner
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Amazon Customer on October 10, 2012
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I have now read all three of the books in Lauren Royal's "Flower Trilogy" and have honestly loved each and every one of them.

Building on the families first introduced in the "Jewel Trilogy," this series tells the story of each of the three beautifully different Ashcroft daughters. As with any good series, the main characters from the previous books reappear and continue to develop in this next installment. I love that! When a book ends with it's "happily ever after," it's nice to get a small glimpse into that ever after in a later story.

Rose, as she is portrayed in the earlier novels, is the most "shallow" of the three. She is only looking for love from a titled man. Little did she understand that her heart will go where it will, titled gentleman or not.

And Kit? Oh my. What a man. How could she not fall in love with him, wealthy and powerful commoner or not?

Reading along as these two face their inner struggles and resist their destiny is so enjoyable that it will end before you know it! I most heartily recommend you download it now and get started!
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2 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Diana Brandmeyer VINE VOICE on November 30, 2003
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Rose-this long awaited book holds true to the other sisters who came before. Not an woman of her time but before her time. Raised to pick her own husband Rose sets out to do just that. She finds Kit Martyn but there's a problem, he doesn't have a title. Will that stop Rose from following her heart? I'm not telling the details of this fun romantic romp. Pick it up today-you won't put it down until you're finished.
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By Carollann on July 8, 2014
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This was a great read. I will tell you that you need to read all the books that go with this one. You will never want to put it down.
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By Dana L. Schmuck on March 25, 2014
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LOVED the Flower Trilogy! Must buy! Started will the Jewel Trilogy and got HOOKED! A wonderful story and amazing writer!
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