“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.”
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!
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)
ABOUT THE AUTHORS
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.
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 husband. She also thinks her mother is the greatest.
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