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Rand and Lily's story…
Book 2 of Chase Family Series: The Flowers

England, 1677

Lily Ashcroft is far and away the most conventional member of her eccentric family. Though she fell for dashing Oxford professor Lord Randal Nesbitt at the tender age of sixteen, she buried her feelings in deference to society's expectation that her older sisters marry first. Four years later, her sister Rose has now set her sights on Rand—and though it breaks her heart, what else can Lily do but help her beloved sister land the man of her dreams?

What no one considers are Rand's feelings on the matter. He's been nursing a secret affection for sweet, compassionate Lily ever since their first meeting. But Rose is just as beautiful and shares his academic interests. Now he finds himself caught between two lovely sisters—the one he's expected to wed and the one who's captured his heart…

Series Info

Chase Family Series: The Flowers

The Ashcroft motto is “Question Convention,” and the family is eccentric indeed. An avid gardener, the Earl of Trentingham named his daughters after his favorite flowers, and his son Rowan’s name comes from a tree. Though their mother is a successful amateur matchmaker, the last thing Violet, Rose, and Lily want is Mum plotting their marriages. Is it any wonder the Ashcroft sisters are destined to find love in unconventional ways?

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Book Info

  • A full-length novel of 100,000 words (about 400 printed book pages)
  • R-rated content: Steamy love scenes! If you prefer sweet books, The Baron's Inconvenient Bride is a sweet version of this book.
  • Originally published by Penguin Putnam (Signet Books)


  • Top Ten Bestseller on Kindle, iBooks, and Nook
  • Rose Award Nominee!

Quotes from Reviewers

A captivating historical romance. Fans of Jo Beverley and Julia Quinn will love Lauren Royal! —Kira Morgan, author of Seduced by Destiny

Enchanting, tender, and filled with memorable characters who simply charm their way into your heart. —Kathe Robin, Romantic Times BOOKclub

…another triumph of deliciously sensual romance played against the fascinating world of Restoration England. —John Charles, Booklist (American Library Association)

…a refreshing story, told with much humor…a real joy to read. —Carol Carter, Romance Reviews Today

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