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Kit and Rose's story…
Book 3 of Chase Family Series: The Flowers

England, 1677

The last of three sisters to marry, Lady Rose Ashcroft is determined to land a wealthy, titled husband—a marquess perhaps, or even a duke. Having had her heart broken in the past, she's decided the key to enticing a man lies in hiding her intelligence and academic interests while flaunting her more feminine qualities. Matchmaking mother in tow and strategy firmly in place, Rose heads off to Charles II's court to find love…

And runs smack dab into Christopher "Kit" Martyn, the one man who could ruin all her plans. Kit is a dashing, successful commoner with his sights set on landing the post of official Royal Architect—and he's the only man Rose feels she can honestly talk to about anything. Kit knows the true Rose, and he wants her, but she thinks of him as a family friend. Can he convince her that a title is unimportant compared to the passion he knows they're destined to share?

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 105,000 words (about 420 printed book pages)
  • R-rated content: Steamy love scenes! If you prefer sweet books, The Gentleman’s Scandalous Bride is a sweet version of this book.
  • Originally published by Penguin Putnam (Signet Books)


  • Top Ten Bestseller on Kindle, iBooks, and Nook
  • Finalist for the 2004 More Than Magic Award!
  • Winner of the Golden Quill Award for Best Historical Romance!

Quotes from Reviewers

This wonderful conclusion to the Flower series is as charming and engaging as Royal's other romances. She portrays the 17th century and Charles II's colorful reign with a deft hand, filling the pages with the history and atmosphere of the era. Relax, enjoy, and delight in another luscious tale. —Kathe Robin, Romantic Times BOOKclub

Be good to yourself and take this title home as soon as it hits the shelves. —Carol Carter, Romance Reviews Today

Bringing her Ashcroft sisters series to a delightful close, Royal vividly details the seductively glamorous court of Charles II. —John Charles, Booklist (American Library Association)

…full of wit and sensuality, a thoroughly engaging read. —Lea Moyer, Romance and Friends

A fun, romantic stroll…exemplary details of the period, interesting and unusual habits among the elite, and a tempting romance to heat up the pages. —Cheré Coen, The Bakersfield Californian

Rose is a charming book…you will find yourself giggling, worrying and laughing out loud.AOL Romance Fiction Forum

If you enjoy reading historicals about kings and castles and noblemen, this book is a must for your reading list. —Sherri Myers, RomanceJunkies.com

…a fun, educational and spirited romp into another time. —Deb Moores, HistoricalRomanceWriters.com

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