England, 1673 The Ashcroft family motto is "Question Convention," and eldest sister Violet agrees with the sentiment completely. For one thing, she's not planning to marry. Plain Violet is smart enough to realize any suitors would be after her large inheritance, or else interested in her beautiful younger sisters--and she'd much rather spend her time improving her mind than risking her tender heart...
After wasting six years wooing a lady who eloped with another man, Ford
Chase, the handsome and eccentric Viscount Lakefield, has had it with
women. Ford is passionate about his scientific pursuits and doesn't need
to find love, thank you very much. When an unwelcome distraction--in
the form of his six-year-old niece--is dropped in his lap, he enlists
the help of an uncommonly intelligent neighbor named Violet. But
Violet's surprising allure proves to be even more distracting, leading
to a passion the likes of which he's never even imagined…
Lauren Royal is an absolutely fabulous & amazing writer! I loved how she finishes the Chases stories while beginning a new wonderful series. I fell in love with Ford who I thought was kinda obnoxious & flighty in the Jewel Trilogy. He is actually kinda dashing! When his nose isn't stuck in a science book or he's stuck in his laboratory!
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
I LOVED Lily's story! She is the sweetest of the 3 sisters for sure! I loved the emotional aspect & the fact that you could see something was there in Violet! Such a sweet love story! The only thing that is lacking in this series that there was plenty of in the Jewel Trilogy was action & adventure!