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Royal, Lauren.
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Publication Information:
New York : New American Library, [2003]

Physical Description:
368 pages ; 18 cm
General Note:
"A Signet Book."

"Signet Historical Romance"--Spine.
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X Adult Mass Market Paperback Central Library

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The third novel in the flower trilogy-with a 14k gold necklace giveaway contest for readers!

In Violet and Lily , Lauren Royal dazzled readers with tales of two of the delightfully eccentric Ashcroft sisters. Now, she brings us the story of Rose-a woman whose heart, body, and mind are in full bloom...

Author Notes

Lauren Royal became interested in the Restoration period at the age of 14, when she snuck a valuable first-edition copy of Forever Amber out of her great-uncle's library. She began amassing a collection of history books and taking copious notes with the intention of someday writing novels of her own. A fourteen-year career as the CEO of her own jewelry store chain delayed those dreams, but she never forgot them. Lauren lives in Southern California with her family. Amber concludes her dazzling jewel trilogy, which began with Amethyst and then Emerald .

You can reach Lauren by e-mail at or on her website at "Real" mail can be sent to P.O. Box 52932, Irvine, CA 92619.

Reviews 2

Booklist Review

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 Copyright 2003 Booklist

Publisher's Weekly Review

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. (Oct. 7) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved