by Lauren Royal


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A Top 10 Bestseller from a New York Times Bestselling Author!

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: Chase Family Series: The Flowers, Book 2

Style: Humorous historical romance

Length: 100,000 words (about 400 standard pages)

Bonus Material: Author’s Note, preview of next book, link to giveaway

R-rated Content: Steamy love scenes!*


• Top 10 Bestseller on Amazon, Barnes & Noble, iBooks, Kobo, and Google Play

• Rose Award Nominee


"A captivating historical romance. Fans of Julia Quinn and Tessa Dare will love Lauren Royal!"

—Glynnis Campbell, USA Today Bestselling Author

"Enchanting, tender, and filled with memorable characters who simply charm their way into your heart."

Romantic Times

"…another triumph of deliciously sensual romance played against the fascinating world of Restoration England."

Booklist (American Library Association)


While LILY can be read as a stand-alone novel, many readers enjoy reading it as part of a series. All of Lauren’s books feature Chase family members. Should you wish to read them in chronological order, this is the sequence:

Chase Family Series: The Jewels


1667 - EMERALD


1668 - AMBER

Chase Family Series: The Flowers

1673 - VIOLET

1677 - LILY

1677 - ROSE


Chase Family Series: The Regency




Chase Family Series: The Renaissance


Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781634691192
Publisher: Novelty Publishers, LLC
Publication date: 06/24/2019
Series: Chase Family Series: The Flowers , #2
Pages: 294
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.66(d)

About the Author

Lauren Royal is the New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of "truly enchanting" historical romance novels. Her books have earned raves from reviewers including Publishers Weekly, who calls her "an impressive talent." Lauren also writes sweet & clean historical romance with her daughter, Devon. She lives in Southern California with her family and their constantly shedding cat.

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Lily 4.4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 29 reviews.
harstan More than 1 year ago
In 1673, after sixteen-year-old Lily Ashcroft meets aristocratic scholar Randal Nesbit she challenges the family motto of ¿Question Convention¿. Lily realizes she has found her life mate and wants a very conventional marriage to the decade older Randal. He is extremely attracted to Lily but he keeps reminding himself she is only sixteen. In fact he uses that rationalization for the next four years to keep his distance. However, Rand sees Lily during a Baptism of her twin nephew and niece and he knows he no longer can hide behind her under age status, nor does he want too. He simply desires marriage to his beloved Lily. However, she concludes that her sister Rose has set her sights on Rand and Lily decides to sacrifice her own happiness for her family. However, neither sibling understands that to Rand a Rose is not a Rose as his preference run towards a different flower. LILY, the second bloom in Lauren Royal¿s seventeenth century romantic bouquet (see VIOLET) is an enjoyable tale starring two nice people who (with Rose) make an interesting triangle. The story line is entertaining, but no character is deeply developed and the conflict is not that powerful. Still, readers will enjoy a warm historical romance starring charming protagonists who want no one hurt. Harriet Klausner
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tippynicki More than 1 year ago
A very good read. Had a hard time putting down. There were enough pages in the book to develop the story .
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The story of Lily and Rand seems very straight forward. They find immediate chemistry with each of very quickly in the book. But Lauren Royal, the wonderful story teller she is, weaves so many road blocks with twists and turns you almost doubt the early predictable ending. I would highly recommend this book.JM
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Have read all of Lauren's books, and this one was one of the best. So good to see some of all the characters and what happened to all of them.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I so love this story line. The intrique, the love of family and promises made. I recommended this book and series to people who love historical fiction.
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Loved this trilogy by Lauren Royal as much as the original trilogy that led up to this set. She takes a lot of privileges with history to make it fun and exciting but also gives the non-fictionalized version of the people and events at the end of the book.
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Couldnt put the book down loved the characters never a dull moment
romanticallychallenged More than 1 year ago
If you have read the first book in the series, you will enjoy Lily.
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TranquilityRB More than 1 year ago
I started with this one and should have started reading Violet first then Rose then Lily, but I liked it. I liked how hard Ford worked to make her love him.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I liked that she includes a bit of intrigue in her novels. Always a page-turner. Always romantic. Thanks Ms. Royal!
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vanessasgram More than 1 year ago
I don't know how but this writer grabs your interest and just inhales you into the story instantly! I started book 2 in the trilogy and thought , "The second is never so good as the firs." WAS I WRONG! It was great and both sisters grew and leaned as the story went along. Rose at for quite a while was a shallow twit but did grow and learn (somewhat) and her love for her sister trumped her pride! LILY the star of this book was just a heroine that you wish you could be like. The hero is all that you could wish for and more. I could hardly wait to start on number 3 which I just finished and it's as good as or better than this one! They just keep getting better and this author brings the sisters together so you see how they have all matured. It's great reading.
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book is completely.worth buying... it is favorite in the entire series. Some people complain about how lily and rose didnt really fight over rand but i liked the fact that they didnt really hve a huge argument...... and the problems lily nd rand run into later on makes up for it......... so yeah i loved this book :) <33