Counterfeit Countess

Brazen Brides

Book 1
Harper & Appleton
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 Daphne du Maurier award finalist for Best Historical Mystery

“This story is full of romance and suspense. . . No one can resist a novel written by Cheryl Bolen. Her writing talents charm all readers. Highly recommended reading! 5 stars!” – Huntress Reviews

 “Bolen pens a sparkling tale, and readers will adore her feisty heroine, the arrogant, honorable Warwick and a wonderful cast of supporting characters.” – RT Book Reviews

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Maggie thought she was married to an earl . . . but it seems that her late and unlamented husband lied to her from the day they met. Now—penniless and stranded in London—she has thrown herself  on the mercy of the real Lord Warwick. What's a counterfeit countess to do?

Edward, the Earl of Warwick, desires only to get rid of the beautiful woman who arrived at his house with no less than fourteen trunks, a younger sister, a maid, and a very large cat. Her preposterous explanation is of no importance—but her late husband held the clue to the identity of England's greatest traitor, a clue the Foreign Service must get at any cost. Edward will have to guard her night and day—but he cannot guard his heart.

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More than 1200 pages of vivid history and passionate romance!
3 Top Ten Google Play bestsellers from a New York Times bestselling author!

VIOLET - England, 1673 - Violet Ashcroft isn't planning to marry. She'd rather spend her time improving her mind than risking her tender heart. That is, until a handsome viscount named Ford Chase moves into the neighborhood...

LILY - England, 1677 - Lily Ashcroft fell for dashing Oxford professor Lord Randal Nesbitt at sixteen. 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?

ROSE - England, 1677 - Determined to land a wealthy, titled husband, Rose Ashcroft 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.

Please visit the individual book pages to see more detailed descriptions of each title.


3 full-length, standalone romance novels—no cliffhangers!

Series: Chase Family Series: The Flowers
Style: Humorous historical romance
Length: 3 novels averaging 415 standard pages each (1,245 pages total)
Bonus Material: Author’s Notes, preview of next book, link to giveaway
R-rated Content: Steamy love scenes!*

* If you’d prefer to read a Sweet & Clean (kisses only) version of this story, look for “The Chase Brides Boxed Set Two: The Ashcrofts” by Lauren Royal & Devon Royal.


• All three books are Top 10 Bestsellers on Google Play, Amazon, iBooks, and Barnes & Noble!
• VIOLET: Rose Award Nominee
• LILY: Rose Award Nominee
• ROSE: Winner of the Golden Quill Award for Best Historical Romance


“Captivating historical romance. Fans of Julia Quinn and Tessa Dare will love Lauren Royal!"
—Glynnis Campbell, USA Today Bestselling Author

"A wonderful read! With a deft pen, Lauren Royal captures all the pageantry, excitement, and color that was Restoration England."
—Romantic Times

"An impressive talent!"
—Publishers Weekly (Forecasted review)


While CHASE FAMILY SERIES: THE FLOWERS COLLECTION can be read on its own, 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
1666 - AMETHYST (Colin & Amy)
1667 - EMERALD (Jason & Caithren)
1667 - FOREVERMORE (Cameron & Clarice)
1668 - AMBER (Trick & Kendra)

Chase Family Series: The Flowers
1673 - VIOLET (Ford & Violet)
1677 - LILY (Rand & Lily)
1677 - ROSE (Kit & Rose)
1651 - A SECRET CHRISTMAS (Joseph & Chrystabel)

Chase Family Series: The Regency
1815 - LOST IN TEMPTATION (Tristan & Alexandra)
1816 - TEMPTING JULIANA (James & Juliana)
1817 - THE ART OF TEMPTATION (Sean & Corinna + Griffin & Rachael)

Chase Family Series: The Renaissance
1549 - ALICE BETROTHED (Adam & Alice)

Specially Priced Boxed Sets

Themes: sexy love stories, lords and ladies, wealthy and rich dukes, castles and country houses, England and English history, 17th century and 1600s, Restoration and Charles II, the royal court, sisters and brothers, children and single parents, family life and friendship, weddings and matchmaking, romantic comedy, bluestockings and wallflowers, Enlightenment science and philosophy, architecture, Oxford University professors, travel and foreign language, pets and animal rescue, cats and dogs
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