Love Released: Episode Two

Women of Courage

Book 2
Geri Foster
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The past stands between them, but a strong abiding love bridges the gap. 

Violence and crime intrude on the quiet town of Gibbs City, Missouri when a citizen does the unthinkable, but Sheriff Virgil Carter is determined to uphold the law at all cost. 

Cora Williams reaches out to an abused child whose tiny heart is capable of great love and innocent acceptance. Cora must decide if she can tear down the invisible walls she’s erected to protect herself and love greater than her fear. 

There is no sorrow love cannot heal and no challenge that does not bow to an act of courage. Love often comes like sleep, softly, quietly and unexpectedly. You just have to close your eyes and dream.

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About the author

As long as she can remember, Geri Foster has been a lover of the written words. After raising her family and saying good-bye to the corporate world, she tried her hand at writing.To her surprise she won several contests, hooked up with a great critique group and her writing career was well on its way. She spent several years studying her craft and developing her voice.

Action, intrigue, danger and sultry romance drew her like a magnet. That's why she had no choice but to write Action-Romance Suspense. While she reads everything under the sun, she's always drawn to guns, bombs and fighting men. Secrecy and suspense move her to write edgy stories about daring and honorable heroes who manage against all odds to end up with their one true love.

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Geri Foster
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Apr 24, 2015
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Fiction / Romance / Historical / General
Fiction / Romance / Suspense
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A 9-book set of Top Ten bestselling romances from a New York Times bestselling author!
More than 3000 pages of steamy historical romance!

Discover an era of sweeping change, of exhilaration and pageantry. Enter magnificent Cainewood Castle, a home that has seen adversity, triumph, and everything in between. And delight in the heart of a family whose lives and loves resonate across the centuries…

Full of adventure, humor, and unforgettable passion, all 9 books of Lauren Royal’s beloved Chase Family Series: The Jewels & The Flowers are now available as an exclusive boxed set. Get the entire Jewels & Flowers series, including 8 novels plus a bonus Chase Family cookbook, at a big savings!

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

AMETHYST - London, 1666 - Colin Chase, the Earl of Greystone, finds his carefully planned life is turned upside down when the Great Fire of London lands a lowly jeweler's daughter in his arms.

EMERALD - England & Scotland, 1667 - Jason Chase, the Marquess of Cainewood, is on the road to bring a blackguard to justice when he crosses paths with a woeful Scottish lad—who turns out to be a lovely Scottish lass.

FOREVERMORE - England, 1667 - Sensible Clarice Bradford is content in her widowhood. She has a pretty one-room cottage and a lovely little daughter, and the last thing she wants is another husband. Until one fairytale evening when she’s invited to a wedding at a castle…

AMBER - England & Scotland, 1668 - Kendra Chase is caught in a compromising embrace with a dashing, mysterious highwayman. Will her brothers really insist she marry him?

VIOLET - England, 1673 - Violet Ashcroft isn't planning to marry—she'd rather spend her time improving her mind than risking her 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 older sister Rose wants him…and what can Lily do but help her 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.

A SECRET CHRISTMAS - England, 1651 - When Lady Chrystabel Trevor finds herself snowed in with handsome and intriguing Joseph Ashcroft, the Viscount Tremayne, holiday merrymaking leads to mayhem.

CHASE FAMILY RECIPES: A HISTORICAL COOKBOOK - Lauren shares her favorite 17th century recipes with you, two from each of her full-length Chase Family Series novels. For each recipe, Lauren has included the original text and her modern adaptation. And every recipe includes gluten-free alternatives!

PLEASE NOTE: These books contain steamy love scenes. If you’d prefer to read a Sweet & Clean (kisses only) version of this series, look for THE CHASE BRIDES series by Lauren Royal & Devon Royal.


All novels are complete, standalone romances—no cliffhangers!

Series: Chase Family Series: The Jewels + Chase Family Series: The Flowers
Style: Humorous historical romance
Length: 8 novels + 1 historical cookbook
Bonus Material: Author’s Notes, preview of next book, link to giveaway
R-rated Content: Steamy love scenes!


• All eight romances are Top Ten Bestsellers on Google Play, Kobo, Kindle, Nook, and iBooks
• AMETHYST: Nominated by Romantic Times for Best First Historical Romance
• EMERALD: Finalist for the Booksellers' Best Award and RWA Award of Excellence
• FOREVERMORE: Nominated by Romantic Times for Best Anthology
• AMBER: A Booklist Top Ten Romance of the Year, with a Romantic Times K.I.S.S. Award-winning hero
• VIOLET: Rose Award Nominee
• LILY: Rose Award Nominee
• ROSE: Winner of the Golden Quill Award for Best Historical Romance


All of Lauren’s books feature Chase family members. Other titles include:

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)

Renaissance Chase Family Series
1649 - ALICE BETROTHED (Adam & Alice, coming 2018)

Themes: sexy love stories, lords and ladies, wealthy and rich nobility, castles, England and English history, Scotland and Scottish Lairds, 17th century and 1600s, Restoration and Charles II, Great Fire of London, sisters and brothers, family life and friendship, orphans and single parents, mothers and daughters, matchmaking and weddings, romantic comedy, nobleman and commoner romance, Cinderella stories, jewelers and jewelry-making, travel and road stories, mistaken identities, dueling and swords, highwaymen and outlaws, pets and animal rescue, cats and dogs, Oxford University professors, architecture, Enlightenment science and philosophy, bluestockings and wallflowers, Christmas
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Garrett Mann is burned out. Eight years as a Navy SEAL can do that to a man – especially when he’s been on one too many missions where he has lost too many of his buddies. At thirty-five, he has been fortunate not to be the next Navy SEAL with his name on the wall. Still, he can’t refuse a former commander who enlists him for one last assignment on a secret project.

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Each book in this multi-author branded series is a standalone novel and the series does not have to be read in order.

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