Fabulous Firsts: A Boxed Set of Twelve Series-Starter Novels (The Jewels of Historical Romance)

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More than 4500 pages of historical romance—twelve novels from twelve New York Times, USA Today, and internationally bestselling authors! Each book is the first in a beloved series. From the majesty of medieval castles to the glittering ballrooms of the Regency, read an enchanting novel from each of the Jewels of Historical Romance!
WONDERFUL by Jill Barnett, Book 1 of her Medieval Trilogy
Wales & England, 1269: When Sir Merrick goes off to war, he leaves his betrothed, Lady Clio, languishing in a covent. Ignored for six years, Clio wants revenge in this sometimes passionate, sometimes hilarious battle of wills set along the Welsh borderlands.

UNDENIABLE ROGUE by Annette Blair, Book 1 of her Rogue’s Club series
London, 1815: Thanks to a battlefield promise, Gideon St. Goddard, Duke of Stanthorpe, will take a bride. Sabrina Whitcomb needs to provide for her children, but wedding a stranger is no light matter.

THE BRIDE WORE BLUE by Cheryl Bolen, Book 1 of her Brides of Bath series
England, 1813: For six long years Thomas Moreland has dreamed of the beautiful young noblewoman who rescued him. Wealthy now, he's come to Bath to rescue his fair Felicity—while endeavoring to win her love.

NOBLE SATYR by Lucinda Brant, Book 1 of her Roxton Family Saga

France & England, 1740s: In the age of hedonism and enlightenment, Antonia is abandoned at Versailles, where the predatory Comte de Salvan plots her seduction. The Duke of Roxton snatches Antonia to safety—but is Roxton a noble savior or a satyr most despicable?

LADY DANGER by Glynnis Campbell, Book 1 of her Warrior Maids of Rivenloch series

Scotland, 1136: Deirdre of Rivenloch has never had trouble turning away men. But when she marries the powerful Sir Pagan Cameliard to save her sister, Deirdre soon finds herself losing the battle over her heart.

GATHER THE STARS by Kimberly Cates, Book 1 of her Culloden’s Fire series

Scotland, 1746: Englishwoman Rachel de Lacey vows to wed the bravest soldier. She is taken hostage by the Glen Lyon, the Highland raider saving Scotland’s orphans from English retribution. Branded a coward in battle, he teaches her a new meaning for courage.

THE MacKINNON’S BRIDE by Tanya Anne Crosby, Book 1 of her Highland Brides series
Scotland, 1124: When Iain MacKinnon's young son is stolen by the English, he captures the daughter of his enemy to bargain for his son's return. But even as Page blames the chieftain for welching on a contract with her father, she suspects the truth...

LAVENDER VOWS by Colleen Gleason, Book 1 of her Medieval Herb Garden series
England, 1170: Lord Bernard needs to find a wife, if for no other reason than to satisfy his father's incessant badgering. Bernard has no interest in marrying, until he meets the lovely Lady Joanna. The only problem is: she's already wed...

ROGUE’S HONOR by Brenda Hiatt, Book 1 of her Saint of Seven Dials series

London, 1816: A duke's daughter in disguise is rescued by legendary Regency Robin Hood, the Saint of Seven Dials. Love is the last thing either needs, but when was love ever wise?

AMETHYST by Lauren Royal, Book 1 of her Chase Family Series
England, 1666: Amethyst Goldsmith will soon be condemned to a loveless marriage, and she sees no way out—until a devastating fire sweeps through London, and tragedy lands her in the arms of dashing nobleman Colin Chase.

THE DEVIL OF KILMARTIN by Laurin Wittig, Book 1 of her Kilmartin Glen series
Scotland, 1307: Symon MacLachlan encounters Elena Lamont and discovers her touch frees him from the madness he battles. Certain she is the legendary Lamont healer, he tries to lure the skittish lass to marry him, but will he be able to win her love?

SILVER STORM by Cynthia Wright, Book 1 of her Rakes & Rebels series
Connecticut & Virginia, 1783: Dashing privateer Captain Andre Raveneau saves spirited Devon Lindsay from the Redcoats. He reluctantly agrees to deliver her to her fiancé, but doesn't count on falling in love with her
himself!

Please note: This third edition of Fabulous Firsts contains three novels that weren’t in the original edition.

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 JILL BARNETT has more than 8 million books in print. Published in 23 languages, her work has earned her a place on the New York Times, USA Today, and Publishers Weekly bestseller lists.


ANNETTE BLAIR is a New York Times bestselling author. At forty books and counting, she's published cozy mysteries, bewitching romantic comedies, and award-winning historical romances.


CHERYL BOLEN, a New York Times bestselling author, has written more than 20 novels, mostly historical romances, several of which have won Best Historical awards.


LUCINDA BRANT is a New York Times bestselling author of Georgian historical romances and mysteries. Her novels have been described as from "the Golden Age of romance with a modern voice."


GLYNNIS CAMPBELL is a USA Today bestselling author of swashbuckling action-adventure romance. She loves to play medieval matchmaker, transporting readers to a place where women are stronger than they look!


KIMBERLY CATES is a five-time Rita Finalist named "a master of the genre" by Romantic Times. The New York Daily News praises her writing as "so richly detailed we...hear the clash of sword against sword.”


TANYA ANNE CROSBY is a New York Times bestselling author and a 5-time nominee for a Romantic Times Career Achievement Award. She is best known for stories charged with emotion and humor and filled with flawed characters.


COLLEEN GLEASON is an award-winning New York Times bestselling author who has written more than two dozen novels in a variety of genres.


BRENDA HIATT is the New York Times bestselling author of 20 novels including sweet and spicy historical romance, time travel romance, humorous mystery, and young adult science fiction.


LAUREN ROYAL is a New York Times bestselling author. Her “truly enchanting” humorous historical romance novels have earned raves from reviewers including Publishers Weekly, who calls her “an impressive talent.”


LAURIN WITTIG writes Kindle Top 10 bestselling Scottish medieval romances. Her books have been translated into many languages and are sold in English around the world.


CYNTHIA WRIGHT is a New York Times bestselling author. Her "addictive" novels have been hailed by Romantic Times as "Romance the way it was meant to be."

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Publisher
Novelty Publishers, LLC dba Jewels of Historical Romance
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Nov 3, 2015
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Pages
4200
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9781634690348
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English
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Fiction / Romance / Collections & Anthologies
Fiction / Romance / General
Fiction / Romance / Historical / General
Fiction / Romance / Historical / Medieval
Fiction / Romance / Historical / Regency
Fiction / Romance / Historical / Scottish
Fiction / Romance / Historical / Victorian
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Glynnis Campbell
Six captivating novellas from six New York Times and USA Today bestselling authors!

Fall in love with six grooms-to-be as you escape to medieval Scotland, 17th century England, 19th century America, Georgian London and the high seas. These steamy, seductive stories will warm your heart!

THE HANDFASTING by Glynnis Campbell
The Highlands, Scotland, 1199: When Sir Noёl de Ware claims his betrothed—the most beautiful heiress in the Highlands—he's sure he's getting the best gift ever…until he discovers he's wedded and bedded the wrong sister. Spirited Ysenda of Rivenloch never intended to be a counterfeit bride, and when she falls in love with her handsome husband, she becomes trapped in her own deception.

FOREVERMORE by Lauren Royal
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…

FALL FROM GRACE by Jill Barnett
Scottish Highlands, 17th Century: The Clan McNish is left starving by their bitter rivals, the McNabs. Granddaughter to the chieftain, Grace McNish, decides it's her duty to capture and ransom a vile McNab. But she and her clan of misfits capture the wrong man, Colin Campbell, Earl of Argyll and Lord of the Isles, who holds her clan's fate in his powerful hands.

HEART OF FRAGILE STARS by Cynthia Wright
Georgian London and the High Seas: Dashing French pirate Jean-Philippe Beauvisage revels in his life of freedom…until the night at a ball in Georgian London, when a Russian beauty steals his heart. The instant attraction he feels for recently-orphaned Antonia is soul-deep, but she is bound for America with an arrogant captain.

THE FOUR-LEAF CLOVER by Cheryl Bolen
Missouri, 1870: The wealthiest man in Peace, Missouri, Norman Sterling can't believe his good fortune when the beauty he worshiped from afar years ago moves to his town. At their Fourth of July picnic, he blurts out a proposal to Millie Gresham—and to his profound surprise, she accepts. But can she ever win his love?

A WINTER HEART by Annette Blair
Ohio, 1873: Hannah Peachy has nurtured a winter heart since she lost her family. Caleb Skylar struggles with the horror of his wife’s drowning. When Caleb aimlessly pulls up stakes and leaves his home behind, the spirit of Hannah’s earthbound twin leads him straight to Hannah. But how can two guilty souls accept love as a reward for their transgressions? A Sensual Amish Historical Romance.

ABOUT THE AUTHORS

GLYNNIS CAMPBELL is a USA Today bestselling author of swashbuckling action-adventure romance. She loves to play medieval matchmaker, transporting readers to a place where women are stronger than they look!

LAUREN ROYAL is a New York Times and USA Today bestselling author. Her “truly enchanting” humorous historical romance novels have earned raves from reviewers including Publishers Weekly, who calls her “an impressive talent.”

JILL BARNETT has more than 8 million books in print. Published in 23 languages, her work has earned her a place on the New York Times, USA Today, and Publishers Weekly bestseller lists.

CYNTHIA WRIGHT is a New York Times and USA Today bestselling author. Her "addictive" novels have been hailed by Romantic Times as "Romance the way it was meant to be."

CHERYL BOLEN, a New York Times and USA Today bestselling author, has written more than 20 novels, mostly historical romances, several of which have won Best Historical awards.

ANNETTE BLAIR is a New York Times and USA Today bestselling author. At forty books and counting, she's published cozy mysteries, bewitching romantic comedies, and award-winning historical romances.

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Book 2
A Top 10 Kindle Bestseller from a New York Times Bestselling Author!

England & Scotland, 1667: Jason Chase, the Marquess of Cainewood, is out to bring a blackguard to justice when he crosses paths with a woeful Scottish lad. When the lad turns out to be a lovely Scottish lass, he realizes she must be the notorious bounty hunter Emerald MacCallum. Convinced they're after the same man and her very life may be in danger, Jason decides he must keep Emerald close...

In Caithren Leslie's view, there couldn't be enough distance between her and the handsome but overbearing Englishman. She's searching for her wayward brother, but Jason won't let a little thing like the truth interfere with his absurd conviction that she's living under an assumed identity. Mindful of the dangerous traveling conditions, Cait grudgingly accepts his protection. Until, that is, she begins to suspect that mistrust isn't the only emotion between them...and their mission for justice just might turn out to be a quest for love...

BOOK DETAILS

A complete, standalone story—no cliffhangers!

Series: Chase Family Series, Book 2
Style: Humorous historical romance
Length: 118,000 words (about 475 standard pages)
Bonus Material: Author’s Note, 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 Marquess’s Scottish Bride” by Lauren Royal & Devon Royal.

AWARDS

•  Top 10 Bestseller on Google Play, Amazon, Barnes & Noble, iBooks, and Kobo
•  Finalist for the Booksellers' Best Award
•  Finalist for the RWA Award of Excellence

REVIEWS

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

"A lively, fast-paced romance…glittering gem of a novel."
—Romantic Times

"An exciting, adventurous tale that will keep you up past your bedtime…I highly recommend Emerald!"
—Romance Reviews Today

"A passionate tale that brings late seventeenth-century England vividly alive…fast-paced and filled with action from the very first page to the climax."
—Midwest Book Review

CONNECTING BOOKS

While EMERALD 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
1666 - AMETHYST (Colin & Amy)
1667 - EMERALD (Jason & Caithren)
1667 - FOREVERMORE (Cameron & Clarice)
1668 - AMBER (Trick & Kendra)
1673 - VIOLET (Ford & Violet)
1677 - LILY (Rand & Lily)
1677 - ROSE (Kit & Rose)
1651 - A SECRET CHRISTMAS (Joseph & Chrystabel)

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

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

Specially Priced Boxed Sets
CHASE FAMILY BOXED SET ONE: THE JEWELS
CHASE FAMILY BOXED SET TWO: THE FLOWERS
REGENCY CHASE FAMILY BOXED SET

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Themes: sexy love stories, lords and ladies, wealthy and rich nobility, castles and great houses, England and English history, 17th century and 1600s, Restoration and Charles II, Scotland and Scottish Lairds, sisters and brothers, family life and friendship, weddings and matchmaking, romantic comedy, travel and road stories, mistaken identities, disguises and crossdressing, dueling and swords, historic inns and coaching stations
Lauren Royal
An 8-book set of Top 10 bestselling romances and bonus material from a New York Times bestselling author!

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, Books 1 – 8 of Lauren Royal’s beloved Chase Family Series are now available as an exclusive boxed set. Get the entire Chase Family Series for nearly half off list price!

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.

CHASE FAMILY RECIPES: A HISTORICAL COOKBOOK - Lauren shares her favorite 17th century recipes with you, two from each of her Chase Family Series novels. And every recipe includes gluten-free alternatives!

BOOK DETAILS

    •    Humorous historical romance
    •    Special Author's Cut Edition books (fully revised 2011-2012)
    •    Lauren Royal’s Complete Chase Family Series contains seven novels plus a cookbook.
    •    R-rated content: Steamy love scenes!
    •    All seven novels were originally published by Penguin Putnam (Signet)

These Author's Cut Edition e-books have been completely revised from the originals and include Bonus Material: an Author’s Note for each novel, a preview of Lauren's next book, and a link to an online contest where you can enter to win a piece of jewelry featured in one of Lauren's books.

    •    All seven novels are Top Ten Bestsellers on 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!

CONNECTING BOOKS

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

Regency Chase Family Series
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)

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