London, 1666: Amethyst Goldsmith makes dazzling jewelry, but her future isn't nearly as bright as the pieces she creates. Though custom dictates she wed her father's apprentice, her heart rebels against the match. In mere days Amy will be condemned to a stifling, loveless marriage, and she sees no way out—until the devastating fire of 1666 sweeps through London, and tragedy lands her in the arms of a dashing nobleman who knows a diamond in the rough when he sees it...
Colin Chase, the Earl of Greystone, has his future all figured out. He's restoring his crumbling castle and estate to its former glory, and the key to its completion is his rich bride-to-be. But the Great Fire lays waste to his plans, saddling him with trouble—in the form of a lowly shopkeeper's daughter with whom he's most inconveniently falling in love...
PLEASE NOTE: This book contains steamy love scenes. If you’d prefer to read a Sweet & Clean (kisses-only) version of this story, look for “The Earl’s Unsuitable Bride” by Lauren Royal & Devon Royal.
A complete, standalone story—no cliffhangers!
Series: Chase Family Series, Book 1
Style: Humorous historical romance
Length: 120,000 words (about 480 standard pages)
Bonus Material: Author’s Note, preview of next book, link to giveaway
R-rated Content: Steamy love scenes!
• Top 10 Bestseller on Google Play, Amazon, Barnes & Noble, iBooks, and Kobo
• Nominated by Romantic Times for Best First Historical Romance
"A 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."
"This passionate story will keep you up long after bedtime, laughing one minute and crying the next.…[Amethyst will be] an instant favorite of every historical reader."
"Exciting characters, snappy dialogue, and a wonderful love story. Amethyst will capture your heart."
—Under the Covers
While AMETHYST 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
Themes: sexy love stories, lords and ladies, wealthy and rich nobility, castles, England and English history, 17th century and 1600s, Restoration and Charles II, Great Fire of London, sisters and brothers, family life and friendship, weddings and matchmaking, romantic comedy, nobleman and commoner romance, children and orphans, jewelers and jewelry-making