Amethyst

Chase Family Series: The Jewels

Book 1
Novelty Publishing
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A Top 10 Google Play Bestseller from a New York Times Bestselling Author!


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...


BOOK DETAILS


A complete, standalone story—no cliffhangers!


Series: Chase Family Series: The Jewels, 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!


AWARDS


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

• Nominated by Romantic Times for Best First Historical Romance


REVIEWS


"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."

Romantic Times


"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."

LoveRomances.com


"Exciting characters, snappy dialogue, and a wonderful love story. Amethyst will capture your heart."

Under the Covers


CONNECTING BOOKS


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: 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

CHASE FAMILY SERIES: THE JEWELS COLLECTION

CHASE FAMILY SERIES: THE FLOWERS COLLECTION

CHASE FAMILY SERIES: THE REGENCY COLLECTION


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Themes: free 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 freebie, nobleman and commoner romance, children and orphans, jewelers and jewelry-making

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


England & Scotland, 1668: Kendra Chase's brothers are telling her it's high time she get married. But although they've presented her with many wealthy, titled suitors, no man has caught her fancy—until her coach is held up by a dashing, mysterious highwayman. When she and the dangerous man are caught in a compromising embrace and her overprotective brothers insist they wed, Kendra cannot believe it. Are they really desperate enough to match her with an outlaw?


Scottish-born Patrick "Trick" Caldwell is the Duke of Amberley—and also the notorious Black Highwayman, an identity he has assumed in order to right past wrongs and serve his king. But his already complicated life becomes positively convoluted when he finds himself compelled to marry a red-headed temptress he's only just met. Caught in a web of half-truths and forced into a perilous mission, can Trick extricate himself and find love with the woman destined to steal his heart?


BOOK DETAILS


A complete, standalone story—no cliffhangers!


Series: Chase Family Series: The Jewels, Book 4

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!


AWARDS


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

• A Booklist Top Ten Romance of the Year

• Winner of the Romantic Times K.I.S.S. Award for Best Romantic Hero


REVIEWS


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

—Glynnis Campbell, USA Today Bestselling Author


"Lauren Royal sweeps readers up into the 17th century, bringing all the excitement and glamour of the Restoration to life with her colorful characters, vivid backdrop, and passionate romance."

—Romantic Times


"An impressive talent!"

—Publishers Weekly (Forecasted review)


"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 AMBER 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

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

CHASE FAMILY SERIES: THE JEWELS COLLECTION

CHASE FAMILY SERIES: THE FLOWERS COLLECTION

CHASE FAMILY SERIES: THE REGENCY COLLECTION


_______

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, Scotland and Scottish Highlanders, sisters and brothers, family life and friendship, weddings and matchmaking, romantic comedy, travel and road stories, buried treasure, mistaken identities and disguises, highwaymen and outlaws

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A Top 10 Google Play 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: The Jewels, 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!


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: 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

CHASE FAMILY SERIES: THE JEWELS COLLECTION

CHASE FAMILY SERIES: THE FLOWERS COLLECTION

CHASE FAMILY SERIES: THE REGENCY COLLECTION


_______

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

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


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...


Scottish gentleman Sir Cameron Leslie is smitten with the shy, English beauty at first sight. He's fiercely drawn to the very strength and independence that make her unwilling to throw caution to the wind and bestow her heart on a younger man. Though passion flares between them, it will take everything Cameron can muster to reawaken Clarice's long-forgotten dreams of true love...


PLEASE NOTE: This Chase Family Novella (short novel) is about 1/4 the length of Lauren's full-length novels—around 100 pages, which is longer than a short story, but shorter than a typical book.


BOOK DETAILS


A complete, standalone story—no cliffhangers!


Series: Chase Family Series: The Jewels, Book 3

Style: Humorous historical romance

Length: 25,000 words (about 100 standard pages)

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

R-rated Content: Steamy love scenes!


AWARDS


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

• Nominated by Romantic Times for Best Anthology


REVIEWS


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

—Glynnis Campbell, USA Today Bestselling Author


"Passionate…a Top Pick!"

—Romantic Times


"A precious tale I adored, and it makes me want to go out and buy all of Lauren Royal's other books…This book is a #1 Keeper!"

—The Belles and Beaux of Romance


"Atmospheric and charming…[a] delightful bedtime story."

—Publishers Weekly (Forecast Review)


CONNECTING BOOKS


While FOREVERMORE can be read as a stand-alone story, 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

CHASE FAMILY SERIES: THE JEWELS COLLECTION

CHASE FAMILY SERIES: THE FLOWERS COLLECTION

CHASE FAMILY SERIES: THE REGENCY COLLECTION


_______

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, fairytale weddings, romantic comedy, single parents, mothers and daughters, nobleman and commoner, rags to riches, Cinderella stories

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


England & Scotland, 1668: Kendra Chase's brothers are telling her it's high time she get married. But although they've presented her with many wealthy, titled suitors, no man has caught her fancy—until her coach is held up by a dashing, mysterious highwayman. When she and the dangerous man are caught in a compromising embrace and her overprotective brothers insist they wed, Kendra cannot believe it. Are they really desperate enough to match her with an outlaw?


Scottish-born Patrick "Trick" Caldwell is the Duke of Amberley—and also the notorious Black Highwayman, an identity he has assumed in order to right past wrongs and serve his king. But his already complicated life becomes positively convoluted when he finds himself compelled to marry a red-headed temptress he's only just met. Caught in a web of half-truths and forced into a perilous mission, can Trick extricate himself and find love with the woman destined to steal his heart?


BOOK DETAILS


A complete, standalone story—no cliffhangers!


Series: Chase Family Series: The Jewels, Book 4

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!


AWARDS


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

• A Booklist Top Ten Romance of the Year

• Winner of the Romantic Times K.I.S.S. Award for Best Romantic Hero


REVIEWS


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

—Glynnis Campbell, USA Today Bestselling Author


"Lauren Royal sweeps readers up into the 17th century, bringing all the excitement and glamour of the Restoration to life with her colorful characters, vivid backdrop, and passionate romance."

—Romantic Times


"An impressive talent!"

—Publishers Weekly (Forecasted review)


"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 AMBER 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

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

CHASE FAMILY SERIES: THE JEWELS COLLECTION

CHASE FAMILY SERIES: THE FLOWERS COLLECTION

CHASE FAMILY SERIES: THE REGENCY COLLECTION


_______

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, Scotland and Scottish Highlanders, sisters and brothers, family life and friendship, weddings and matchmaking, romantic comedy, travel and road stories, buried treasure, mistaken identities and disguises, highwaymen and outlaws

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


England, 1815: The eldest of three sisters, Lady Alexandra Chase has always done what was expected of her. But when the man she's loved since her girlhood returns from a long spell abroad, she quite suddenly finds herself hoping the fine lord her brother has picked for her won't propose. She decides that if he does, she'll quite improperly turn him down—that is, until the man of her hopes and dreams informs her he has no intention of marrying her.


The last time Tristan Nesbitt saw Alexandra, he was a common man with no hope of ever wedding the daughter of a marquess. Seven years later, he's now Lord Hawkridge, which should make him eminently suitable for the woman who long ago captured his heart. But a dreadful scandal has tarnished his name in England—a scandal so horrid that marrying Alexandra would ruin not only her flawless reputation but her whole family. For Alexandra's own good, he must fight his relentless desires and stay far away...


BOOK DETAILS


A complete, standalone story—no cliffhangers!


Series: Chase Family Series: The Regency, Book 1

Style: Humorous historical romance

Length: 103,000 words (about 415 standard pages)

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

R-rated Content: Steamy love scenes!


This new edition is a significantly revised version of the original novel released by Penguin Putnam. Some old reviews may not be relevant to the current book.


AWARDS


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

• Finalist for the Holt Medallion, Golden Quill, Book Buyers' Best, Award of Excellence, and Beacon Awards


REVIEWS


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

—Glynnis Campbell, USA Today Bestselling Author


"This deliciously humorous, tender, touching romance…takes history out of the doldrums and gives the era brightness and color that draws readers straight into the story."

—Romantic Times


"Royal brings her flair for mixing richly detailed historical settings with sinfully sexy romance to the Regency world.”

—Booklist (American Library Association)


CONNECTING BOOKS


While LOST IN TEMPTATION 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

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)


Specially Priced Boxed Sets

CHASE FAMILY SERIES: THE JEWELS COLLECTION

CHASE FAMILY SERIES: THE FLOWERS COLLECTION

CHASE FAMILY SERIES: THE REGENCY COLLECTION


_______

Themes: sexy love stories, lords and ladies, castles and noble estates, England and English history, 19th century and 1800s, Jane Austen era, sisters, family life, brother’s best friend, friends to lovers, free second chance romance, marriage of convenience, weddings, matchmaking, romantic comedy freebie, scandal and intrigue, suspense, murder and mystery, piano music, wine and winemaking, sweets and desserts, baking and cooking, recipes, animals and pets, mastiff dog

Mary, the bookish ugly duckling of Pride and Prejudice’s five Bennet sisters, emerges from the shadows and transforms into a desired woman with choices of her own.

What if Mary Bennet’s life took a different path from that laid out for her in Pride and Prejudice? What if the frustrated intellectual of the Bennet family, the marginalized middle daughter, the plain girl who takes refuge in her books, eventually found the fulfillment enjoyed by her prettier, more confident sisters? This is the plot of Janice Hadlow's The Other Bennet Sister, a debut novel with exactly the affection and authority to satisfy Jane Austen fans.

Ultimately, Mary’s journey is like that taken by every Austen heroine. She learns that she can only expect joy when she has accepted who she really is. She must throw off the false expectations and wrong ideas that have combined to obscure her true nature and prevented her from what makes her happy. Only when she undergoes this evolution does she have a chance at finding fulfillment; only then does she have the clarity to recognize her partner when he presents himself—and only at that moment is she genuinely worthy of love.

Mary’s destiny diverges from that of her sisters. It does not involve broad acres or landed gentry. But it does include a man; and, as in all Austen novels, Mary must decide whether he is the truly the one for her. In The Other Bennet Sister, Mary is a fully rounded character—complex, conflicted, and often uncertain; but also vulnerable, supremely sympathetic, and ultimately the protagonist of an uncommonly satisfying debut novel.

A Top 10 Google Play 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: The Jewels, 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!


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: 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

CHASE FAMILY SERIES: THE JEWELS COLLECTION

CHASE FAMILY SERIES: THE FLOWERS COLLECTION

CHASE FAMILY SERIES: THE REGENCY COLLECTION


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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

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

A double romance: Sean & Corinna + Griffin & Rachael!


London, 1817: Sean Delaney has no shortage of female admirers, but all he wants is a divorce—for his sister, that is. Too bad her rotter of a husband, reclusive oil painter John Hamilton, won't consent unless Sean agrees to help him pull off a major deception. With his sister's happiness on the line, Sean has no choice. But he won't be able to do it alone...


Though Lady Corinna Chase is more interested in pursuing her art than finding a husband, she can't help but take notice of the handsome Irishman who's moved in next door. When it soon becomes evident that her new neighbor isn't who he says he is, rather than expose him, she finds herself drawn into the hoax. As collaboration grows into admiration, and temptation breeds desire, Corinna faces a difficult choice: Will she abandon her artistic ambitions, or give up the man she's come to love?


Meanwhile, Corinna's brother Griffin is helping their alluring cousin Rachael find her father. Thank goodness they're cousins, because Rachael has made it clear she won't ever marry one. Except...they discover she isn't actually his cousin. Good God, he's really in trouble now...


BOOK DETAILS


A complete, standalone story—no cliffhangers!


Series: Chase Family Series: The Regency, Book 3

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!


AWARDS


• Top 10 Bestseller on Google Play, Kindle, Nook, and iBooks

• Nominated for the Reviewer's Choice Award at SingleTitles.com


REVIEWS


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

—Glynnis Campbell, USA Today Bestselling Author


"Royal adds her hallmark spark of humor to a delightful story of mistaken identity that turns into a charming comedy of errors..…let the mayhem and delicious madness begin!"

—Romantic Times


"…a story that will easily steal your heart…delightful, delicious, and glorious reading...Lauren Royal shines on every page!"

—Romance Junkies


CONNECTING BOOKS


While THE ART OF TEMPTATION 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

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)


Specially Priced Boxed Sets

CHASE FAMILY SERIES: THE JEWELS COLLECTION

CHASE FAMILY SERIES: THE FLOWERS COLLECTION

CHASE FAMILY SERIES: THE REGENCY COLLECTION


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Themes: steamy love stories, lords and ladies, noblemen and aristocrats, castles and stately homes, England and English history, Irishmen and Ireland, 19th century and 1800s, Jane Austen era, brothers and sisters, family life, weddings and marriage, cross-class romantic comedy, commoners and debutantes, the London season, scandal and intrigue, mistaken identity, con artists, landscape painting and portraiture, sweets and desserts, baking and cooking recipes

Love and betrayal...Regency style

Readers who have followed the An Unlikely Husband series have only seen Holt Langford and his wife, Sophie, as the model couple: married, in love, sharing their hearts and dreams. However, there was a time when they didn’t share much of anything...and certainly not plans for a life together. You won’t want to miss this tale of scandal and seduction as the Earl of Westover falls for the daughter of his family’s sworn enemy. It's going to be a hard fall, fraught with denial, hurt, and revenge, yet the ultimate gift will be love, hope, and enough dreams to fill an earldom.

A Breath of Seductionwas previously published as The Seduction of Sophie Seacrest.

 

When Holt Langford, the new Earl of Westover, returns to England after twelve years at sea, he resembles more pirate than nobleman, a far cry from the scrawny youth whose father shipped off to become a man. No one recognizes him, and he’ll use this anonymity to enter a game of subterfuge in order to expose the scoundrel who has vowed to destroy Holt’s family business. 

Unfortunately, that scoundrel has a devoted daughter, Sophie Seacrest. Sophie can’t deny her attraction to the unorthodox stranger who stirs her blood and makes her think things no proper lady should. Holt and Sophie are drawn into a seductive tangle and just when he’s about to reveal his true identity and his honorable intentions, she discovers the truth and must choose between love and family duty.

 

An Unlikely Husband Series:

Book One: A Taste of Seduction(Francie & Alexander’s story)

Book Two: A Touch of Seduction: a novella (Ariana & Jason’s story)

Book Three: A Scent of Seduction(Julia & Jon’s story)

Book Four: A Breath of Seduction(Sophie & Holt’s story)

Book Five: A Dash of Seduction(Madeline & Douglas’s story)

 

Bonus Material: Included in this eBook is a sample of A Dash of Seduction, An Unlikely Husband, Book 5.
A Top 10 Google Play Bestseller from a New York Times Bestselling Author!


London, 1816: Lady Juliana Chase wants nothing more than to see everyone around her happy. That's why she takes such pleasure in playing matchmaker. Her latest efforts involve Dr. James Trevor, the Earl of Stafford, and her good friend Amanda, who are absolutely perfect for each other. So why on earth is the handsome physician ignoring Juliana's good intentions and ruining her carefully laid plans?


After losing his wife, James buried himself in his work, opening a clinic to vaccinate London's poor against smallpox. The last thing he wants is to fall for another woman. So when Juliana meddles with his love life, he's surprised to find himself smitten—but not with Amanda. Now he must turn the tables and beat Juliana at her own game, or risk losing the determined beauty who has reawakened his desires and captured his heart...


BOOK DETAILS


A complete, standalone story—no cliffhangers!


Series: Chase Family Series: The Regency, Book 2

Style: Humorous historical romance

Length: 106,000 words (about 424 standard pages)

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

R-rated Content: Steamy love scenes!


AWARDS


• Top 10 Bestseller on Google Play, Kindle, Nook, and iBooks 

• Winner of the Book Buyers Best Award (judged by the head merchandise buyer for Borders Books), the Booksellers' Best Award, and the Beacon Award

• Nominated for the Reviewer's Choice Award and finalist for the Golden Quill Award 


REVIEWS


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

—Glynnis Campbell, USA Today Bestselling Author


"…a light, adorable Emma-style romance destined to delight anyone looking for a witty, engaging plotline and utterly delightful characters who get caught in meddling, madness, and mayhem on the way to a happy ending."

—Romantic Times


"A perfectly executed historical romance…Tempting Juliana showcases Lauren Royal's writing at the top of her genre and is a sure sign that we will be watching for her next work."

—Curled Up With A Good Book


CONNECTING BOOKS


While TEMPTING JULIANA 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

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)


Specially Priced Boxed Sets

CHASE FAMILY SERIES: THE JEWELS COLLECTION

CHASE FAMILY SERIES: THE FLOWERS COLLECTION

CHASE FAMILY SERIES: THE REGENCY COLLECTION


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Themes: steamy love stories, lords and ladies, noblemen and aristocrats, castles and stately homes, England and English history, 19th century and 1800s, Jane Austen era, brothers and sisters, family life, weddings and marriage, matchmakers and matchmaking, romantic comedy, scandal and intrigue, the London season, debutantes, doctors and public health, orphans and foundling children, sweets and desserts, baking and cooking recipes

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