The Duke's Reluctant Bride

The Chase Brides

Book 4
Novelty Publishing
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“The Duke’s Reluctant Bride” is the SWEET & CLEAN ROMANCE edition of “Amber” by Lauren Royal.
From a New York Times bestselling author and her daughter!

England & Scotland, 1668: Lady Kendra Chase's brothers insist it's high time she wed. But although they've presented her with an abundance of suitable young men, no one has caught her fancy—until her coach is held up by a dashing, mysterious highwayman. When the two of them are caught in a compromising embrace and her overprotective brothers demand they marry, Kendra is aghast. Are they really desperate enough to match her with an outlaw?

Scottish-born Patrick “Trick” Caldwell is the new Duke of Amberley—and also the so-called Black Highwayman. But he’s about to learn that leading a double life isn’t nearly as complicated as marriage. When he’s compelled to wed beautiful, headstrong Kendra, he finds himself caught between his perilous secret mission and his watchful new bride. Can Trick untangle the web of half-truths and heartache before he loses his one chance at love?

PLEASE NOTE: This book is the SWEET & CLEAN version of “Amber” by Lauren Royal. If you’d prefer to read the original book, which includes steamy love scenes and stronger language, look for “Amber.”

BOOK DETAILS
A complete, standalone story—no cliffhangers!

Series: The Chase Brides, Book 4
Style: Humorous historical romance
Length: 102,500 words (about 410 standard pages)
Bonus Material: Author’s Note, preview of next book, link to giveaway
PG-rated Content: Kisses only, no love scenes!

REVIEWS
"Captivating historical romance. Romance readers of all ages will love Lauren Royal & Devon Royal’s books!”
—Glynnis Campbell, USA Today Bestselling Author

“Filled with likable characters, particularly Kendra, who takes the refreshing step of talking to her husband about his confusing behavior rather than generating conflict by jumping to conclusions.”
Publishers Weekly (Forecasted review)

“Captures the true essence of Scotland…romance with enough adventure to keep the reader turning the pages.”
MyShelf.com

CONNECTING BOOKS
While THE DUKE’S RELUCTANT BRIDE can be read as a stand-alone novel, many readers enjoy reading it as part of a series. All of Lauren & Devon’s books feature Chase family members. Should you wish to read them in chronological order, this is the sequence:

The Chase Brides

1666 - THE EARL’S UNSUITABLE BRIDE (Colin & Amy)
1667 - THE MARQUESS’S SCOTTISH BRIDE (Jason & Caithren)
1667 - THE LAIRD’S FAIRYTALE BRIDE (Cameron & Clarice)
1668 - THE DUKE’S RELUCTANT BRIDE (Trick & Kendra)
1673 - THE VISCOUNT’S WALLFLOWER BRIDE (Ford & Violet)
1677 - THE BARON’S INCONVENIENT BRIDE (Rand & Lily)
1677 - THE GENTLEMAN’S SCANDALOUS BRIDE (Kit & Rose)

Regency Chase Brides

1815 - ALEXANDRA (Tristan & Alexandra)
1816 - JULIANA (James & Juliana)
1817 - CORINNA (Sean & Corinna + Griffin & Rachael)

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Themes:
sweet and clean & wholesome love stories, teen and young adult coming of age novels, lords and ladies, wealthy and rich nobility, castles, England and English history, Scotland and Scottish Highlanders, 17th century and 1600s, Restoration and Charles II, sisters and brothers, family life, friendship, shotgun wedding, matchmaking, romantic comedy, mistaken identity
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About the author

 LAUREN ROYAL decided to become a writer in the third grade, after winning a “Why My Mother is the Greatest” essay contest. Now she’s a New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of humorous historical romance novels. Lauren lives in Southern California with her family and their constantly shedding cat. She still thinks her mother is the greatest.

DEVON ROYAL is the daughter of romance novelist Lauren Royal. After attending film school, she wrote an award-winning TV comedy pilot and spent several years working in digital video production before turning her focus to fiction writing. Devon lives in Southern California with her fiancé. She also thinks her mother is the greatest.

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Novelty Publishing
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Apr 29, 2016
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410
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9781634690461
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English
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Fiction / Christian / Historical
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Fiction / Romance / Historical / Scottish
Fiction / Romance / Romantic Comedy
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Young Adult Fiction / Historical / Europe
Young Adult Fiction / Historical / Renaissance
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The Viscount’s Wallflower Bride” is the SWEET & CLEAN ROMANCE edition of “Violet” by Lauren Royal.
From a New York Times bestselling author and her daughter!

England, 1673: Lady Violet Ashcroft grew up sheltered in the countryside, far from the dashing gentlemen of the court—and that’s how she likes it. Here on her family’s beautiful, quiet estate, she needn’t fight off suitors who are only after her sizable inheritance, or play second fiddle to her prettier younger sisters. Love and marriage aren’t for everyone, and sensible Violet would rather spend her days improving her mind than risking her heart. Until a rather dashing gentleman shows up next door…

Ford Chase, Viscount Lakefield, has had it with women. Who’s got time for them, anyway, when there’s important work to be done? Fresh out of Oxford, Ford is ready to devise his first world-changing invention. All he needs is some peace and quiet on his neglected country estate, where there is no family to nag him and, most especially, no women to distract him—until he’s thrown into the company of the intriguing Lady Violet…

PLEASE NOTE: This book is the SWEET & CLEAN version of “Violet” by Lauren Royal. If you’d prefer to read the original book, which includes steamy love scenes and stronger language, look for “Violet.”

BOOK DETAILS
A complete, standalone story—no cliffhangers!

Series: The Chase Brides, Book 5
Style: Humorous historical romance
Length: 103,750 words (about 415 standard pages)
Bonus Material: Author’s Note, preview of next book, link to giveaway
PG-rated Content: Kisses only, no love scenes!

REVIEWS
"Captivating historical romance. Romance readers of all ages will love Lauren Royal & Devon Royal’s books!”
—Glynnis Campbell, USA Today Bestselling Author

“Both Violet and Ford are charming…this breezy summer read will satisfy [the Royals’] rapidly growing fan base.”
—Publishers Weekly

“Fans of Amanda Quick will find this romantic pair to be exactly their cup of tea.”
—Huntress Book Reviews

CONNECTING BOOKS
While THE VISCOUNT’S WALLFLOWER BRIDE can be read as a stand-alone novel, many readers enjoy reading it as part of a series. All of Lauren & Devon’s books feature Chase family members. Should you wish to read them in chronological order, this is the sequence:

The Chase Brides
1666 - THE EARL’S UNSUITABLE BRIDE (Colin & Amy)
1667 - THE MARQUESS’S SCOTTISH BRIDE (Jason & Caithren)
1667 - THE LAIRD’S FAIRYTALE BRIDE (Cameron & Clarice)
1668 - THE DUKE’S RELUCTANT BRIDE (Trick & Kendra)
1673 - THE VISCOUNT’S WALLFLOWER BRIDE (Ford & Violet)
1677 - THE BARON’S INCONVENIENT BRIDE (Rand & Lily)
1677 - THE GENTLEMAN’S SCANDALOUS BRIDE (Kit & Rose)

Regency Chase Brides
1815 - ALEXANDRA (Tristan & Alexandra)
1816 - JULIANA (James & Juliana)
1817 - CORINNA (Sean & Corinna + Griffin & Rachael)

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Themes: sweet and clean & wholesome love stories, teen and young adult coming of age novels, lords and ladies, wealthy and rich nobility, castles, England and English history, 17th century and 1600s, sisters and brothers, family life, friendship, weddings, matchmaking, romantic comedy, Enlightenment philosophy and science, bluestockings and bookworms
“The Baron’s Inconvenient Bride” is the SWEET & CLEAN ROMANCE edition of “Lily” by Lauren Royal.
From a New York Times bestselling author and her daughter!

England, 1677: Lady Lily Ashcroft is known for being kind to all creatures—even Rose, her flighty and frivolous older sister. But Lily’s sweet nature is put to the test when she unwittingly falls for the man her sister intends to marry. Betraying her own kin is out of the question, but she can’t seem to bury her growing feelings for Lord Randal Nesbitt…

What Lily doesn’t realize is that Rand, a young Oxford linguist, has been harboring a secret admiration for her ever since she was a girl. But Rose is just as beautiful and shares his passion for languages. Now he finds himself caught in a tug of war between two sisters—the one he's expected to wed and the one who holds his heart…

PLEASE NOTE: This book is the SWEET & CLEAN version of “Lily” by Lauren Royal. If you’d prefer to read the original book, which includes steamy love scenes and stronger language, look for “Lily.”

BOOK DETAILS
A complete, standalone story—no cliffhangers!

Series: The Chase Brides, Book 6
Style: Humorous historical romance
Former Title: The Baron’s Heiress Bride
Length: 95,000 words (about 380 standard pages)
Bonus Material: Author’s Note, preview of next book, link to giveaway
PG-rated Content: Kisses only, no love scenes!

REVIEWS
"Captivating historical romance. Romance readers of all ages will love Lauren Royal & Devon Royal’s books!” 
—Glynnis Campbell, USA Today Bestselling Author

“Enchanting, tender, and filled with memorable characters who simply charm their way into your heart.” 
—Romantic Times BOOKclub

“…a refreshing story, told with much humor…a real joy to read.”
—Romance Reviews Today

CONNECTING BOOKS
While THE BARON’S INCONVENIENT BRIDE can be read as a stand-alone novel, many readers enjoy reading it as part of a series. All of Lauren & Devon’s books feature Chase family members. Should you wish to read them in chronological order, this is the sequence:

The Chase Brides
1666 - THE EARL’S UNSUITABLE BRIDE (Colin & Amy)
1667 - THE MARQUESS’S SCOTTISH BRIDE (Jason & Caithren)
1667 - THE LAIRD’S FAIRYTALE BRIDE (Cameron & Clarice)
1668 - THE DUKE’S RELUCTANT BRIDE (Trick & Kendra)
1673 - THE VISCOUNT’S WALLFLOWER BRIDE (Ford & Violet)
1677 - THE BARON’S INCONVENIENT BRIDE (Rand & Lily)
1677 - THE GENTLEMAN’S SCANDALOUS BRIDE (Kit & Rose)

Regency Chase Brides
1815 - ALEXANDRA (Tristan & Alexandra)
1816 - JULIANA (James & Juliana)
1817 - CORINNA (Sean & Corinna + Griffin & Rachael)

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Themes: sweet and clean & wholesome love stories, teen and young adult coming of age novels, lords and ladies, wealthy and rich nobility, castles, England and English history, 17th century and 1600s, sisters and brothers, family life, friendship, weddings, matchmaking, romantic comedy, Oxford professors, animal rescue, dogs and mastiffs
“The Gentleman’s Scandalous Bride” is the SWEET & CLEAN ROMANCE edition of “Rose” by Lauren Royal.
From a New York Times bestselling author and her daughter!

England, 1677: The last of three sisters to marry, Lady Rose Ashcroft is determined to land a wealthy, titled husband—a marquess perhaps, or even a duke. Having had her heart broken in the past, she's decided the key to enticing a man lies in hiding her intelligence and academic interests while flaunting her more feminine qualities. Matchmaking mother in tow and strategy firmly in place, Rose 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. Kit is a dashing, successful commoner with his sights set on landing the post of official Royal Architect—and he's the only man Rose feels she can honestly talk to about anything. Kit knows the true Rose, and he wants her, but she thinks of him as a family friend. Can he convince her that a title is unimportant compared to the love he knows they're destined to share?

PLEASE NOTE: This book is the SWEET & CLEAN version of “Rose” by Lauren Royal. If you’d prefer to read the original book, which includes steamy love scenes and stronger language, look for “Rose.”

BOOK DETAILS
A complete, standalone story—no cliffhangers!

Series: The Chase Brides, Book 7
Style: Humorous historical romance
Length: 100,000 words (about 400 standard pages)
Bonus Material: Author’s Note, preview of next book, link to giveaway
PG-rated Content: Kisses only, no love scenes!

REVIEWS
"Captivating historical romance. Romance readers of all ages will love Lauren Royal & Devon Royal’s books!”
—Glynnis Campbell, USA Today Bestselling Author

“This wonderful conclusion to the [Chase Brides] series is charming and engaging…Relax, enjoy, and delight in another luscious tale.”
—Romantic Times BOOKclub

“If you enjoy reading historicals about kings and castles and noblemen, this book is a must for your reading list.”
—RomanceJunkies.com

CONNECTING BOOKS
While THE GENTLEMAN’S SCANDALOUS BRIDE can be read as a stand-alone novel, many readers enjoy reading it as part of a series. All of Lauren & Devon’s books feature Chase family members. Should you wish to read them in chronological order, this is the sequence:

The Chase Brides
1666 - THE EARL’S UNSUITABLE BRIDE (Colin & Amy)
1667 - THE MARQUESS’S SCOTTISH BRIDE (Jason & Caithren)
1667 - THE LAIRD’S FAIRYTALE BRIDE (Cameron & Clarice)
1668 - THE DUKE’S RELUCTANT BRIDE (Trick & Kendra)
1673 - THE VISCOUNT’S WALLFLOWER BRIDE (Ford & Violet)
1677 - THE BARON’S INCONVENIENT BRIDE (Rand & Lily)
1677 - THE GENTLEMAN’S SCANDALOUS BRIDE (Kit & Rose)

Regency Chase Brides
1815 - ALEXANDRA (Tristan & Alexandra)
1816 - JULIANA (James & Juliana)
1817 - CORINNA (Sean & Corinna + Griffin & Rachael)

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Themes: sweet and clean & wholesome love stories, teen and young adult coming of age novels, lords and ladies, wealthy and rich nobility, castles, England and English history, 17th century and 1600s, Restoration and Charles II, Christopher Wren, the royal court, architects and architecture, sisters and brothers, family life, friendship, weddings and matchmaking, romantic comedy
PLEASE NOTE: This is the Sweet & Clean (kisses only) version of Chrystabel & Joseph’s romance. If you enjoy steamy love scenes, you might prefer the alternate version, titled “A Secret Christmas” by Lauren Royal.

From a New York Times bestselling author and her daughter! 
England, 1651: Christmas has been outlawed by the new Commonwealth government—but that won’t stop Lady Chrystabel Trevor from embracing the holiday spirit. When she finds herself snowed in with handsome and intriguing Joseph Ashcroft, the Viscount Tremayne, merrymaking leads to mayhem. In a time of fear and oppression, can the magic of Christmas bring two hearts together? 

BOOK DETAILS

A complete, standalone story—no cliffhangers!

Series: The Chase Brides, Book 8
Style: Sweet historical romance 
Length: 50,000 words (about 200 standard pages)
Bonus Material: Author’s Note, preview of next book, link to giveaway
Clean Read: No offensive language or explicit content*

* If you’d prefer to read a steamy version of this series, look for “A Secret Christmas” by Lauren Royal.

REVIEWS

"Captivating historical romance. Romance readers of all ages will love Lauren Royal & Devon Royal’s books!”
—Glynnis Campbell, USA Today Bestselling Author

CONNECTING BOOKS

While THE CAVALIER’S CHRISTMAS BRIDE can be read as a stand-alone novel, many readers enjoy reading it as part of a series. All of Lauren & Devon’s books feature Chase family members. Should you wish to read them in chronological order, this is the sequence:

The Chase Brides
1666 - THE EARL’S UNSUITABLE BRIDE (Colin & Amy)
1667 - THE MARQUESS’S SCOTTISH BRIDE (Jason & Caithren)
1667 - THE LAIRD’S FAIRYTALE BRIDE (Cameron & Clarice)
1668 - THE DUKE’S RELUCTANT BRIDE (Trick & Kendra)
1673 - THE VISCOUNT’S WALLFLOWER BRIDE (Ford & Violet)
1677 - THE BARON’S INCONVENIENT BRIDE (Rand & Lily)
1677 - THE GENTLEMAN’S SCANDALOUS BRIDE (Kit & Rose)
1651 - THE CAVALIER’S CHRISTMAS BRIDE (Joseph & Chrystabel)

Regency Chase Brides
1815 - ALEXANDRA (Tristan & Alexandra)
1816 - JULIANA (James & Juliana)
1817 - CORINNA (Sean & Corinna + Griffin & Rachael)

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

Specially Priced Boxed Sets
THE CHASE BRIDES BOXED SET ONE: THE CHASES
THE CHASE BRIDES BOXED SET TWO: THE ASHCROFTS
REGENCY CHASE BRIDES BOXED SET 


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Themes: sweet and clean & wholesome love stories, teen and young adult coming of age novels, lords and ladies, wealthy and rich nobility, castles, England and English history, 17th century and 1600s, English Civil War, Puritans and the Roundheads, Oliver Cromwell, the Protectorate, the Commonwealth Period, war on Christmas, sisters and brothers, family life, friendship, weddings and matchmaking, romantic comedy

"The Earl’s Unsuitable Bride” is the SWEET & CLEAN ROMANCE edition of “Amethyst” by Lauren Royal.
A Top 10 Google Play Bestseller from a New York Times bestselling author and her daughter!

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 young earl 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 penniless shopkeeper’s daughter with whom he’s most inconveniently falling in love…

PLEASE NOTE: This book is the SWEET & CLEAN version of “Amethyst” by Lauren Royal. If you’d prefer to read the original book, which includes steamy love scenes and stronger language, look for “Amethyst.”

BOOK DETAILS
A complete, standalone story—no cliffhangers!

Series: The Chase Brides, Book 1
Style: Humorous historical romance
Former Title: The Earl’s London Bride
Length: 112,500 words (about 450 standard pages)
Bonus Material: Author’s Note, preview of next book, link to giveaway
PG-rated Content: Kisses only, no love scenes!

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

REVIEWS
"Captivating historical romance. Romance readers of all ages will love Lauren Royal & Devon Royal’s books!”
—Glynnis Campbell, USA Today Bestselling Author

“A wonderful read! … captures all the pageantry, excitement, and color that was Restoration England.”
—Romantic Times

“…will keep you up long after bedtime, laughing one minute and crying the next.”
—Love Romances.com

CONNECTING BOOKS
While THE EARL’S UNSUITABLE BRIDE can be read as a stand-alone novel, many readers enjoy reading it as part of a series. All of Lauren & Devon’s books feature Chase family members. Should you wish to read them in chronological order, this is the sequence:

The Chase Brides
1666 - THE EARL’S UNSUITABLE BRIDE (Colin & Amy)
1667 - THE MARQUESS’S SCOTTISH BRIDE (Jason & Caithren)
1667 - THE LAIRD’S FAIRYTALE BRIDE (Cameron & Clarice)
1668 - THE DUKE’S RELUCTANT BRIDE (Trick & Kendra)
1673 - THE VISCOUNT’S WALLFLOWER BRIDE (Ford & Violet)
1677 - THE BARON’S INCONVENIENT BRIDE (Rand & Lily)
1677 - THE GENTLEMAN’S SCANDALOUS BRIDE (Kit & Rose)

Regency Chase Brides
1815 - ALEXANDRA (Tristan & Alexandra)
1816 - JULIANA (James & Juliana)
1817 - CORINNA (Sean & Corinna + Griffin & Rachael)

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Themes: sweet and clean & wholesome love stories, free teen and young adult coming of age novels, 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, friendship, wedding, matchmaking, romantic comedy freebie, humor, jewelers and jewelry
“The Marquess’s Scottish Bride” is the SWEET & CLEAN ROMANCE edition of “Emerald” by Lauren Royal.
From a New York Times bestselling author and her daughter!

England & Scotland, 1667: Jason Chase, the Marquess of Cainewood, doesn’t know the first thing about hunting outlaws, but he won’t let that stop him from bringing a murderer to justice. Disguised as a commoner, he takes to the road, where he crosses paths with a hapless Scottish lad—who turns out to be a lovely Scottish lass, and none other than the renowned bounty hunter Emerald MacCallum. Realizing they're after the same man and fearing Emerald may be in over her head, Jason resolves to keep her close…

But all Caithren Leslie wants is to be as far away from her new “protector” as possible. No matter how many times she informs him she’s just an ordinary country girl traveling to see her brother—and definitely not some Emerald woman pursuing a dangerous outlaw—the pigheaded Englishman will not see sense. The road is perilous, but accepting Jason’s protection may mean jeopardizing her urgent mission. Not to mention her sanity, her personal property, and worst of all, her heart.

PLEASE NOTE: This book is the SWEET & CLEAN version of “Emerald” by Lauren Royal. If you’d prefer to read the original book, which includes steamy love scenes and stronger language, look for “Emerald.”

BOOK DETAILS
A complete, standalone story—no cliffhangers!

Series: The Chase Brides, Book 2
Style: Humorous historical romance
Length: 115,000 words (about 460 standard pages)
Bonus Material: Author’s Note, preview of next book, link to giveaway
PG-rated Content: Kisses only, no love scenes!

REVIEWS
"Captivating historical romance. Romance readers of all ages will love Lauren Royal & Devon Royal’s books!”
—Glynnis Campbell, USA Today Bestselling Author

“… a lively, fast-paced romance that holds your attention... a glittering gem of a novel.”
—Romantic Times

“…a wonderful and warm romance with a delightful plot.”
—Heart Rate Reviews

CONNECTING BOOKS
While THE MARQUESS’S SCOTTISH BRIDE can be read as a stand-alone novel, many readers enjoy reading it as part of a series. All of Lauren & Devon’s books feature Chase family members. Should you wish to read them in chronological order, this is the sequence:

The Chase Brides
1666 - THE EARL’S UNSUITABLE BRIDE (Colin & Amy)
1667 - THE MARQUESS’S SCOTTISH BRIDE (Jason & Caithren)
1667 - THE LAIRD’S FAIRYTALE BRIDE (Cameron & Clarice)
1668 - THE DUKE’S RELUCTANT BRIDE (Trick & Kendra)
1673 - THE VISCOUNT’S WALLFLOWER BRIDE (Ford & Violet)
1677 - THE BARON’S INCONVENIENT BRIDE (Rand & Lily)
1677 - THE GENTLEMAN’S SCANDALOUS BRIDE (Kit & Rose)

Regency Chase Brides
1815 - ALEXANDRA (Tristan & Alexandra)
1816 - JULIANA (James & Juliana)
1817 - CORINNA (Sean & Corinna + Griffin & Rachael)

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Themes: sweet and clean & wholesome love stories, teen and young adult coming of age novels, lords and ladies, wealthy and rich nobility, castles, England and English history, Scotland and Scottish Highlanders, 17th century and 1600s, Restoration and Charles II, sisters and brothers, family life, friendship, weddings, matchmaking, romantic comedy
“The Laird’s Fairytale Bride” is the SWEET & CLEAN ROMANCE edition of “Forevermore” by Lauren Royal.
From a New York Times bestselling author and her daughter!

England, 1667: Young widow Clarice Bradford is perfectly content. She has a pretty one-room cottage and a lovely little daughter, and the last thing she’s looking for is another husband. Until one fairytale evening when she’s invited to a wedding at a castle…

Sir Cameron Leslie is used to getting what he wants—and the moment he lays eyes on Clarice, what he wants is to bring her home with him to Scotland. But beneath her shy exterior is a fiercely independent woman, and the closer Cameron gets, the farther she retreats. Can he persuade her to give love another chance before it’s too late?

PLEASE NOTE: This book is the SWEET & CLEAN version of “Forevermore” by Lauren Royal. If you’d prefer to read the original book, which includes steamy love scenes and stronger language, look for “Forevermore.”

BOOK DETAILS
A complete, standalone story—no cliffhangers!

Series: The Chase Brides, Book 3
Style: Humorous historical romance novella
Former Title: The Laird’s English Bride
Length: 27,500 words (about 110 standard pages)
Bonus Material: Author’s Note, preview of next book, link to giveaway
PG-rated Content: Kisses only, no love scenes!

REVIEWS
"Captivating historical romance. Romance readers of all ages will love Lauren Royal & Devon Royal’s books!”
—Glynnis Campbell, USA Today Bestselling Author

“…a precious tale I adored…This book is a #1 Keeper!”
—The Belles and Beaux of Romance

“Atmospheric and charming … [a] delightful bedtime [story]”
—Publishers Weekly (Forecasted Review)

CONNECTING BOOKS
While THE LAIRD’S FAIRYTALE BRIDE can be read as a stand-alone novel, many readers enjoy reading it as part of a series. All of Lauren & Devon’s books feature Chase family members. Should you wish to read them in chronological order, this is the sequence:

The Chase Brides
1666 - THE EARL’S UNSUITABLE BRIDE (Colin & Amy)
1667 - THE MARQUESS’S SCOTTISH BRIDE (Jason & Caithren)
1667 - THE LAIRD’S FAIRYTALE BRIDE (Cameron & Clarice)
1668 - THE DUKE’S RELUCTANT BRIDE (Trick & Kendra)
1673 - THE VISCOUNT’S WALLFLOWER BRIDE (Ford & Violet)
1677 - THE BARON’S INCONVENIENT BRIDE (Rand & Lily)
1677 - THE GENTLEMAN’S SCANDALOUS BRIDE (Kit & Rose)

Regency Chase Brides
1815 - ALEXANDRA (Tristan & Alexandra)
1816 - JULIANA (James & Juliana)
1817 - CORINNA (Sean & Corinna + Griffin & Rachael)

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Themes: sweet and clean & wholesome love stories, teen and young adult coming of age novels, lords and ladies, older woman/younger man romance, wealthy and rich nobility, castles, England and English history, Scotland and Scottish Highlanders, 17th century and 1600s, sisters and brothers, family life, friendship, wedding, matchmaking, romantic comedy
Alexandra” is the SWEET & CLEAN ROMANCE edition of “Lost In Temptation” by Lauren Royal.
From a New York Times bestselling author and her daughter!

England, 1815: Alexandra Chase has always liked being the perfect daughter, thank you very much. Why would she bother chafing against society’s restrictions when instead she could be basking in the warm glow of its approval? But when her brother’s best friend—and secret obsession—returns from a long spell abroad, she begins losing interest in the suitable young lord she’s expected to marry. Suddenly, family duty and a flawless reputation seem less important than the chance, however slight, that her girlhood crush might notice her now that she’s all grown up…

Tristan Nesbitt has done some growing up himself over the last few years, what with moving across oceans, inheriting a title, and facing a devastating scandal. But through it all, he’s never forgotten the Chases, the closest thing he had to a family back in his school days. When his old friend Griffin Chase requests a favor, he’s happy to oblige, as long as he can maintain enough distance from the family that his infamous past won’t tarnish their good name. Unfortunately, one Chase seems intent on getting much closer to him than she should…

PLEASE NOTE: This book is the SWEET & CLEAN version of “Lost in Temptation” by Lauren Royal. If you’d prefer to read the original book, which includes steamy love scenes and stronger language, look for “Lost in Temptation.”

BOOK DETAILS

A complete, standalone story—no cliffhangers!

Series: Regency Chase Brides, Book 1
Style: Humorous historical romance
Length: 100,000 words (about 400 standard pages)
Bonus Material: Author’s Note, preview of next book, link to giveaway
PG-rated Content: Kisses only, no love scenes!

REVIEWS

"Captivating historical romance. Romance readers of all ages will love Lauren Royal & Devon Royal’s books!”
—Glynnis Campbell, USA Today Bestselling Author

“…the beguiling start to a new trilogy featuring the Chase sisters.”
—Booklist

“...fascinating period details, delightfully conventional and unconventional characters, and a mystery that must be resolved. Run, don't walk, to get your copy today!”
—LoveRomances.com

CONNECTING BOOKS

While ALEXANDRA can be read as a stand-alone novel, many readers enjoy reading it as part of a series. All of Lauren & Devon’s books feature Chase family members. Should you wish to read them in chronological order, this is the sequence:

The Chase Brides
1666 - THE EARL’S UNSUITABLE BRIDE (Colin & Amy)
1667 - THE MARQUESS’S SCOTTISH BRIDE (Jason & Caithren)
1667 - THE LAIRD’S FAIRYTALE BRIDE (Cameron & Clarice)
1668 - THE DUKE’S RELUCTANT BRIDE (Trick & Kendra)
1673 - THE VISCOUNT’S WALLFLOWER BRIDE (Ford & Violet)
1677 - THE BARON’S INCONVENIENT BRIDE (Rand & Lily)
1677 - THE GENTLEMAN’S SCANDALOUS BRIDE (Kit & Rose)
1651 - THE CAVALIER’S CHRISTMAS BRIDE (Joseph & Chrystabel)

Regency Chase Brides
1815 - ALEXANDRA (Tristan & Alexandra)
1816 - JULIANA (James & Juliana)
1817 - CORINNA (Sean & Corinna + Griffin & Rachael)

Renaissance Chase Brides
1549 - ALICE BETROTHED (coming 2018)

Specially Priced Boxed Sets
THE CHASE BRIDES BOXED SET ONE: THE CHASES
THE CHASE BRIDES BOXED SET TWO: THE ASHCROFTS
REGENCY CHASE BRIDES: THE COMPLETE TRILOGY

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Themes: sweet and clean & wholesome love stories, teen and young adult coming of age novels, lords and ladies, wealthy and rich nobility, castles, England and English history, 19th century and 1800s, Jane Austen era, sisters and brothers, family life, brother’s best friend, friends to lovers, free second chance romance, marriage of convenience, wedding, matchmaking, romantic comedy freebie, humor, scandal and intrigue, suspense, murder and mystery, piano music, wine, sweets and desserts, baking and cooking, recipes, animals and pets, mastiff dog

Refuge for Masterminds is the third installment in the Stranje House series for young adults by award-winning author Kathleen Baldwin. #1 New York Times best-selling author Meg Cabot calls this romantic Regency adventure “completely original and totally engrossing.”

It’s 1814. Napoleon has escaped his imprisonment on Elba. Britain is at war on four fronts. And at Stranje House, a School for Unusual Girls, five young ladies are secretly being trained for a world of spies, diplomacy, and war....

Napoleon’s invasion of England is underway and someone at Stranje House is sneaking information to his spies. Lady Jane Moore is determined to find out who it is. If anyone can discover the traitor, it is Jane—for, according to headmistress Emma Stranje, Lady Jane is a mastermind.

Jane doesn’t consider herself a mastermind. It’s just that she tends to grasp the facts of a situation quickly, and by so doing, she’s able to devise and implement a sensible course of action. Is Jane enough of a mastermind to save the brash young American inventor Alexander Sinclair, her friends at Stranje House, and possibly England itself?

Fans of genre-blending, romance, and action will love this Regency-era alternate history novel filled with spunky heroines, handsome young lords, and dastardly villains—the third in the Stranje House series. Don’t miss the first two books: A School for Unusual Girls and Exile for Dreamers.

“Enticing from the first sentence." —New York Times Book Review

"This alternative history series will appeal to fans of Gail Carriger's works and The Cecelia and Kate novels by Patricia C. Wrede and Caroline Stevermer." —School Library Journal on A School for Unusual Girls

At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.

The Viscount’s Wallflower Bride” is the SWEET & CLEAN ROMANCE edition of “Violet” by Lauren Royal.
From a New York Times bestselling author and her daughter!

England, 1673: Lady Violet Ashcroft grew up sheltered in the countryside, far from the dashing gentlemen of the court—and that’s how she likes it. Here on her family’s beautiful, quiet estate, she needn’t fight off suitors who are only after her sizable inheritance, or play second fiddle to her prettier younger sisters. Love and marriage aren’t for everyone, and sensible Violet would rather spend her days improving her mind than risking her heart. Until a rather dashing gentleman shows up next door…

Ford Chase, Viscount Lakefield, has had it with women. Who’s got time for them, anyway, when there’s important work to be done? Fresh out of Oxford, Ford is ready to devise his first world-changing invention. All he needs is some peace and quiet on his neglected country estate, where there is no family to nag him and, most especially, no women to distract him—until he’s thrown into the company of the intriguing Lady Violet…

PLEASE NOTE: This book is the SWEET & CLEAN version of “Violet” by Lauren Royal. If you’d prefer to read the original book, which includes steamy love scenes and stronger language, look for “Violet.”

BOOK DETAILS
A complete, standalone story—no cliffhangers!

Series: The Chase Brides, Book 5
Style: Humorous historical romance
Length: 103,750 words (about 415 standard pages)
Bonus Material: Author’s Note, preview of next book, link to giveaway
PG-rated Content: Kisses only, no love scenes!

REVIEWS
"Captivating historical romance. Romance readers of all ages will love Lauren Royal & Devon Royal’s books!”
—Glynnis Campbell, USA Today Bestselling Author

“Both Violet and Ford are charming…this breezy summer read will satisfy [the Royals’] rapidly growing fan base.”
—Publishers Weekly

“Fans of Amanda Quick will find this romantic pair to be exactly their cup of tea.”
—Huntress Book Reviews

CONNECTING BOOKS
While THE VISCOUNT’S WALLFLOWER BRIDE can be read as a stand-alone novel, many readers enjoy reading it as part of a series. All of Lauren & Devon’s books feature Chase family members. Should you wish to read them in chronological order, this is the sequence:

The Chase Brides
1666 - THE EARL’S UNSUITABLE BRIDE (Colin & Amy)
1667 - THE MARQUESS’S SCOTTISH BRIDE (Jason & Caithren)
1667 - THE LAIRD’S FAIRYTALE BRIDE (Cameron & Clarice)
1668 - THE DUKE’S RELUCTANT BRIDE (Trick & Kendra)
1673 - THE VISCOUNT’S WALLFLOWER BRIDE (Ford & Violet)
1677 - THE BARON’S INCONVENIENT BRIDE (Rand & Lily)
1677 - THE GENTLEMAN’S SCANDALOUS BRIDE (Kit & Rose)

Regency Chase Brides
1815 - ALEXANDRA (Tristan & Alexandra)
1816 - JULIANA (James & Juliana)
1817 - CORINNA (Sean & Corinna + Griffin & Rachael)

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Themes: sweet and clean & wholesome love stories, teen and young adult coming of age novels, lords and ladies, wealthy and rich nobility, castles, England and English history, 17th century and 1600s, sisters and brothers, family life, friendship, weddings, matchmaking, romantic comedy, Enlightenment philosophy and science, bluestockings and bookworms
"The Earl’s Unsuitable Bride” is the SWEET & CLEAN ROMANCE edition of “Amethyst” by Lauren Royal.
A Top 10 Google Play Bestseller from a New York Times bestselling author and her daughter!

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 young earl 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 penniless shopkeeper’s daughter with whom he’s most inconveniently falling in love…

PLEASE NOTE: This book is the SWEET & CLEAN version of “Amethyst” by Lauren Royal. If you’d prefer to read the original book, which includes steamy love scenes and stronger language, look for “Amethyst.”

BOOK DETAILS
A complete, standalone story—no cliffhangers!

Series: The Chase Brides, Book 1
Style: Humorous historical romance
Former Title: The Earl’s London Bride
Length: 112,500 words (about 450 standard pages)
Bonus Material: Author’s Note, preview of next book, link to giveaway
PG-rated Content: Kisses only, no love scenes!

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

REVIEWS
"Captivating historical romance. Romance readers of all ages will love Lauren Royal & Devon Royal’s books!”
—Glynnis Campbell, USA Today Bestselling Author

“A wonderful read! … captures all the pageantry, excitement, and color that was Restoration England.”
—Romantic Times

“…will keep you up long after bedtime, laughing one minute and crying the next.”
—Love Romances.com

CONNECTING BOOKS
While THE EARL’S UNSUITABLE BRIDE can be read as a stand-alone novel, many readers enjoy reading it as part of a series. All of Lauren & Devon’s books feature Chase family members. Should you wish to read them in chronological order, this is the sequence:

The Chase Brides
1666 - THE EARL’S UNSUITABLE BRIDE (Colin & Amy)
1667 - THE MARQUESS’S SCOTTISH BRIDE (Jason & Caithren)
1667 - THE LAIRD’S FAIRYTALE BRIDE (Cameron & Clarice)
1668 - THE DUKE’S RELUCTANT BRIDE (Trick & Kendra)
1673 - THE VISCOUNT’S WALLFLOWER BRIDE (Ford & Violet)
1677 - THE BARON’S INCONVENIENT BRIDE (Rand & Lily)
1677 - THE GENTLEMAN’S SCANDALOUS BRIDE (Kit & Rose)

Regency Chase Brides
1815 - ALEXANDRA (Tristan & Alexandra)
1816 - JULIANA (James & Juliana)
1817 - CORINNA (Sean & Corinna + Griffin & Rachael)

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Themes: sweet and clean & wholesome love stories, free teen and young adult coming of age novels, 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, friendship, wedding, matchmaking, romantic comedy freebie, humor, jewelers and jewelry
“Juliana” is the SWEET & CLEAN ROMANCE edition of “Tempting Juliana” by Lauren Royal.
From a New York Times bestselling author and her daughter!

London, 1816: Lady Juliana Chase has never met a problem she couldn’t solve—or one she could resist. If friends and family don’t always appreciate her efforts on their behalf, well, that’s only because they underestimate her. James Trevor, the young Earl of Stafford, is a prime example—Juliana knows her friend Amanda is the perfect match for James, but he seems intent on spoiling her plans. Lucky for him, “defeat” isn’t in Juliana’s vocabulary…

Just as James realized his dream of studying medicine, tragedy stole the love of his life. Though it’s time to move on, the last thing he wants is another romantic entanglement—ever. But somehow he’s got two: first, this ridiculous matchmaking scheme of Juliana’s, and second, an inexplicable infatuation with the matchmaker herself. If he’s going to get the girl, he’ll have to beat her at her own game—and there’s no easy victory when you’re playing with the stubbornest, most cunning meddler in all of London…

PLEASE NOTE: This book is the SWEET & CLEAN version of “Tempting Juliana” by Lauren Royal. If you’d prefer to read the original book, which includes steamy love scenes and stronger language, look for “Tempting Juliana.”

BOOK DETAILS

A complete, standalone story—no cliffhangers!

Series: Regency Chase Brides, Book 2
Style: Humorous historical romance
Length: 103,750 words (about 415 standard pages)
Bonus Material: Author’s Note, preview of next book, link to giveaway
PG-rated Content: Kisses only, no love scenes!

AWARDS

• Finalist for the RWA Award of Excellence
• Finalist for the National Readers Choice Award

REVIEWS

"Captivating historical romance. Romance readers of all ages will love Lauren Royal & Devon Royal’s books!”
—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 BOOKreviews

“A darling story with characters that are full of life, hope, and love.”
—Romance Readers Connection

“…delightful from first page to last, full of superb characters, clever dialogue, and laugh-out-loud situations. This is a fun-tastic Regency romp you won't want to miss.”
—Reader to Reader

“This book has everything a great romance should have: a delightful historical setting, humor at all the right places, and a host of memorable characters. From beginning to end, the story flowed wonderfully and never skipped a beat.”
—FallenAngelReviews.com

CONNECTING BOOKS

While JULIANA can be read as a stand-alone novel, many readers enjoy reading it as part of a series. All of Lauren & Devon’s books feature Chase family members. Should you wish to read them in chronological order, this is the sequence:

The Chase Brides
1666 - THE EARL’S UNSUITABLE BRIDE (Colin & Amy)
1667 - THE MARQUESS’S SCOTTISH BRIDE (Jason & Caithren)
1667 - THE LAIRD’S FAIRYTALE BRIDE (Cameron & Clarice)
1668 - THE DUKE’S RELUCTANT BRIDE (Trick & Kendra)
1673 - THE VISCOUNT’S WALLFLOWER BRIDE (Ford & Violet)
1677 - THE BARON’S INCONVENIENT BRIDE (Rand & Lily)
1677 - THE GENTLEMAN’S SCANDALOUS BRIDE (Kit & Rose)
1651 - THE CAVALIER’S CHRISTMAS BRIDE (Joseph & Chrystabel)

Regency Chase Brides
1815 - ALEXANDRA (Tristan & Alexandra)
1816 - JULIANA (James & Juliana)
1817 - CORINNA (Sean & Corinna + Griffin & Rachael)

Renaissance Chase Brides
1549 - ALICE BETROTHED (coming 2018)

Specially Priced Boxed Sets
THE CHASE BRIDES BOXED SET ONE: THE CHASES
THE CHASE BRIDES BOXED SET TWO: THE ASHCROFTS
REGENCY CHASE BRIDES: THE COMPLETE TRILOGY

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Themes: sweet and clean & wholesome love stories, teen and young adult coming of age novels, lords and ladies, wealthy and rich nobility, castles, England and English history, 19th century and 1800s, Jane Austen era, Emma, sisters and brothers, family life, friends to lovers, marriage of convenience, wedding, matchmaking, romantic comedy, humor, charity and orphans, doctor and physician, medicine and vaccination, Foundling Home, meddler
“The Baron’s Inconvenient Bride” is the SWEET & CLEAN ROMANCE edition of “Lily” by Lauren Royal.
From a New York Times bestselling author and her daughter!

England, 1677: Lady Lily Ashcroft is known for being kind to all creatures—even Rose, her flighty and frivolous older sister. But Lily’s sweet nature is put to the test when she unwittingly falls for the man her sister intends to marry. Betraying her own kin is out of the question, but she can’t seem to bury her growing feelings for Lord Randal Nesbitt…

What Lily doesn’t realize is that Rand, a young Oxford linguist, has been harboring a secret admiration for her ever since she was a girl. But Rose is just as beautiful and shares his passion for languages. Now he finds himself caught in a tug of war between two sisters—the one he's expected to wed and the one who holds his heart…

PLEASE NOTE: This book is the SWEET & CLEAN version of “Lily” by Lauren Royal. If you’d prefer to read the original book, which includes steamy love scenes and stronger language, look for “Lily.”

BOOK DETAILS
A complete, standalone story—no cliffhangers!

Series: The Chase Brides, Book 6
Style: Humorous historical romance
Former Title: The Baron’s Heiress Bride
Length: 95,000 words (about 380 standard pages)
Bonus Material: Author’s Note, preview of next book, link to giveaway
PG-rated Content: Kisses only, no love scenes!

REVIEWS
"Captivating historical romance. Romance readers of all ages will love Lauren Royal & Devon Royal’s books!” 
—Glynnis Campbell, USA Today Bestselling Author

“Enchanting, tender, and filled with memorable characters who simply charm their way into your heart.” 
—Romantic Times BOOKclub

“…a refreshing story, told with much humor…a real joy to read.”
—Romance Reviews Today

CONNECTING BOOKS
While THE BARON’S INCONVENIENT BRIDE can be read as a stand-alone novel, many readers enjoy reading it as part of a series. All of Lauren & Devon’s books feature Chase family members. Should you wish to read them in chronological order, this is the sequence:

The Chase Brides
1666 - THE EARL’S UNSUITABLE BRIDE (Colin & Amy)
1667 - THE MARQUESS’S SCOTTISH BRIDE (Jason & Caithren)
1667 - THE LAIRD’S FAIRYTALE BRIDE (Cameron & Clarice)
1668 - THE DUKE’S RELUCTANT BRIDE (Trick & Kendra)
1673 - THE VISCOUNT’S WALLFLOWER BRIDE (Ford & Violet)
1677 - THE BARON’S INCONVENIENT BRIDE (Rand & Lily)
1677 - THE GENTLEMAN’S SCANDALOUS BRIDE (Kit & Rose)

Regency Chase Brides
1815 - ALEXANDRA (Tristan & Alexandra)
1816 - JULIANA (James & Juliana)
1817 - CORINNA (Sean & Corinna + Griffin & Rachael)

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Themes: sweet and clean & wholesome love stories, teen and young adult coming of age novels, lords and ladies, wealthy and rich nobility, castles, England and English history, 17th century and 1600s, sisters and brothers, family life, friendship, weddings, matchmaking, romantic comedy, Oxford professors, animal rescue, dogs and mastiffs
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