A Secret Christmas

Chase Family Series: The Flowers

Book 4
Novelty Publishing
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From a New York Times Bestselling Author…

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 novel—no cliffhangers!


Series: Chase Family Series: The Flowers, Book 4

Style: Humorous historical romance

Length: 50,000 words (about 200 standard pages)

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

R-rated Content: Steamy love scenes!


REVIEWS


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

—Glynnis Campbell, USA Today Bestselling Author


CONNECTINGBOOKS


While A SECRET CHRISTMAS 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 series 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, Christmas and holiday romances, lords and ladies, castles and noble estates, England and English history, 17th century and 1600s, English Civil War, the Puritans and the Roundheads, Oliver Cromwell, the Protectorate, the Commonwealth Period, war on Christmas, family life, sisters and brothers, weddings, matchmaking, scandal and intrigue, romantic comedy, historical gardening, rose gardens

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More than 1,200 pages of vivid history and passionate romance!

3 Top Ten Google Play bestsellers from a New York Times bestselling author!


LOST IN TEMPTATION - England, 1815 - 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…


TEMPTING JULIANA - London, 1816 - Lady Juliana Chase loves playing matchmaker—and she’s good at it, too. So why is everyone ignoring her good intentions and shaking up her sensible plans?


THE ART OF TEMPTATION - London, 1817 - 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.


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


BOOK DETAILS


A complete trilogy of 3 full-length romance novels—no cliffhangers!


Series: Chase Family Series: The Regency, Books 1-3 (complete series boxed set)

Style: Humorous historical romance

Length: About 100,000 words each (over 1,200 standard pages total)

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

R-rated Content: Steamy love scenes!


AWARDS


• LOST IN TEMPTATION: Finalist for the Holt Medallion, Golden Quill, Award of Excellence & Beacon Awards

• TEMPTING JULIANA: Winner of the Book Buyers Best Award, the Booksellers' Best Award & Beacon Awards

• THE ART OF TEMPTATION: Nominated for the Reviewer’s Choice Award


REVIEWS


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

—Glynnis Campbell, USA Today Bestselling Author


"Royal brings her flair for mixing richly detailed historical settings with sinfully sexy romance to the Regency world in...a new series featuring the Chase sisters."

—Booklist (American Library Association)


"An impressive talent!"

—Publishers Weekly (Forecasted review)


CONNECTING BOOKS


While CHASE FAMILY SERIES: THE REGENCY COLLECTION can be read on its own, 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: steamy love stories, lords and ladies, nobility and aristocrats, castles and stately homes, England and English history, Irishmen, 19th century and 1800s, Jane Austen era, brothers and sisters, family life, marriage of convenience, friends to lovers, second chance romance, matchmaking and matchmakers, weddings, the London season, debutantes and commoners, cross-class romantic comedy, scandal and intrigue, mistaken identity, murder and mystery, suspense, doctors and medicine, landscape painting and portraiture, piano music, wine and winemaking, animals and pets, orphans and orphanages, foundling children, sweets and desserts, baking and cooking recipes

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

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Novelty Publishing
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Jan 3, 2017
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9781634690805
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Fiction / Family Life
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Fiction / Holidays
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Fiction / Romance / Holiday
Fiction / Romance / Romantic Comedy
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A Top 10 Google Play Bestseller from a New York Times Bestselling Author!


England, 1673: The Ashcroft family motto is "Question Convention," and eldest sister Violet agrees with the sentiment completely. For one thing, she's not planning to marry. Plain Violet is smart enough to realize any suitors would be after her large inheritance, or else interested in her beautiful younger sisters—and she'd much rather spend her time improving her mind than risking her tender heart...


Having wasted six years wooing a lady who eloped with another man, Ford Chase, Viscount Lakefield, has had it with women. Ford would much rather spend his time pursuing the sciences and constructing the first watch with a minute hand. Having his young niece dropped in his lap proves an unwelcome, annoying distraction...until an uncommonly intelligent neighbor named Violet comes to help...


BOOK DETAILS


A complete, standalone story—no cliffhangers!


Series: Chase Family Series: The Flowers, Book 1

Style: Humorous historical romance

Length: 105,000 words (about 415 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

• Rose Award Nominee


REVIEWS


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

—Glynnis Campbell, USA Today Bestselling Author


"This delectable romp is sure to be just the confection readers need for a sweet night's read…guaranteed to charm."

—Romantic Times


"You won't want to put Violet down until you reach the end."

—Romance Reviews Today


"Fans of Amanda Quick will find this romantic pair to be exactly their cup of tea."

—Huntress Book Reviews


CONNECTING BOOKS


While VIOLET 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 free 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, sisters and brothers, children and single parents, family life and friendship, weddings and matchmaking, romantic comedy freebie, bluestockings and wallflowers, Enlightenment science and philosophy, Isaac Newton, Robert Boyle, Robert Hooke, Christopher Wren, John Locke

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


England, 1677: Lily Ashcroft is far and away the most conventional member of her eccentric family. Though she fell for dashing Oxford professor Lord Randal Nesbitt at the tender age of sixteen, she buried her feelings in deference to society's expectation that her older sisters marry first. Four years later, her sister Rose has now set her sights on Rand—and though it breaks her heart, what else can Lily do but help her beloved sister land the man of her dreams?


What no one considers are Rand's feelings on the matter. He's been nursing a secret affection for sweet, compassionate Lily ever since their first meeting. But Rose is just as beautiful and shares his academic interests. Now he finds himself caught between two lovely sisters—the one he's expected to wed and the one who's captured his heart...


BOOK DETAILS


A complete, standalone story—no cliffhangers!

Series: Chase Family Series: The Flowers, Book 2

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, Amazon, Barnes & Noble, iBooks, and Kobo

• Rose Award Nominee


REVIEWS


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

—Glynnis Campbell, USA Today Bestselling Author


"Enchanting, tender, and filled with memorable characters who simply charm their way into your heart."

—Romantic Times


"…another triumph of deliciously sensual romance played against the fascinating world of Restoration England."

—Booklist (American Library Association)


"A refreshing story, told with much humor…a real joy to read."

—Romance Reviews Today


CONNECTING BOOKS


While LILY 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, sisters and brothers, family life and friendship, weddings and matchmaking, romantic comedy, Oxford University professors, linguistics and scholarship, codebreaking, pets and animal rescue, mastiff dogs

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


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 passion he knows they're destined to share?


BOOK DETAILS


A complete, standalone story—no cliffhangers!

  

Series: Chase Family Series: The Flowers, Book 3

Style: Humorous historical romance

Length: 105,000 words (about 415 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

• Winner of the Golden Quill Award for Best Historical Romance

• Finalist for the More Than Magic Award


REVIEWS


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

—Glynnis Campbell, USA Today Bestselling Author


"…wonderful…charming and engaging…[Royal] portrays the 17th century and Charles II's colorful reign with a deft hand, filling the pages with the history and atmosphere of the era. Relax, enjoy, and delight in another luscious tale."

—Romantic Times


"…delightful…Royal vividly details the seductively glamorous court of Charles II."

—Booklist (American Library Association)


"Be good to yourself and take this title home as soon as it hits the shelves."

—Romance Reviews Today


"…full of wit and sensuality, a thoroughly engaging read."

—Romance and Friends


CONNECTING BOOKS


While ROSE 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 estates, England and English history, 17th century Renaissance period, Restoration and Charles II, the royal court, Sir Christopher Wren, architects and architecture, languages and travel, rags to riches, nobleman and commoner romance, sisters and brothers, family life and friendship, weddings and matchmaking, romantic comedy

#1 New York Timesbestselling author Stephanie Laurens brings you the delights of a long-ago country-village Christmas, featuring a grandmother, her grandchildren, an artifact hunter, the lady who catches his eye, and three ancient coins that draw them all together in a Christmas treasure hunt.


Therese, Lady Osbaldestone, and her household again welcome her younger daughter’s children, Jamie, George, and Lottie, plus their cousins Melissa and Mandy, all of whom have insisted on spending the three weeks prior to Christmas at Therese’s house, Hartington Manor, in the village of Little Moseley.


The children are looking forward to the village’s traditional events, and this year, Therese has arranged a new distraction—the plum puddings she and her staff are making for the entire village. But while cleaning the coins donated as the puddings’ good-luck tokens, the children discover that three aren’t coins of the realm. When consulted, Reverend Colebatch summons a friend, an archeological scholar from Oxford, who confirms the coins are Roman, raising the possibility of a Roman treasure buried somewhere near. Unfortunately, Professor Webster is facing a deadline and cannot assist in the search, but along with his niece Honor, he will stay in the village, writing, remaining available for consultation should the children and their helpers uncover more treasure.


It soon becomes clear that discovering the source of the coins—or even which villager donated them—isn’t a straightforward matter. Then the children come across a personable gentleman who knows a great deal about Roman antiquities. He introduces himself as Callum Harris, and they agree to allow him to help, and he gets their search back on track.


But while the manor five, assisted by the gentlemen from Fulsom Hall, scour the village for who had the coins and search the countryside for signs of excavation and Harris combs through the village’s country-house libraries, amassing evidence of a Roman compound somewhere near, the site from which the coins actually came remains a frustrating mystery.


Then Therese recognizes Harris, who is more than he’s pretending to be. She also notes the romance burgeoning between Harris and Honor Webster, and given the girl doesn’t know Harris’s full name, let alone his fraught relationship with her uncle, Therese steps in. But while she can engineer a successful resolution to one romance-of-the-season, as well as a reconciliation long overdue, another romance that strikes much closer to home is beyond her ability to manipulate.


Meanwhile, the search for the source of the coins goes on, but time is running out. Will Therese’s grandchildren and their Fulsom Hall helpers locate the Roman merchant’s villa Harris is sure lies near before they all must leave the village for Christmas with their families?


Third in series. A novel of 70,000 words. A Christmas tale of antiquities, reconciliation, romance, and requited love.


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


England, 1673: The Ashcroft family motto is "Question Convention," and eldest sister Violet agrees with the sentiment completely. For one thing, she's not planning to marry. Plain Violet is smart enough to realize any suitors would be after her large inheritance, or else interested in her beautiful younger sisters—and she'd much rather spend her time improving her mind than risking her tender heart...


Having wasted six years wooing a lady who eloped with another man, Ford Chase, Viscount Lakefield, has had it with women. Ford would much rather spend his time pursuing the sciences and constructing the first watch with a minute hand. Having his young niece dropped in his lap proves an unwelcome, annoying distraction...until an uncommonly intelligent neighbor named Violet comes to help...


BOOK DETAILS


A complete, standalone story—no cliffhangers!


Series: Chase Family Series: The Flowers, Book 1

Style: Humorous historical romance

Length: 105,000 words (about 415 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

• Rose Award Nominee


REVIEWS


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

—Glynnis Campbell, USA Today Bestselling Author


"This delectable romp is sure to be just the confection readers need for a sweet night's read…guaranteed to charm."

—Romantic Times


"You won't want to put Violet down until you reach the end."

—Romance Reviews Today


"Fans of Amanda Quick will find this romantic pair to be exactly their cup of tea."

—Huntress Book Reviews


CONNECTING BOOKS


While VIOLET 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 free 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, sisters and brothers, children and single parents, family life and friendship, weddings and matchmaking, romantic comedy freebie, bluestockings and wallflowers, Enlightenment science and philosophy, Isaac Newton, Robert Boyle, Robert Hooke, Christopher Wren, John Locke

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

A Historical Cookbook from a New York Times Bestselling Author!

17th century recipes with modern versions and gluten-free options


If you enjoy cooking, historical recipes, or historical romance, you’ll enjoy this cookbook from bestselling romance author Lauren Royal!


Lauren’s Chase Family Series characters love to eat! And Lauren does her research, so of course they eat period-appropriate foods. Lauren has collected dozens of antique cookbooks from the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries, and over many years of trial and error, she’s learned how to make the recipes using modern methods.


In this cookbook, Lauren shares her very favorite historical recipes with you, two from each of her Chase Family Series: The Jewels and Chase Family Series: The Flowers novels, along with excerpts from the scenes where her characters enjoy each dish. All of the recipes are easy to make, even for beginner cooks.


For each recipe, Lauren has included the original text and her modern adaptation, with current measurements and cooking methods. And every recipe includes gluten-free alternatives!


17th CENTURY RECIPE LIST


Beef in Claret (a hearty dish served over toast)

Chicken & Artichoke Pie (a Royal family favorite)

Chicken Fricassee (a light and creamy dish)

Claret Wine Punch (a historical drink for celebrations)

Cream Toasts (17th century French Toast!)

Mushroom Pie (another Royal family favorite)

Nun’s Biscuits (sweet and lemony…like madeleines, but better)

Rabbit Stew (can also be made with other meats!)

Sack Posset (a sweet and creamy hot drink for a cold winter night)

Stewed Prawns (for the shrimp lovers in your family)

Syllabub (a heavenly drink or dessert)

Tarte of Spinage (Spinach Pie—it’s delicious!)


BOOK DETAILS


• Twelve historical recipes, both original and modern versions

• Two photos for each recipe

• Indexed and linked by course, to make it easy to find what you want

• Excerpts that feature each dish, from Lauren’s Chase Family Series: The Jewels and Chase Family Series: The Flowers


This e-book contains Bonus Material: including a link to an online contest where you can enter to win a piece of jewelry featured in one of Lauren's books.


CONNECTING BOOKS


While all of Lauren’s books can be read as stand-alone novels, many readers enjoy reading them 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: holiday recipes, historical recipes, gluten-free recipes, family recipes, British food and cooking, home-cooked meals, breakfast, lunch, dinner, dessert, sweets, appetizers and hors d’oeuvres, savory tarts, meat and vegetables, rice, pasta and noodles, sauces and gravy, cinnamon, nutmeg, and spices, cocktails and mixed drinks, beverages, cookies, pies, stews, wine, cookies and pastries, cooking, baking, and cookbooks, love stories, lords and ladies, castles and noble estates, England and English history, Scotland and Scottish history, 17th century and 1600s, sisters and brothers, weddings, romantic comedy

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