A Secret Christmas

Chase Family Series

Book 8
Novelty Publishing
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♥ A secretly betrothed viscount

♥ An attraction of opposites

♥ Snowed in at Christmas

♥ Decorating, dancing, and a double wedding

♥ Steamy romance!


From New York Times bestselling author Lauren Royal, this beguiling romance reveals the origins of the beloved Ashcroft family featured in her acclaimed Chase Family Series!


It’s 1651, and Christmas has been outlawed by England’s 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, Book 8

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!*


* If you prefer to read Sweet & Clean (kisses only) romance, look for “The Cavalier’s Christmas Bride” by Lauren Royal & Devon Royal.


REVIEWS


"A captivating historical romance. Fans of Julia Quinn’s Bridgerton series will love Lauren Royal!"

—Glynnis Campbell, USA Today Bestselling Author


CONNECTING BOOK


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 chronological order, this is the sequence:


Chase Family Series

When an Earl Meets a Girl

How to Undress a Marquess

If You Dared to Love a Laird

A Duke’s Guide to Seducing His Bride

Never Doubt a Viscount

The Scandal of Lord Randal

A Gentleman’s Plot to Tie the Knot

A Secret Christmas

A Chase Family Christmas


Chase Family Series: The Regency

Tempt Me at Midnight

Tempting Juliana

The Art of Temptation


New in 2022

Alice Betrothed


Specially Priced Boxed Sets

Chase Family Series: Collection One

Chase Family Series: Collection Two

Chase Family Series: The Regency Collection


ABOUT THE AUTHOR


LAUREN ROYAL is a New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of humorous historical romance. Her “truly enchanting” novels have won many awards including Booklist's “Top 10 Romance of the Year,” and they’ve earned raves from reviewers including Publishers Weekly, who calls her “an impressive talent.”


All of Lauren’s books are complete, stand-alone stories, and yet they are also all connected—because they all feature her beloved “outrageously funny, loyal, compassionate, and unconventional” Chase family!


Lauren writes steamy historical romance on her own and sweet/clean historical romance with her daughter, Devon Royal. She lives in Southern California with her family, two constantly shedding cats, and a stupendous collection of fuzzy socks. When she's not busy writing, she enjoys singing along (off-key) to Hamilton, dancing (badly), and (wasting time) watching HGTV.


CONNECT WITH LAUREN


• Want great free and 99¢ books sent to your inbox on select Fridays? Sign up for Lauren's newsletter at: http://royall.ink/Newsletter


• Become an honorary Chase cousin (and get a FREE historical cookbook)! Join Lauren's Chase Family Readers Group on Facebook at: facebook.com/groups/ChaseFamilyReaders


• To learn about the real people and places in Lauren's books, enter a contest to win jewelry, and see the ever-growing branches of the Chase Family Tree, visit her website at: LaurenRoyal.com

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♥ An English marquess disguised as a commoner

♥ A spunky Scottish lass

♥ A glamorous makeover

♥ A close-knit, meddling family

♥ Steamy romance!


Another enchanting romance featuring New York Times bestselling author Lauren Royal’s “outrageously funny, loyal, compassionate, and unconventional” Chase family!


As a marquess and the eldest of four orphaned siblings, Jason Chase is used to taking responsibility for everyone around him—whether they appreciate it or not. So when a shocking crime is committed on his estate, he knows it’s up to him to hunt down the perpetrators. Heavy on guilt and light on luggage, he takes to the road…


And runs smack dab into a hapless Scottish lad.


Who turns out to be a lovely Scottish lass.


Though it’s her first time in England, Caithren Leslie can take care of herself, thank you very much. But when Jason accidentally knocks her down and decides that makes her his responsibility, he won’t take no for an answer. And though he’s a pigheaded (and, very well, rather handsome) Englishman who finds her Scots speech unintelligible, beneath their constant bickering runs a current of something else…


Through long days on the road and even longer nights, what begins as getting on each other’s nerves becomes stripping down one another’s defenses and discovering what lies beneath, until all is laid bare. Including the one secret that could destroy their fledgling love…


PLEASE NOTE: This book was formerly titled “Emerald.”


BOOK DETAILS


A complete, standalone story—no cliffhangers!


Series: Chase Family Series, Book 2

Style: Humorous historical romance

Length: 118,000 words (about 475 standard pages)

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

R-rated Content: Steamy love scenes!*


* If you’d prefer to read a Sweet & Clean (kisses only) version of this story, look for “The Marquess’s Scottish Bride” by Lauren Royal & Devon Royal.


AWARDS


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

• Finalist for the Booksellers' Best Award

• Finalist for the RWA Award of Excellence


REVIEWS


“A captivating historical romance. Fans of Julia Quinn's Bridgerton series 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 this book!”

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 How to Undress a Marquess 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

When an Earl Meets a Girl

How to Undress a Marquess

If You Dared to Love a Laird

A Duke’s Guide to Seducing His Bride

Never Doubt a Viscount

The Scandal of Lord Randal

A Gentleman’s Plot to Tie the Knot

A Secret Christmas

A Chase Family Christmas


Chase Family Series: The Regency

Tempt Me at Midnight

Tempting Juliana

The Art of Temptation


New in 2022

Alice Betrothed


Specially Priced Boxed Sets

Chase Family Series: Collection One

Chase Family Series: Collection Two

Chase Family Series: The Regency Collection


ABOUT THE AUTHOR


LAUREN ROYAL is a New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of humorous historical romance. Her “truly enchanting” novels have won many awards including Booklist's “Top 10 Romance of the Year,” and they’ve earned raves from reviewers including Publishers Weekly, who calls her “an impressive talent.”


All of Lauren’s books are complete, stand-alone stories, and yet they are also all connected—because they all feature her beloved “outrageously funny, loyal, compassionate, and unconventional” Chase family!


Lauren writes steamy historical romance on her own and sweet/clean historical romance with her daughter, Devon Royal. She lives in Southern California with her family, two constantly shedding cats, and a stupendous collection of fuzzy socks. When she's not busy writing, she enjoys singing along (off-key) to Hamilton, dancing (badly), and (wasting time) watching HGTV.


CONNECT WITH LAUREN


• Want great free and 99¢ books sent to your inbox on select Fridays? Sign up for Lauren's newsletter at: http://royall.ink/Newsletter


• Become an honorary Chase cousin (and get a FREE historical cookbook)! Join Lauren's Chase Family Readers Group on Facebook at: facebook.com/groups/ChaseFamilyReaders


• To learn about the real people and places in Lauren's books, enter a contest to win jewelry, and see the ever-growing branches of the Chase Family Tree, visit her website at: LaurenRoyal.com

♥ A highwayman who is also a duke…in a kilt!

♥ A close-knit, meddling family

♥ A forced marriage

♥ A treasure hunt

♥ Steamy romance!


Another captivating romance featuring New York Times bestselling author Lauren Royal’s “outrageously funny, loyal, compassionate, and unconventional” Chase family!


Lady Kendra Chase’s brothers insist it’s high time she wed. 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 rogue. When she and the scoundrel are caught in a compromising embrace and her overprotective brothers demand they marry, Kendra cannot believe it. Are they really desperate enough to match her with a highwayman?


Scottish-born Patrick “Trick” Caldwell is the Duke of Amberley—and also the notorious Black Highwayman, an identity he has assumed in order to avenge 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 secrets and half-truths, will Trick be forced to choose between his duty to the Crown and the woman who’s destined to steal his heart?


PLEASE NOTE: This book was formerly titled “Amber.”


BOOK DETAILS


A complete, standalone story—no cliffhangers!


Series: Chase Family Series, 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!*


* If you’d prefer to read a Sweet & Clean (kisses only) version of this story, look for “The Duke’s Reluctant Bride” by Lauren Royal & Devon Royal.


AWARDS


• Top 10 Bestseller on Google Play, Amazon, Apple Books, Barnes & Noble, 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’s Bridgerton series 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 A Duke’s Guide to Seducing His Bride 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

When an Earl Meets a Girl

How to Undress a Marquess

If You Dared to Love a Laird

A Duke’s Guide to Seducing His Bride

Never Doubt a Viscount

The Scandal of Lord Randal

A Gentleman’s Plot to Tie the Knot

A Secret Christmas

A Chase Family Christmas


Chase Family Series: The Regency

Tempt Me at Midnight

Tempting Juliana

The Art of Temptation


New in 2022

Alice Betrothed


Specially Priced Boxed Sets

Chase Family Series: Collection One

Chase Family Series: Collection Two

Chase Family Series: The Regency Collection


ABOUT THE AUTHOR


LAUREN ROYAL is a New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of humorous historical romance. Her “truly enchanting” novels have won many awards including Booklist's “Top 10 Romance of the Year,” and they’ve earned raves from reviewers including Publishers Weekly, who calls her “an impressive talent.”


All of Lauren’s books are complete, stand-alone stories, and yet they are also all connected—because they all feature her beloved “outrageously funny, loyal, compassionate, and unconventional” Chase family!


Lauren writes steamy historical romance on her own and sweet/clean historical romance with her daughter, Devon Royal. She lives in Southern California with her family, two constantly shedding cats, and a stupendous collection of fuzzy socks. When she's not busy writing, she enjoys singing along (off-key) to Hamilton, dancing (badly), and (wasting time) watching HGTV.


CONNECT WITH LAUREN


• Want great free and 99¢ books sent to your inbox on select Fridays? Sign up for Lauren's newsletter at: http://royall.ink/Newsletter


• Become an honorary Chase cousin (and get a FREE historical cookbook)! Join Lauren's Chase Family Readers Group on Facebook at: facebook.com/groups/ChaseFamilyReaders


• To learn about the real people and places in Lauren's books, enter a contest to win jewelry, and see the ever-growing branches of the Chase Family Tree, visit her website at: LaurenRoyal.com

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Publisher
Novelty Publishing
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Google LLC
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Published on
Jan 3, 2017
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Pages
200
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ISBN
9781634690805
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Language
English
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Genres
Fiction / Family Life / General
Fiction / Historical / General
Fiction / Historical / Renaissance
Fiction / Holidays
Fiction / Humorous / General
Fiction / Romance / Historical / General
Fiction / Romance / Historical / Regency
Fiction / Romance / Historical / Renaissance
Fiction / Romance / Historical / Victorian
Fiction / Romance / Holiday
Fiction / Romance / Romantic Comedy
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