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Violet

Violet

Lauren Royal

Romance / Historical Fiction / Young Adult

A Top 10 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 Humorous historical romance ...
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Amber

Amber

Lauren Royal

Romance / Historical Fiction / Young Adult

England & Scotland, 1668* Kendra Chase's brothers are telling her it's high time she get married. But although they've presented her with many wealthy, titled suitors, no man has caught her fancy--until her coach is held up by a dashing, mysterious highwayman. When she and the dangerous man are caught in a compromising embrace and her overprotective brothers insist they wed, Kendra cannot believe it. Are they really desperate enough to match her with an outlaw? Patrick "Trick" Caldwell is the Duke of Amberley--and also the notorious Black Highwayman, an identity he has assumed in order to right past wrongs and serve his king.  But his already complicated life becomes positively convoluted when he finds himself compelled to marry a red-headed temptress he's only just met. Caught in a web of half-truths and forced into a perilous mission, can Trick extricate himself and find love with the woman destined to steal his heart? ~~~~~Book Three of Lauren Royal's Jewel TrilogySpecial Author's Cut Edition (fully revised in 2012)A full-length novel of 105,000 words (about 420 printed book pages)R-rated content: Steamy love scenes!Originally published by Penguin Putnam (Signet) This Author's Cut Edition e-book has been completely revised from the original and includes Bonus Material: an Author's Note, a sneak preview of Lauren's next book, and a link to an online contest where you can enter to win a piece of jewelry featured in the book. A Booklist Top Ten Romance of the Year, with a Romantic Times K.I.S.S. Award-winning hero! CONNECTING BOOKS While AMBER can be read as a stand-alone novel, many readers enjoy reading it as part of a series. All of my books feature Chase family members, Ashcroft family members, or both. Should you wish to read them in chronological order, this is the sequence: THE JEWEL TRILOGY1666 - AMETHYST (Colin Chase)1667 - EMERALD (Jason Chase)1668 - AMBER (Kendra Chase) THE FLOWER TRILOGY1673 - VIOLET (Ford Chase & Violet Ashcroft)1677 - LILY (Lily Ashcroft)1677 - ROSE (Rose Ashcroft) THE TEMPTATIONS TRILOGY1815 - LOST IN TEMPTATION (Alexandra Chase)1816 - TEMPTING JULIANA (Juliana Chase)1817 - THE ART OF TEMPTATION (Corinna Chase) ALSO AVAILABLE FOREVERMORE (A Jewel Trilogy Novella set in 1677)THE JEWEL TRILOGY - all three books in a specially priced boxed setTHE FLOWER TRILOGY - all three books in a specially priced boxed setTHE TEMPTATIONS TRILOGY - all three books in a specially priced boxed setFrom Publishers WeeklyThis lively Restoration romance is the third in Royal's Chase family Jewel Trilogy (after Emerald). Lady Kendra Chase is long overdue to be married, according to her protective older brothers, but she'll have none of the many titled lords who have asked for her hand. When Kendra is found unchaperoned with the Black Highwayman, Patrick Caldwell, aka Trick, her brothers seize the opportunity. Kendra can't deny the immediate passion she feels for Trick, but she's perplexed as to why her brothers are so willing to wed her to a coach-robber. Before long, Kendra discovers that Trick is not all that he seems he's actually the Duke of Amberley. So why is he holding up Puritans at gunpoint? The answer to this question is tangled up in the mystery of Trick's own childhood, a mystery solved when he visits his estranged, ailing mother in Scotland. This energetic tale is filled with likeable 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. Trick is a bit on the broody side, but his interactions with his family are drawn with charm and warmth. Although Royal is a new romance author, this winning debut will earn her critical kudos. (July 10)Forecast: Royal is an impressive new talent, and it's no surprise that she has already signed a deal to write three more books featuring the Chase family. This novel should sell well boosted by the March release of In Praise of Younger Men, a story collection that features Royal along with Jo Beverley, Jaclyn Reding and Cathy Maxwell.Copyright 2001 Cahners Business Information, Inc.From BooklistAfter she rejects all of their choices for a prospective husband, Kendra Chase's two brothers give Kendra an ultimatum: find someone to marry or they will select someone for her. Fate lends a hand when Kendra is found in a seemingly compromising situation with Patrick "Trick" Caldwell, a friend of her brothers and the notorious Black Highwayman. Forced into marriage with Trick, Kendra quickly discovers she has not married an impoverished aristocrat posing as a mysterious highwayman but instead is now wed to the wealthy Duke of Amberley. Can true love flourish between two people who don't even know each other? The glitter of Restoration England is expertly evoked in Royal's latest romance, the third to feature a member of the Chase family. Liberally laced with intrigue and danger, the book's quicksilver plot is nicely counterbalanced by the passionately detailed romance that slowly develops between Trick and Kendra. John CharlesCopyright © American Library Association. All rights reserved
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Alexandra

Alexandra

Lauren Royal

Romance / Historical Fiction / Young Adult

"Alexandra" is the SWEET YOUNG ADULT edition of "Lost In Temptation" by Lauren RoyalFrom 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... BOOK DETAILS "¢ Humorous historical romance for teens, young adults, and sweet historical romance readers"¢ Book One of Lauren & Devon Royal's Regency Chase Brides series"¢ A full-length novel"¢ Connected to Lauren & Devon Royal's sweet young adult Renaissance Chase Family Series"¢ PG-rated: Kisses only, no love scenes! This e-book includes Bonus Material: an Author's Note, a preview of Lauren and Devon's next book, and a link to an online contest where you can enter to win a piece of jewelry. 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: Regency Chase Brides1815 - ALEXANDRA (Tristan & Alexandra)1816 - JULIANA (James & Juliana)1817 - CORINNA (Sean & Corinna + Griffin & Rachael) Renaissance Chase Family Series1549 - Alice BetrothedMore coming soon! ~~~~~~Keywords: sweet, clean, teen, young adult, sister, Regency, Chase Family, marquess, 1800s, castle, 19th century, bride, wedding, aristocrat, nobility, wealthy, rich, scandal, betrothal, murder, mystery, humor, comedy, romantic comedy, marriage, love, inspirational, family life, friendship, England, English, london, romantic, ebooks, historical romance best sellers, books for mail-order bride readers, novels, series, authors, best sellers, trilogy, sisters, harpsichord, pianoforte, piano, recipes, sweets, matchmaking brother, Jane Austen, Griffin Chase, Rachael Chase, dog, mastiff, bake, cook, authors, series, regency marriage, regency suspense romance, historical romance comedy, romance deals, regency mysteries with romance, regency trilogy, regency wedding, regency lord, regency intrigue, historical romance castle, historical romance family, clean and wholesome  
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The Viscount's Wallflower Bride

The Viscount's Wallflower Bride

Lauren Royal

Romance / Historical Fiction / Young Adult

"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...
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Rose

Rose

Lauren Royal

Romance / Historical Fiction / Young Adult

A Top 10 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...
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The Duke's Reluctant Bride

The Duke's Reluctant Bride

Lauren Royal

Romance / Historical Fiction / Young Adult

"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? 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...
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The Baron's Heiress Bride

The Baron's Heiress Bride

Lauren Royal

Romance / Historical Fiction / Young Adult

"The Baron's Heiress 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"...
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Lily

Lily

Lauren Royal

Romance / Historical Fiction / Young Adult

A Top 10 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 Humorous historical...
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A Secret Christmas

A Secret Christmas

Lauren Royal

Romance / Historical Fiction / Young Adult

PLEASE NOTE: This version of Chrystabel & Joseph's romance contains steamy love scenes. If you prefer Sweet & Clean (kisses only) romance, there is an alternate version, titled "The Cavalier's Christmas Bride" by Lauren Royal & Devon Royal. 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, Book 8 Style: Humorous historical romance Length: 50,000 words (about 200...
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Forevermore

Forevermore

Lauren Royal

Romance / Historical Fiction / Young Adult

A Jewel Trilogy NovellaEngland, 1667Sensible 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 Jewel Trilogy novella is a short novel--about 1/4 the length of Lauren's full-length novels. In other words, it's longer than a short story, but shorter than a typical book. Forevermore stands alone as a complete story, but if you'd prefer to read it in order within the trilogy, chronologically it falls between Emerald and Amber.
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The Laird's English Bride

The Laird's English Bride

Lauren Royal

Romance / Historical Fiction / Young Adult

"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...
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The Earl's London Bride

The Earl's London Bride

Lauren Royal

Romance / Historical Fiction / Young Adult

"The Earl's London Bride" is the SWEET & CLEAN ROMANCE edition of "Amethyst" by Lauren Royal. Regular price $4.99, FREE this week! 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...
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Emerald

Emerald

Lauren Royal

Romance / Historical Fiction / Young Adult

England and Scotland, 1667* Jason Chase, the Marquess of Cainewood, is out to bring a blackguard to justice when he crosses paths with a woeful Scottish lad. When the lad turns out to be a lovely Scottish lass, he realizes she must be the notorious bounty hunter Emerald MacCallum. Convinced they're after the same man and her very life may be in danger, Jason decides he must keep Emerald close... In Caithren Leslie's view, there couldn't be enough distance between her and the handsome but overbearing Englishman. She's searching for her wayward brother, but Jason won't let a little thing like the truth interfere with his absurd conviction that she's living under an assumed identity. Mindful of the dangerous traveling conditions, Cait grudgingly accepts his protection. Until, that is, she begins to suspect that mistrust isn't the only emotion between them...and their mission for justice just might turn out to be a quest for love... ~~~~~Book Two of Lauren Royal's Jewel TrilogySpecial Author's Cut Edition (fully revised in 2012)A full-length novel of 118,200 words (about 475 printed book pages)R-rated content: Steamy love scenes!Originally published by Penguin Putnam (Signet) This Author's Cut Edition e-book has been completely revised from the original and includes Bonus Material: an Author's Note, a sneak preview of Lauren's next book, and a link to an online contest where you can enter to win a piece of jewelry featured in the book. Finalist for the Booksellers' Best Award and RWA Award of Excellence! CONNECTING BOOKS While EMERALD can be read as a stand-alone novel, many readers enjoy reading it as part of a series. All of my books feature Chase family members, Ashcroft family members, or both. Should you wish to read them in chronological order, this is the sequence: THE JEWEL TRILOGY1666 - AMETHYST (Colin Chase)1667 - EMERALD (Jason Chase)1668 - AMBER (Kendra Chase) THE FLOWER TRILOGY1673 - VIOLET (Ford Chase & Violet Ashcroft)1677 - LILY (Lily Ashcroft)1677 - ROSE (Rose Ashcroft) THE TEMPTATIONS TRILOGY1815 - LOST IN TEMPTATION (Alexandra Chase)1816 - TEMPTING JULIANA (Juliana Chase)1817 - THE ART OF TEMPTATION (Corinna Chase) ALSO AVAILABLE FOREVERMORE (A Jewel Trilogy Novella set in 1677)THE JEWEL TRILOGY - all three books in a specially priced boxed setTHE FLOWER TRILOGY - all three books in a specially priced boxed setTHE TEMPTATIONS TRILOGY - all three books in a specially priced boxed setReview"A captivating historical romance. Fans of Julia Quinn and Tessa Dare will love Lauren Royal!"--Kira Morgan, author of Seduced by Destiny "A lively, fast-paced romance...glittering gem of a novel."--Kathe Robin, Romantic Times "An exciting, adventurous tale that will keep you up past your bedtime...I highly recommend Emerald!"--Carol Durfee, 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 ReviewFrom the AuthorThanks for looking at my books! Find more info at... Website and contest: LaurenRoyal.com Blog: CrumbsFromMyKeyboard.com "Like" me at facebook.com/LaurenRoyal Friend me at facebook.com/readLaurenRoyal Follow me at twitter.com/readLaurenRoyal Explore my boards at pinterest.com/LaurenRoyal
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The Marquess's Scottish Bride

The Marquess's Scottish Bride

Lauren Royal

Romance / Historical Fiction / Young Adult

"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 and 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...
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