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The Earl's Unsuitable Bride

This book is by
Colin and Amy's story…
first in The Chase Brides series!

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.

Series Info: The Chase Brides

The Marquess of Cainewood and his siblings are eminent members of King Charles II’s merry English court. But Jason, Colin, Kendra, and Ford are also family—which means they’re loud, argumentative, and always meddling in each other’s lives. As the four Chases find their own happily ever afters, they help and hinder one another through the ups and downs of first loves that just might last forever…

The Earl's Unsuitable BrideThe Marquess's Scottish BrideThe Laird's Fairytale BrideThe Duke's Reluctant BrideThe Viscount's Wallflower BrideThe Baron's Inconvenient BrideThe Gentleman's Scandalous Bride

Book Info

  • A full-length novel (equal to about 450 printed book pages)
  • PG-rated content: Kisses only, no love scenes! If you prefer steamy books, Amethyst is a steamy version of this book.


  • Finalist for the RWA Award of Excellence!

Quotes from Reviewers

… a roaring success with exciting characters, snappy dialogue, and a wonderful love story … will capture your heart. —Robin Peek, Under the Covers (Highly Recommended)

I simply could not put this book down; from beginning to end the characters were filled with compassion and humor which captured my undivided attention. You could not possibly ask for more in a romance novel today—believable characters, comedy, adventure, marriage, births … captivating…I cannot wait [for the next book]! —Carol Steele, Romance Communications (starred review)

… a promising debut from an author who should find an appreciative audience among historical romance fans. —Wendy Crutcher, The Romance Reader (4-heart review)

… a fine debut for a career that seems poised for takeoff! —Janine Taylor, Romantic Leads

Lauren Royal knows how to make history come alive. An accomplished debut! —Patricia Gaffney, author of The Saving Graces

A wonderful read! … captures all the pageantry, excitement, and color that was Restoration England. —Kathe Robin, Romantic Times (4-star review)

An enchanting tale…The history of England in the 1660s is an intricate part of the story and makes it truly fascinating; … a delightful debut! —Suan Wilson, Old Book Barn Gazette

This passionate story will keep you up long after bedtime, laughing one minute and crying the next. … [will be] an instant favorite of every historical reader. —Emerald, Love Romances.com

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