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“The Earl’s London Bride” is the SWEET ROMANCE edition of “Amethyst” by Lauren Royal. 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... BOOK DETAILS · Humorous historical romance · Book One of Lauren & Devon Royal's sweet romance The Chase Brides series · A full-length novel · PG-rated: Kisses only, no love scenes! This e-book includes Bonus Material: an Author's Note and a preview of Lauren and Devon’s next book. CONNECTING BOOKS While THE EARL’S LONDON 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 LONDON BRIDE (Colin & Amy) 1667 - THE MARQUESS’S SCOTTISH BRIDE (Jason & Caithren) 1667 - THE LAIRD’S ENGLISH BRIDE (Cameron & Clarice) 1668 - THE DUKE’S RELUCTANT BRIDE (Trick & Kendra) 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) More coming soon! ABOUT THE AUTHORS 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. ~~~~~~ Keywords: sweet, clean, teen, young adult, Regency, Chase Family, earl, marquess, 1600s, castle, 17th century, bride, wedding, aristocrat, nobility, wealthy, rich, scandal, betrothal, 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, series, historical romance comedy, romance deals, historical romance castle, historical romance family, clean and wholesome, Restoration, Charles II, jeweler, jewelry, Great Fire of London, kindle books, renaissance, pregnancy, romance deals, historical romance in kindle books, historical romance earl, historical romance family, deals in books
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"The Earl's London Bride" is the SWEET/CLEAN rewrite of "Amethyst" by Lauren Royal, for readers who prefer romance without strong language or sex. This is a clean read book.
ABOUT THE AUTHORS
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.
A Message from Lauren:
The Earl's London Bride is a rewritten version of Amethyst, which is probably my most beloved book. Written in the 1990s, the original title was published by Penguin Putnam/Signet Books and immediately went into reprints. Although most readers loved the book, I received reviews and emails over the years where some readers mentioned not liking the strong language. Other readers objected to the explicit love scenes, preferring the bedroom door be closed and that anything beyond kissing be left to the imagination.
Penguin owned the rights to Amethyst until 2011. When I received the rights back for Amethyst and revised it before re-publishing it on my own, I considered toning down the language and love scenes--but I ultimately decided not to, because so many thousands of readers had enjoyed the book just as it was. But keeping in mind that I hadn't wanted my own daughter to read my books until she was grown up, I remained sensitive to readers who wanted to experience my Chase Family books without compromising their personal sense of values. For these readers, I present The Earl's London Bride, a sweet, clean rewrite of Amethyst, revised by me, together with my daughter, so you can share the Chase Family with your daughter(s)!
If you've already read Amethyst, the story itself is essentially unchanged. But if you've wished you could buy a copy to share with your daughter or your niece (or your easily-shocked mother!), now you can.
A Message from Devon:
Not gonna lie, I thought it was pretty cool growing up with an author for a mom! I'd always been into books (like, every morning when 1st grade reading time ended, Mrs. Schultz had to physically pry the book from my hands), plus there were perks. Mom was always home with us kids, so we never had to go to daycare. She was also always on deadline, so we got to eat a lot of Pizza Hut for dinner. And I could impress my friends by moseying into Barnes & Noble and casually pointing out my mom's books on the shelves.
The only problem: I wasn't allowed to read them!
Her romance novels were for and about adults, and I was just a kid. A kid who loved books and hated rules--so you can imagine my dismay.
Of course, the instant I was old enough, I swiped a full set of her books from the garage and devoured them all in a row. And I wasn't surprised when I loved every one, because, you guys, my mom is seriously awesome.
Recently the aforementioned awesome lady had an awesome idea: releasing new, revised versions of her novels that are appropriate for all ages, so that everyone can enjoy them. To think, all those dismay-ful years could have been avoided!
I knew instantly I was the girl for the job. My mom and I have been writing together basically since I learned how to type--our first all-new collaborative release, Alice Betrothed, is a project we started when I was in middle school--plus, I was a sweet-romance-reading teenager myself only a few years ago. I literally bumped into walls walking around high school with my nose buried in a book.
There's a crazy amount of fantastic romance out there right now--we're SO excited that you're considering reading our book! Like, spontaneous-dance-party-excited! I would be doing the robot right now if I weren't busy typing. Maybe I'll wrap up this letter so I can go do that.
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