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The Earl's Unsuitable Bride

Book 1, The Chase Brides - A Sweet & Clean Historical Romance

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"The Earl’s Unsuitable Bride” is the SWEET & CLEAN ROMANCE edition of “Amethyst” by Lauren Royal.
A Top 10 iBooks Bestseller 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…

PLEASE NOTE: This book is the SWEET & CLEAN version of “Amethyst” by Lauren Royal. If you’d prefer to read the original book, which includes steamy love scenes and stronger language, look for “Amethyst.”


A complete, standalone story—no cliffhangers!

Series: The Chase Brides, Book 1
Style: Humorous historical romance
Former Title: The Earl’s London Bride
Length: 112,500 words (about 450 standard pages)
Bonus Material: Author’s Note, preview of next book, link to giveaway
PG-rated Content: Kisses only, no love scenes!

• Top 10 Bestseller on iBooks!
• Finalist for the 2016 RWA Award of Excellence!


"Captivating historical romance. Romance readers of all ages will love Lauren Royal & Devon Royal’s books!”
—Glynnis Campbell, USA Today Bestselling Author

“A wonderful read! … captures all the pageantry, excitement, and color that was Restoration England.”
Romantic Times

“…will keep you up long after bedtime, laughing one minute and crying the next.”


While THE EARL’S UNSUITABLE 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
1667 - THE MARQUESS’S SCOTTISH BRIDE (Jason & Caithren)
1667 - THE LAIRD’S FAIRYTALE 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)


LAUREN ROYAL decided to become a writer at the age of eight, 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 husband. She also thinks her mother is the greatest.

Customer Reviews

Wonderful book

I loved this book! It is a well written historical romance with a bit of action. The main characters are caring, kind, fun loving young people, especially Colin and Amy. The book is full of wonderful descriptions of the physical surroundings as well as the clothing and jewelry in fashion at the time. I highly recommend it.

Rich and vivid descriptions!

This is another wonderful Chase book. While I have been reading them out of order, I have enjoyed each of them.
This is the story of Amethyst, who is a creative and accomplished jewelry maker. She has been promised to Robert Stanley, her father's apprentice, since birth. Sadly, she does not love him or want to marry him.
Colin, the Earl of Greystone, needs to marry well to restore his castle.
The great fire in London changes everything for both of them. Colin not only saves Amethyst, but many of the children in the fire. That act alone made me adore him!
It was fun getting to know Colin's family, especially his sister. I loved that they embraced Amethyst.
The descriptions of the settings, the beautiful jewelry and characters were rich and vivid.
I loved it from beginning to end and can't wait to continue with the Chase family series.

First love of books...still is.

My first love of books came from historical romance. But with it also came lots of stuff I didn't need to know, at the young age of 10. I loved the history told in the books so I continue to read them, I'm 62 now.
This book "The Earl's London Bride" is so well written. So smooth it flows from page to page I found myself at the end of the book hunger for more from this series. I loved learning more about the fire in London and how the common people might have lived, along with the nobles. I recommend this book to people of All ages without the fear of hurting anyone's feelings. I lived 7 years in England while serving in the Air Forces and enjoy reading about my second home.

The Earl's Unsuitable Bride
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  • Category: Historical
  • Published: Apr 04, 2016
  • Publisher: Novelty Books
  • Seller: Novelty Publishers LLC
  • Print Length: 450 Pages
  • Language: English
  • Series: Book 1, The Chase Brides
  • Requirements: This book can only be viewed on an iOS device with Apple Books on iOS 12 or later, iBooks 1.3.1 or later and iOS 4.3.3 or later, or a Mac with iBooks 1.0 or later and OS X 10.9 or later.

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