I decided to become a writer in the third grade (or, as my Canadian friends call it, grade three), after winning a "Why My Mother is the Greatest" essay contest and having my entry published in a major newspaper. Seeing my words in print was a thrill! But everyone told me it's too hard for novelists to get published, so after college I spent fourteen years as the CEO of my own jewelry store chain before writing my first book. A mistake? Maybe...but my first heroine, Amethyst, was a jeweler, so at least I took advantage of that wise old saying, "Write what you know." And I learned a good lesson: Don't let other people tell you what you can or can't do!
I write humorous historical romance mostly set in England and Scotland in the 17th and 19th centuries (Restoration and Regency periods). I've been oh-so-lucky to see my books hit bestseller lists all over the world and win awards including the Golden Quill and Booklist's Top 10 Romance of the Year, making this second career a real dream come true. I live in Southern California with my husband, our three young adult children, and one constantly shedding cat, and I still think my mother is the greatest!
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The Temptations Trilogy (Temptations Trilogy Boxed Set)
Lauren Royal's Temptations Trilogy—three complete novels in one specially priced set! Lost in Temptation, Tempting Juliana, and The Art of Temptation, three historical romances set in Regency England (1815 to 1817). See individual books for detailed descriptions.
The Flower Trilogy (Flower Trilogy Boxed Set)
Lauren Royal's Flower Trilogy—three complete novels in one specially priced set! Violet, Lily, and Rose, three historical romances set in Restoration England (1673 to 1677). See individual books for detailed descriptions.
The Jewel Trilogy (Jewel Trilogy Boxed Set)
Lauren Royal's Jewel Trilogy—three complete novels
in one specially priced set! Amethyst, Emerald, and Amber, three historical romances set in Restoration England and Scotland (1666 to 1668). See individual books for detailed descriptions.
The Art of Temptation (Temptations Trilogy, Book 3)
London, 1817: Though Corinna Chase is more interested in pursuing her art than finding a husband, she can't help but take notice of the handsome Irishman who's moved in next door. When it soon becomes evident that her new neighbor isn't who he says he is, rather than expose him, she finds herself drawn into the hoax. Book 3 of Lauren Royal's Temptations Trilogy.
Tempting Juliana (Temptations Trilogy, Book 2)
London, 1816: There's nothing Juliana Chase wants more than to see her loved ones happy. So why is everyone ignoring her good intentions and shaking up her sensible plans? Book 2 of Lauren Royal's Temptations Trilogy.
Lost in Temptation (Temptations Trilogy, Book 1)
(5.00 from 1 review)
England, 1815: Lady Alexandra Chase has always done what was expected of her. But when the man she's loved since her girlhood returns from a long spell abroad, she quite suddenly finds herself hoping the fine lord her brother has picked for her won't propose. Book 1 of Lauren Royal's Temptations Trilogy.
Rose (Flower Trilogy, Book 3)
England, 1677: Determined to land a wealthy, titled husband, Rose Ashcroft 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. Book 3 of Lauren Royal's Flower Trilogy.
Lily (Flower Trilogy, Book 2)
England, 1677: Lily Ashcroft fell for dashing Oxford professor Lord Randal Nesbitt at sixteen. Four years later, her older sister Rose wants him…and what can Lily do but help her sister land the man of her dreams? Book 2 of Lauren Royal's Flower Trilogy.
Violet (Flower Trilogy, Book 1)
England, 1673: Violet Ashcroft isn't planning to marry—she'd rather spend her time improving her mind than risking her heart. That is, until a handsome viscount named Ford Chase moves into the neighborhood… Book 1 of Lauren Royal's Flower Trilogy.
Amber (Jewel Trilogy, Book 3)
England & Scotland, 1668: Kendra Chase is caught in a compromising embrace with a dashing, mysterious highwayman. Will her brothers really insist she marry him? Book 3 of Lauren Royal's Jewel Trilogy.
Emerald (Jewel Trilogy, Book 2)
England & Scotland, 1667: Jason Chase is on the road to bring a blackguard to justice when he crosses paths with a woeful Scottish lad--who turns out to be a lovely Scottish lass. Book 2 of Lauren Royal's Jewel Trilogy.
Forevermore (A Jewel Trilogy Novella)
(5.00 from 2 reviews)
A Jewel Trilogy Novella set in England, 1667: Sensible 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… A novella that's part of Lauren Royal's Jewel Trilogy.
Amethyst (Jewel Trilogy, Book 1)
(5.00 from 4 reviews)
London, 1666 - Colin Chase, the Earl of Greystone, finds his carefully planned life turned upside down when the Great Fire of London lands a lowly jeweler's daughter in his arms. Book 1 of Lauren Royal's Jewel Trilogy.
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