Emerald (Jewel Trilogy, Book 2) [NOOK Book]

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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 ...
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Emerald (Jewel Trilogy, Book 2)

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Overview

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 Trilogy
Special Author's Cut Edition (fully revised in 2012)
A full-length novel of 118,200 words (about 475 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 include Bonus Material: an Author's Note, a 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 one of Lauren's books.

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 Trilogy
1666 - AMETHYST (Colin Chase)
1667 - EMERALD (Jason Chase)
1668 - AMBER (Kendra Chase)

The Flower Trilogy
1673 - VIOLET (Ford Chase & Violet Ashcroft)
1677 - LILY (Lily Ashcroft)
1677 - ROSE (Rose Ashcroft)

The Temptations Trilogy
1815 - 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 1667)
THE JEWEL TRILOGY - all three books in a specially priced boxed set
THE FLOWER TRILOGY - all three books in a specially priced boxed set
THE TEMPTATIONS TRILOGY - all three books in a specially priced boxed set
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Editorial Reviews

Author of - Kira Morgan
"Captivating historical romance. Fans of Julia Quinn and Tessa Dare will love Lauren Royal!"
Romance Reviews Today - Carol Durfee
"An exciting, adventurous tale that will keep you up past your bedtime…I highly recommend Emerald!"
Romantic Times Magazine - Kathe Robin
"A lively, fast-paced romance…glittering gem of a novel."
Midwest Book Review - Midwest Book
"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."
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Product Details

  • BN ID: 2940014066990
  • Publisher: Novelty Books
  • Publication date: 1/27/2012
  • Series: Jewel Trilogy , #2
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Sales rank: 5,579
  • File size: 2 MB

Meet the Author

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, including the New York Times and USA Today lists, 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!

Visit my website at www.LaurenRoyal.com, where you can see the real people and real places in my books, enter a contest, sign up for my newsletter, and find historical recipes for the foods in my books.

Follow me on...

Facebook Profile: facebook.com/readLaurenRoyal
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My Blogs:

CrumbsFromMyKeyboard.com: Books, authors, Apple, gluten-free recipes, and random stuff that amuses me. Includes an "Authors Are People, Too" interview feature, where your favorite writers talk about everything but writing.


Stuff Siri Said: screenshots of Siri (iPhone's humble personal assistant) in her wittiest moments.

twitter: @StuffSiriSaid
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  • Posted December 9, 2008

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    A good romance

    In 1667 Chichester, England, the Marquess of Cainewood, Jason Chase, plans to bring Geoffrey Gothard to justice for the evil he did to two of Jason¿s villagers. Though Jason has plastered award notices throughout the country, he cannot sit idly by and wait for someone to bring Geoffrey to him. When Jason tries to apprehend the abominable Geoffrey, the latter grabs an innocent person as a shield before shooting the former. The shield died in the confrontation. Though not completely healed, Jason begins his quest anew. <P> In Leslie, Scotland, Caithren Leslie must marry within a year to inherit much of the estate. Otherwise, it reverts to her brother Adam, who has not been in the area in over five years. Wearing male garb, Cait heads to London to bring Adam home to take over the clan¿s lands. The Scottish ¿lad¿ meets Jason who realizes she is female. He thinks she is a bounty hunter after Geoffrey. She just wants to be rid of her new companion that she begins to fall in love with just like he does her. <P> EMERALD, the second Chase historical romance (see AMETHYST) is a passionate tale that brings late seventeenth century England vividly alive. The story line is fast-paced and filled with action from the very first page to the climax. The lead couple is an engaging duo who glitters when together. Sub-genre fans will appreciate Lauren Royal¿s second novel. <P>Harriet Klausner

    2 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 7, 2013

    Wonderful Series!

    If you ever wanted to read a worthwhile series, this is it. Suspense, love, a little sex, laughter, tears, this book and the whole series has it all. Ms. Royal has a get way in a writing style, that pulls you into the Chase Family lives! (Ljb)

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 25, 2013

    I would read this book again as it had everything in it. Laughte

    I would read this book again as it had everything in it. Laughter, tears, sadness, and 
    colorful people in it.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 5, 2012

    Great series!

    I started on thus series with mixed feelings but soon I was s
    a believer! The characters draw you into their lives and their time , enjoyable reading

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 17, 2012

    TO ALL RPERS sorry for trespassing(includes reccomendations)

    Im Stonestar the leader of Snowclan(im The auther too) and i really badly need rpers for three warriors. Theyre Crystalflake(white she cat with blue eyes and NOT DEAF), Owlfur(black tom with stone gray eyes), and Rayflash(fiery she cat with amber eyes). Only rp them if you if youll ignore rude comments and violent reviews. Rp them at palla all results and qu first result. Also here are some stories i reccomend. They are difiant/dauntless, twoleg of the clans, coalreapers something, mudshadows path, the wind the shadow and the other thing(youll find defiant/dauntless, twoleg of the clans, and the wind the shadow and the other thing at field of gold all results). There is mudshadows path at mud all results. There is also coalreapers something at coal all results. Pleasepleasepleasepleasepleasepleasepleasepleasepleasepleasepleaseplease read theese stories and pleasepleasepleasepleasepleasepleasepleasepleasepleasepleaseplease rp theese warriors. Thank you. Stonestar(The auther and i cant say every story i loved or liked).

    1 out of 7 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 13, 2014

    ProSkellyArcher's Story

    This is Part 1 of a hopefully good story! Let me know if you want to be in it! ~ The girl yawned and stretched. She swung her legs over the side of the bed, and opened the chest before her. Inside was her enchanted iron armor (Throns and Blast Protection), enchanted diamond axe (Fire Aspect and Sharpness) and pickaxe (Silk Touch, Efficiency 2 and Unbreaking 3). The rest was her iron shovel and other axe. She didn't believe in swords. She worked much better with her axe and she was stronger with it. She still had her old iron sword in the chest, but it had seen its days. She puts on her armor and turn to see the orange and magenta sunrise. She sighs. "The perfect day. C'mon Holly. Let's go find some skellys." At the last word, her tamed white wolf's ears perked up. The girl laughs and whistles. Holly, her dog gets up and follows. As the girl nears the pond outside her house, she sees a figure in the distance. She draws her combat axe, in case, and rushes to them. Their mangled body was almost dead, and pretty much helpless. She sees a stone sword in their hand, slick with blood. ~ If you want to be in this story, comment to Skelly!!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 21, 2014

    Loved it!

    Can't wait to read the next book in the series.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 11, 2014

    Very good

    Even though it was a longer story my attention was held throughout i will now read the next book in the series thank you for your expertise!! You are a gifted writer

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 21, 2014

    Great book, love all of Laurens books!

    Romance, adventure, and history all togather who doesn't like that.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 19, 2014

    Emerald

    *I lay on the floor boredly*

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 17, 2014

    Great read

    Lores you to the end. More romance scenes would have been nice, however the romance scenes were well written and very enticing.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 25, 2014

    Loved It!

    Great characters that draws you in. Discriptions that bring it all to life. In a story full of joy, anger, laughter, sorrow, fear, wonder and love in unexpected places

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  • Posted December 29, 2013

    Highly recommended! Must read

    Very well written, make sure you read all three and then get the flower trilogy. Well worth your time if you like reading books from this time period.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 22, 2013

    Fast paced, easy read

    Intriguing family

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 21, 2013

    Good read

    I enjoyed Jason's book, but so far my favorite was the first Colin & Amy's story. I am looking forward to Kendra book!

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  • Posted November 14, 2013

    I was disappointed in this book. I loved the 1st one. Couldn't

    I was disappointed in this book. I loved the 1st one. Couldn't put it down. This one starts off too slow. I couldn't get into the characters. It was a long book, over 800 pages. I wanted to stop reading it so many times. It kept repeating storyline. The first one was great I hope the 3rd is better then the second.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 6, 2013

    Loved it

    I like a strong and intelligent cast, humor and a bit of suspense, and Royal delivers. Can't wait to read the trilogy!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 20, 2013

    Amazing

    This sucks

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 28, 2013

    To below

    Idk :(

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 28, 2013

    Starrykit

    Hey, does anyone know where the results for the warriors writing contest go?

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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