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Emerald (Chase Family Series, Book 2)

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Overview

Lauren Royal's sparkling debut, Amethyst, introduced the Chases, one of the most engaging families to appear in romance fiction. Now she presents the passionate adventure of Jason Chase, the Marquess of Cainewood....

Praise for Amethyst:

"Wonderful...captures all the pageantry, excitement, and color that was Restoration England."-Romantic Times

"An accomplished debut!"-Patricia Gaffney, New York Times bestselling author of The Saving Graces

* 2nd in the dazzling jewel trilogy!
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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. 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. 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.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780451201423
  • Publisher: Signet
  • Publication date: 10/1/2000
  • Format: Mass Market Paperback
  • Pages: 416
  • Product dimensions: 4.30 (w) x 6.74 (h) x 1.12 (d)

Meet the Author

Lauren Royal decided to become a writer at the age of eight, after winning a "Why My Mother is the Greatest" essay contest and seeing her entry printed in a major newspaper. However, after college she spent fourteen years as the CEO of her own jewelry store chain before remembering her childhood dream and writing her first book. Since then, Lauren's books have been nominated for and won awards including the Golden Quill for Best Historical Romance, Romantic Times Best First Historical, the Award of Excellence, the Booksellers' Best Award, and Booklist's Top 10 Romance of the Year.

Lauren lives in Southern California with her husband, three children, and one constantly shedding cat. She still thinks her mother is the greatest.

Visit Lauren on her website at http://www.LaurenRoyal.com, where you can see the real people and real places in her books, enter a contest, sign up for her newsletter, and find recipes for the foods in her books.

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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 June 29, 2014

    Loved it

    First of all to the people who use these reviews as their private chat room: shame on you. Stop it. Second this story was even better than the first one. I lobed Cait's character. She was one strong and fistey girlwho didn't change all through the book. I like this author so much I think I will keep going with all her other books.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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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

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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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!

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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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.

    1 out of 1 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).

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  • Posted May 31, 2012

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    Lauren Royal’s Jewel Trilogy is hands down one of my favor

    Lauren Royal&rsquo;s Jewel Trilogy is hands down one of my favorite romantic book series&rsquo; that I have read to date. The only other series that can come close in my eyes is Tessa Dare&rsquo;s Spindle Cove series. Both have really interesting hero/heroines that aren&rsquo;t weak-minded and make the series worth continuing. Not only that, but the plots are creative and different! Enjoying the creativity that the Jewel Trilogy offers, I delved right into Emerald, book two of the trilogy!

    A continuation of the tale of the Chase family of England in the 1660&prime;s, Emerald details the life of Jason Chase, the Marquess of Cainewood. On a quest to bring Geoffrey Gothard, a noted murderer to justice. Jason searches the countryside, battles with Gothard, who escapes, inadvertently injures an innocent man, and finally passes out due to wounds sustained in the battle. In Scotland, Caithren Leslie has a problem. She must marry within the year in order to claim her estate, or else it will revert to her brother Adam, who has not been present for many years. Caithren, dressed as a man, travels to find her brother and bring him back to sign away the rights to the estate, only to run into Jason on his quest to find Gothard. Jason soon discovers that this &ldquo;lad&rdquo; is actually a lassie, and he surmises that she is the famed Scottish bounty hunter Emerald MacCallum, looking for Gothard. Although at first Caithren wants to be rid of this &ldquo;commoner&rdquo; (Jason does not tell her he is of noble birth), she soon realizes that she is falling for him. Jason, too, becomes enamored with this mysterious woman, and does everything in his power to not let her get away. Will they unite? Will either of them be able to capture Gothard?

    I enjoyed the fact that the plot was not essentially driven by events that ultimately made Jason and Caithren get together. The sub-plots of Caithren searching for her brother and Jason searching for Gothard created depth in a genre that I haven&rsquo;t typically associated depth with. Most romances that I&rsquo;ve read are uni-dimensional, while with Royal&rsquo;s work we see two individuals whose feelings change over time in response to external events.

    As I stated earlier, our hero/heroine combination are anything but weak-minded. Jason is a moral paragon, constantly trying to do right by those around him and see that justice is served to those who attempt to do wrong to those he cares about. His entire journey is started because Gothard nearly killed a little girl who lives in the village that is under his care. A five-year-old girl who is no relation to him still is worthy enough in his eyes to risk his own life in the pursuit of justice for her. Caithren, on the other hand, is willfully independent and refuses to be backed into a corner by her father&rsquo;s will. She will not see her beloved land fall to her irresponsible rolling stone of a brother. She sets out on her own journey to make sure that if the land cannot be hers without marriage, it falls to her cousin, who is equally deserving of it. Royal&rsquo;s creation of all of these characters is a testament to her creative mind, and is also a testament to the fact that romance novels can have just as much depth as any other genre out there. I highly suggest that if you&rsquo;re into historical fiction you give this a try, as the history alone is a blast to read, and the dash of romance makes it that much more fun.

    (Reflections of a Book Addict)

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 20, 2012

    Delightfully teasing

    I found the second book of the series just as pleasant as the first. The sexual tension between the two main characters was delightfully teasing. It kept my interest throughout. I would recommend this book, and I'm looking forward to reading the third in the series next!

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 8, 2012

    Only Ok

    This book could have been 200 pgs shorter. It would have been much better!! It was very slow in the middle

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 10, 2014

    Would recomend

    Great escape fiction.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 6, 2014

    To skelly

    Hi i am Amy and my doggy is River!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 15, 2014

    To skelly

    Can windfern be in the story as one of the people? Please

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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 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 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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