The Earl's Unsuitable Bride: A Sweet & Clean Historical Romance (The Chase Brides, Book 1)

The Earl's Unsuitable Bride: A Sweet & Clean Historical Romance (The Chase Brides, Book 1)

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The Earl's Unsuitable Bride: A Sweet & Clean Historical Romance (The Chase Brides, Book 1) by Lauren Royal, Devon Royal

"The Earl's Unsuitable Bride" is the SWEET & CLEAN ROMANCE edition of "Amethyst" by Lauren Royal.
A Top 10 Nook 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 Barnes & Noble, Amazon, iBooks, Kobo, and Google Play!
• Finalist for the 2016 RWA Award of Excellence!


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)

Product Details

BN ID: 2940157949648
Publisher: Novelty Books
Publication date: 04/03/2016
Series: Chase Brides Series , #1
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 450
Sales rank: 1,300
File size: 4 MB

About the Author

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 husband. She also thinks her mother is the greatest.

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The Earl's Unsuitable Bride: A Sweet & Clean Historical Romance (The Chase Brides, Book 1) 4.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 22 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
It drew me in from beginning to end. A refreshing read. So many author's now days think they have to give a blow by blow description of sexual scenes , it was nice to let my imagination work on it's own . I can't wait to read more of the Chase family story. Keep up the good work
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
In all honesty I expected very little.Sweet Clean,an athema to this reader. I humbly admit my error and laud the writing found here. It was a fun intriguing read.Enough history to ground it enough romance to intrigue . Come on,read it !
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Great read for history romance lover.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
One of the cutest stories I've read.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
A reprint from a different title I enjoyed reading it again. The Earl and the jewelry maker.
Mary17 4 months ago
The book kept my interest and enjoyed it. Thought it was a little long for a Nook book.
Anonymous 7 months ago
This book contained good plot, humour and well written characters This bookis worth a second read
Anonymous 9 months ago
Wonderful reading
Anonymous 11 months ago
I needed to read something like this with all the negative things written of late. Very romantic and full of humor. Want to read more like this.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Very well written and entertaining. Good job. Please keep writing. MR.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Great book to read
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I enjoyed the characters and the bond they share. Good writing.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Enjoyed. Well written and interesting. Some errors about the times such as "grabbing." There was no need to mention chamberpots. That is a sign of the vulgar times we live in. I took off a star for that.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Good read
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Dizneyfreek More than 1 year ago
AWFUL! I liked Amy so I really tried but the plot was lame and I dumped it!
Blingsupreme More than 1 year ago
This is a sweet historical romance with great characters, romance and intrigue. I love all the historical books by this author. It was interesting to read about the great fire. I loved the ending. I received an advance review copy in exchange for an honest review, and I highly recommend both the author and the book.
carolineruth57 More than 1 year ago
I have read this book under the title of "Amethyst" loved it then and love it now. Glad it shows spun for the girl.
Teri_D More than 1 year ago
This is another wonderful Chase family 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.