Amethyst Jewel Trilogy Book 1 Author:Lauren Royal Her hand was pledged to one man... Her heart belonged to another... — 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 marri... more »age, 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 nobleman 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 lowly shopkeeper's daughter with whom he's most inconveniently falling in love...
~~~~~Book One of Lauren Royal's Jewel Trilogy Special Author's Cut Edition
A full-length novel of 120,000 words (about 480 printed mass-market book pages)
R-rated content: explicit love scenes
Originally published by Penguin Putnam (Signet)
This Author's Cut Edition e-book has been completely revised from the original and includes 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.
Nominated by Romantic Times for Best First Historical Romance!
"A captivating historical romance. Fans of Jo Beverley and Julia Quinn will love Lauren Royal!"
--Kira Morgan, author of Seduced by Destiny
"A wonderful read! With a deft pen, Lauren Royal captures all the pageantry, excitement, and color that was Restoration England."
--Kathe Robin, Romantic Times
"This passionate story will keep you up long after bedtime, laughing one minute and crying the next....[Amethyst will be] an instant favorite of every historical reader."
--Emerald, Love Romances.com
"Exciting characters, snappy dialogue, and a wonderful love story. Amethyst will capture your heart."