Amethyst - Lauren Royal


By Lauren Royal

  • Release Date: 2011-01-12
  • Genre: Historical
Our rating: 5/5 stars

4.5 Score: 4.5 (From 816 Ratings)
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Amethyst Lauren Royal read book description

A Top 10 iBooks Bestseller from a New York Times Bestselling Author!

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 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...


• Humorous historical romance
• Book One of Lauren Royal's Chase Family Series
• Special Author's Cut Edition
• A full-length novel of 120,000 words (about 480 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 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.

• Top 10 Bestseller on iBooks!
• Nominated by Romantic Times for Best First Historical Romance!


While AMETHYST can be read as a stand-alone novel, many readers enjoy reading it as part of a series. All of Lauren’s books feature Chase family members. Should you wish to read them in chronological order, this is the sequence:

Chase Family Series
1666 - AMETHYST (Colin & Amy)
1667 - EMERALD (Jason & Caithren)
1667 - FOREVERMORE (Cameron & Clarice)
1668 - AMBER (Trick & Kendra)
1673 - VIOLET (Ford & Violet)
1677 - LILY (Rand & Lily)
1677 - ROSE (Kit & Rose)

Regency Chase Family Series
1815 - LOST IN TEMPTATION (Tristan & Alexandra)
1816 - TEMPTING JULIANA (James & Juliana)
1817 - THE ART OF TEMPTATION (Sean & Corinna + Griffin & Rachael)

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More Reviews

  • Entertaining

    By MeriO1968
    Lauren Royal has a true gem in Amethyst. The story is riveting. The characters are so well written you wish you could meet them. The time period is richly documented and true to history. Superb read from start to finish. Highly recommend.
  • Wonderful read

    By SRanck
    I thoroughly enjoyed reading this book. I love the story about a commoner enticing nobility.
  • Loved it!

    By babylizard_07
    This was another hidden gems of a book that I have found through various emails about books. I loved it and could not put it down! Definitely an “adult” book, but the story is even better than the bedroom scenes (and I love me some romance!) Good read! Thank you for writing this Lauren Royal!
  • Anethyst

    By Martianpez
    I don't usually read romance. This was steamy with believable characters. It was great at explaining the time period and the customers of the time. Definitely recommend
  • Amethyst

    By Anne Emily
    I liked this book a great deal. It was charming and held my attention. I was thinking it a long story, but did not mind, because nothing was left out. The characters were real, and I enjoyed meeting them.
  • Amethyst

    By Aleta17
    I absolutely loved this book. The author puts so much feeling into this novel.
  • I'm hooked!

    By Simply72
    What a great family. I love these types of series. Thank you!
  • Amethyst, iBooks

    By GH-Queen
    Absolutely love this book!!!! Lauren is an amazing author with a wonderful talent.
  • Love!

    By Tracyec1
    Loved the characters and the storyline. Very easy read. I love my romance novels and Lauren royal is one of the best at making you love the people and wish them a happy ending!
  • Amethyst book 1 WOW

    By Hydstress23
    This book was great, I loved that there was intrigue along with growth and compromise along with love. The family is great and I can't wait to read about the others in the series. I will be sharing this book with my family and friends. It's defiantly worth it!!!

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