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Amethyst (Chase Family Series Book 1) by [Royal, Lauren]
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Amethyst (Chase Family Series Book 1) Kindle Edition

4.2 out of 5 stars 116 customer reviews
Book 1 of 7 in Chase Family Series (7 Book Series)
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"A wonderful read! With a deft pen, Lauren Royal captures all the pageantry, excitement, and color that was Restoration England." -- Kathe Robin, Romantic Times Magazine

"An enchanting tale in a new trilogy. Amethyst is a delightful debut!" -- Old Book Barn Gazette, 2/00

"Lauren Royal knows how to make history come alive. An accomplished debut!" -- Patricia Gaffney, bestselling author of The Saving Graces

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 1504 KB
  • Print Length: 480 pages
  • Page Numbers Source ISBN: 1938907507
  • Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
  • Publisher: Novelty Books (13 Jan. 2014)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B006QP63LI
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Screen Reader: Supported
  • Enhanced Typesetting: Enabled
  • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars 116 customer reviews
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #1,505 Free in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Free in Kindle Store)
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Go ahead and give this book a go. It has a good storyline all the way through, and not what I call a "a fast page turner" as in some books to pass the waffle some books put in to bulk books out. Each page is worth reading.
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A very enjoyable historical romance that's a little bit different because it's set in the Restoration.
It's love at first sight for Amethyst when she sees the handsome Colin Chase in a procession celebrating the restoration of King Charles II -Just two problems stand in their way - she is a child and a jeweller's daughter and whilst he is an aristocrat gentleman.
The story picks up a few years later when Colin visits the jewellers where Amethyst works and although he can't admit it to himself, starts to fall in love. Events gather pace as the Fire of London sweeps through London and throw Amy and Colin together...
Amethyst was refreshing on a number of levels. It was good to read a historical romance set in the Restoration, and the story never let up. Even when (spoiler alert) Amy and Colin are married , the twists don't stop coming and I thoroughly enjoyed the story right to the last page.
I read some of the 1 star reviews (on Amazon.com) and frankly, I can only assume they were written by people who don't like or understand the HR genre. I have no hesitation in recommending this book.
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This is a debut book for Lauren Royal and a real hit as far as I'm concerned. She has a wonderful talent for descriptive writing and perfectly captures England during the reign of Charles II. I could almost SMELL the Great Fire of London.
The two main characters are immediately likeable - and the villan is so nasty I was calling him names out loud!
Ms Royal has obviously researched her subject well, and I couldn't put the book down until I'd finished it. Looking forward to her next offering. If you like historical romances it doesn't get much better than Amethyst.
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Really enjoyed reading this book was a really nice easy read n a great story line I sometimes find books set in olden times boring but this family don't follow the rules so Make it more fun :)
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Worse than the average attempt by an American writer to accurately portray historical British fiction. Too many anachronisms, (refugee camps? hot chocolate? reading the newspaper?) which can possibly be overlooked... but also tawdry inappropriate tasteless sex, which is unforgivable. This was Ms Royal's first, and fortunately her writing has improved over time. Forget this one, and try the later books.
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A historical romance set in the English Restoration period. A light seamless read as Amethyst, a jeweller's daughter, finds herself homeless during the Great Fire of London. Undaunted she is lucky to be saved by Colin Chase, a member of the aristocracy. She is empowered by the experience enough to seduce him. The fact that both are engaged to different people only complicates matters. All ends on a happy note in the end.
I enjoyed the fact that Amethyst had the ability and talent to design jewellery, something her status as Lady Chase would not permit her to do. A plucky young lady, she manages to alter that.
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I ENJOYED this book because it was different from the books I usually read. I thought it was entertaining and so full of history. It was a story of love and passion.
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This story had a strong start with one or two good moments throughout. It is written quite well and I liked the historical references. Then reason I give it three stars is that it slowly deteriorated into waffle, especially in the last third of the book where I found myself skipping pages to get to the end. This book had 65 shorter than normal chapters, including the epilogue, and the story could have easily been told in 40 and been the stronger for it. The male protagonist was fond of his practical jokes, and although I did not mind the character trait, I found the jokes to be rather unsophisticated. Although I liked the history element it was not quite followed up by the feeling for the time period. It was an okay read but not a keeper.
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