♥ A secretly betrothed viscount
♥ An attraction of opposites
♥ Snowed in at Christmas
♥ Decorating, dancing, and a double wedding
♥ Steamy romance!
From New York Times bestselling author Lauren Royal, this beguiling romance reveals the origins of the beloved Ashcroft family featured in her acclaimed Chase Family Series!
It’s 1651, and Christmas has been outlawed by England’s new Commonwealth government. But that won’t stop Lady Chrystabel Trevor from embracing the holiday spirit. When she finds herself snowed in with handsome and intriguing Joseph Ashcroft, the Viscount Tremayne, merrymaking leads to mayhem. In a time of fear and oppression, can the magic of Christmas bring two hearts together?
A complete, standalone novel—no cliffhangers!
Series: Chase Family Series, Book 8
Style: Humorous historical romance
Length: 50,000 words (about 200 standard pages)
Bonus Material: Author’s Note, preview of next book, link to giveaway
R-rated Content: Steamy love scenes!*
* If you prefer to read Sweet & Clean (kisses only) romance, look for “The Cavalier’s Christmas Bride” by Lauren Royal & Devon Royal.
"A captivating historical romance. Fans of Julia Quinn’s Bridgerton series on Netflix will love Lauren Royal!"
—Glynnis Campbell, USA Today Bestselling Author
While A Secret Christmas 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
When an Earl Meets a Girl
How to Undress a Marquess
If You Dared to Love a Laird
A Duke’s Guide to Seducing His Bride
Never Doubt a Viscount
The Scandal of Lord Randal
A Gentleman’s Plot to Tie the Knot
A Secret Christmas
A Chase Family Christmas
Chase Family Series: The Regency
Tempt Me at Midnight
The Art of Temptation
New in 2023
Specially Priced Boxed Sets
Chase Family Series: Collection One
Chase Family Series: Collection Two
Chase Family Series: The Regency Collection
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
LAUREN ROYAL is a New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of humorous historical romance. Her “truly enchanting” novels have won many awards including Booklist's “Top 10 Romance of the Year,” and they’ve earned raves from reviewers including Publishers Weekly, who calls her “an impressive talent.”
All of Lauren’s books are complete, stand-alone stories, and yet they are also all connected—because they all feature her beloved “outrageously funny, loyal, compassionate, and unconventional” Chase family!
Lauren writes steamy historical romance on her own and sweet/clean historical romance with her daughter, Devon Royal. She lives in Southern California with her family, two constantly shedding cats, and a stupendous collection of fuzzy socks. When she's not busy writing, she enjoys singing along (off-key) to Hamilton, dancing (badly), and (wasting time) watching HGTV.
CONNECT WITH LAUREN
• Become an honorary Chase cousin (and get a historical cookbook)! Join Lauren's Chase Family Readers Group on Facebook at: facebook.com/groups/ChaseFamilyReaders
• Sign up for Lauren's twice-monthly newsletter at: http://royall.ink/Newsletter
• To learn about the real people and places in Lauren's books, enter a contest to win jewelry, and see the ever-growing branches of the Chase Family Tree, visit her website at: LaurenRoyal.com
Another gorgeous tale of the Chase/Ashcroft families
A beautifully crafted Christmas tale from Lauren & Devon Royal. If you've already had the pleasure of reading about the Chase family, there's no doubt you will love this addition to the family histories. If you are new to the series, this standalone novel is a fantastic introduction to the Chase/Ashcroft world. Hope you love it as much as I do! :-)