♥ 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 2022
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
I enjoyed this book and the history you put in your books. I would love to read more but now that my income is limited I just read the free ones and each good movies on TV as I am now confined to my bed most of the time because of my back. I will be 80 in March 2019 so am blessed in so many other ways.
Thomas and Chrystabel’s story is a wonderful addition to the Chase family novels. It kept me enthralled throughout with it’s terrific plot, marvelous characters and true love. It describes a time in England not often found in historical romances, which only added to the enjoyment. I recommend to one and all!
I enjoyed reading this book with the characters that are fun!!