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Amethyst [Format Kindle]

Lauren Royal
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Book One of Lauren Royal's Jewel Trilogy—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

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...

Special Author's Cut Edition
A full-length novel of 120,000 words (about 480 book pages)
R-rated content: explicit love scenes
Originally published by Penguin Putnam (Signet)

This Author's Cut Edition e-book includes bonus content: a sneak preview of Lauren's next book, plus a link to an online contest where you can enter to win a piece of jewelry featured in the book.

REVIEWS
"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."
—Robin Peek, Under the Covers

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  • Format : Format Kindle
  • Taille du fichier : 711 KB
  • Nombre de pages de l'édition imprimée : 348 pages
  • Pagination - ISBN de l'édition imprimée de référence : 1938907507
  • Utilisation simultanée de l'appareil : Illimité
  • Editeur : Novelty Books (13 janvier 2014)
  • Vendu par : Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Langue : Anglais
  • ASIN: B006QP63LI
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5.0 étoiles sur 5 TALENT ! 1 mars 2014
Format:Format Kindle|Achat authentifié par Amazon
J'adore cet auteur. Un grand talent au service d'histoires qui me font m'évader l'espace d'une lecture ! A quand une traduction française des livres de Lauren Royal ???? Ce serait vraiment justifié !
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3.0 étoiles sur 5 A very good first book 18 mai 2000
Par BarkLessWagMore - Publié sur Amazon.com
Format:Broché
Amethyst "Amy" Goldsmith, daughter of a jeweler, is an accomplished and talented jewelry maker who loves her craft and has a great passion for her work but her personal life is hardly as fulfilling. In just two weeks she will be wed to a man whom she does not love - a man who plans to keep her away from her work to make babies and keep his house. Amy longs for love but will not hurt her father by backing out of the unwanted marriage. One day Colin Chase "Earl of Greystone" walks into her family's store and they make an immediate connection but, sadly, he is far out of her league.
These first few chapters are wonderful and really hooked me. The historic details are interesting and plentiful and Amy is presented as a likable and compassionate character full of life, dreams and motivation. Then a devastating fire destroys her life and changes everything. She now has the opportunity to take charge of her life but first is rescued by Colin who takes her to his home so she can heal from her physical and emotional wounds. She quickly finds love and acceptance amongst Colin's siblings but receives only the cold shoulder from Colin who wants her gone as soon as possible. Amy decides she wants Colin and comes up with one excuse after another to stick around.
It was Colin's attraction to Amy that impelled him to rescue her and it is that same attraction that makes him want her out of his sight as soon as possible. Colin is betrothed to a "titled" woman and has already spent a good portion of the woman's dowry and sees no way to get out of it. And, lets be real, he doesn't want to. For the majority of the story money and titles are more important to Colin than love and it's here that the book lost the most of its appeal for me.
Colin and Amy are wildly attracted to each other and obviously belong together but he stubbornly refuses to break off his betrothal. This makes him come across as extremely selfish. Amy deserved so much better. Amy, unfortunately, loses some of her charm because she is forced into the role of pining away for the stubborn Colin instead of concentrating on getting back on her feet. The jewelry crafting, which was such a huge part of her life, takes a back to seat to thoughts of Colin and this was very disappointing.
This story is a good choice if you like your books steeped in historic detail and don't mind love-stubborn heroes. The author has an obvious love for her time period and weaves in interesting tidbits whenever possible. Although Colin didn't turn out to be my idea of a hero I do look forward to the forthcoming stories about Colin's siblings who were lovable characters.
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5.0 étoiles sur 5 Top notch debut, GEM of a book! 21 mars 2001
Par "mandylml" - Publié sur Amazon.com
Format:Broché
Amethyst is one definite keeper. I should have taken the reviews to heart and read only when I had time to finish, but I couldn't wait. I stayed up till 3 in the morning (and still some way to go) but had to go to work the next day. Still, it was very much worth it.
Amethyst (Amy) Goldsmith is a jewelry maker who survived The Fire, aided by the hero, Colin Chase, Earl of Greystone. They had met briefly five years ago in the King's coronation parade. Although there is an instant attraction between them, Colin can't pursue it, as he's already betrothed to a highborn (albeit generously endowed) cold fish, Lady Priscilla Hobbs. He then tries all ways to get Amy off his hands as she's too distracting for his resolve to leave her alone. She, on the other hand, has other ideas and thinks of one excuse after another to put off her departure. Thus started the Earl's downfall (though he thoroughly enjoys it) as he finds himself irrevocably drawn to Amy's charms, warmth and beauty.
The story is interspersed with fascinating historical snippets by a deft hand that interest buffs like me. Lauren Royal really knows her craft. Her research was thorough and I was totally immersed in the Restoration period; transported back in time to the tragedy of the great fire, the cultures and elaborate dress of its people. Of course, what made the book so memorable were all the main and equally enthralling supporting cast. Little Mary was a particular favorite.
The characters were all well defined. I couldn't agree more that the amazing chemistry between Amy and Colin was a joy to watch - they were practically soul mates (except towards the end, when they were not forthcoming with each other). There were also generous doses of sparkling wit, humor and sensual scenes throughout the book, not forgetting the oneness you feel with the cast. Royal doesn't read like a debut writer at all. If this work is anything to go by, I predict bigger and better things for this bright new star. I'm off to look for the sequel starring Jason, Colin's elder brother. Thank you so much, Lauren.
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4.0 étoiles sur 5 A Great Debut! 25 février 2000
Par Reader - Publié sur Amazon.com
Format:Broché
Lauren Royal is off to a wonderful writing career with her first book: Amethyst.
Tragedy, disappointment and true love fulfilled---what more could a romance reader ask for?
Both the main characters and the secondary characters were well written, fun and compelling. The setting and descriptions were mentally vivid.
Congratulations to Laurie for a wonderful debut novel. I'm already looking forward to her next book!
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5.0 étoiles sur 5 very enjoyable 24 janvier 2013
Par Kindle Customer - Publié sur Amazon.com
Format:Format Kindle|Achat authentifié par Amazon
I love regency romance. As I am a recent widow I look for those with humour and intrique as an escape. This book very much met those requirements. I went to sleep last night with a laugh and a sense of contentment. I definetly recommend this book.
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4.0 étoiles sur 5 Very enjoyable read 29 juillet 2012
Par Rebecca Grimaldi - Publié sur Amazon.com
Format:Format Kindle|Achat authentifié par Amazon
This was my first book by this author and I really, really enjoyed it. The book had a ton of heart. Highly recommend and I'm going to buy more from her.
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