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 and Tessa Dare 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
1666 - When an Earl Meets a Girl (Colin & Amy)
1667 - How to Undress a Marquess (Jason & Caithren)
1667 - If You Dared to Love a Laird (Cameron & Clarice)
1668 - A Duke’s Guide to Seducing His Bride (Trick & Kendra)
1673 - Never Doubt a Viscount (Ford & Violet)
1677 - The Scandal of Lord Randal (Rand & Lily)
1677 - A Gentleman’s Plot to Tie the Knot (Kit & Rose)
1651 - A Secret Christmas (Joseph & Chrystabel)
1688 - A Chase Family Christmas (A Family Reunion)
Chase Family Series: The Regency
1815 - Tempt Me at Midnight (Tristan & Alexandra)
1816 - Tempting Juliana (James & Juliana)
1817 - The Art of Temptation (Sean & Corinna + Griffin & Rachael)
Chase Family Series: The Renaissance
1549 - Alice Betrothed (Adam & Alice)
Specially Priced Boxed Sets
Chase Family Series: Collection One
Chase Family Series: Collection Two
Chase Family Series: The Regency Collection