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Lauren Royal is a New York Times and USA Today bestselling historical romance author. She's a self-proclaimed Angels baseball fan and Ducks hockey fan who lives in Southern California with her family and their constantly shedding cat. Her books are set primarily in England and Scotland in the 17th and 19th centuries (the Restoration and Regency periods). In third grade, she decided that she wanted to become a writer after winning a "Why My Mother is the Greatest" essay contest and seeing her entry published in a major regional newspaper. Royal began buying books about history, and she became fascinated with that topic as she became a teenager. Among the non-history writers she preferred were Ira Levin and Robert A. Heinlein. When Royal was fourteen, she took a book from her uncle's collection: the book, "Forever Amber," would make a difference in Royal's life, as she became a fan of restoration era romances. Royal attended the University of California, Irvine, later on transferring to UCLA. She was able to get hands-on experience with professional writing there, as she majored in television and film production. After being told that it was too difficult for a novelist to get published, Royal opened a jewelry store, which she soon moved to a local mall. For the next fourteen years, she was a dedicated businesswoman, helping her store expand into a chain of seven stores around Southern California. She married and had three children. However, as company owner, she spent many hours reading and writing, which allowed her to practice her writing skills. She wrote employee manuals, company newsletters, newspaper and radio ads, and pretty much anything else the company needed written. Her small chain of stores was bought by a larger, national chain, and Royal decided to stay home and pursue her childhood dream of becoming a writer. In between watching her children and taking care of the house, she was able to finish her first book, "Amethyst" (in which the heroine was a jeweler—as Royal says, "write what you know!"). "Amethyst" was followed by "Emerald," "Amber," "Forevermore" (her contribution to the anthology published as "In Praise of Younger Men"), "Violet," "Lily," and "Rose," all of which are set in the Restoration era. Then she wrote "Lost in Temptation," "Tempting Juliana," and "The Art of Temptation," which are all set in the Regency era. She is currently working on young-adult versions of her books with her daughter, Devon, as well as new YA books set in the Renaissance (Elizabethan) era (16th century). External links Official Website. Discover the Lauren Royal popular books. Find the top 100 most popular Lauren Royal books.

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  • Once Upon a Sunset synopsis, comments

    Once Upon a Sunset

    Tif Marcelo

    The author of The Key to Happily Ever After“a true gem filled with heart, laughs, and a cast of delightful characters” (Nina Bocci, USA TODAY bestselling author)returns with a hear...

  • In a Book Club Far Away synopsis, comments

    In a Book Club Far Away

    Tif Marcelo

    From the author of Once Upon a Sunset and The Key to Happily Ever After comes a heartwarming and moving novel following three Army wivesestranged friendswho must overcome their dif...

  • The Charm Offensive synopsis, comments

    The Charm Offensive

    Alison Cochrun


  • Shipped synopsis, comments


    Angie Hockman

    Named a Best Romance Book of 2021 by Entertainment Weekly Goodreads PopSugar Marie Claire Real Simple Insider Vulture CNN Bookreporter BookBub and more!​ The Unhoneymoone...

  • Notorious synopsis, comments


    Olivia Hayfield

    'New Zealand's Queen of Royal Romance' Women's DayLoosely based on one of history's greatest unsolved mysteries the Princes in the Tower and the royal enigma that was Richard III...

  • To Love and to Loathe synopsis, comments

    To Love and to Loathe

    Martha Waters

    Named a best romance of the year by Entertainment Weekly Named a most anticipated romance by Oprah Daily, Marie Claire, BuzzFeed, PopSugar, and more!“There was no romance novel mor...

  • Twice in a Blue Moon synopsis, comments

    Twice in a Blue Moon

    Christina Lauren

    From the New York Times bestselling author of The Unhoneymooners and the “delectable, moving” (Entertainment Weekly) My Favorite HalfNight Stand comes a modern love story about wha...

  • To Have and to Hoax synopsis, comments

    To Have and to Hoax

    Martha Waters

    Named a Best Romance of April by Goodreads, Popsugar, Bustle, and more!“A laugh out loud Regency rompif you loved the Bridgertons, you’ll adore To Have and to Hoax!” Lauren Willig,...

  • To Marry and to Meddle synopsis, comments

    To Marry and to Meddle

    Martha Waters

    “Sure to delight Bridgerton fans.” USA TODAYThe “sweet, sexy, and utterly fun” (Emily Henry, author of People We Meet on Vacation) Regency Vows series continues with a witty, charm...

  • It Had to Be You synopsis, comments

    It Had to Be You

    Georgia Clark

    “A wedding planner dies and leaves the business to his wifeand his mistress. What could possibly go wrong? A charming romcom to kick off your summer.”People An Elin Hilderbrand Ent...

  • Heartbreak for Hire synopsis, comments

    Heartbreak for Hire

    Sonia Hartl

    A smart, sexy, and witty romantic comedyperfect for fans of Christina Lauren and Sally Thorneabout a twentysomething who lives out every woman’s fantasy: getting paid to give men w...

  • Ghosting synopsis, comments


    Tash Skilton

    With lots of fun banter and quippy dialogue, Ghosting: A Love Story is for readers looking for the wit and heart of Mhairi McFarlane and Sophie Kinsella with the romance of You've ...

  • Diary Days synopsis, comments

    Diary Days

    Ghillian Potts

    Yasmin has a problem. Her cat's just had six kittens and Mum says Yasmin can't keep them. If she doesn't find homes for them they'll have to go to the Cat Protectio...

  • The Marcelli Princess synopsis, comments

    The Marcelli Princess

    Susan Mallery

    New York Times bestselling author Susan Mallery sweeps readers back to California wine country, where love and laughter abound, and a regal visitor rekindles desire in one unsuspec...

  • Island Time synopsis, comments

    Island Time

    Georgia Clark

    “A delicious escape.” PeopleLove is in the salty sea air in this smart and steamy ensemble romantic comedy set in a tropical paradise, from the author of the “sparkly and entertain...

  • Run Me to Earth synopsis, comments

    Run Me to Earth

    Paul Yoon

    From awardwinning author Paul Yoon comes a “spellbinding” (The Washington Post) novel about three kids orphaned in 1960s Laosand how their destinies are entwined across decades, an...

  • To Swoon and to Spar synopsis, comments

    To Swoon and to Spar

    Martha Waters

    “Bridgerton fans will like this one.” Julia Quinn, #1 New York Times bestselling author The Regency Vows series that is “sure to delight Bridgerton fans” (USA TODAY) returns with t...

  • The Key to Happily Ever After synopsis, comments

    The Key to Happily Ever After

    Tif Marcelo

    One of BuzzFeed’s “Books Coming Out This Summer That You Need to Seriously Read” One of Bustle’s “New Romance Novels to Make Your Spring Reading Even Dreamier Than You Imagined” A...