"A satisfying conclusion to this wonderful trilogy"
In 1668 Sussex, England, her older sibling Jason and
her twin brother Ford inform twenty-three year old Kendra
Chase that she must marry. However, Kendra rejects all the
suitors paraded by her siblings, so the exasperated Jason
tells her that she will wed by the summer. Kendra takes a
ride into the country to ponder the 'suits' chasing after
her, but all seem lacking. Losing track of time and
distance, Kendra runs into the Black Highwayman
Patrick 'Trick' Caldwell as rain begins to fall. Her
brothers find the unchaperoned pair in a cottage and insist
Trick do the honorable thing by marrying Kendra.
Though shocked that her siblings demand the highwayman
become her spouse, Kendra knows he stirs her heart. She
soon realizes that Trick is a complex person with dark
secrets. As love blossoms between them, she confronts her
spouse by asking him why he sends her such mixed signals.
AMBER, the final novel in Lauren Royal's 'Chase
sibling' trilogy (see AMETHYST and EMERALD) is a tremendous
Restoration romance. The story line runs quite deep due to
the lead couple. Trick is a captivating protagonist with
major problems, but it is the likable and honest Kendra who
makes the story line flow. Her simply asking Trick what
bothers him rather than the usual leap to a false
conclusion is incredibly refreshing and yet never slows
down the pace of the plot. The return of the stars from
the previous tales add depth and warmth to a strong
conclusion to a powerful tale that is clearly part of a
royal flush straight.
Reviewed by PNR Group Member
Posted July 12, 2001