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Valerie Bowman

Valerie Bowman
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Valerie Bowman is an award-winning author who writes Regency-set historical romance novels aka Racy Regency Romps! Since her debut in 2012, Valerie's books have received starred reviews from Publisher's Weekly, Booklist, and Kirkus. She's been an RT Reviewers' Choice nominee for Best First Historical Romance and Best Historical Romance Love and Laughter. Two of her books have been nominated for the Kirkus Prize for fiction and New York Times bestselling author Lisa Kleypas calls them, "Too delightful to miss!"Valerie has a B.A. in English Language and Literature with a minor in history from Smith College. By day, she is a technical editor at a computer software company. By night, she combines her love of writing, history, and romance to craft stories about people falling in love.Originally from Rantoul, Illinois, Valerie lives in Jacksonville, Florida with her family including her two rascally dogs. When she's not writing, she keeps busy reading, traveling, or vacillating between watching crazy reality TV or PBS.

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    No Other Duke But You

    Playful Brides

    Valerie Bowman
    St. Martin's Press
    St. Martin's Paperbacks

    The Playful Brides novels are:

    “Wholly satisfying.”—USA Today

    “Smart and sensual.”—RT Book Reviews

    “Delicious.” —Kirkus Reviews

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    Kiss Me at Christmas

    Playful Brides

    Valerie Bowman
    St. Martin's Press
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    A spirited lady facing spinsterhood. A common man with a noble mission. And a surprise that just might be waiting for them under the mistletoe. KISS ME AT CHRISTMAS is the next delightful Regency romance from Valerie Bowman.

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    A Duke Like No Other

    Playful Brides

    Valerie Bowman
    St. Martin's Press
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    A 2018 Daphne du Maurier finalist

    First comes love, then comes marriage. Unless it’s the other way around. . .

    General Mark Grimaldi has sacrificed everything...

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    The Right Kind of Rogue

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    Valerie Bowman
    St. Martin's Press
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    Can two star-crossed lovers come together—until death do they part?

    Viscount Hart Highgate has decided to put his rakish ways behind him and finally get married. He may adore...

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    The Scandalous Brides: Books 1-3

    Secret Brides

    Valerie Bowman
    St. Martin's Press
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    For the first time together in one bundle, Valerie Bowman’s Scandalous Brides series: a secret pamphlet, an unlikely elopement, and a woman on trial for murder—scandalous marriages are far more...

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    Never Trust a Pirate

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    Valerie Bowman
    St. Martin's Press
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    The rules of engagement were never so scandalous. . .

    A rumored pirate and the scurrilous black sheep of his well-to- do family, Cade Cavendish relishes his world of rebellion, deception, and...

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    The Legendary Lord

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    Valerie Bowman
    St. Martin's Press
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    When Christian, Viscount Berkeley, flees for his Scottish hunting lodge, the last thing he expects to find before his fire is the lovely runaway Lady Sarah Highgate, who inspires an eminently practical exchange: he’ll safeguard her reputation if she helps turn him into a legend in order to attract a bride…but will he run away with her heart?

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    Three Brides Novellas

    Secret Brides

    Valerie Bowman
    St. Martin's Press
    Swerve

    Valerie Bowman has whisked countless readers away to the ballrooms of Regency England, where marrying for love is the most scandalous task of all. Here together for the first time in a fabulous...

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    The Untamed Earl

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    Valerie Bowman
    St. Martin's Press
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    When Lady Alexandra's childhood infatuation, Lord Owen Monroe, is set to marry her shrewish sister, Lavinia, she must take matters into her own hands in a reverse Taming of the Shrew!

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    The Unforgettable Hero

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    Valerie Bowman
    St. Martin's Press
    Swerve

    A touch of amnesia makes a romance novel come alive for one unlikely duo in this special novella from Valerie Bowman's Playful Brides series!

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    The Irresistible Rogue

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    Valerie Bowman
    St. Martin's Press
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    A PROPOSAL FROM A SCOUNDREL
    Daphne Swift has not laid eyes on her devilishly charming husband, Captain Rafferty Cavendish, in quite some time. As a matter of fact, she wants the rogue...

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    The Unlikely Lady

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    Valerie Bowman
    St. Martin's Press
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    FOR THE BACHELOR AND THE BLUESTOCKING…

    Certain that no man wants a bluestocking for a wife, Miss Jane Lowndes is careful to wield her books and her spectacles as weapons against matrimony....

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    The Accidental Countess

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    Valerie Bowman
    St. Martin's Press
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    CAN A SCANDALOUS CHARADE
    For seven long years, Lady Cassandra Monroe has waited for the man of her dreams to return from the war. Unfortunately, he happens to be engaged to her flighty...

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    The Unexpected Duchess

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    Valerie Bowman
    St. Martin's Press
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    IN THIS BATTLE OF WITS

    Lady Lucy Upton's tongue may be too sharp to attract suitors but her heart is good, and when her painfully shy friend Cassandra needs help she devises a brilliant...

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    It Happened Under the Mistletoe

    Secret Brides

    Valerie Bowman
    St. Martin's Press
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    First in an exclusive Can happily ever after begin with one Christmas kiss?



    It Happened Under the Mistletoe is a brand-new holiday novella from award-winning...

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    Secrets of a Scandalous Marriage

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    Valerie Bowman
    St. Martin's Press
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    A duchess awaiting trial for her vile husband's murder is the most delicious gossip the ton has heard in years. But for Kate Townsende, the woman in question, it could be a matter of life...

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    A Secret Affair

    Secret Brides

    Valerie Bowman
    St. Martin's Press
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    Miss Frances Birmingham has set her cap for the charming, dashing Mr. Charles Holloway. She and her best friend, Annie, have the most clever idea. They've arranged a bachelor auction for charity....

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    Secrets of a Runaway Bride

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    Valerie Bowman
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    SECRETS OF A RUNAWAY BRIDE

    Valerie Bowman

    Miss Annie Andrews is finally free to marry the man she loves. With her overprotective sister out of the country on her honeymoon, nothing...

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    A Secret Proposal

    Secret Brides

    Valerie Bowman
    St. Martin's Press
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    After reading a scandalous pamphlet entitled SECRETS OF A WEDDING NIGHT, Miss Amelia Templeton cried off from her engagement. But her mother is set on seeing her daughter land a peer before the end...

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    Secrets of a Wedding Night

    Secret Brides

    Valerie Bowman
    St. Martin's Press
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    Secrets of a Wedding Night

    Valerie Bowman

    HOW TO STOP A WEDDING

    Young, widowed, and penniless, Lily Andrews, the Countess of Merrill, has strong opinions on marriage....

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