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Playful Brides

Bestselling author Valerie Bowman sets the stage in Regency England for her Playful Brides series, where couples’ misadventures on the way to the altar are witty, romantic romps based on some of the world’s most beloved plays, from Much Ado About Nothing (The Unlikely Lady) to The Scarlet Pimpernel (Never Trust a Pirate) to The Philadelphia Story (The Irresistible Rogue).

  • No Other Duke But You
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    • No Other Duke But You

    • Playful Brides (Volume 11)
      Valerie Bowman
      St. Martin's Publishing Group

    • Bestselling author Valerie Bowman sets the stage in Regency England for her Playful Brides series, where couples' misadventures on the way to the altar are witty, romantic romps based on some of...

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      • eBook
  • Kiss Me at Christmas
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    • Kiss Me at Christmas

    • Playful Brides (Volume 10)
      Valerie Bowman
      St. Martin's Publishing Group

    • 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
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    • A Duke Like No Other

    • Playful Brides (Volume 9)
      Valerie Bowman
      St. Martin's Press

    • 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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    • The Right Kind of Rogue

    • Playful Brides (Volume 8)
      Valerie Bowman
      St. Martin's Publishing Group

    • Bestselling author Valerie Bowman sets the stage in Regency England for her Playful Brides series, where couples' misadventures on the way to the altar are witty, romantic romps based on some of...

      • Available in:

      • Physical Book
      • eBook
  • Never Trust a Pirate
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    • Never Trust a Pirate

    • Playful Brides (Volume 7)
      Valerie Bowman
      St. Martin's Publishing Group

    • Bestselling author Valerie Bowman sets the stage in Regency England for her Playful Brides series, where couples' misadventures on the way to the altar are witty, romantic romps based on some of...

      • Available in:

      • Physical Book
      • eBook
  • The Legendary Lord
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    • The Legendary Lord

    • Playful Brides (Volume 6)
      Valerie Bowman
      St. Martin's Publishing Group

    • Bestselling author Valerie Bowman sets the stage in Regency England for her Playful Brides series, where couples' misadventures on the way to the altar are witty, romantic romps based on some of...

      • Available in:

      • Physical Book
      • eBook
  • The Untamed Earl
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    • The Untamed Earl

    • Playful Brides (Volume 5)
      Valerie Bowman
      St. Martin's Publishing Group

    • 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 Irresistible Rogue
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    • The Irresistible Rogue

    • Playful Brides (Volume 4)
      Valerie Bowman
      St. Martin's Publishing Group

    • Bestselling author Valerie Bowman sets the stage in Regency England for her Playful Brides series, where couples' misadventures on the way to the altar are witty, romantic romps based on some of...

      • Available in:

      • Physical Book
      • eBook
  • The Unlikely Lady
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    • The Unlikely Lady

    • Playful Brides (Volume 3)
      Valerie Bowman
      St. Martin's Publishing Group

    • 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...

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  • The Accidental Countess
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    • The Accidental Countess

    • Playful Brides (Volume 2)
      Valerie Bowman
      St. Martin's Publishing Group

    • Bestselling author Valerie Bowman sets the stage in Regency England for her Playful Brides series, where couples' misadventures on the way to the altar are witty, romantic romps based on some of...

      • Available in:

      • Physical Book
      • eBook
  • The Unexpected Duchess
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    • The Unexpected Duchess

    • Playful Brides (Volume 1)
      Valerie Bowman
      St. Martin's Publishing Group

    • Bestselling author Valerie Bowman sets the stage in Regency England for her Playful Brides series, where couples' misadventures on the way to the altar are witty, romantic romps based on some of...

      • Available in:

      • Physical Book
      • eBook
  • The Unforgettable Hero
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    • The Unforgettable Hero

    • Playful Brides
      Valerie Bowman
      St. Martin's Publishing Group

    • 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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Valerie Bowman

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.

Mary A. Behre