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The Legendary Lord

The Legendary Lord

Playful Brides (Volume 6)

Valerie Bowman

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THE MAKING OF A LEGEND…

When Christian Forester, Viscount Berkeley, flees the stuffy ballrooms of London for his Scottish hunting lodge, the last thing he expects to find ensconced before his fire is an incredibly beautiful woman. But the plight of lovely young Sarah Highgate, who has run away from an unwanted betrothal, inspires an eminently practical exchange. He’ll safeguard her reputation with the ton while she advises him how to best attract a proper bride…


As the undisputed belle of the season, Sarah has enchanted plenty of suitors. Still, she isn’t interested in marriage, especially not to the pompous bore her father has chosen for her. But her hasty escape seems reckless now that she’s estranged from her family and has no one to count on besides Christian. Turning the lucklesslord into such a catch has another unplanned consequence for Sarah: Has he run away with her heart?

The Legendary Lord is the sixth installment of Valerie Bowman's Regency-set Playful Brides series.

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CHAPTER ONE



Scotland, November 1816

Someone was inside his house. Christian Forester, Viscount Berkeley, stood outside the small hunting lodge and watched as a plume of smoke from the chimney billowed into the darkening...

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Praise for The Legendary Lord

"A sweet and fulfilling romance." — Publishers Weekly

"Graceful writing enlivened with plenty of dry wit, a charming cast of secondary characters, and a breathtakingly sexy romance between a perfectly matched couple make Bowman’s latest addition to her Regency-set Playful Brides series another winner. " —Booklist

"The words funny, smart, sensual and joyous come to mind when readers pick up Bowman's romance." —RT Book Reviews

"A deliciously witty, sexy historical romance that will keep readers turning the pages." —Romance Junkies

"Well written with great characters, I highly recommend The Legendary Lord." —Romance Reviews Today

"The Legendary Lord is a rapturous saga that mixes classic romance with tempting pleasure." —Hopeless Romantic

"Another great book from Valerie Bowman! I was enthralled." —Lady with a Quill

"A lovely Regency romance, sparkling with wit and humour." —Just Book Talk

"A delightful Regency period romp, filled with light banter and charming characters." —The Book Review

"Valerie Bowman once again has created an enjoyable, feel-good story with engaging characters, witty banter, heartfelt emotion, playful humor and a sigh-worthy happy ending." —The Romance Dish

"If I could literally hop into the pages of any series and get to spend time with the characters it would be Valerie Bowman's Playful Brides!" —Jenerated Reviews

"Sweet, wonderfully developed and clever." —I am, Indeed

"This is Regency Romance at its best. A love story that will leave you satisfied and wishing for more." —The Reading Wench

"I read this gem in one sitting, in awe of how funny and interesting and enthralling this Playful Brides world could be." —Smexy Books

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About the author

Valerie Bowman

Valerie Bowman grew up in Illinois with six sisters (she’s number seven) and a huge supply of historical romance novels. After a cold and snowy stint earning a degree in English with a minor in history at Smith College, she moved to Florida the first chance she got. Valerie now lives in Jacksonville with her family including her mini-schnauzer, Huckleberry. When she’s not writing, she keeps busy reading, traveling, or vacillating between watching crazy reality TV and PBS. She is the author of the Secret Brides series, starting with Secrets of a Wedding Night, Secrets of a Runaway Bride, and Secrets of a Scandalous Marriage.

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