Books by Valerie Bowman

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Kiss Me at Christmas

Valerie Bowman continues her Playful Brides series with Kiss me at Christmas. Lady Regina Haversham, niece to the Duke of Colchester, wants to lose her virginity.  About to be locked into a loveless arranged marriage, Regina wants to have fun before her spinster days are behind her and to taste ...

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The Right Kind of Rogue

Do you like stories of unrequited love? What about ladies falling for their best friends’ brothers? Jealous heroes? If you nodded vociferously to any of those, I’d recommend picking up the newest addition to Valerie Bowman’s Playful Brides series, The Right Kind of Rogue. In this tale, two ...

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The Legendary Lord

It was apparent from the first chapter of Valerie Bowman's The Legendary Lord that this Historical Romance was not going to be historically accurate and that the characters would find themselves in implausible situations considering its setting of 1816. At this point, I made the conscious choice to ...

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Secrets of a Scandalous Marriage

Publishers are pretty into “high concept” these days. Secrets of a Scandalous Marriage is fairly high concept. It’s part of a series featuring heroines who write pamphlets about something scandalous and fall in love in the process. In this case, the heroine is accused of murdering her husband, ...

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Secrets of a Runaway Bride

This started out as an enjoyable although predictable read, which I had the feeling would be a B-ish grade by the time I’d finished. It takes up the story of Anne (Annie) Andrews, younger sister of Lily, the heroine of the previous book in this series (Secrets of a Wedding Night) and is an “adv ...

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Secrets of a Wedding Night

While reading Secrets of a Wedding Night, I kept thinking about jigsaw puzzles. A good story can be a lot like a good jigsaw puzzle. The pieces are tiny, the seams nearly invisible, and the image fluid. When a puzzle is done well, you have to look closely to see the individual pieces. This book ...