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Valerie Bowman

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Valerie Bowman is an award-winning author who writes Regency-set historical romance novels aka Racy Regency Romps!

Valerie’s debut novel was published in 2012. Since then, her 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.

Valerie 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 Language and Literature with a minor in history at Smith College, she moved to Florida the first chance she got. Valerie now li
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Yes, the 3rd book in Playful Brides comes out on May 5, 2015. It's called The Unlikely Lady and is Jane and Garrett's long-awaited story! After that there will be at least 3 more stories in the same series. The Irresistible Rogue comes out in November 2015 and is Daphne Swift's story. She was a character introduced in Cass's story, The Accidental Countess. The Irresistible Rogue is a Regency-based take on The Philadelphia Story. An old play/movie that I adore! Thanks so much for asking! (less)
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“The person, be it gentleman or lady, who has not pleasure in a good novel, must be intolerably stupid.”
Jane Austen, Northanger Abbey

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“The very essence of romance is uncertainty.”
Oscar Wilde, The Importance of Being Earnest and Other Plays

“To love oneself is the beginning of a lifelong romance.”
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Valerie Bowman Maria wrote: "Thanks for accepting me as friend! Really enjoyed your work Valerie:) And yes the guy on that (secret proposal)cover is hot;)"

Ooh, isn't he? Thanks Maria!


*MariaA* Thanks for accepting me as friend! Really enjoyed your work Valerie:) And yes the guy on that (secret proposal)cover is hot;)


message 21: by Elaine

Elaine Thanks for accepting me as a friend. Am reading your secret brides next - have got all except book 3 & 4, but have pre-ordered these.
Looking forward to reading this series.


message 20: by Valerie

Valerie Bowman Carol *Young at Heart Oldie* wrote: "Thank you for accepting my friend invite, Valerie! So many favourite authors in common!"

:)


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Valerie Bowman Melissa wrote: "Thanks for the friendship, Valerie. I'm looking forward to reading SECRETS. Have a great day!"

Thank you so much, Melissa! I hope you enjoy it!


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Valerie Bowman Carol wrote: "Thank you for accepting my friend invite, Valerie! So many favourite authors in common!"

Hi Carol! Thanks for friending me!


Carol *Young at Heart Oldie* Thank you for accepting my friend invite, Valerie! So many favourite authors in common!


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Valerie Bowman Chryssa wrote: "Thank you for accepting my friend request Valerie!
I have been looking forward to reading Secrets of a Wedding Night, since the one and only Julia Quinn recommended you and your first book!!!
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Hi Chryssa,
Thank you so much for friending me! I just adore Julia Quinn! I so hope you enjoy Secrets of a Wedding Night!


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Chryssa Thank you for accepting my friend request Valerie!
I have been looking forward to reading Secrets of a Wedding Night, since the one and only Julia Quinn recommended you and your first book!!!
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Thank you for being my friend.

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Valerie Bowman Donna wrote: "Hi, Valerie! Thanks for the request! Welcome to my mad, mad world of reading! I'll read anything... and I'll be sure to check out your books!"

Thanks, Donna!


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Valerie Bowman Charlotte wrote: "Hello Valerie... So nice to make a new friend, thank you. I've added your book TBR.

Best,

~Charlotte"

Thank you so much, Charlotte!


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Valerie Bowman Lisa wrote: "Thanks for the friend-vite! Looking forward to your debut :)"

Thank you so much, Lisa!


message 10: by Maureen

Maureen Mullis Hi Valerie! Thanks for inviting this fellow author to join your circle of friends here on Goodreads. I hope you'll add my novels What Would Nancy Do?, In the Company of Women, The Christmas to Remember and Finding Normal to your to-read list. I look forward to reading your book reviews and recommendations. Happy reading!


Savannah Valerie, thank you for the friendship.


Stuart Land Thanks for being my new friend, Valerie. Now I know where to come should I need wedding advice. :-)


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Donna Hi, Valerie! Thanks for the request! Welcome to my mad, mad world of reading! I'll read anything... and I'll be sure to check out your books!


Charlotte Liebel Hello Valerie... So nice to make a new friend, thank you. I've added your book TBR.

Best,

~Charlotte


Laura the Highland Hussy Hey Valerie! Thanks for the friendvite :)
see you on the twittah


Carolyn Crane ooh, you are way ahead of me on the Sarah McLean reading! Anyway, thanks for the friendvite!


message 2: by Lisa

Lisa Thanks for the friend-vite! Looking forward to your debut :)


Darynda Jones Nice to see you here, Valerie!!!


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