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

Valerie writes the Secret Brides series and the Playful Brides series for St. Martin's Press. She 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 rascally rescue dog, Roo. When she's not writing, she keeps busy reading, traveling, or vacillating between watching crazy reality TV and PBS.

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message 23: by Valerie

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!"

:)


message 19: by Valerie

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!


message 18: by Valerie

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!


message 16: by Valerie

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!!!
:o)"



Hi Chryssa,
Thank you so much for friending me! I just adore Julia Quinn! I so hope you enjoy Secrets of a Wedding Night!


message 15: by Chryssa

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!!!
:o)


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Valerie Bowman Book Review Diva wrote: "Hello,

Thank you for being my friend.

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message 13: by Valerie

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!


message 12: by Valerie

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!


message 11: by Valerie

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. :-)


message 6: by Donna

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 M. 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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