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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…more
Hi Ki,
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)
Valerie Bowman Hi Michele, Actually one of the Holloway brothers story is already available in e-book format! It's called A Secret Affair and is Charlie Holloway and…moreHi Michele, Actually one of the Holloway brothers story is already available in e-book format! It's called A Secret Affair and is Charlie Holloway and Frances Birmingham's story. Here's a bit about it. Thanks for asking!

Miss Frances Birmingham has set her cap for the dashing Mr. Charles Holloway. She and her best friend, Annie, have the most clever idea. They’ve arranged a bachelor auction for charity. The proceeds will go to the Royal Society for the Humane Treatment of Animals and the winners will be escorted to the most talked-about ball of the Season by their bachelor of choice. When Frances makes a bid for Charlie, will one fun night’s amusement turn into a lifetime of love?(less)
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Happy May! The Unlikely Lady is Here! The Unlikely Lady is Here!


I’m absolutely THRILLED to announcethe 5/5/15 release of The Unlikely Lady! Finally! Jane and Garrett’s story! It’s the third bookin my Playful Brides series and I know many readers have been eagerly awaiting Jane and Garrett’s story since they both walked on the page in The Unexpected Duchess.


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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!


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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!


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 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. :-)


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 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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