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Valerie Bowman

Autor(a) de The Unexpected Duchess

39+ Works 1,215 Membros 146 Reviews 1 Favorited

About the Author

Includes the name: Valerie Gale Bowman


Obras de Valerie Bowman

The Unexpected Duchess (2014) 127 cópias, 8 resenhas
Secrets of a Wedding Night (2012) 87 cópias, 10 resenhas
Christmas Brides (Anthology, 4-in-1) (2013) — Contribuinte — 87 cópias, 6 resenhas
The Unlikely Lady (2015) 80 cópias, 5 resenhas
The Irresistible Rogue (2015) 68 cópias, 3 resenhas
Secrets of a Runaway Bride (2013) 66 cópias, 6 resenhas
The Accidental Countess (2014) 65 cópias, 3 resenhas
Never Trust a Pirate (2017) 52 cópias, 12 resenhas
The Footman and I (2020) 48 cópias, 5 resenhas
The Untamed Earl (2016) 48 cópias, 5 resenhas
The Legendary Lord (2016) 44 cópias, 6 resenhas
A Duke Like No Other (2018) 42 cópias, 11 resenhas
The Right Kind of Rogue (2017) 41 cópias, 11 resenhas
Kiss Me at Christmas (2018) 39 cópias, 11 resenhas
No Other Duke But You (2019) 39 cópias, 8 resenhas
Secrets of a Scandalous Marriage (2013) 35 cópias, 2 resenhas
All I Want for Christmas Is a Duke [Anthology 4-in-1] (2015) — Autor — 28 cópias, 3 resenhas
It Happened Under the Mistletoe (2013) — Autor — 26 cópias, 4 resenhas
Duke Looks Like a Groomsman (2020) 24 cópias, 3 resenhas
Mr. Hunt, I Presume (2019) 22 cópias, 11 resenhas
A Secret Proposal (2013) — Autor — 21 cópias, 1 resenha
Save a Horse, Ride a Viscount (2021) 17 cópias, 1 resenha
The Valet Who Loved Me (2020) 17 cópias, 2 resenhas
The Unforgettable Hero (2016) 17 cópias, 4 resenhas
The Duke Deal (2022) — Autor — 16 cópias, 1 resenha
A Secret Affair (2013) — Autor — 15 cópias
Earl Lessons (2021) 8 cópias
Hiring Mr. Darcy (Austen Hunks Book 1) (2020) 6 cópias, 2 resenhas
A Very Matchmaker Christmas (2015) 6 cópias
The Wallflower Win (2023) 4 cópias, 1 resenha
The Debutante Dilemma (2023) 3 cópias
The Marquess Move (2023) 2 cópias, 1 resenha
A Lady Improvável (2018) 1 exemplar(es)

Associated Works

Duke in a Box (2022) — Contribuinte — 15 cópias, 2 resenhas


Conhecimento Comum

País (para mapa)
Locais de residência
Jacksonville, Florida, USA
Smith College (BA | English Language and Literature)



Christmas time romances anthology by authors Suzanne Enoch, Alexandra Hawkins, Elizabeth Essex, and Valerie Bowman. A sweet easy read. Book borrowed from my local library.

One Hot Scot by Enoch was a serious plot with serious issues. A knight in shining armor and a damsel in distress get me every time. The ending felt rushed and I wish it had played out in more detail and completed.

Once Upon a Christmas Scandal by Hawkins was my favorite because it involved secondary characters from the Lords of Vice series. I loved those books so I'm a bit prejudiced. Increasing a lady's dowry is always a bad thing in books. The fortune hunters come out in force and can make for some funny moments when they get desperate. This has a twist that was fun.

The Scandal Before Christmas by Essex was my least favorite. The weakest story because it felt rushed. Plot points were either hurried along or possibilities overlooked. It didn't gel with me and I wasn't invested in the characters.

It Happened Under the Mistletoe by Bowman had quite a few funny moments. A house party full of single men and women is always a good time and allows things to happen that wouldn't in a London ballroom. There is a silver closet scene that seemed familiar, but I can't place the book it might be from.
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FDarlene491 | outras 5 resenhas | Jul 3, 2024 |
I received this book from netgalley in exchange for my honest review. I would have to give this book 4 stars.

I loved the book, however, it did have its little issues that I wasn't too sure about. I loved the characters, especially Daffin Oakleaf. He is the type of male character that makes you want to swoon just reading about him. The only issue I had with the book was some of the phrases and ideas didn't seem to come from that time period. Ideas such as using handcuffs in bed during that time was completely unheard of. I did enjoy the scenes though, I thought it played out rather well.

The story itself was good, it was your normal rich titled girl wanting the guy that has no title. The suspense was great, the story went right into the plot and went rather quickly. It started to slow down about 60% of the way in but it picked back up.

I would recommend this book to anyone looking for a historical Christmas romance book.
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Irislover-4842 | outras 10 resenhas | Jun 3, 2024 |
mimji | Apr 20, 2024 |
FMC is naively and unnaturally progressive- doesn’t fit the times.
mimji | Apr 20, 2024 |



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