Meet Valerie Bowman
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 lives in Jacksonville with her family including her mini-schnauzer, Huckleberry. When she’s not writing, she keeps busy reading, traveling, or vacillating between watching crazy reality TV and PBS.
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I live in Florida, so winter activities are a *bit* different here than in other parts of the world, but one of my favorite winter activities is still snuggling up next to the fireplace in pajamas with a good book and some hot cocoa. Even though the temperature rarely drops below freezing, I've lived here long enough to think forty degrees is freezing and a good reason for the fireplace to be lit. Ya gotta do what ya gotta do.
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Series: Playful Brides #6
Page Count: 318
Publisher: St. Martin's Paperbacks
Release Date: November 1, 2016
THE MAKING OF A LEGEND…
When Christian Forester, Viscount Berkeley, flees the stuffy ballrooms of London for his Scottish hunting lodge, the last thing he expects to find ensconced before his fire is an incredibly beautiful woman. But the plight of lovely young Sarah Highgate, who has run away from an unwanted betrothal, inspires an eminently practical exchange. He’ll safeguard her reputation with the ton while she advises him how to best attract a proper bride…
As the undisputed belle of the season, Sarah has enchanted plenty of suitors. Still, she isn’t interested in marriage, especially not to the pompous bore her father has chosen for her. But her hasty escape seems reckless now that she’s estranged from her family and has no one to count on besides Christian. Turning the luckless lord into such a catch has another unplanned consequence for Sarah: Has he run away with her heart?
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