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The Unexpected Duchess

(2014)
(The first book in the Playful Brides series)
A novel by

 
Lady Lucy Upton's tongue may be too sharp to attract suitors, but her heart is good, and when her painfully shy friend Cassandra needs help, she devises a brilliant scheme to help her discourage an unwanted suitor, the Duke of Claringdon. Lucy will hide behind the hedgerow and tell Cass just what to say to discourage the Duke of Claringdon...but it turns out that he's made of sterner stuff than either of them anticipated. And Lucy is shocked to discover that tangling with the tenacious man is the most fun she's had in ages. Lord Derek Hunt made a promise to his dying friend to marry the demure Cassandra, and for a man who wants nothing more than peace and quiet after the horrors of war, she'll make the perfect bride. If only the impudent Miss Upton will let him court the girl! Doing battle is the last thing on his mind, but bantering with Lucy behind the bushes is too tempting to resist. And the spoils of this war just may be true love.

Genre: Historical Romance
 
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Paperback Editions

April 2014 : USA Mass Market Paperback
thumbTitle: The Unexpected Duchess (Playful Brides)
Author(s): Valerie Bowman
ISBN: 1-250-04207-0 / 978-1-250-04207-1 (USA edition)
Publisher: St. Martin's Paperbacks
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Audio Editions

April 2014 : USA Audio CD
thumbTitle: The Unexpected Duchess (Playful Brides)
Author(s): Valerie Bowman
ISBN: 1-4526-1956-5 / 978-1-4526-1956-9 (USA edition)
Publisher: Tantor Audio
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April 2014 : USA Audio CD
thumbTitle: The Unexpected Duchess (Playful Brides)
Author(s): Valerie Bowman
ISBN: 1-4526-4956-1 / 978-1-4526-4956-6 (USA edition)
Publisher: Tantor Audio
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April 2014 : USA MP3 CD
thumbTitle: The Unexpected Duchess (Playful Brides)
Author(s): Valerie Bowman
ISBN: 1-4526-6956-2 / 978-1-4526-6956-4 (USA edition)
Publisher: Tantor Audio
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April 2014 : USA Audio edition
thumbTitle: The Unexpected Duchess: Playful Brides, Book 1
Author(s): Valerie Bowman
Publisher: Tantor Audio
Availability: Amazon   

Kindle Editions

April 2014 : USA, Canada, UK Kindle edition
thumbTitle: The Unexpected Duchess (Playful Brides)
Author(s): Valerie Bowman
Publisher: St. Martin's Paperbacks
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