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The Unexpected Duchess

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

 
 
IN THIS BATTLE OF WITS

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.

KISSES ARE THE BEST WEAPON

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 in The Unexpected Duchess, the spoils of this war just may be true love...

Valerie Bowman's Secret Brides novelsare:

"Intriguing [and] engaging." - Publishers Weekly

"Too delightful to miss!" - Lisa Kleypas

"Sparkling... witty... engaging." - RT Book Reviews

Genre: Historical Romance    Get it on Google Play

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Paperback Editions

April 2014 : USA Mass Market Paperback
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Title: 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
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Title: 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
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Title: 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
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Title: 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
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Title: The Unexpected Duchess: Playful Brides, Book 1
Author(s): Valerie Bowman
Publisher: Tantor Audio
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April 2014 : Canada Audio edition
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Title: The Unexpected Duchess: Playful Brides, Book 1
Author(s): Valerie Bowman
Publisher: Tantor Audio
Availability: Amazon CA   


Kindle Editions

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