The Unlikely Lady by Valerie Bowman

5 autographed copies will be given away on Friday, May 8, 2015.


Certain that no man wants a bluestocking for a wife, Miss Jane Lowndes is careful to wield her books and her spectacles as weapons against matrimony. Convincing her ambitious mama that she’s content to stay a spinster is easier said than done, however. It’s a good thing Jane is not above a bit of manufactured scandal if it will keep her from the altar, and the argumentative, contrary Lord Garrett Upton…


With the war over, Garrett is determined to enjoy his bachelor’s life while he can, even when it means attending a house party in celebration of a friend’s wedding—and suffering Jane’s notorious disdain. But when a masquerade ball leads to a mistaken kiss, he’s surprised to learn that Jane’s bookish exterior hides a truly passionate soul. When two such headstrong people are determined to remain unattached, can love lead to a happy ending?

Exclusive interview with the author:

1) What do you hope readers will take away from your books?

I hope readers just have fun when they’re reading my books. There are plenty of awful things happening in the world. I can’t even watch the news any more. I want people who read my books to laugh and enjoy themselves for a few hours. And we could all use a happy ending. That’s why I love romance novels so much.

2) Which authors/books are you most influenced by?

This is a difficult one to answer but I’d say definitely Jane Austen, Georgette Heyer, Judith McNaught, and Lisa Kleypas are my top 4 favorites!

3) What book are you currently reading or what was the last book you read?

I recently finished Joanna Shupe’s The Courtesan Duchess and I loved it! It’s a terrific debut.

4) Where is your favorite place to sit and read?

On the chaise lounge in my office.

5) What’s up next for you?

Right now I’m editing the next book in my Playful Brides series. The Irresistible Rogue will be out in November 2015. I’m also writing the next book in the series and very soon I’ll be publishing a e-novella called The Duke and Duchess Trap!

About the author:

Valerie Bowman’s 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). After earning a degree in English with a minor in history at Smith College, she moved to Florida. Valerie now lives in Jacksonville with her family. When she’s not writing, she keeps busy reading, traveling, and watching crazy reality TV. Find her on the web at

Giveaway info:

Title: The Unlikely Lady
Author: Valerie Bowman
Publisher: St. Martin’s Press
Author website:

5 autographed copies will be given away on Friday, May 8, 2015.

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One Response to The Unlikely Lady by Valerie Bowman

  1. Virginia Campbell May 2, 2015 at 12:34 pm #

    Valerie’s “Ladies” are not only lovely, they lovably lively!