Secrets of a Runaway Bride

Secrets of a Runaway Bride

By Valerie Bowman

St. Martin's Press, Mass Market Paperbound, 9781250008961, 384pp.

Publication Date: March 26, 2013



Valerie Bowman

Miss Annie Andrews is finally free to marry the man she loves. With her overprotective sister out of the country on her honeymoon, nothing can prevent her flight to Gretna Green--nothing, that is, but an abduction by the wrong gentleman.

When Jordan Holloway, the Earl of Ashbourne, promised to look after his best friend's sister-in-law, he didn't realize she would prove so difficult. But when he spirits her away to his country house to prevent her elopement, he discovers that the tempting beauty knows how to put up a fight. To make matters worse, he's stuck playing the role of honorable protector...when what he really wants is to run away with her himself.

About the Author
Valerie Bowman is an award-winning author who writes Regency-set historical romance novels aka Racy Regency Romps!?Valerie's debut, SECRETS OF A WEDDING NIGHT, the first in the Secret Brides series from St. Martin's Press, was nominated by RT Book Reviews for Best Debut Historical for 2012!?SECRETS OF A RUNAWAY BRIDE was named a 4.5 star TOP PICK! by RT Book Reviews. It's been called "Too Delightful Too Miss!" by New York Times bestselling author, Lisa Kleypas, and New York Times bestselling historical romance author Sarah MacLean says it's, "Everything a romance should be--sexy, quirky, fun...once you start reading, you won't be able to stop!"?

Valerie has a B.A. in English Language and Literature with a minor in history from Smith College. By day, she is a technical editor at a computer software company. By night, she combines her love of writing, history, and romance to craft stories about people falling in love.

Originally from Rantoul, Illinois, Valerie lives in Jacksonville, Florida with her family including her rascally rescue dog, Roo. When she's not writing, she keeps busy reading, traveling, or vacillating between watching crazy reality TV or PBS.

Praise For Secrets of a Runaway Bride

“What a fantastic follow-up to Bowman’s dynamic debut as she delivers an enchanting, smart romance that shines with laugh-out loud humor, delectable dialogue, smart prose, wit and wisdom. This entertaining and highly satisfying romp is a pure joy and delight to read.” —Romantic Times on Secrets of a Runaway Bride (4 ½ stars! Top Pick!)

“A sexy, quirky, altogether fun read, Valerie Bowman's Secrets of a Runaway Bride is everything a romance should be. Block out a few hours for this one...once you start reading, you won't be able to stop!” --Sarah MacLean, New York Times bestselling author


"Valerie Bowman pens fabulous, sexy tales--it's no secret she's a Regency author to watch!"—USA Today bestselling author Kieran Kramer