The Accidental Countess (Mass Market Paperbound)

By Valerie Bowman

St. Martin's Press, 9781250042088, 312pp.

Publication Date: October 28, 2014



For seven long years, Lady Cassandra Monroe has waited for the man of her dreams to return from the war. Unfortunately, he happens to be engaged to her flighty cousin. What Cass wouldn't give to take her cousin's place When he mistakes Cass for Patience Bunbury, a fictitious friend her cousin has invented to escape social obligations even with her future husband, Cass thinks this is her chance.
After defeating Napoleon at Waterloo, Captain Julian Swift is not quite ready to settle down and enter into his unwanted arranged marriage--especially when the "real "object of his affection turns out to be a beguiling beauty he meets at a party. Patience Bunbury is witty, independent, passionate and, unbeknownst to him, the cousin of his current fiancee. When the truth about Cass comes out--and Julian? discovers that their courtship is anything but accidental--will he surrender his heart to a woman who really is too good to be true?

About the Author

Valerie Bowman 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 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 rascally dog, Roo. When she's not writing, she keeps busy reading, traveling, or vacillating between watching crazy reality TV and PBS. Valerie loves to hear from readers. Find her on Facebook, Twitter, and her website.

Praise For The Accidental Countess

Valerie Bowman’s Secret Brides novels are:"Splendidly satisfying…[with] emotional depth."
(starred review)"Fabulous, sexy tales!"
USA Today bestselling author Kieran Kramer"Sparkling…witty…engaging."
—RT Book Reviews