Secrets of a wedding night

by Bowman, Valerie.

Format: Print Book 2012
Availability: Available at 2 Libraries 2 of 2 copies
Available (2)
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CLP - Allegheny Fiction PAPERBACK Bowman
Location  CLP - Allegheny
Collection  Fiction
Call Number  PAPERBACK Bowman
Carnegie Free Library of Swissvale Fiction spin rac Fic Bow
Location  Carnegie Free Library of Swissvale
Collection  Fiction
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The first book in Valerie Bowman's sexy Secret Brides trilogy, Secrets of a Wedding Night


Young, widowed, and penniless, Lily Andrews, the Countess of Merrill, has strong opinions on marriage. When she spots a certain engagement announcement in The Times , she decides to take action. She will not allow another hapless girl to fall prey to a man--particularly the scoundrel who broke her heart five years ago. Anonymously she writes and distributes a pamphlet entitled "Secrets of a Wedding Night," knowing it will find its way into his intended's innocent hands...


Devon Morgan, the Marquis of Colton, desires a good wife and mother to his son--someone completely unlike Lily Andrews, the heartless beauty who led him on a merry chase five years ago only to reject him. When Devon's new fiancée cries off after reading a certain scandalous pamphlet, he vows to track down the author and make her pay. But when he learns it's his former fiancée Lily, he issues a challenge: write a retraction or prepare to be seduced--to find out how wonderful a wedding night can be...

Published Reviews
Booklist Review: "*Starred Review* That dratted pamphlet is ruining Devon Morgan's life. Immediately after his fiancee, Amelia Templeton, receives a copy of the anonymously written Secrets of a Wedding Night, she cancels their engagement. And she is not the only one reading it. The pamphlet is all the rage in London, and the publisher can hardly keep up with the demand from ladies who wish to know more about what to expect from their husbands. Although the widowed Lily Andrews, Countess of Merrill, claims to know nothing about it, Devon knows that she's the author of the scandalous tract. What's more, Devon intends on convincing Lily, who just so happens to have jilted Devon several years earlier, to issue a retraction. Seducing the lovely widow will not only achieve Devon's goal of ridding society of the infamous booklet but will also provide him with the opportunity to show Lily exactly what she missed out on by not marrying him in the first place. RWA Golden Heart nominee Bowman's engaging sense of characterization, gift for creating sexual chemistry, and graceful writing style give her debut romance a splendidly satisfying emotional depth.--Charles, John Copyright 2010 Booklist"
From Booklist, Copyright (c) American Library Association. Used with permission.
Publisher's Weekly Review: "Bowman begins her Secret Brides trilogy with an enchanting Regency where passions ignite between a young widow and a roguish nobleman. Lily Andrews, the dowager countess of Merrill, publishes a pamphlet that warns young women to fear the tribulations of one's wedding night. The fiancee of Devon Morgan, marquis of Colton and Lily's onetime flame, reads the pamphlet and breaks off the engagement. Devon insists that Lily write a retraction; when she refuses, he decides to seduce her and prove that a wedding night need not be a frightening experience. Intellectual sparring between Devon and Lily sparks romance as they come to terms with the secrets and misunderstandings of their past. Bowman's cast of intriguing, well-developed characters-particularly smart, sensible Lily-makes this an engaging debut that will have readers seeking future installments. Agent: Kevan Lyon, Marsal Lyon Literary Agency. (Oct.) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved."
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Additional Information
Subjects Widows -- Fiction.
Nobility -- England -- Fiction.
Man-woman relationships -- Fiction.
Historical fiction.
Love stories.
Publisher New York :St. Martin's Paperbacks,2012
Edition St. Martin's Paperbacks ed.
Language English
Notes "St. Martin's Paperbacks historical romance"--Spine.
Description 340 pages ; 18 cm
ISBN 9781250008954 (pbk.)
1250008956 (pbk.)
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