Secrets of a scandalous marriage

by Bowman, Valerie,

Format: Print Book 2013
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Upper St. Clair Township Library Romance Fiction ROMANCE BOWMAN Valerie
Location  Upper St. Clair Township Library
Collection  Romance Fiction
Call Number  ROMANCE BOWMAN Valerie

A duchess awaiting trial for her vile husband's murder is the most delicious gossip the ton has heard in years. But for Kate Townsende, the woman in question, it could be a matter of life and death. And when a shrewd and handsome nobleman offers to publish her side of the story while arranging for a barrister to take her case, she's tempted by much more than the chance to defend herself...

James Bancroft, Viscount Medford, tells himself he's only interested in a bestselling pamphlet, but Kate's stubborn determination is captivating. Could the accused widow be telling the truth? At first, James isn't sure of anything besides his growing desire for her--but before long he's willing to risk much more than his reputation to make the infamous beauty his wife...

Secrets of a Scandalous Marriage is the third Secret Brides novel from Valerie Bowman.

Published Reviews
Booklist Review: "Scandal is James Bancroft's business. With two of the ton's most talked-about publications to his credit, he is eagerly searching for the next scandalto publish when he encounters Kate Townsende, the Duchess of Markingham. Imprisoned in the Tower of London for the murder of her husband, Kate is not optimistic about her future. Kate didn't love her husband, George, but she certainly didn't kill him. Unfortunately, all of the circumstantial evidence indicates otherwise. However, Kate can be released from the tower if a peer agrees to supervise her house arrest, and James is more than willing to act as Kate's jailer in exchange for her version of her husband's murder. Bowman neatly wraps up her Regency-set Secrets trilogy (Secrets of a Wedding Night, 2012, and Secrets of a Runaway Bride, 2013) with a thrillingly sensual tale that deftly mingles mystery and romance.--Charles, John Copyright 2010 Booklist"
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Publisher's Weekly Review: "Bowman woos Regency romance fans with this final novel in her Secret Brides trilogy (after Secrets of a Wedding Night and Secrets of a Runaway Bride). Lady Katherine Townsende, Duchess of Markingham, has been imprisoned in the Tower of London for the murder of her husband. James Bancroft, Viscount Medford, visits Kate with a proposition: he wants her to write a pamphlet telling her side of the story, convinced that the publication would be beneficial to both of them. In return, she asks for release into James's custody, as law allows her to be supervised by a nobleman. James, known as "Lord Perfect" for his meticulous ways, is surprised by her beauty and intelligence, and he's not prepared for the disruption she brings to his orderly household. The attraction between the two is well crafted and plays out in unusual fashion: James's structured life has left him little time for rakish behavior, leaving Kate to do the seducing. The murder trial adds weight and tension to this refreshing page-turner. (Oct.) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved."
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Additional Information
Subjects Widows -- Fiction.
Murder -- Fiction.
Man-woman relationships -- Fiction.
Great Britain -- History -- Regency, 1811-1820 -- Fiction.
Love stories.
Regency fiction.
Historical fiction.
Publisher New York :St Martin's Press,2013
Edition St. Martin's Paperbacks edition.
Language English
Notes "St. Martin's Paperbacks historical romance"--Spine.
Description 323 pages ; 18 cm
ISBN 1250008972
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