Playful Brides
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(4.0 based on 80 ratings)
  • 1
    The Unexpected Duchess: Playful Brides, Book 1 | Valerie Bowman

    The Unexpected Duchess: Playful Brides, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 52 mins)
    • By Valerie Bowman
    • Narrated By Alison Larkin
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (40)
    Performance
    (36)
    Story
    (38)

    Lady Upton's tongue may be too sharp to attract suitors, but her heart is good, and when her painfully shy friend Cassandra needs help, she devises a brilliant scheme to help her discourage an unwanted suitor, the Duke of Claringdon. Lucy will hide behind the hedgerow and tell Cass just what to say...but it turns out that he's made of sterner stuff than either of them anticipated. And Lucy is shocked to discover that tangling with the tenacious man is the most fun she's had in ages.

    Could not deal with the reader

    I made it through about 20 minutes of the book before giving up. The narrator reminded me too much of Moaning Myrtle from Harry Potter.

    Reviewed on July 19 2014 by Malena (ATLANTA, GA, United States)
  • 2
    The Accidental Countess: Playful Brides, Book 2 | Valerie Bowman

    The Accidental Countess: Playful Brides, Book 2

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 41 mins)
    • By Valerie Bowman
    • Narrated By Alison Larkin
    Overall
    (13)
    Performance
    (12)
    Story
    (12)

    After defeating Napoleon at Waterloo, Captain Julian Swift is not quite ready to settle down and enter into his unwanted arranged marriage. Patience Bunbury is witty, independent, passionate, and, unbeknownst to him, the cousin of his current fiancée. When the truth about Cass comes out, will he surrender his heart to a woman who really is too good to be true?

    Too ridiculous

    Good lord, this was silly. I thought the concocted story that the ladies carried out was ludicrous. They aren't middle school kids!!

    The stor..Show More »

    Reviewed on May 01 2016 by Maine Knitter (Central Maine, USA)
  • 3
    The Unlikely Lady: Playful Brides, Book 3 | Valerie Bowman

    The Unlikely Lady: Playful Brides, Book 3

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 9 mins)
    • By Valerie Bowman
    • Narrated By Justine Eyre
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (27)
    Performance
    (25)
    Story
    (25)

    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 that Jane is not above a bit of manufactured scandal if it will keep her from the altar and the argumentative, contrary Lord Garrett Upton....

    Hooray for bluestockings!

    I love bluestockings! This was quite entertaining with good characters. Much better than the preceding book.

    Isabella is a wonderful villai..Show More »

    Reviewed on May 01 2016 by Maine Knitter (Central Maine, USA)