The Footman and I - Valerie Bowman

The Footman and I

By Valerie Bowman

  • Release Date: 2020-06-30
  • Genre: Historical
Score: 4.5
From 310 Ratings


She thinks he’s a footman. He’s really an earl. Hijinks ensue.

Let the games begin . . .

Every fortune-hunting female in London is after the newly titled Earl of Kendall, but he’s intent on finding a wife whose heart is true. So, while drunkenly jesting with his friends in a pub one night, he has an idea—what if the ladies of the ton didn’t know he was a wealthy earl? All he has to do is pose as a servant at his friend’s summer country house party and make sure the guest list is full of beautiful, eligible debutantes. What could possibly go wrong?

May the best footman win.

Miss Frances Wharton is far more interested in fighting for the rights of the poor than in marriage, but her mother insists she attend a summer house party—and find herself a husband. Frances would rather wed a goat than the pompous man her mother has in mind, so in order to dissuade the would-be suitor, she vows to behave like a shrew. The only person she can be herself with is the kind, handsome footman she runs into at every turn. Their connection is undeniable, and the divide between them is no match for the passion they feel. But what will happen when Frances learns that the footman she adores is actually the earl she despises? In a game where everything is false, can they convince each other that their love is true?


  • Outstanding!!

    By HCS80
    I literally couldn’t put this book down! The storyline and characters will hook you from the start!
  • The Footman and I

    By poeticpinkie
    Great story! Lucas and Frances were adorable! I didn’t think I would like it as it’s not what I normally read but I read it in one day (into the wee hours). Great story and very funny! Read this you can’t go wrong!!!
  • I liked this book ..

    By j21969
    The story is very engaging. There is one thing. It’s not actually the first book in the series. Save a Horse, Ride a Viscount is the first book. Still a great series so far.
  • Lovely story

    By Short at
    The story was different from the others I’ve read. I think the complete series is going to be very good. The men are such good friends and easy to like. I look forward to book #2.
  • You’ll love this one

    By The dsk family
    So funny and entertaining love the characters
  • 4 Stars!!!

    By Carey1586
    4 Stars!! This is the first book in the series and can be read as a standalone. This was a good book! I love the idea of these wealthy lords hiding in plain sight as servants! Frances was not really believable to me, especially for the era, but this author tends to make her female characters that way. It’s a bit slow going but I still really liked it! I really can’t wait to read the second book!! *I received this book at no charge from the publisher and I voluntarily left a review.*