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Star“A masterful Regency debut . . . A sheer delight.”
Kirkus, starred review

Starred Review Booklist Reader “Irresistible.”
Booklist, starred review

“Delicious.”
—Sarah MacLean, Washington Post

A Publishers Weekly Best Book of the Year
A Booklist Top 10 Debut of the Year
A Barnes & Noble Best Book of the Year
A Kirkus Romance “Best Read” of the year
An RT Reviewers’ Choice Award Nominee

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“A bright, intelligent, heart-tugging romance.”
Kirkus

“Berne scores again with the second scintillating installment in her superbly written Penhallow Dynasty series . . . Another triumphant mix of sparkling wit and sophisticated sensuality.”
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Star“An elegant, poignant, and joyful romance and a must-read for Regency fans.”
Kirkus, starred review

Publishers Weekly Red Star“Beautifully written. Regency fans will love this forthright, intellectual heroine and affable, resourceful hero.”
Publishers Weekly, starred review

“With perfectly polished prose, a rare gift for creating superbly rendered characters, and a sense of wit that rivals Georgette Heyer at her best, Berne gifts romance readers with the third sterling addition to her not-to-be-missed, Regency-set Penhallow Dynasty series.”
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A Kirkus Best Book of the Year
A BookPage Best Romance of the Year
A Fresh Fiction “Fresh Pick”
A Publishers Weekly “Big Title of Spring”

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THE LATEST FROM LISA BERNE

“I’ll swim to the refrigerator for you”

Ah, love in its purest form. :)

Comic: Sherman's lagoon: "I'll swim to the refrigerator for you"

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Macfadyen for the win!

It’s a subject of much debate: which actor is the best Mr. Darcy in Pride and Prejudice? Here I weigh in — with, of course, complete subjectivity.

First, although I admire Laurence Olivier very much, not even he could redeem the subpar 1940 adaptation.

Photo: Laurence Olivier as Mr. Darcy

I do think Colin Firth did an excellent job back in ’95 . . .

Photo: Colin Firth as Mr. Darcy

. . . as did Matthew Rhys in the more recent Death Comes to Pemberley . . .

Photo: Matthew Rhys as Mr. Darcy

. . . but I’ll always have a soft spot in my heart for Matthew Macfedyen’s portrayal in the 2005 version of P&P.  He’s so wonderfully dour (and painfully shy).

And if you feel the same way, you might want to check out Sharon Lathan’s marvelous and extensive gallery of images! I’ve pulled a few here to share with you.

Photo: Matthew Macfadyen

Photo: Matthew Macfadyen

Photo: Matthew Macfadyen

Photo: Matthew Macfadyen

Easy on the eye, isn’t he? ;)

Sharon’s written several Austen-inspired novelsand she’s launched her very own online shop, the Lady Bonnet Boutique, which offers gorgeous Regency-era hats of her own design and crafting as well as period reticules and jewelry. Check it out here.

 

 

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“I let my houseplants die”

LOL! Would totally subscribe.Comic: "Bad Housekeeping"

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