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The Worst Duke in the World

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Book 4 of the Penhallow Dynasty series
Coming February 25, 2020!

A spirited debutante — a brash adventurer — the perfect fiancé — and good intentions gone terribly, deliciously bad. The Penhallow Dynasty continues in this sparkling Regency romp!

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Book 3 of the Penhallow Dynasty series
Now available!

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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Book 2 of the Penhallow Dynasty series
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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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THE LATEST FROM LISA BERNE

“In a bookshop . . .”

It is a truth universally acknowledged (among book-lovers, at least), that books really do smell nice. ♥

Comic: "In a bookshop" by Debbie Tung

via Debbie Tung

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Newsletter alert!

As promised, I’ve got a newsletter going out soon — this Saturday, in fact — and it’s got all kinds of fun things in store!

  • Giveaway #1: an advance reader’s copy of fellow Avon author Megan Frampton‘s forthcoming (and super-fun!) Never Kiss a Duke
  • Giveaway #2: three copies of the first book in my Penhallow Dynasty series, You May Kiss the Bride
  • An exclusive subscribers-only peek at the fourth book in the series, Engaged to the Earl: the prologue!
  • Some tidbits about the fifth Penhallow Dynasty book, The Worst Duke in the World

Photo: Advance reader's copy of Never Kiss a Duke by Megan Frampton (Avon Books)Cover for YOU MAY KISS THE BRIDE by Lisa Berne (Avon/HarperCollins)Image: cover for Engaged to the Earl by Lisa Berne (Avon Books)

If you haven’t already signed up for my newsletter, would you like to? There’s an easy-peasy form on my site, and on my Facebook page, too. Remember, as a subscriber, you’re automatically entered into all my giveaways. :)

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And the winners are . . .

If you’ve been hanging out on Twitter lately, you may have seen the fun tagging game in which people are invited to share the names of their three favorite films — without any explanatory text. I was tagged by fellow author Anna J. Stewart . . . and here are mine. (Keeping in mind there were several other contenders I longed to include!)

Image: Pride and Prejudice 2005

Image: Serenity

Image: The Matrix

What about you? What are your top three movies?

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