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Coming soon . . .

. . . in my next newsletter: my latest updates, and an international giveaway for The Bride Takes a Groom, recently named a best romance of the year by both Kirkus Reviews and BookPage.

Graphic: Coming soon in my next newsletter, via Lisa Berne, author of historical romance (Avon Books)

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Curious to learn more about The Bride Takes a Groom, the third book in my Penhallow Dynasty series? Click here for all the deets!

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Do you have . . .

. . . a favorite holiday tradition? We’re sharing ours over on my Facebook page. Join us!

Do you have a favorite holiday tradition? Via Lisa Berne, lisaberne.com

One of my favorites, incidentally, is delicious.

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Giveaway!

Want a chance to win one of three signed, print copies of The Bride Takes a Groom? If so, head on over to my Facebook page, and add your say, whether via comment or emoji!

The Bride Takes a Groom (Avon Books) by Lisa Berne, named a Kirkus Best Book of the Year

One of my favorite compliments about The Bride Takes a Groom, the third book in my Penhallow Dynasty series, came from Hot Sauce Reviews:

“A blast to read. . . . All in all, there is something about this story that makes me grin and even laugh — it’s like the child of a good Eloisa James book and a Julia Quinn book, with sweet, emotional moments that nicely balance out the humor.”

To see more of the nice things being said, click here. Want to read the prologue and first chapter? Click here. And if you’d like to order a copy, in print, ebook, or audio, click here.

 

 

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Four of my favorite words . . .

“Avon.” “Historical.” “Romance.” “Readers.”

They’re even better when combined into a single phrase . . . and denoting a fabulous new Facebook group!

Graphic: Writer in Residence Julia Quinn/Avon Historical Romance Readers group on Facebook

Yes, Avon Historical Romance Readers. And get this! The amazing Julia Quinn is the featured Writer in Residence, and will be answering questions all this week. If you haven’t checked it out, please do! And join us!

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A Kirkus Best Book of the Year!

I’m thrilled to share the news with you that The Bride Takes a Groom, the third book in my Penhallow Dynasty series, not only received a starred review from Kirkus Reviews, it’s been named one of their best books of the year!

The Bride Takes a Groom (Avon Books) by Lisa Berne, named a Kirkus Best Book of the Year

Plus, it’s also a BookPage Best Romance of the Year, a Fresh Fiction “Fresh Pick,” and a Publishers Weekly “Big Title.” To top it all off, Booklist said:

“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.”

My cup runneth over!

Want to hear more of the nice things people are saying about The Bride Takes a Groom? Click here. To read the prologue and first chapter, click here.

And last but not least, stay tuned for giveaway news, coming soon!

 

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“I believe that there is nobody for anyone”

Just one of the relentlessly cynical things Frank says in Destination Wedding, a quirky, funny movie starring Wynona Ryder (Lindsay) and Keanu Reeves (Frank). They play two sidelined misfits at a — yes — destination wedding who, despite themselves, ultimately create a connection. Or at least the beginnings of a connection.

Image: Destination Wedding starring Keanu Reeves and Wynona Ryder

Hope really does spring eternal. :)

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Sale alert!

This week, the audio version of You May Kiss the Bride, the first book in my Penhallow Dynasty series, is on sale at Libro.fm for only $3.99! Click here to check it out, and to listen to a sample of Carolyn Morris’ elegant narration.

Graphic: "A masterful Regency debut . . . A sheer delight." -Kirkus Reviews (starred) for You May Kiss the Bride by Lisa Berne (Avon Books)

You May Kiss the Bride was named 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, and an RT Reviewers’ Choice Award Nominee. It’s also a Sarah MacLean recommended title. Want to learn more? Click here.

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Release day gratitude!

It really does take a village to make a book. Feeling so grateful to so many people today.

Image: dedication for The Bride Takes a Groom by Lisa Berne (Avon Books)Image: acknowledgements for The Bride Takes a Groom by Lisa Berne (Avon Books)

Image: cover for The Bride Takes a Groom by Lisa Berne (Avon Books)

Click here for more info about The Bride Takes a Groom.

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“I will judge you by your bookshelf”

I plead the fifth. ;)

"I will judge you by your bookshelf": a comic by Grant Snider
via Grant Snider
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“Cat etiquette”

Seems about right. :)

Comic: "Cat etiquette" via Pusheen.com

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