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Happy weekend!

Here’s a nice way to spend it. :)

Illustration by Stephanie Lambourne

Illustration by Stephanie Lambourne; via Helen Warlow on Twitter

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“Scandalous dance moves”

Tom Gauld’s playful speculation about Jane Austen’s creative process in writing Pride and Prejudice. 

Illustration: Tom Gauld's playful speculation about Jane Austen's creative process in writing Pride and Prejudice

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Giveaway!

A signed, print copy of You May Kiss the Bride is up for grabs on Goodreads. Click here to enter!

Graphic: Goodreads giveaway: You May Kiss the Bride by Lisa Berne (Avon Books)

This giveaway ends on August 8, 2017.

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Birthday cake

I made a cake for my husband’s birthday — at his request, a banana cake — and our son did the icing. :)Photo: birthday cake. Via Lisa Berne, lisaberne.com

Both the cake and the icing were new recipes for me, and the result was, I may say without false modesty, a huge hit! And because I like to share good things, here they are. They’re from my trusty, old-school, well-loved Better Homes & Gardens Cookbook. Enjoy!

Photograph: banana cake recipe, via Lisa Berne, www.LisaBerne.comPhoto: cream cheese frosting, via Lisa Berne, www.LisaBerne.com

 

 

 

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For your listening pleasure . . .

. . . the first few minutes of The Laird Takes a Bride, narrated with verve and wonderful nuance by Elle Newlands — and in a delectable Scottish accent, too. Click here to check it out on Soundcloud!Cover: audio edition: The Laird Takes a Bride by Lisa Berne (Avon Books) To learn more about The Laird Takes a Bride, read Chapter 1, and preorder, please click here.

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“Bloom from within”

A little bit of inspiration as we begin our week. :)

Illustration: "Bloom from within" by Wild Woman Sisterhood

via Traceyanne McCartney on Twitter

 

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Word of the day: Melee

A delightfully evocative word.Graphic: "melee" and its definition, via Merriam-Webster. www.Lisa Berne.com

I used it with pleasure in The Laird Takes a Bride, in a scene in which my heroine, Fiona Douglass, is recalling some of the various weddings she’s attended:

Two years ago, in this very church, a spectacular brawl had erupted at the altar when the bridegroom’s twin brother (already roaring drunk) had lunged for­ward, seized the hapless bride, and tried to carry her off. A wild melee ensued as several other men (also already drunk) had, with joyful shouts, joined in. Forty­-five minutes later, the combatants subdued by brute force and the bride’s veil hastily repaired, the ceremony had proceeded without further incident, the chastened, bloodied twin the very first to warmly shake his brother’s hand.

For more about The Laird Takes a Bride, coming your way August 29th — soon! — click here.

 

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Do you like to cook?

It’s Thursday, which means it’s official Getting To Know You Day on my Facebook page! Last week we talked about favorite romance novels . . . and here’s today’s burning (hahaha, hopefully not!) question. Graphic: Do you like to cook? Via Lisa Berne, www.LisaBerne.com

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“It was Fiona Douglass’ 71st wedding . . .”

For your reading pleasure: you are cordially invited to read Chapter 1 of The Laird Takes a Bride, coming your way August 29th! Click here.The cover for The Laird Takes a Bride by Lisa Berne (Avon Books)

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Do you have a favorite romance novel?

It’s Thursday, which means it’s official Getting To Know You Day on my Facebook page! Last week we talked about movies . . . and here’s today’s fun question. Graphic: Do you have an all-time favorite romance novel? Via Lisa Berne, www.LisaBerne.com

Would you like to join the conversation? Please do. :)

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