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“What are you doing this weekend?”

Happy Friday, everyone! :)

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New book board!

Are you a Pinterest person? If so, you’re cordially invited to check out my new board for Engaged to the Earl! It was a lot of fun putting together — it’s kind of an insider’s look at my inspirations, influences, research, references, and allusions. Here are some quick samples:

Image: Engaged to the Earl by Lisa Berne (Avon Books)

The gorgeous cover of course needed to be included!

Photo: Gwyneth Paltrow in Shakespeare in Love

Visual inspiration for my heroine, Gwendolyn Penhallow . . .

. . . and some equally delightful visual inspiration for my hero, Christopher Beck.

As was typical for a young woman in the Regency era, Gwendolyn wears white a great deal, and it was fun imagining her wearing a gorgeous gown like this.

“That horse has the devil in him.” “So do I,” says Christopher Beck.

A little theme running throughout Engaged to the Earl.

One evening at Vauxhall Gardens, Gwendolyn and Christopher slip away along the so-called Forbidden Paths for a quiet interlude alone . . .

A sweet little snippet.

Fragrant pink rose petals! Which are employed in a delicious romantic gesture . . .

Good advice, I think, for all of us. :)

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I hope you’ve enjoyed this little preview!

Would you like more info about Engaged to the Earl? Click here to go to the Avon Books/HarperCollins site where you can see all your preorder options (in print, ebook, and audio), and read a sample, too.

 

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Book love: The Clergyman’s Wife

If, like me, you’re a Jane Austen fan and always up for a great Austen-inspired novel, may I recommend The Clergyman’s Wife by Molly Greeley?

Cover image: The Clergyman's Wife, shared via LisaBerne.com

I’ve long thought that the intelligent, pragmatic, likable Charlotte Collins in Pride and Prejudice to be a fascinating character, and I loved Greeley’s nuanced, beautifully written narration that encompasses not only the familiar events in P&P but Charlotte’s past and her future too.

For more info, click here to go to Greeley’s website.

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Breakfast quiz

Where do you stand on this? I’m a 3-E person myself. :)

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“All food must go to the lab for testing”

This made me laugh.

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Internet scandal!

Apparently somebody’s publicly shared regarding an unorthodox reading habit: he cuts his books in half to lighten his load when he’s out and about but still wants to bring along his current read.

Photo: books cut in half

Some people are outraged, calling it book desecration. Others applaud, saying it’s a clever and pragmatic strategy.

Where do you stand on this controversial — even inflammatory — bookish question?

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Giveaway!

Compliments of my wonderful publisher Avon/HarperCollins, I’ve got advance reader’s copies of Engaged to the Earl and You May Kiss the Bride to share!

Photo: Engaged to the Earl and You May Kiss the Bride by Lisa Berne (Avon Books)

“Delicious.” -Sarah MacLean, Washington Post, on You May Kiss the Bride

Three lucky readers will each win this set, signed if they like!

For a chance to win, stop by my Facebook page.

Oh, and in full disclosure: the rumpled bedsheet isn’t included. ;)

Want more info about my Penhallow Dynasty series? You can see all the titles, read an excerpt, check out the nice things people are saying, and listen to an audiobook sample. Click here.

 

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“How long does it take you to fall in love?”
Graphic: "How long does it take you to fall in love?" Via Bookstr; shared via LisaBerne.com

via Bookstr

Or even sooner, if the book is really good. :)

 

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“Graceful, lyrical, and charming”

Wow, what a lovely review from Kirkus for Engaged to the Earl!

“A sophisticated, elegantly written study on character and love . . . the subtle comparison of the quick ‘love at first sight’ romance versus the slow-building, deep-rooted love between characters is lovely and satisfying. Graceful, lyrical, and charming.”

Image: Engaged to the Earl by Lisa Berne (Avon Books)

Engaged to the Earl comes your way on February 25th, in print, ebook, and audio. If you haven’t already, would you like to preorder? Click here to go to the Avon Books/HarperCollins website.

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Fair warning . . .

. . . If you ask me to assemble some furniture, this is 100% what would happen.

Graphic: furniture assembly gone wrong, shared via LisaBerne.com

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