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Yes, please!

Ephemeral Elegance posted this photo on Twitter, and I had to share! Isn’t this gown gorgeous?!? I’d wear it in a heartbeat . . . What about you?

Photo via Ephemeral Elegance: vintage blue gown

 

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Trombones! Who knew?

I’ve never been much of a fan of the trombone, but when I saw fellow author Beverly Jenkins mentioning on Twitter a collaboration of 24 trombonists playing Queen’s “Bohemian Rhapsody,” well, I had to check it out.

Image: Christopher Bill's 24 trombones playing Bohemian Rhapsody

Color me impressed! Honestly, I had no idea trombones were capable of such finesse and nuance. Want to check it out? Click here to see the video. And enjoy!

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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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“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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Bookish wallpaper!

Would you like this in your house?

Image: Hermes wallpaper, via Helen Warlow on Twitter

Wallpaper by Hermes; via Helen Warlow on Twitter

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A puppy kissing booth?

Yup. Would totally get in line for this.

Photo: A puppy kissing booth

via @cutefunnyanimal on Twitter

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#selfcaresaturday

Isn’t this a beautiful photo Smart Bitches Trashy Books posted on their Twitter feed?

Photo by Smart Bitches Trashy Novels featuring The Laird Takes a Bride by Lisa Berne (Avon Books)

“Books are an important part of #selfcaresaturday.”

 

 

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The joy of socks

This image recently crossed my Twitter feed and I was instantly charmed. I’m not sure exactly what makes these socks specifically engineered for reading, but somehow I just love the idea of it. :)Photo: Reading Socks by Indigo

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A special gift from me!

Did you know? You can order signed, personalized copies of The Laird Takes a Bride from my local indie bookseller, Auntie’s Bookstore, in beautiful Spokane, Washington. Included with each book will be a special gift from me, just for you! Click here for more info, and to order.

Photo: gift with purchase: The Laird Takes a Bride by Lisa Berne (Avon Books)

Your gift includes this necklace, which has a special meaning that’s revealed when you get to Chapter 16. The rumpled bedsheet, however, isn’t included. ;)

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Be still, my beating heart!

A new Little Women miniseries is in the works! Of course, once I heard this I had to find out who’s playing who. Here are the actresses playing Meg, Jo, Beth, and Amy, as well as Aunt March:

photo: actresses featured in the BBC Little Women miniseries

Mr. Laurence and Marmee! (And Aunt March again.)

Photo: actors featured in the BBC miniseries "Little Women"

Professor Bhaer (always a controversial casting question) . . .

Photo: actor playing the professor in BBC miniseries Little Women

 

. . . and Laurie!

Photo: actor playing Laurie in the BBC miniseries Little Women

 

I. CAN’T. WAIT.

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