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Book love: Light Changes Everything

“I blame the beginning of the whole thing on Jane Austen.”

Photo: a snippet from Light Changes Everything

The first sentence of Light Changes Everything, a newish novel of historical fiction by Nancy E. Turner, totally hooked me, and the rest of the story reeled me in, all the way to the glorious conclusion. I’d love to share the closing lines, which are beautiful and soul-satisfying and perfect, but I won’t, because I think you should read this marvelous book. :)

Photo: Light Changes Everything

I love the cover, too!

 

More about Nancy E. Turner here.

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“One of the most exciting new historical writers”

ICYMI! Sharing this glorious post from Julia Quinn!

Photo: "Lisa Berne is one of the most exciting new historical writers in a long time," says Julia Quinn, shared by LisaBerne.com

Want to snag your own copy of Engaged to the Earl? It’s available in print, ebook, and audio (and the narrator is amaaaaaaaaazing!). Click here to go to the Avon Books/HarperCollins website.

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Giveaway alert!

The amazing Sophie Jordan has a treasure trove of books to share over on her Facebook page! (One of them is Engaged to the Earl!) She says:

Graphic: Giveaway!

I wanted to support just a few of my fav authors during these crazy times … and at the same time support YOU, my dear readers. Take care of YOU and YOURS and remember we can still support authors while sitting at home and feeding our souls with some fantastic reads.

-The first book up for grabs is the new release: ENGAGED TO THE EARL by Lisa Berne
-The second book is THE BEWILDERED BRIDE by Vanessa Riley
-Third book for grabs: BLAME IT ON THE BILLIONAIRE by Naima Simone
-The fourth book is HIGHLAND SECRET (first in a series!) by Kerrigan Byrne
-The fifth book is DESPERATE MEASURES (first in a series!) by Katee Robert
-And lastly, two winners will score my most recent release (b/c why not?): THE DUKE’S STOLEN BRIDE!

Head on over to Sophie’s page for a chance to win! And good luck to you! 💕

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Giveaway alert!

Would you like to win a copy of my just-released Engaged to the Earl? Two giveaways are running right now!

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

“The author’s effortlessly elegant writing and impeccably rendered Regency setting are perfectly paired with a full cadre of exquisitely realized characters and a delightfully done friends-to-lovers love story that is fueled by equal measures of sweet charm, sharp wit, and heart-melting sexual chemistry.” —Booklist, starred review

Click here to enter Avon Books’ Rafflecopter contest.

And click here to enter BookTrib’s “Dukes & Lords & Earls Oh My” contest:

This week we’re giving away a royal prize pack of romance goodies! Say No to the Duke by Eloisa James, Never Kiss a Duke by Megan Frampton, Engaged to the Earl by Lisa Berne, His Secret Mistress by Cathy Maxwell, Hunting for a Highlander by Lynsay Sands and Lord Holt Takes a Bride by Vivienne Lorret.

BookTrib giveawayThere’s plenty of time to enter the Rafflecopter giveaway, but the BookTrib contest ends in two days!

 

 

 

 

For more about Engaged to the Earl, click here to go to the Avon Books/HarperCollins website.

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“One of the most exciting new historical writers”

If you’ve been hanging out with me for any length of time, you know that I’m a huge Julia Quinn fan, and that her books have been a major, major inspiration to me. So you can imagine how I felt when she posted this on her Facebook page yesterday:

Photo: "Lisa Berne is one of the most exciting new historical writers in a long time," says Julia Quinn, shared by LisaBerne.com

Yep! Incredibly happy, honored, proud, and grateful.

For more about my just-released Engaged to the Earl, click here to go to the Avon Books/HarperCollins website.

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The celebration continues!
Engaged to the Earl

“Full of witty banter and sweet romance . . . a must-read for Regency fans.” —Publishers Weekly

The release-week celebration for Engaged to the Earl continues with tomorrow’s visit to my friend (and fellow Avon author) Lenora Bell‘s Bookish Belles Facebook group!

Stop by for bookish chat and some fun giveaways, too!

 

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“You are the heroine or hero of your own life”

I really enjoyed the essay “Lisa Kleypas Talks Changing Trends in Romance,” which was recently featured on Goodreads. Lisa’s such a rock star of the genre! (And she has a new book out, too! Who else is excited to read Chasing Cassandra?)Image: Chasing Cassandra by Lisa Kleypas (Avon Books)

My favorite snippet from the essay? Photo: Lisa Kleypas

 

The message of romance novels is that you are the heroine or hero of your own life. You, regardless of your gender identification, culture, appearance, belief system, disabilities, or age, deserve to love and be loved. Wholeheartedly, passionately, and entirely.

That’s not an unrealistic expectation. Don’t settle for less.

Beautiful!

And “Don’t settle for less,” has a lot of resonance for me . . . It’s something my heroine Gwendolyn Penhallow says in Engaged to the Earl:

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

Coming your way February 25th, 2020!

“But there is a moral to the story, my dears. It’s this: I hope you’ll always follow your dreams — and settle for nothing less than whatever is the best for you.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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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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Tonight! “Christmas Recipe for Romance”

My friend and USA Today bestselling author Anna J. Stewart’s wonderful book Recipe for Redemption has been adapted into a movie for UpTV, and it’s airing tonight at 7 pm EST/4 pm PST! It’s called Christmas Recipe for Romance, and I couldn’t be more excited about this!

Graphic: "A Christmas Recipe for Romance"

To find UpTV via your cable provider, click here.

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Newsletter alert!

My next newsletter goes out on Thursday, and I’m excited to share it with you!

Graphic: covers of the first three Penhallow Dynasty series books by Lisa Berne (Avon Books): You May Kiss the Bride, The Laird Takes a Bride, and The Bride Takes a Groom

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