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Title alert!

Tickled pink to share the news with you . . . We have a title for Book 4 in my Penhallow Dynasty series! Drumroll, please . . .

Graphic: Engaged to the Earl, Book 4 in the Penhallow Dynasty series by Lisa Berne (Avon Books)

If you’ve read the third book in the series, The Bride Takes a Groom, you’ve already become acquainted with my heroine, Gwendolyn Penhallow, Hugo’s spirited little sister. And if you’ve read the second book, you’ll meet again one of my very favorite secondary characters from The Laird Takes a Bride(A hint: she doesn’t speak French well at all.)

Want to save Engaged to the Earl on Goodreads? Click here. And you can preorder (the Kindle version, at least) on Amazon! Click here.

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Word of the day: gargantuan

An excellent word! I used it with pleasure in The Laird Takes a Brideand in one of my very favorite bits in the whole book.

Graphic: "gargantuan" and its definition

In this passage, my heroine Fiona Douglass is attending her 71st wedding, and thinking about some of her experiences as an observer. Here’s one of them:

Seven years ago, old Mrs. Gibbs, aged ninety-eight and heartily disliked by nearly everyone in the entire clan, had loudly expired just before the vows were spoken. The general agreement was that she’d done it deliberately in a last triumphant bid for attention, and that she was likely chuckling up in heaven (or down below in the other place) because afterwards, as her corpse was being removed, her pet ferret had crawled out from a pocket in her skirt and dashed up the towering headdress of a haughty dowager from Glasgow, from which vantage point it had leaped gracefully onto the shoulder of Fiona’s own mother, who had screamed and then fainted, sending the bride into hysterics and several small boys into par­oxysms of noisy laughter, thereby provoking Fiona’s father, the mighty chieftain of clan Douglass, into a fury so awful that the wedding was quietly called off and no one dared to partake of the gargantuan feast laid out in the Great Hall, resulting, of course, in a great deal of secret rejoicing in the servants’ hall for at least three days after that. The ferret was never seen again.Graphic: "A bright, intelligent, heart-tugging romance": Kirkus review for The Laird Takes a Bride by Lisa Berne (Avon Books)

This snippet appears in the first chapter of The Laird Takes a Bride. Would you like to read the entire chapter? Click here. And to see some of the nice things people have been saying about it, click here.

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Giveaway congrats!

I’ve just emailed the winners of my newsletter giveaway (which is always so much fun to do) — they’ll each be receiving a copy of my most recent release, The Bride Takes a Groom. Many thanks to all who participated!

Graphic: The Bride Takes a Groom by Lisa Berne - giveaway congrats

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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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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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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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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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It’s official!

So happy to share the news that three more Penhallow Dynasty books are coming your way!Graphic: Three new Penhallow Dynasty books!

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“An elegant, poignant and joyful romance”

Thrilled to share the news that The Bride Takes a Groom has received a starred review from Kirkus!

Cover for The Bride Takes a Groom by Lisa Berne (Avon Books)In part, it says: “Berne’s third Penhallow title maintains the exquisite writing, lush emotion, and complex characters we’ve come to expect, this time with a heroine who is knocked back time and again but finds herself strengthened by the choices she makes, the people she helps along the way, and, to her pleasant surprise, the remarkable man beside her. An elegant, poignant, and joyful romance and a must-read for Regency fans.”

The Bride Takes a Groom releases on April 24. Would you like to preorder? Click here to see your various options in print, ebook, and audio.

 

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