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KissCon Chicago 2020!

I’ll be there, along with a dazzling lineup of fellow Avon authors including Julia Quinn, Sonali Dev, Eloisa James, Beverly Jenkins, Cathy Maxwell, Jeaniene Frost, Lorraine Heath, Lisa Kleypas, Tracey Livesay, Sarah Maclean, Susan Elizabeth Phillips, Joanna Shupe, and Mia Sosa. It’s gonna be FUN!

Graphic: Avon KissCon Chicago 2020

Tickets are going fast! Want to get yours, or to learn more about the event? Click here. I’d love to see you!

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Let’s celebrate!

Will you be in or near beautiful Coeur d’Alene, Idaho, this Saturday, from 6 to 8 PM? If so, please come join me — and other local romance others — in celebrating the very first annual Bookstore Romance Day at the beloved indie the Well-Read Moose!

Graphic: 1st annual Bookstore Romance Day


It’s a double celebration, really, because the Well-Read Moose is launching its brand-new romance section. (How cool is that?!?) We’ll be talking and signing books, and there will be fun romance-themed drinks and treats available. Plus, if you purchase a romance novel, you’ll get to take a spin on the MOOSE MADNESS PRIZE WHEEL!

For more info, click here. Hope to see you there!



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Happy Saturday, friends! I’m SUUUUUUUPER excited to be featured in Read A Romance Month‘s #100DaysOfGreatBooks today! You’re cordially invited to take a look — you’ll learn about the most courageous thing I’ve ever done, why I write romance, fellow authors whose work I love . . . PLUS a sneak peek at the cover of my next book, Engaged to the Earl, the fourth in the Penhallow Dynasty series . . . AND a title reveal for the 5th book!

Click here to check it out.

Graphic: "A masterful Regency debut . . . A sheer delight." -Kirkus Reviews (starred) for You May Kiss the Bride by Lisa Berne (Avon Books)


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Last call!

My latest newsletter goes out on Thursday, featuring book recommendations I’m excited to share . . .

Graphic: Lisa Berne book recommendations: The Bollywood Bride, Clean Breaks, The Unfinished Clue. . . my latest news . . .

Photo: Gwyneth Paltrow in Shakespeare in Love

. . . and a fabulous giveaway from my Penhallow Dynasty series!

Graphic: Penhallow Dynasty series by Lisa Berne (Avon Books)

If you haven’t already subscribed, would you like to? There’s an easy-peasy signup form here on my website, and on my Facebook page, too.

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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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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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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 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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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!

Would you like to stay up to date on all my new releases? Sign up for my newsletter, and you’ll hear from me with hot-off-the-press news, book recommendations, exclusive giveaway opportunities, and more. Click here to go to my website, where you’ll find an easy-peasy signup form. There’s one on my Facebook page also. 

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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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