Say hello to Lucy Smith and Pauline Ranken of the Ladies Scottish Climbing Club, 1908. Scaling Salisbury Crags in full Edwardian gear. WOW.
Or . . . punningly bookish. I’m not going to admit just how much time I spent poring over this fabulous image (and chuckling to myself), but . . . Isn’t it delightful??
I absolutely adore this painting!
Although I’m just a tiny bit concerned about that cat in the upper left-hand corner . . .
So, do you remember Matthew Lewis when he played Neville Longbottom back in the day?
Here’s Matthew Lewis these days.
Please can he be the model for the hero in my next book???
This photo recently crossed my newsfeed. And boy, do I want to write a romance novel with this guy as my hero. ♥
Tickled pink to share the news with you . . . We have a title for Book 4 in my Penhallow Dynasty series! Drumroll, please . . .
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.)
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.
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!
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!
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!
And last but not least, stay tuned for giveaway news, coming soon!
Thrilled to share the news that You May Kiss the Bride has been nominated for the 2017 award, in the First Historical Romance / Historical Fiction category!
Congratulations to my fellow nominees as well! Amy Jarecki for The Highland Duke, Meghan Masterson for The Wardrobe Mistress, and Jessica Shattuck for The Women in the Castle. To see the nominees in all the historical romance categories, click here.
To learn more about You May Kiss the Bride, read Chapter 1, and view the various ordering options for print, ebook, and audio, click here.