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McDreamy!

This photo recently crossed my newsfeed. And boy, do I want to write a romance novel with this guy as my hero. ♥

Photo: Patrick Dempsey

 

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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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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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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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An RT Reviewers’ Choice Award nominee!

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!

Graphic: 2017 RT Reviewers Choice Awards

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 hereCover for YOU MAY KISS THE BRIDE by Lisa Berne (Avon/HarperCollins)

 

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One of the “big titles of spring”!

Wow, incredibly honored to receive this encomium from Publishers Weekly for the third book in my Penhallow Dynasty series, The Bride Takes a Groom!

Graphic: Publishers Weekly names Lisa Berne's The Bride Takes a Groom (Avon Books) one of the "big titles of spring"

Would you like to read the prologue and first chapter? Click here. And to preorder in advance of the April 24th release date, click here.

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A book-lover’s paradise!

Here’s a place I’d love to visit: the Tianjin Binhai Library in China, so massive that it could ultimately house over a million books (!).

Photo: Tianjin Binhai Library, China

Photo: Tianjin Binhai Library, China

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“Berne scores again”

Oh my goodness, what a lovely review from Booklist for The Laird Takes a Bride!

Graphic: "Another triumphant mix of sparkling wit and sophisticated sensuality," says Booklist about Lisa Berne's The Laird Takes a Bride (Avon Books)

To read the full review, click here. And for more about The Laird Takes a Bride, including ordering options, access to Chapter 1, and additional praise, click here.

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Cozy reading nooks!

It’s Thursday, which means it’s Getting To Know You Day on my Facebook page! Today we’re talking about one of my favorite things . . . inviting places to read. Graphic: Cozy reading nooks, via Savvy Reader

Would you like to join us? Hope on over. :)

For more delicious reading nooks, click here to read the full post via Savvy Reader.

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Happy reading!

Cynthia Decker created this. Isn’t it breathtaking?!?

Artwork by Cynthia Decker

via Helen Warlow on Twitter

More about Cynthia here.

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