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My idea of heaven . . .

What a glorious reading nook!

Photo: a beautiful reading nook

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My new Facebook banner!

Isn’t this pure gorgeousness?!? Graphic: Facebook banner for The Laird Takes a Bride by Lisa Berne (Avon Books)To learn more about The Laird Takes a Bride, to preorder, or to read Chapter 1, click here. And if you’d like to connect with me on my Facebook page, please click here.

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“Your name on a porridge bowl”

From Mark Brownlow, this hilarious — and brilliant — graphic which takes us into the giddy realm of Jane Eyre’s email. Graphic via Mark Brownlow: Jane Eyre: the Emails

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“A delicious enemies-to-friends romance”

Sarah MacLean has long been an inspiration to me, both through her books and her tireless advocacy for the romance genre, so I was absolutely thrilled that she chose You May Kiss the Bride as one of the month’s best romance novels in her Washington Post column. Here, in part, is what she said:Graphic: "A delicious enemies-to-friends romance," says Sarah MacLean about Lisa Berne's You May Kiss the Bride (Avon Books), naming it one of the month's top romance reads in the Washington Post (May 2017)

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Defying the stereotypes

“I also got you a cupcake.” :)

"You defy the stereotypes": an illustration by Guy Kopsombut

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“With a skill even Jane Austen might appreciate”

If you’ve been following my blog, you know I’m a big Jane Austen fan. So I was thrilled to hear about these deeply flattering words of praise from the Historical Novel Society.Graphic: "Vacuity, snobbery, thoughtlessness, spitefulness, slavish adherence to convention and superficial appearance: all are neatly skewered with a skill even Jane Austen might appreciate. Definitely recommended to Regency lovers." -Historical Novel Society on You May Kiss the Bride by Lisa Berne (Avon Books)

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A girl can dream . . .

YES PLEASE.

Photo: a grand old-fashioned bookcase filled with magnificent books, via Bookstr on Twitter

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The green velvet gown

I’m fascinated by this Victorian-era gown. The velvet, for one thing — oh my goodness, don’t you just want to feel it? And the color . . . I can’t quite make up my mind about it. I mostly love it, but there’s about 10 percent of me which finds it slightly repellent. What do you think?

Image: Victorian-era green velvet gown

via Kate Strasdin & Christy Carlyle on Twitter

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Bookworm ingenuity

Now that’s a bookshelf.Photo: an overflowing bookshelf

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“I am going to look around”

Spring. My front yard. Thinking of Anne Lamott: “I am going to try to pay attention to the spring. I am going to look around at all the flowers, and look up at the hectic trees. I am going to close my eyes and listen.”Photo: a budding tree in the front yard of Lisa Berne, author of You May Kiss the Bride (Avon Books)

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