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Book 5 of the Penhallow Dynasty series
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“Attention, Bridgerton fans: if you’re ready to delve deeper into the world of historical romance, The Worst Duke in the World is a fun place to start.”
Popsugar

“Enchanting . . . Champagne in book form — bubbly, fun, and intoxicating.”
Entertainment Weekly

Booklist Starred Review “Blissfully romantic . . . a triumph.”
Booklist, starred review

A wayward duke must choose: will he be the bad hero in a love story gone awry, or the brave and clever hero who risks everything for true love? The acclaimed Penhallow Dynasty series continues in this fresh, fun, funny tale!

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Booklist Starred Review“The author’s effortlessly elegant writing and impeccably rendered Regency setting are perfectly paired with a full cadre of exquisitely realized characters and a delightfully done friends-to-lovers love story that is fueled by equal measures of sweet charm, sharp wit, and heart-melting sexual chemistry.”
Booklist, starred review

“Full of witty banter and sweet romance . . . a must-read for Regency fans.”
Publishers Weekly

A spirited debutante — a brash adventurer — the perfect fiancé — and good intentions gone terribly, deliciously bad. The Penhallow Dynasty continues in this sparkling Regency romp!

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Book 3 of the Penhallow Dynasty series
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Star“An elegant, poignant, and joyful romance and a must-read for Regency fans.”
Kirkus, starred review

Publishers Weekly Red Star“Beautifully written. Regency fans will love this forthright, intellectual heroine and affable, resourceful hero.”
Publishers Weekly, starred review

“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.”
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A Kirkus Best Book of the Year
A BookPage Best Romance of the Year
A Fresh Fiction “Fresh Pick”
A Publishers Weekly “Big Title of Spring”

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THE LATEST FROM LISA BERNE

“Common mistakes made by the inexperienced romance novelist”

Was I guilty of any of these? I leave it to you to decide!

Comic by Tom Gauld: "Common mistakes made my the inexperienced romance novelist," shared via LisaBerne.com

Shared by the lovely Julia Quinn!

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“May I hold you?”

I love a good slow-burn romance. :)

Comic: "May I hold you?" - shared via LisaBerne.com

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Jane!

Of course this is a beautifully rendered moment from Pride and Prejudice, but it could ALSO be my heroine Jane Kent in the very first scene from my own The Worst Duke in the World (even to the muddy hem of her gown!).

Illustration: Pride and Prejudice by Anna and Elena Balbusso, shared via LisaBerne.com

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If you’d like to see all your various ordering options (in print, ebook and audio) or check out the nice things people are sayingThe Worst Duke in the World by Lisa Berne (Avon Books) about The Worst Duke in the World, click here.

And to learn more about the incredibly talented artists who created this illustration, Anna and Elena Balbusso, click here.

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