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Fancy footwear!

You’re a heroine in an historical-romance novel, and you’re steppin’ out . . . Which shoes will you choose?

Graphic: historical shoes, shared via LisaBerne.com

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“12/10 of course sir right away”

Here is Maui the puppy, for Feelgood Friday.

Photo: Maui the puppy via We Rate Dogs, shared via LisaBerne.com

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What are you reading?

Anything you’re loving?

Illustration by Elisa Ferro

Artist: Elisa Ferro

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Inside scoop: Eloise!

There’s a little scene in The Worst Duke in the World which was inspired by this indelible scene from one of my favorite books of all time, Eloise. Even after all these years, it never fails to crack me up!

Image from ELOISE

“Stop it at once, Eloise.”

Eloise

A classic!

Want to learn more about The Worst Duke in the World, preorder, save it on Goodreads? Here ya go!

Cover image for The Worst Duke in the World by Lisa Berne (Avon Books)

Coming your way January 12!

More inspirations, allusions, Easter eggs and amusements on my Pinterest page!

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“Help! I’ve fallen into a book…”

There are worse fates. :)

Graphic: "Help! I've fallen into a book," shared via LisaBerne.com

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Pick-a-Penhallow giveaway!

It is a truth universally acknowledged, that giveaways are FUN! So I’m very happy to be sharing copies from my Penhallow Dynasty series on my Facebook page, the Avon Readers and Authors group, and the Avon Historical Romance Readers group!

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

Stop on by for your chance to win! And, of course, feel free to visit all three pages for additional chances!

Want to learn more about the series? You can read a juicy excerpt, discover all the various order options (in print, ebook and audio), and check out the nice things people are saying about them.

Cover image for The Worst Duke in the World by Lisa Berne (Avon Books)

What happens when a Very Bad Duke meets an Extremely Delightful Woman? Coming your way January 12!

P.S. The fifth book in my series, The Worst Duke in the World, is available for preorder! Click here to go to the Avon Books/HarperCollins site for more info.

 

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Colin Firth, Colin Firth, Colin Firth and . . .

. . . Colin Firth! A little something for Feelgood Friday.

Photo: Colin Firth

Photo: Colin Firth

Photo: Colin Firth

Photo: Colin Firth

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“When you finish a book . . .”

Ain’t it the truth.

Graphic: "When you finish a book," shared via LisaBerne.com

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Authors Adopt!

From the wonderful Julia Quinn:

“I’m thrilled and honored to partner with Penny Reid for Authors Adopt 2020, a program that aims to give autographed books to the medical workers who are working so selflessly to keep the rest of us safe during this crazy time.Photo: Julia Quinn for Authors Adopt

“If you are a medical worker and would like a FREE autographed book, sent to you directly from an author, click here to fill out this form.

“It’s a small but heartfelt way to say thank you.”

I’m equally thrilled and honored to be donating my books as part of this wonderful program. At last count, nearly 1,000 authors are participating!

If you’re a medical worker, please feel free to sign up. And if you know any medical workers who might be interested, please could you share? Thank you!

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Meet Mr. Pressley!

Writing is a curious (and often mysterious) process. It wasn’t till I saw the galleys for The Worst Duke in the World that I suddenly realized that one of my favorite secondary characters, the charming vicar Mr. Pressley, was inspired — both in temperament and in appearance — by this delightful fella.

Photo: Grantchester star James Norton

Do you recognize him?

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