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“Bookish problem #111”

In a perfect world . . .

Comic: "Really wishing that reading books burned as many calories as exercising," shared via LisaBerne.com

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“That’s my girl”

I don’t know who did this, but I LOVE it.

Image: "That's my girl," an annotation in You May Kiss the Bride by Lisa Berne (Avon Books)

For more about You May Kiss the Bride — a Barnes & Noble Best Book of the Year, a Publishers Weekly Best Book of the Year, a KirkusCover for YOU MAY KISS THE BRIDE by Lisa Berne (Avon/HarperCollins) Romance “Best Read” of the year, a Booklist Top 10 Debut of the Year, an RT Reviewers’ Choice Award Nominee, and the recipient of three starred reviews click here.

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Pick-a-Penhallow giveaway!

Would you like to go to Scotland, via The Laird Takes a Bride? Or swan about in the English countryside in The Worst Duke in the World? How about a visit to London at the height of the Season, in Engaged to the Earl? Stop by my Facebook page for a chance to win the Penhallow Dynasty book of your choice!

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

This giveaway is open internationally.

For more info about the series, click here!

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Word of the day: Indomitable

A word I like a lot!Graphic: "Indomitable," shared via LisaBerne.com

 

I used it with pleasure in the very first book of my Penhallow Dynasty series, You May Kiss the Bride, in which we catch our earliest glimpse of the elderly Penhallow matriarch Henrietta, who figures importantly in the overarching storyline:

Gabriel Penhallow rode alongside the large, old-fashioned, perfectly sprung coach in which sat his grandmother and her companion Miss Cott. Its stately black panels as always were polished to a blinding gleam. Behind the coach, at a respectful distance, fol­lowed the light carriage bearing her dresser and maid­servant as well as his valet, along with an astonishing quantity of his grandmother’s luggage.Cover for YOU MAY KISS THE BRIDE by Lisa Berne (Avon/HarperCollins)

He turned his head to look inside and saw his grand­mother dozing, sitting bolt upright and her mouth firmly closed. Even in her sleep she was indomitable, he thought with a flicker of amusement.

This snippet appears in Chapter 1; would you like to read it? Click here.

To learn more about You May Kiss the Bride, order a copy, and see some of the nice things people are saying about it, click here.

 

 

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“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

Would you like to read the scene for yourself? Click here to read Chapter 1.

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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“What an astonishing thing a book is”

The wonderful Mary Balogh shared this, and I had to, too!

Graphic: "What an astonishing thing a book is," shared via LisaBerne.com

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Did you know . . . ?

. . . You can read long juicy excerpts from all my Penhallow Dynasty books!

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

Here are your links!

And for more about my books, including info about all the various retailers (print, ebook and audio) as well as the nice things people are saying, click here!

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“I’m finding it hard to let go”

A feeling with which all ardent bookworms are familiar.

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