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Newsletter alert!

I’ve got a newsletter going out on Saturday, brimming with fun stuff including:

Graphic: Lisa Berne newsletter

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Bookshelves made from . . .

. . . books!

Graphic: bookshelves made from books

via dornob

Would you want something like this in your house?

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Contest alert!

Here’s your chance to win a signed copy of The Redemption of Philip Thane PLUS a $25 gift card from Target, compliments of Fresh Fiction!

Graphic: Fresh Fiction contest - THE REDEMPTION OF PHILIP THANE

Click here for more info, and to enter!

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“We’ve always liked each other”

Love this quote from Ryan Reynolds!

Photo via Vanity Fair: Blake Lively and Ryan Reynolds

photo via Vanity Fair

From a recent article in Vanity Fair:

Ryan Reynolds says there’s no big secret behind the success of his and Blake Lively’s marriage, just a really solid foundation of friendship.

The actor revealed in an interview with Entertainment Tonight published on Monday that when it comes to his relationship with his wife . . . “Falling in love is great, but do you like each other? That’s kinda the question you gotta ask yourself, you know, going into it. We’ve always liked each other. We grow together. We learn from each other. So yeah, I’m lucky to have a buddy in that.”

Sounds pretty darn romantic to me.

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For your reading pleasure!

Chapter 1 of The Redemption of Philip Thane is now available on my site!

If you’ve read other books in the series,* you’ll meet up right away with a familiar character: the shrewd, outspoken Penhallow matriarch Henrietta, who sends the incorrigible rake Philip Thane off on what he thinks is a silly errand — but which changes in his life in ways he could never have imagined. And of course you’ll meet Miss Margaret Allen: brainy, spirited, and (in this chapter at least) entirely unimpressed by Philip.

Click here to check it out!

The Redemption of Philip Thane

“A Regency riff on the movie Groundhog Day . . . brilliantly enhanced by a stellar cast of characters . . . and generous measures of the author’s wry wit and wondrous sense of whimsy.” —Booklist, starred review

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* But don’t worry if you haven’t! Although the Penhallow Dynasty books are interconnected, each one can be read as a standalone. :)


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“It’s pitch-black out”

My annual farewell to Daylight Saving Time . . .

Comic: "It's pitch black out"

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“You’ll go on the sidewalk”

Pretty sure my dog wrote this. :)

Comic: "You'll go on the sidewalk"

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Contest alert!

For my November contest, I’ve got a $20 Amazon gift card to share PLUS a signed, print copy of The Bride Takes a Grooma BookPage Best Romance of the Year, a Fresh Fiction “Fresh Pick,” a Publisher’s Weekly “Big Title of Spring,” and a Kirkus Best Book of the Year.

Image: cover for The Bride Takes a Groom by Lisa Berne (Avon Books)

In a starred review, Kirkus said:

“Berne’s third Penhallow title maintains the exquisite writing, lush emotion, and complex characters we’ve come to expect. . . . An elegant, poignant, and joyful romance and a must-read for Regency fans.”

In another starred review, this one from Publishers Weekly:

“In Berne’s marvelous third Penhallow Dynasty Regency (after The Laird Takes a Bride), reunited friends find that a hasty marriage leads to significant challenges. . . . Beautifully written. Regency fans will love this forthright, intellectual heroine and affable, resourceful hero.”

And Love in a Time of Feminism cheered:

“It is a well-known fact that I love me some historical romance, especially when it involves heroines doing the wooing; marriages of convenience that involve hot, hot sex; and strong family dynamics. Therefore, this book checked every box for me. . . . I would recommend this book to: Lovers of joyful historicals that leave you feeling like you’ve just meditated for 3 hours, petted a cat and been gifted a lifetime supply of chocolate chip cookies.”

Image: Amazon gift card

For a chance to win, stop by my site and fill out the super-simple entry form. Good luck to you!


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JQ’s Veterans’ Day giveaway!

From the wonderful Julia Quinn:

During the month of November, Julia Quinn and Waxcreative Design will give away 100 books to service members, veterans, military spouses and Gold Star family members. . . . We will choose 100 winners at random to receive the Julia Quinn novel of their choice.

From the bottom of our hearts, thank you for your service.

Click here for more info and to access the entry form. Please note: this giveaway closes on November 15.

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“If you had to live the same day over and over . . .”

A question directly inspired by the plot of The Redemption of Philip Thane!

Graphic: If you had to live the same day over and over, via Lisa Berne

In fact, at the back of the book there’s a section called “Some Questions to Ponder” — it’s the first book of mine with a reader’s guide and I’m super-excited about that!

For more about The Redemption of Philip Thane, including preorder info, click here.

The Redemption of Philip Thane

What happens when a Regency rake finds himself living the same day over and over again? Will he continue with his scandalous ways — or choose a different path?



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