Praise for You May Kiss the Bride

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“Debut author Berne’s Regency romance sparkles with dry, subtle wit. The wealthy Penhallows have always married for duty, not love, but stuffy Gabriel Penhallow’s magnetic attraction to fiery, penniless Livia Stuart upends his plans. Berne smoothly works in social commentary on quack medicine and boorish men while championing the righteous rage and suppressed longings of mistreated women, updating Austenian sensibilities for the 21st-century reader.”
Publishers Weekly, announcing You May Kiss the Bride as a Best Book of the Year

Starred Review Booklist Reader “Berne’s exceptional romance debut, the first in the Penhallow Dynasty series, will dazzle readers with its irresistible mix of graceful writing tempered with just the right dash of crisp wit, splendidly captured Regency setting and atmosphere, and beautifully nuanced characters.”
Booklist, starred review
A Top 10 debut of the year

Star“A masterful Regency debut that explores pride and prejudices . . . A sheer delight.”
Kirkus, starred review

Publishers Weekly Red Star“Lively and well researched . . . a wonderful evening’s reading.”
Publishers Weekly, starred review

“UNPUTDOWNABLE! This book consumed me. Truly one of the absolute best romances I’ve ever read!”
—Sophie Jordan, New York Times bestselling author

“Berne and the Penhallow Dynasty debut with a near-classic Regency romp . . . This charmer heralds a bright new voice in the genre.”
RT Book Reviews

“Really fun! Very smart and engaging.”
—Megan Frampton, bestselling author of the Dukes Behaving Badly series

“The first in Lisa Berne’s Penhallow Dynasty series is a must for Regency fans.”

“Prepare to be swept away! Lisa Berne’s sensuous, richly imaginative debut will delight and satisfy you. I savored every page!”
—Lenora Bell, USA Today bestselling author

“A terrific historical romance debut that I can’t recommend highly enough.”
—Bobbi Dumas, Kirkus Romance

“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

“Will delight Regency romance readers on the hunt for a new voice in the genre. . . . Berne’s debut is a lingering homage to the heydey of the Regency historical romance — a lovingly crafted story of opposites forced together by Society’s censure, quirky side-characters and stolen kisses.”
—Sarah MacLean, Washington Post 

“A brilliant debut.”
—Cathy Maxwell, New York Times bestselling author

A Barnes & Noble Best Book of the Year
A Kirkus Romance “Best Read” of the year
An RT Reviewers’ Choice Award Nominee