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Happy International Dog Day . . .

. . . from Zoe, the Canine Cashew.

Photo by Lisa Berne: "Zoe the canine cashew"

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News!

Thrilled to let you know that three more Penhallow Dynasty books are coming your way!

Graphic: 3 new Penhallow Dynasty books!

Featuring the younger brothers of Captain Hugo Penhallow in The Bride Takes a Groom — all grown up and the heroes of their own stories!

Cover for The Bride Takes a Groom by Lisa Berne (Avon Books)

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”

Would you like to meet — or renew your acquaintance with — Hugo? Click here to read the prologue and Chapter 1.

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“Happy ending”

We romance authors will NEVER do this to you!

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As you know, happy endings are our specialty. :)

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“Attention, Bridgerton fans”!

As a total JQ fangirl (and gaga for Bridgerton!), this is SUCH an epic compliment.

Graphic: "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, shared via LisaBerne.com

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“This was just the book I needed”

So honored by Seduced By A Book’s lovely review for The Worst Duke in the World!

This was a sweet and lovely romance which slowly builds from a budding friendship to something much more. . . . I loved that whileCover image: The Worst Duke in the World by Lisa Berne (Avon Books) Jane was out of her element, she managed to hold her own with the ton, and knew her self-worth. I liked how she made Anthony a better version of himself, and I adored the scenes which included Wakefield, the duke’s son. There was a ton of humor as well as a nod or two to other books. See if you can find the Charlotte’s Web reference. With all the craziness and madness going on in the world, this was just the book I needed. The romance in it simmered for a while before coming to a slow boil. On the Lisarenee Romance Rating Scale, this one earned a FAN rating–the temperature in the room seems to have suddenly gone up a couple of degrees and a fan would be nice. This one left me with a grin on my face and a smile in my heart. 

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Review roundup!

So very pleased and thankful for the nice things people are saying about The Worst Duke in the World! Here are some of them.

“Sparkling . . . Series fans will be thrilled.”The Worst Duke in the World by Lisa Berne (Avon Books)
—Publishers Weekly

“There are pigs, pumpkins, and pamphlets, oh my! And a charming, fairy tale-like sensibility powering the latest blissfully romantic addition to Berne’s Penhallow series. . . . Filled with endearingly quirky characters, plenty of droll wit, and a number of clever literary grace notes, including a blink-and-you’ll-miss-it homage to the most perfect porcine-inspired piece of children’s literature ever written, this is a transporting, transcendent triumph.”
—Booklist, starred review

“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

“As light as a meringue and as sweet as honey, this romance is deliciously satisfying down to the last drop.”
—BookPage

“Deftly funny . . . A nice portrait of what courtship is like for a dedicated single parent.”
—Kirkus

“A light-hearted, humorous escapade [and] a delightfully fun read. . . . The writing is brilliant, and readers will thoroughly enjoy The Worst Duke in the World.”
—Romance Reviews Today

“Lovely. . . . The romance is thrilling. . . . Cuddle in for an excellent read!”
—The Reading Cafe

“Unique. It isn’t like any other historical romance novel you may have read. This book features a Duke completely different than any other Duke one has ever met. . . . A bright, hilarious, yet romantic tale.”
—Urban Book Reviews

“I enjoyed every minute of this book. It was simply delightful from start to finish. . . . I found myself smiling throughout.”
—Handsfull Mama

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“A lovely cozy read”

Loved this thoughtful review from Smart Bitches, Trashy Books for The Worst Duke in the World!

What this book contains: humor, affection, mutual respect, animals, a consistently amusing child, consent (with regard to kissing and general making out), good food, pretty dresses, a decent amount of end-of-book groveling, discussions about the wives of Henry VIII The Worst Duke in the World by Lisa Berne (Avon Books)[and] happy endings all around. . . . A lovely cozy read.

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20 Questions!

Absolutely delighted to be featured on the Fresh Fiction blog, in which I dish about writing advice, the revision process, why my hero in The Worst Duke in the World is adorable, Wolf Hall, upcoming books, and (of course) muffins.

Graphic: Booklist starred review for The Worst Duke in the World by Lisa Berne (Avon Books)

Now available!

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It’s here!

The Worst Duke in the World is out TODAY! I’m SO excited to share Anthony and Jane’s story with you!

Graphic: Booklist starred review for The Worst Duke in the World by Lisa Berne (Avon Books)

Available in print, ebook and audio!

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At last! . . .

. . . My family and I are in our new house and (somewhat) settled. It was a drawn-out, grueling experience, but we’ve finally been reunited with all our stuff and are now busy unpacking, organizing, putting up art, etc. And every time I look at our view to the back, I’m so happy that it all seems very worthwhile. :)

Photo: Lisa Berne shares an image to the back of her new house

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