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Inside scoop: Evans!

Why, yes, I *did* name a character in The Worst Duke in the World “Evans,” as a little tip of the hat to the delightful Shaun Evans, who is so incredibly watchable as the brilliant, moody Detective Morse in Endeavour.

Photo: Shaun Evans, shared via LisaBerne.com

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P.S. If you’re a Morse fan, like me, let’s not even talk about that mustache!

 

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Disney princess inspiration!

A little something for Feelgood Friday.

 

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“Nantwich girls are TOUGH”

A tiny little snippet from The Worst Duke in the World . . .

Graphic: Nantwich girls are tough, via LisaBerne.com

As a certain smoldering viscount learns to his dismay . . .

 

My heroine, Jane Kent, was so much fun to write! For one thing, she’s no wilting miss. She grew up on the mean streets of Nantwich: she’s strong and clever and fun and (if I may so myself) absolutely delightful.

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

Coming your way January 12!

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The dark moment . . .

This beautiful and evocative illustration is by the gifted artists Anna and Elena Balbusso, commissioned for Alexander Pushkin’s Eugene Onegin. But it also reminds me of my hero Anthony in The Worst Duke in the World, pining for my heroine Jane, who may be lost to him forever.

Illustration by Anna and Elena Balbusso for Eugene Onegin by Alexander Pushkin, published by the Folio Society; shared via LisaBerne.com

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Q&A with Bookish Jottings (& a glowing review)!

I was so pleased to be interviewed for the Bookish Jottings blog, in which we talked a bit about me and my books, and especially about my latest release, Engaged to the Earl Photo: Lisa Berne, author of the Penhallow Dynasty series (Avon Books)what inspired it, who’s my favorite character, and more! Too, we chatted about what got me started writing historical romance, how I go about my research, my favorite writers, and my advice for aspiring authors.

Plus a five-star review for Engaged to the Earl! Here’s an excerpt:

Lisa Berne’s historical romances are an absolute joy to read! Her writing is crisp, fresh and spirited, her humor witty, stylish and full of gusto and flair and her ability to pen a funny, captivating and poignant romance packed with rich period atmosphere absolutely superb.

Engaged to the Earl is a delightful, sparkling and spellbinding historical romance that is absolutely irresistible. Gwen and Christopher are terrific characters who are Image: Engaged to the Earl by Lisa Berne (Avon Books)wonderfully nuanced and they leap off the pages and straight into readers’ hearts. I also loved how brilliantly Lisa Berne fleshed out the secondary characters . . . and how enjoyable the sub-plots were without detracting from Gwen and Christopher’s love story.

A splendid historical romance full of aristocratic hi-jinks, delicious humor and tender emotion, Lisa Berne’s Engaged to the Earl is an immensely enjoyable Regency tale aficionados of the genre will not want to miss.

Isn’t that lovely?!?

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Anthony!

I saw this captivating image on Pinterest and immediately snapped it up for my Worst Duke in the World board . . . I know it’s not actually a representation of my hero Anthony Farr, the Duke of Radcliffe, but it could TOTALLY be him!

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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!

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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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“Be kind to yourself”

A little something for Feelgood Friday.

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“A wish for the week ahead”

Lovely.

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