Archive for 'inspiration'

“Rules for happiness”

While writing The Redemption of Philip Thane, I came across a quote which I found so beautiful and inspiring — and also so very much at the heart of the story — that ultimately it found its way into the book:

Graphic: "Rules for happiness"

It acts as a kind of beacon for my hero, lighting his way out of darkness . . .

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This may well be . . .

. . . my favorite plant in our garden.

Photo by Lisa Berne: a volunteer flower

It showed up unexpectedly in a rather inhospitable part of our backyard. The life force at work!

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Some inspiration . . .

. . . in creating my hero in The Redemption of Philip Thane. :)

Illustration: Bugs Bunny

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Graphic: "How many times can a rake get it wrong," shared via LisaBerne.com

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The dark moment . . .

Like this one, this gorgeous illustration evokes for me the interval in The Worst Duke in the World when it seems that Jane and Anthony may be parted forever. (Spoiler alert: they won’t be!) There’s something about her expression here — with its fierce intelligence and determination — which is very Jane-like. :)

Illustration: the dark moment

The gifted artist is Caroline Garcia; more about her and her work here.

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

“Enchanting . . . Champagne in book form — bubbly, fun, and intoxicating.” —Entertainment Weekly

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The smoldering glance

This is how my heroes look at my heroines.

Photo: Paul and Joanne, shared via LisaBerne.com

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“Evening Reading”

Isn’t this a lovely (and possibly perfect) image for Feelgood Friday?

Image: "Evening Reading" by Georg Vilhelm Pauli, shared via LisaBerne.com

via Helen Warlow on Twitter

The painting is Evening Reading by the Swedish painter Georg Vilhelm Pauli, 1884.

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Inside scoop: Wakefield!

In my upcoming The Worst Duke in the World, I feature — for the first time in my Penhallow Dynasty series — a protagonist who’s a single parent. In this case, Anthony Farr, the Duke of Radcliffe. It was so much fun writing his son, the bright, lively, 8-year-old Wakefield! I rather fancy that he looks a bit like this charming lad . . .

Image: painting of a young Regency-era boy, shared via LisaBerne.com

Do you enjoy single-parent romances?

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

Coming your way January 12!

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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.

 

Graphic: "Care for others . . ."

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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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