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WORST DUKE a best of 2021!

Both wildly flattered and deeply honored to learn that Steve Donoghue has named The Worst Duke in the World as one of his “Best Books of 2021“!

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

 

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“Smart, tender and surprisingly sweet”

A STARRED review from BookPage for The Redemption of Philip Thane! Which also got a shout-out as one of their Top 10 Books of the Month!

Graphic: "Smart, tender and surprisingly sweet": BookPage on THE REDEMPTION OF PHILIP THANE

“Berne has penned an extremely clever and entertaining addition to the canon of ‘rake redemption’ romances, and readers are bound to find it smart, tender and surprisingly sweet.”

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WORST contest alert!

Happy New Year! For my January contest, I’ve got a $20 Amazon gift card to share PLUS a signed, print copy of The Worst Duke in the World!

 

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

“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

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

“Blissfully romantic . . . a triumph.”
—John Charles, Booklist, starred review

“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

Popsugar Best New Romance
Booklist Best New Book

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Review roundup!

Lovely to see the warm fuzzies for The Redemption of Philip Thane! Cover image: THE REDEMPTION OF PHILIP THANE by Lisa Berne (Avon Books)

Booklist Starred Review “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.” —John Charles, Booklist, starred review

“Copious humor and heart . . . expertly crafted.” Publishers Weekly

“Sparkling . . . Lisa Berne has created a perfect balance between a fantastical tale and an animated adventure into self-discovery and redemption. She has breathed life into a common theme and married it with intelligent, savvy dialogue and cunning unforgettable characters.” —Reading Rebel Reviews  

“The hero was a real piece of work at the beginning of The Redemption of Philip Thane, so there was no way I was putting the book down! . . . If you like reading about a rake being redeemed and references to mythology, folklore, and Hamlet then this book is for you!” A Bad Wallflower

“There is a lot to love about this book — the premise is a great one, based on a great film. . . . Philip’s turn for the better is not a rapid one; he has to hit rock-bottom before he can rebuild himself. That’s satisfying, and his redemption doesn’t feel feigned. It is an earned change, one which fundamentally reforms him. . . . A fun story.” All About Romance

Graphic: The Redemption of Philip Thane by Lisa Berne (Pan Macmillan)P.S. Don’t forget the epic 99p sale for the gorgeous Pan Macmillan edition!

 

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Last call!

My December contest ends tomorrow, December 31st! The prize? A signed, print copy of Engaged to the Earl PLUS a $20 Amazon gift card!

Image: Engaged to the Earl by Lisa Berne (Avon Books)

In a starred review, John Charles of Booklist cheered:

“Readers who crave romances written with style and substance will cherish Berne’s latest entrancing addition to the Penhallow Dynasty series. The author’s effortlessly elegant writing and impeccably rendered Regency setting are perfectly paired with a full cadre of exquisitely realized characters and a delightfully done friends-to-lovers love story that is fueled by equal measures of sweet charm, sharp wit, and heart-melting sexual chemistry.”

The Historical Novel Society said:

“Jane Austen would approve. Strongly recommended.”

And here’s quite the compliment from the Oregon Coast Bookmonger!

“Over the years, this book reviewer has developed a reputation as a curmudgeonly sort when it comes to romance novels. So imagine my astonishment when I picked up Engaged to the Earl . . . and found myself devouring it like a plateful of bonbons. Nary a cynical thought crossed my mind. Not one dismissive ‘harrumph’ passed my lips. . . . If you want a story that will make you chuckle, swoon and generally feel warm-hearted, Engaged to the Earl fills the bill.”

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“33 of the best historical fiction books”

Honored (and chuffed!) to see The Redemption of Philip Thane on this incredible list!

The Redemption of Philip Thane (UK & Commonwealth)

The gorgeous Pan Macmillan edition!

“The best historical fiction allows us to immerse ourselves in eras long past. Our edit of the best historical fiction books . . . is perfect reading inspiration for when you want to lose yourself with a cast of characters in another time and place.”

 

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“The best, most romantic books of 2021”

How flattering to see The Redemption of Philip Thane among such fabulous books in this listicle including (gasp) Pride and Prejudice!

Cover image: The Redemption of Philip Thane by Lisa Berne - Pan Macmillan edition

The gorgeous UK edition!

“From romance novels to collections of love poetry, here’s our edit of the best romantic books about love, the perfect Valentine’s Day gift for any booklover.”

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New contest alert!

For my December contest, I’ve got a $20 Amazon gift card to share PLUS a signed, print copy of Engaged to the Earl!

Image: Engaged to the Earl by Lisa Berne (Avon Books)

In a starred review, Booklist cheered:

“Readers who crave romances written with style and substance will cherish Berne’s latest entrancing addition to the Penhallow Dynasty series. The author’s effortlessly elegant writing and impeccably rendered Regency setting are perfectly paired with a full cadre of exquisitely realized characters and a delightfully done friends-to-lovers love story that is fueled by equal measures of sweet charm, sharp wit, and heart-melting sexual chemistry.”

The Historical Novel Society said:

“Jane Austen would approve. Strongly recommended.”

And how about this lovely compliment from the Oregon Coast Bookmonger?

“Over the years, this book reviewer has developed a reputation as a curmudgeonly sort when it comes to romance novels. So imagine my astonishment when I picked up Engaged to the Earl . . . and found myself devouring it like a plateful of bonbons. Nary a cynical thought crossed my mind. Not one dismissive ‘harrumph’ passed my lips. . . . If you want a story that will make you chuckle, swoon and generally feel warm-hearted, Engaged to the Earl fills the bill.”

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A starred review for REDEMPTION!

Cheers John Charles in Booklist:

“While offering a Regency riff on the movie Groundhog Day, with a dash of Macbeth and pinch of Greek mythology added for good measure, Berne fashions another sublime addition to her Penhallow series, one that isThe Redemption of Philip Thane brilliantly enhanced by a stellar cast of characters . . . and generous measures of the author’s wry wit and wondrous sense of whimsy.”

For more info about The Redemption of Philip Thane, including preorder options (in print, ebook and audio) and access to Chapter 1, click here!

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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.”

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