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Contest alert!

Here’s your chance to win a signed copy of The Redemption of Philip Thane PLUS a $25 gift card from Target, compliments of Fresh Fiction!

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For your reading pleasure!

Chapter 1 of The Redemption of Philip Thane is now available on my site!

If you’ve read other books in the series,* you’ll meet up right away with a familiar character: the shrewd, outspoken Penhallow matriarch Henrietta, who sends the incorrigible rake Philip Thane off on what he thinks is a silly errand — but which changes in his life in ways he could never have imagined. And of course you’ll meet Miss Margaret Allen: brainy, spirited, and (in this chapter at least) entirely unimpressed by Philip.

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The Redemption of Philip Thane

“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.” —Booklist, starred review

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* But don’t worry if you haven’t! Although the Penhallow Dynasty books are interconnected, each one can be read as a standalone. :)

 

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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.”

Image: Amazon gift card

For a chance to win, stop by my site and fill out the super-simple entry form. Good luck to you!

 

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“If you had to live the same day over and over . . .”

A question directly inspired by the plot of The Redemption of Philip Thane!

Graphic: If you had to live the same day over and over, via Lisa Berne

In fact, at the back of the book there’s a section called “Some Questions to Ponder” — it’s the first book of mine with a reader’s guide and I’m super-excited about that!

For more about The Redemption of Philip Thane, including preorder info, click here.

The Redemption of Philip Thane

What happens when a Regency rake finds himself living the same day over and over again? Will he continue with his scandalous ways — or choose a different path?

 

 

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Last call!

Just a heads-up about my October contest closing soon . . . I’ve got a $20 Amazon gift card to share, along with a signed copy of the second book in my Penhallow Dynasty series, The Laird Takes a Bride!

Graphic: "A bright, intelligent, heart-tugging romance": Kirkus review for The Laird Takes a Bride by Lisa Berne (Avon Books)

For a chance to win, stop by my site and fill out the super-simple entry form. Good luck to you! 

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Tomorrow!

Writerspace is hosting its epic annual Halloween Mash on Facebook — that’s Thursday, October 28th. With loads of authors and nifty prizes, including two Kindle Fires, signed books, gift cards, and more — plus live chats, by post and video!

Graphic: Writerspace Halloween Mash

Participating (and fabulous!) fellow authors include Sabrina Jeffries, Janna MacGregor, Robyn Carr, Anna J. Stewart, Susan Elizabeth Phillips, Jayne Ann Krentz, Christina Dodd, Melinda Curtis, Nina Crespo, Meg Tilly, and Rebecca Zanetti.

And I’ll be giving away a signed print copy of The Worst Duke in the World, the latest in my Penhallow Dynasty series.

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

Interested? Click here for more info, and to register.

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“I hate cliches”

LOL! This is why I wrote The Bride Takes a Groom!

Graphic: "I hate cliches"

As BookPage so pleasingly said:

“Lisa Berne takes all the classic elements of a Regency romance and turns them upside down. The most charming surprise is the hero himself, Hugo Penhallow, who stands out from the legion of Regency leading men before him by being kind, pleasant and affable. Hugo is not a cad or a rake, nor is he the relentlessly proper image of decorum. He’s not cold and bitter from a broken heart, nor sarcastic and snide from a chilly upbringing. Instead, Hugo is a genuinely sunny soul, reared by a delightfully quirky family he adores.”

Image: The Bride Takes a Groom by Lisa Berne (Avon Books)

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“Yet that will be the beginning”

Love this quote! It’s highly relevant to my own The Redemption of Philip Thane.

Graphic: "There will come a time . . ."

For more about Redemption, including preorder info, click here.

The Redemption of Philip Thane

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Giveaway alert!

For my October contest, I’ve got a $20 Amazon gift card to share, along with a signed copy of the second book in my Penhallow Dynasty series, The Laird Takes a Bride!

Graphic: "Another triumphant mix of sparkling wit and sophisticated sensuality," says Booklist about Lisa Berne's The Laird Takes a Bride (Avon Books)

For a chance to win, stop by my site and fill out the super-simple entry form. Good luck to you! 

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