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Worst Duke is “a triumph”!

Wow! A starred review from Booklist for The Worst Duke in the World!

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

Coming your way January 12!

After discovering a long-lost letter from Titus Penhallow to her grandmother Charity, penniless orphan Jane Kent is suddenly introduced to a world of material comforts when she becomes the newest member of the Penhallow family. To fill in the gaps in her education, Jane begins taking lessons from the local vicar, who is also tutoring Wakefield Farr, the young son of Anthony Farr, the duke of Radcliffe. After his last disastrous marriage, Anthony has vowed never to wed again, yet much to his surprise, Anthony quickly finds himself falling for the refreshingly different Jane. 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, following Engaged to the Earl (2020). 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.

The Worst Duke in the World is available in print, ebook and audio. Want to preorder? Click here to go to the Avon Books site and see all your ordering options!

And if you’d like to read Chapter 1, click here.

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For your reading pleasure!

Chapter 1 of The Worst Duke in the World is now available on my website! I’m verrrrrrry excited to introduce you to my hero Anthony Farr, the Duke of Radcliffe, as well as to his extremely grumpy sister Margaret and his lively 8-year-old son Wakefield. Too, you’ll meet my heroine Jane Kent, and you’ll also see two familiar characters from my previous books: the indomitable Penhallow matriarch Henrietta and her grandson Gabriel, who are in for a big surprise . . .

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

Coming your way January 12!

For more info, including all your ordering options in print, ebook and audio, click here to go to the Avon Books’ Worst Duke page.

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Goodreads giveaway!

Compliments of my lovely publisher, 50 Kindle editions of Engaged to the Earl are up for grabs! Click here to enter. And good luck!

Graphic: Engaged to the Earl - Booklist starred review

P.S. Included at the back of Engaged to the Earl is the first chapter of The Worst Duke in the World, coming your way next month!

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Sale alert!

The ebook edition of You May Kiss the Bride, book 1 of my Penhallow Dynasty series, is currently downpriced to $1.99 across all retailers!

Graphic: "A masterful Regency debut . . . A sheer delight." -Kirkus Reviews (starred) for You May Kiss the Bride by Lisa Berne (Avon Books)

Click here to see all your options, read an excerpt, and listen to an audio sample, too.

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Fall bingo!

Specifically, fall ROMANCE-NOVEL bingo! Isn’t this fun?!?

Graphic: "Fall Bingo," shared via LisaBerne.com

By the way, I can help you out with some of the squares . . .

Makes you hungry: The Bride Takes a Groom (hint: think chocolate!)

Pining: virtually all my books :)

Grumpy and Sunshine: The Bride Takes a Groom (cheerful cinnamon-roll hero, brooding heroine)

Pets: all my books

Banter: all my books

A beautiful outfit: all my books

Series following a big family: all my books

Older heroine: The Laird Takes a Bride

Rainy: You May Kiss the Bride and The Bride Takes a Groom

Pets: all my books

HEA: all my books OF COURSE

Graphic: The Penhallow Dynasty series by Lisa Berne (Avon Books)

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Sale alert!

Are you a fan of print books? ALL of mine are currently downpriced at HarperCollins.com!

Graphic: The Penhallow Dynasty series by Lisa Berne (Avon Books)

Here are your links!

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“Lovely, Luscious and Literary”!

For Feelgood Friday, I‘m sharing something that made me feel very good indeed! I was thrilled to be included in the 2020 Read-a-Romance Month’s “Celebrate Great Reads” series of posts. Here’s a snippet from RARM founder, writer, reviewer and longtime romance advocate, Bobbi Dumas:

Graphic: Read-a-Romance-Month logoLisa Berne is one of my favorite writers to debut in the last few years. There’s something so elegant and charming about her storytelling, her writing and her — well, everything.

Every time I start one of her books I kind of take a deep breath, preparing myself to be charmed, delighted, heart-wrenched, emotionally churned and ultimately uplifted, hoping that this one will be just as wonderful as the rest, and so far I haven’t been disappointed….

Honestly, in my opinion, she’s up with the greats, in terms of language and the ability to be both emotionally intense and yet simultaneously buoyant and light-hearted. Her characters seriously make my heart flutter almost from the beginning of the books, and I can barely put the books down until I get to the end and see how they’ve overcome their challenges and become better versions of themselves, ready to face the future with the love they’ve truly earned.

Isn’t this amazing?!? I’m so very happy and so very humbled.

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

“She has a new release in January and I am dancing in anticipation, sad I have to wait so long! But also excited that it’s coming. Yay!”

To read the post in its entirety, click here.

By the way, there’s a wonderful RARM Facebook group, The Romance of Reading. If you aren’t a member, maybe consider joining!

 

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Food fight!

There’s one in my upcoming The Worst Duke in the World. Or, to be more precise, there’s a food duel when my protagonists Anthony and Jane first meet. :)

Graphic: "Food fight," shared via LisaBerne.com

 

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Want to see all of my Pinterest board, filled with inspirations, allusions, Easter eggs and assorted amusements? Click here.

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

Coming your way January 12!

For more info and to preorder The Worst Duke in the World, click here. (The ebook is available for $4.99!)

To save it on Goodreads, click here.

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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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Want to see all of my Pinterest board, filled with inspirations, allusions, Easter eggs and assorted amusements? Click here.

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

Coming your way January 12!

For more info and to preorder The Worst Duke in the World, click here. (The ebook is available for $4.99!)

To save it on Goodreads, click here.

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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

Want to see all of my Pinterest board, filled with inspirations, allusions, Easter eggs and assorted amusements? Click here.

For more info and to preorder The Worst Duke in the World, click here. (The ebook is available for $4.99!)Cover image: The Worst Duke in the World by Lisa Berne (Avon Books)

To save it on Goodreads, click here.

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

 

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