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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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Contest alert!

Would you like a chance to win a hot-off-the-presses copy of The Redemption of Philip Thane PLUS a $25 Amazon gift card?

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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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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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“New Year, Sparkling Reads”

What a lovely theme for January at the Romance of Reading page on Facebook!

The Redemption of Philip Thane

the beautiful Avon Books edition

Graphic: The Redemption of Philip Thane by Lisa Berne (Pan Macmillan)

the gorgeous Pan Macmillan edition

Join me there tomorrow, January 6, as I guest-host all day and share some fabulous giveaways including copies of my latest, The Redemption of Philip Thane (which just received a starred review from BookPage and was named one of the Top 10 books for January!), and all six books in the Penhallow Dynasty series.

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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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Sale alert!

How auspicious to begin the New Year with this epic 99p sale for The Redemption of Philip Thane!

The Redemption of Philip Thane (UK & Commonwealth)

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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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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It’s a book birthday!

Mine, that is. :)

The Redemption of Philip Thane is out TODAY!

I’m SO excited for you to meet . . .

Images of Philip and Margaret © Avon Books, The Redemption of Philip Thane

A little tidbit about Philip and Margaret: they’re both big readers — it’s a shared passionate interest between them. In fact, if I could add a subtitle for the book, it would be . . .

Images of Philip and Margaret © Avon Books, The Redemption of Philip Thane

For more info, and all your purchasing options in print, ebook, and audio, click here! The Redemption of Philip Thane

 

 

 

 

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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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Last call!

This fabulous Goodreads giveaway — compliments of my lovely publisher Avon Books — ends tomorrow, December 20th! 50 readers will each win an early, print copy of The Redemption of Philip Thane. Click here to enter!

The Redemption of Philip Thane

 

 

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