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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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Update!

Hello, friends! A quick note to say that my family and I are in the process of moving AND I’m on deadline for my next Penhallow book.

Graphic: Update, shared via LisaBerne.com

In short, I’m a busy bee, and you’ll be hearing more from me a bit further down the road. :)

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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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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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Giveaway!

In honor of Feelgood Friday, I’m hosting a giveaway over on my Facebook page! The winner will select the book of their choice. Stop on by for your chance to win!

Graphic: "Between the pages is a lovely place to be," shared via LisaBerne.com

 

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Insta love!

In other words, I’ve finally hopped onto Instagram!

Graphic: Instagram logo

If you’re there too, let’s connect. :)

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Q&A with Bookish Jottings (& a glowing review)!

I was so pleased to be interviewed for the Bookish Jottings blog, in which we talked a bit about me and my books, and especially about my latest release, Engaged to the Earl Photo: Lisa Berne, author of the Penhallow Dynasty series (Avon Books)what inspired it, who’s my favorite character, and more! Too, we chatted about what got me started writing historical romance, how I go about my research, my favorite writers, and my advice for aspiring authors.

Plus a five-star review for Engaged to the Earl! Here’s an excerpt:

Lisa Berne’s historical romances are an absolute joy to read! Her writing is crisp, fresh and spirited, her humor witty, stylish and full of gusto and flair and her ability to pen a funny, captivating and poignant romance packed with rich period atmosphere absolutely superb.

Engaged to the Earl is a delightful, sparkling and spellbinding historical romance that is absolutely irresistible. Gwen and Christopher are terrific characters who are Image: Engaged to the Earl by Lisa Berne (Avon Books)wonderfully nuanced and they leap off the pages and straight into readers’ hearts. I also loved how brilliantly Lisa Berne fleshed out the secondary characters . . . and how enjoyable the sub-plots were without detracting from Gwen and Christopher’s love story.

A splendid historical romance full of aristocratic hi-jinks, delicious humor and tender emotion, Lisa Berne’s Engaged to the Earl is an immensely enjoyable Regency tale aficionados of the genre will not want to miss.

Isn’t that lovely?!?

Click here to read the full blog post.

And for more info about Engaged to the Earl, including all the various ordering options and access to a free excerpt, click here to go to the Avon Books/HarperCollins site.

 

 

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Pick-a-Penhallow giveaway!

It is a truth universally acknowledged, that giveaways are FUN! So I’m very happy to be sharing copies from my Penhallow Dynasty series on my Facebook page, the Avon Readers and Authors group, and the Avon Historical Romance Readers group!

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

Stop on by for your chance to win! And, of course, feel free to visit all three pages for additional chances!

Want to learn more about the series? You can read a juicy excerpt, discover all the various order options (in print, ebook and audio), and check out the nice things people are saying about them.

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

What happens when a Very Bad Duke meets an Extremely Delightful Woman? Coming your way January 12!

P.S. The fifth book in my series, The Worst Duke in the World, is available for preorder! Click here to go to the Avon Books/HarperCollins site for more info.

 

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