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Pretty in purple!

Behold this gorgeous velvet and chiffon gown from the early 1900s. I’d love to swan around in this, just like a character in Downton Abbey. How about you?

Photo: a purple velvet and chiffon gown from the early 1900s

Front view: photos via @LaurenCDeutsch on Twitter

Photo: a purple velvet and chiffon gown from the early 1900s

Back view

Photo: a purple velvet and chiffon gown from the early 1900s

Detail of front

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Tonight! “Christmas Recipe for Romance”

My friend and USA Today bestselling author Anna J. Stewart’s wonderful book Recipe for Redemption has been adapted into a movie for UpTV, and it’s airing tonight at 7 pm EST/4 pm PST! It’s called Christmas Recipe for Romance, and I couldn’t be more excited about this!

Graphic: "A Christmas Recipe for Romance"

To find UpTV via your cable provider, click here.

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“A must-read for Regency fans”

Thrilled to share the first review of Engaged to the Earl!

Graphic: Publishers Weekly review of Engaged to the Earl by Lisa Berne (Avon Books)

Graphic courtesy of Avon Books

This fourth book in my Penhallow Dynasty series is coming your way on February 25th, in print, ebook, and audio! Want more info, or to preorder? Click here to go to the Avon/HarperCollins website.

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“A glimmering butterfly dress . . .”

Isn’t this absolutely gorgeous?

Photo: a glimmering butterfly gown by Worth circa 1912

via @AnneLouiseAvery on Twitter

According to the description, this “glimmering butterfly dress and matching headdress [were] made by Worth in 1912. Ivory silk charmeuse overlaid with chiffon, bodice and back exquisitely fashioned in butterfly wings glittering with amber beads and iridescent peacock-blue paste jewels. Created for a costume party.”

I don’t write in this era, but a gown like this makes me want to!

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“The Book Fair”

Ooh, I’d love to meander around here. (Although I’d avoid the “Dunk the author” part!)

Comic: "The Book Fair" by Grant Snider

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Cover reveal!

Please enjoy this gorgeous cover for Engaged to the Earl — the fourth book in my Penhallow Dynasty series — coming your way just around Valentine’s Day!

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

Would you like to preorder? Click here. To save it on Goodreads, click here.

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Some Monday inspiration . . .

Say hello to Lucy Smith and Pauline Ranken of the Ladies Scottish Climbing Club, 1908. Scaling Salisbury Crags in full Edwardian gear. WOW.

Photo: Lucy Smith and Pauline Ranken of the Ladies Scottish Climbing Club, 1908

via @horriblesanity on Twitter

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Bookish punning!

Or . . . punningly bookish. I’m not going to admit just how much time I spent poring over this fabulous image (and chuckling to myself), but . . . Isn’t it delightful??

Artwork: bookish punning by Jelly Armchair

Artwork by Jelly Armchair. Via Helen Warlow on Twitter

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Bookish art!

I absolutely adore this painting!

A book-themed painting by Valentin Rekunenko

Artist: Valentin Rekunenko. Via Helen Warlow on Twitter

Although I’m just a tiny bit concerned about that cat in the upper left-hand corner . . .

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Pass my fan, please

So, do you remember Matthew Lewis when he played Neville Longbottom back in the day?

Photo: actor Matthew Lewis as Neville Longbottom

Here’s Matthew Lewis these days.

Photo: actor Matthew Lewis

Photos shared by Lilah Sturges on Twitter

Please can he be the model for the hero in my next book???

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