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Lisa Berne is a bestselling author of historical romance whose witty, heartfelt, beautifully written books are published by Avon/HarperCollins, Pan Macmillan and in translation throughout the world. BRIDGERTON author Julia Quinn says: Lisa is “one of the most exciting new historical writers in a long time.” To learn more about Lisa and her delight in all things bookish (as revealed in her blog), you are cordially invited to visit her website, www.LisaBerne.com, and to sign up for her newsletter, too, so that you’ll never miss a new release or giveaway!
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The celebrated Penhallow Dynasty series continues in this deliciously witty and romantic Regency, perfect for the readers of Eloisa James, Lisa Kleypas, and Sarah Maclean.
How many times can a rake get it wrong . . . before he becomes Mr. Right?
Philip Thane—rogue, rake and scoundrel extraordinaire—hadn’t wanted to visit some dumpy provincial town to give a speech, but he’d struck a devil’s bargain with old Henrietta Penhallow, the imperious family matriarch. Nor did he expect that once he got there, he’d somehow be living the same day over and over again. It’s strange! It’s terrible!
On the other hand, it is giving him time to cozy up to the delectable, brainy Margaret Allen, in town to research the book she’s writing. Philip is sure she’ll fall starry-eyed into his arms, just as women always do.
But to his amazement Miss Allen stands firm against his wiles, day after day. How can she resist his seductive charm? Why won’t she change her mind? What must he do to win her heart?
Maybe—just maybe—it isn’t Margaret who needs to change, but rather a certain rogue, in love for the first time in his life, who will . . .
“Enchanting . . . Champagne in book form—bubbly, fun, and intoxicating.” —Entertainment Weekly on Lisa Berne’s The Worst Duke in the World
Lisa Berne introduces you to the Penhallow Dynasty—men destined to marry, but hesitant to love.
Wealthy and arrogant, Gabriel Penhallow knows it’s time to fulfill his dynastic duty. All he must do is follow “The Penhallow way”—find a biddable bride, produce an heir and a spare, and then live separate lives. It’s worked so well for generations, certainly one kiss with the delectable Livia Stuart isn’t going to change things. Society dictates he marry her, and one chit is as good as another as long as she’s from a decent family.
But Livia’s transformation from an original to a mundane diamond of the first water makes Gabriel realize he desperately wants the woman who somehow provoked him into that kiss. And for all the ladies who’ve thrown themselves at him, it’s the one who wants to flee whom he now wants. But how will he keep this independent miss from flying away?
"A bright, intelligent, heart-tugging romance.” - Kirkus
Lisa Berne’s Penhallow Dynasty series continues as a Highlander marries against his will—
and discovers he may have found the perfect bride
Alasdair Penhallow, laird of his clan and master of Castle Tadgh, is forced to end his carefree bachelorhood, thanks to an ancient decree that requires him to marry. But Alasdair’s search for a biddable wife comes to a screeching halt when Fate serves up Fiona Douglass. Prickly as a thistle, Fiona challenges him at every turn, rendering herself surprisingly irresistible. Her love would be a prize indeed . . . if Alasdair could accept it.
Fiona gave her heart once, and doesn’t plan to repeat that folly. Yet she finds herself drawn to Alasdair’s intelligence and strength, and the passion he incites goes well beyond her expectations for what’s only a marriage of expedience. Despite herself, she’s falling in love with her husband.
But there’s a high wall between them—and Fiona’s not sure it can ever be torn down.
"Attention, Bridgerton fans: if you're ready to delve deeper into the world of historical romances, The Worst Duke in the World by Lisa Berne is a fun place to start." —Pop Sugar
A wayward duke must choose: will he be the bad hero in a love story gone awry, or the brave and clever hero who risks everything for true love? The acclaimed Penhallow Dynasty series continues in this fresh, fun, funny tale!
Life’s no bowl of cherries for Anthony Farr, the Duke of Radcliffe. Duty demands he remarry to provide a spare to go along with the heir — and eligible ladies keep trying to finagle him into a proposal. All he wants is to be a good father to his 8-year-old son, see the Duchess (his truly terrific pig) win first prize at the harvest fête, and stay single. Even if that makes him a Bad Duke. Maybe the Worst Duke in the World.
Then Miss Jane Kent, a long-lost relation of the illustrious Penhallow family, arrives in the neighborhood and is promptly befriended by the Duke’s son. Jane, Anthony comes to realize, is smart and fun and also very kissable and dazzlingly desirable. Still, that’s not enough to melt his resistance to marrying again. He made a stern promise to himself and promises must, of course, be kept.
But what if that’s just his head talking, and his heart . . . is saying something entirely different?
“Delicious.” —Sarah MacLean, The Washington Post, on You May Kiss the Bride
“…It's champagne in book form — bubbly, fun, and intoxicating far more quickly than one might anticipate.” —Entertainment Weekly
A spirited debutante--a brash adventurer--the perfect fiancé--and good intentions gone terribly, deliciously bad. The Penhallow Dynasty continues in this sparkling Regency romp!
Christopher Beck came striding into a glamorous London drawing-room and can’t believe his eyes. The last time he’d seen Gwendolyn Penhallow, she was a dreamy, strong-willed girl with a wild imagination, and now she’s a beautiful and beguiling young lady . . . who’s engaged to Society’s darling the Earl of Westenbury. Christopher had fled England to seek adventure elsewhere. Has he found it here too — the most delightful adventure of his life?
Gwendolyn is sure she’s betrothed to the most wonderful man in the world. But then, shockingly, Christopher Beck shows up. Nobody has heard from him in years — and not only he is very much alive, he’s also sinfully attractive, blithely unconventional, and disturbingly fun to be with. Which wouldn’t be a problem, except for the fact that she’s, well, promised to another. And just what on earth is she going to do about it?
Lisa Berne’s Penhallow Dynasty continues with a pair of star-crossed childhood friends who meet again years later—and find love where they least expect it . . .
Katherine Brooke may be a fabulously wealthy heiress, but she’s trapped, a pawn in her parents’ ruthless game to marry her into the nobility. Then Captain Hugo Penhallow—so charming, as handsome as a Greek god—comes into her life once more, and suddenly she sees a chance to be free.
As a Penhallow, his is one of the highest names in the land, but still his family is facing ruin. So Katherine boldly proposes an exchange: his name for her money. But only if Hugo understands it’s merely a practical arrangement, and that she’s not surrendering herself entirely.
Back from eight years in America and determined to give his younger siblings a better life, Hugo agrees. He’s never fallen in love, so why not? Yet neither of them guesses that this marriage will become far, far more than they ever dreamed of . . .
En este debut excepcional Lisa Berne nos presenta a los Penhallow, una dinastía de hombres destinados al matrimonio, pero reacios a enamorarse.
«Una de las autoras de romántica histórica más interesantes de los últimos tiempos».
Inglaterra, 1811. El adinerado y arrogante Gabriel Penhallow sabe que ha llegado la hora de cumplir con su deber dinástico. Lo único que tiene que hacer, al más puro estilo Penhallow, es encontrar una mujer dócil con la que casarse y concebir un heredero para luego llevar vidas separadas. Así es como ha funcionado su familia durante generaciones y, desde luego, no será un beso con la atractiva Livia Estuardo lo que vaya a cambiarlo. Las normas sociales son claras: debe casarse con ella, pues poco importa una u otra señorita siempre que sea de una familia respetable.
Sin embargo, las cosas con la fascinante Livia son todo menos sencillas, y poco a poco Gabriel se irá dando cuenta de que desea desesperadamente a esa mujer que —a diferencia de todas las demás damas, dispuestas a caer en sus brazos— no hace más que rehuirle. ¿Cómo logrará mantener a su lado a esta joven tan independiente como provocadora?
La crítica ha dicho...
«Una de las autoras de romántica histórica más interesantes de los últimos tiempos».
Julia Quinn, autora superventas de la saga Bridgerton
«Un brillante debut que explora el orgullo y los prejuicios... Puro deleite».
«Una lectura perfecta para cuando cae la noche».
«Este maravilloso debut de romance histórico deslumbrará a las lectoras con su irresistible mezcla de escritura elegante, ingenio y un retrato espléndido de la atmósfera y los escenarios de la Regencia».
«Deliciosa [...] El debut de Berne es un homenaje al auge de la novela romántica histórica de Regencia. Una historia construida con cariño, de polos opuestos que se ven forzados a estar juntos por la rígida moral de la época, personajes secundarios entrañables y besos robados».
«¡Prepárate para dejarte arrollar! El debut de Lisa Berne —sensual e increíblemente imaginativo— te encantará y satisfará. Yo saboreé cada página».