Lisa Berne read her first Georgette Heyer book at fourteen, and was instantly captivated. Later, she was a graduate student, a teacher, and a grant writer - and is now an author of historical romance, with her first three books set in Regency-era Britain. She lives with her family in the Pacific Northwest.
"Really fun! Very smart and engaging." -- Megan Frampton, author of Why Do Dukes Fall in Love? "UNPUTDOWNABLE! This book consumed me. Truly one of the absolute best romances I've ever read!" -- New York Times bestselling author Sophie Jordan "Author Berne offers a masterful Regency debut...A sheer delight." -- Kirkus Reviews (starred review) "Berne's consistent, engaging writing and solid knowledge of the period make for a wonderful evening's reading." -- Publishers Weekly (starred review) "Berne's exceptional romance debut, the first in the Penhallow Dynasty series, will dazzle readers with its irresistible mix of graceful writing tempered with just the right dash of crisp wit, splendidly captured Regency setting and atmosphere, and beautifully nuanced characters." -- Booklist (starred review) "Prepare to be swept away! Lisa Berne's sensuous, richly imaginative debut will delight and satisfy you. I savored every page!" -- Lenora Bell "Definitely recommended to Regency lovers." -- Historical Novel Society "Delicious [...] Berne's debut is a lingering homage to the heyday of the Regency historical romance - a lovingly crafted story of opposites forced together by society's censure, quirky side-characters and stolen kisses." -- Sarah MacLean, New York Times bestselling author of The Day of the Duchess