The Bride Takes a Groom (Mass Market)
The Penhallow Dynasty
Avon, 9780062451828, 384pp.
Publication Date: April 24, 2018
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 . . .
About the Author
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.
Praise For The Bride Takes a Groom: The Penhallow Dynasty…
— Kirkus Reviews (starred review)
“Regency fans will love this forthright, intellectual heroine and affable, resourceful hero.”
— Publishers Weekly (starred review)
“Lisa Berne takes all the classic elements of a Regency romance and turns them upside down. The most charming surprise is the hero…who stands out from the legion of Regency leading men before him by being kind.”
“Berne’s light touches of humor (provided by the Penhallow parrot) and realistic dialogue bring the characters and atmosphere of the era to life. There will be a smile on many a reader’s lips by the satisfying HEA.”
— RT Book Reviews
“Now I know which book to bring on a desert island!”
— Fresh Fiction