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Lisa Berne | 20 Questions: THE WORST DUKE IN THE WORLD
Author Guest / January 13, 2021

1–What is the title of your latest release? THE WORST DUKE IN THE WORLD 2–What is it about? A duke and a “disreputable” young woman fall in love; familial opposition ensues. So, a bit like Romeo and Juliet, but with a much more cheerful outcome (YAY!). 3–What do you love about the setting of your book?  It’s fun writing stories that take place amidst the London haut ton, but it was equally fun setting this book primarily in the English countryside. People meet and interact under different circumstances than they would in London; their interests and occupations vary, too. My hero, for example, is a keen agriculturist, so for authenticity’s sake (and, often, my own amusement) I liked bringing in non-glamorous, necessary things like drainage ditches, apple blights, pumpkin patches, and so on. 4–How did your heroine surprise you?  My heroine, Jane, comes from a disadvantaged background and has endured a lot of hardship and insecurity; I knew she’d be a strong person, but as the writing went on I was surprised and pleased by the quiet fortitude and resilience she displays when, in her new life as a cherished member of the Penhallow family, the going gets tough. (It’s…

Fresh Fiction Reviewer Spotlight: Miranda Owen
Author Guest / January 13, 2021

All month long, we’re showcasing some of our favorite people — our reviewers! They read books day in and day out to give you, our readers, informed and exciting book recommendations! Today, one of our reviewers and regular interviewers, Miranda Owen! Your Name Miranda Owen How long have you been a Fresh Fiction reviewer? 7 years What are your favorite genres to read and review? Romance and cozy mysteries What are your TOP 3-5 Books of 2020? Sucker Punch by Laurell K. Hamilton The Kissing Game by Marie Harte Wicked Bite by Jeaniene Frost Crossing the Line by Cynthia Eden By the Book by Amanda Sellet What do you like to do outside of reading? Shopping and writing What are some of your holiday traditions? Writing and mailing Christmas cards What are your reading resolutions/intentions/goals for 2021? To try new authors and take a chance on different subgenres What do you love about being a Fresh Fiction Book Reviewer? Getting to interview favorite authors If you’re comfortable, please share a photo so our readers can see your face! Where else can readers find you online?