The Redemption of Philip Thane

Lisa Berne

17 March 2022
416 pages


Bridgerton meets Groundhog Day in The Redemption of Philip Thane, a rip-roaring regency rom-com for fans of Julia Quinn, Jane Austen and Georgette Heyer.

‘One of the most exciting historical fiction writers in a long time’ – Julia Quinn, author of the Netflix series Bridgerton, on Lisa Berne.

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 show up in the little town of Whittlesey to give a speech. He also didn’t expect to somehow find himself stuck in time, waking up every morning to live exactly the same day over, and over, and over again.

On the plus side, it’s giving him time to further his acquaintance with the delightful Miss Margaret Allen, in town to research the book she’s writing. And Philip has no doubt she’ll fall starry-eyed into his arms, just like so many other ladies of the ton have done before.

Yet Miss Allen stands firm against his wiles, day after day. How is it even possible? 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. Rather, perhaps change needs to come for a certain rogue. One who – if only he knew it – is head over heels in love . . . and badly in need of redemption.

One of the most exciting new historical writers in a long time
There’s no other way to describe this fizzy historical romance than enchanting. The wry humour and witty banter explode off the page from the start . . . It’s champagne in book form — bubbly, fun, and intoxicating far more quickly than one might anticipate . . . a breezy, fizzy read that will cut through even the darkest winter doldrums
[C]opious humour and heart . . . expertly crafted.