"...a series about a book club with each book centered around 
a different member of the club? Genius!"
                  — Kritter's Ramblings

"No one got one single thing out of me for two-and-a-half days because I could not 
get my nose out of the books."
                              — Empty Nest

Everyone has a story. When walking past the houses on your block during an after-dinner stroll or driving down a rural road dotted with singular farms, have you ever wondered what was going on inside?

I have always been interested in people’s backstories. How did they get to where they are today? What ramifications does the past have on the present?

So I decided to bring a group of people together, bound only by their love of classic literature, and see what happened.

The result is The Bibliophiles Series, which begins with A Whisper to a Scream, the story of Sarah Anderson, a stay-at-home mother of two, and Annie Jacobs, a PR executive dealing with fertility issues. When they meet through the Classics Book Club, each thinks the others life is so much better than her own. But is the grass truly greener on the other side of the fence?

"Some books you read, put down, and forget all about, but I promise you this 
(A Whisper to a Scream) won't be one of them."  - Kindle Fire Department Blog
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Until My Soul Gets It Right  follows farm girl Catherine Elbert as she bounces from coast to coast in search of her true self in a novel about growing up, making peace with the past, and finding a little love along the way.

"Berner has a talent with prose that flows smoothly and puts the reader right where
 they belong, inside the character’s head."  — BigAl's Books and Pals 

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The series wraps up with the unlikely romance of uptight computer programmer, Thaddeus Mumblegarden IV, and Spring Pearson, the much-younger, free-spirited daughter of Hippie parents, in A Groovy Kind of Love

"A Groovy Kind of Love was JUST what I needed…hippies, unrequited love, crazy/high families,  mysterious exes from the past, foreign travel, tragedy. Really, what more could a reader ask for? This book is The Odd Couple meets Beauty and the Beast with a touch of Nicholas Sparks tragedy thrown in for good measure."                  
                                                                       —  The Republican Herald book blog  

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"A Bibliophile Christmas" digital holiday short features Sarah and Annie from A Whisper to a Scream  in a heartwarming holiday tale of family and friendship.

"It was such a treat to get to spend time with Sarah and the gang from the Bibliophiles series. Ms. Berner crafted a charming holiday tale with just the right amount of dramatic trimmings...Wonderful!" —Leah Griffith, author of Cosette's Tribe and winner of the Laine Cunningham New Novel Award.

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