Cover Candy: Edition Two

Thursday, October 25, 2012

Yes, you read that title correctly. I am again (already!) posting some upcoming books that have me giddy plus some Christian fiction cover concepts that are to die for. Thanks to Rel for tempting me with sharing these with my  readers. *grin* So... at the risk of boring you all (I promise, there will be some reviews next week... what, I'm not sure but I may or may not have some "new" British material), below the cut is some "cover candy" that left me grinning like a goofball as I was glued to the computer screen tonight. 

That being said, if you aren't all "tired out" from booktalk from my post of earlier, sound off in the comments here or the one immediately prior, friends. 

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  • 1.) Being as excited as I am about Camden's third novel (which I am hoping to read in the next week or so), this novel has me equally thrilled. I am a bit skeptical about the execution of the novel art but it's pretty with its purple shades. 
  • 2.) Though I am one of the VERY few people who's not read Cox's last novel, this one seems an appropriate follow-up. It looks sassy but mysterious at the same time. 
1.) Synopsis: After her father’s death, Mollie Knox takes over his watchmaking company and uses her head for business to solidify the good name of the 57th Illinois Watch Company. Her future looks bright until the night her beloved city is destroyed in the legendary Great Chicago Fire. With her world crumbling around her, Molly must do whatever it takes to save her company in the aftermath of the devastating fire.
Zack Kazmarek is an influential attorney with powerful ties to the political, mercantile, and ethnic roots of Chicago. His only weakness is Mollie Knox, a woman who has always been just beyond his reach. However, all bets are off after the fire destroys Chicago, and Mollie is in desperate need of assistance. Just as Zack finally begins to pursue the woman he loves, competition arises in the form of a hero from her past who can provide the help she needs to rise from the ashes.
While Mollie struggles to rebuild, the two men battle for her heart. One has always loved her, but the other has the power to save her. In the race to rebuild the city, can she survive with her business and her heart intact?
August, 2012

2.) Synopsis: Fired from her most recent governess position, Melanie Ross must embrace her last resort: the Arizona mercantile she inherited from her cousin. But Caleb Nelson is positive he inherited the mercantile, and he’s not about to let some obstinate woman with newfangled ideas mess up all he’s worked for. He’s determined to get Melanie married off as soon as possible, and luckily there are plenty of single men in town quite interested in taking her off his hands.
The problem is, Caleb soon realizes he doesn’t want her to marry up with any of them. He’s drawn to Melanie more every day, and he has to admit some of her ideas for the store unexpectedly offer positive results.
But someone doesn’t want the store to succeed, and what used to be just threatening words has escalated into deliberate destruction and lurkers in the night. When a body shows up on the mercantile steps–and the man obviously didn’t die from natural causes–things really get dangerous. Can Melanie and Caleb’s business–and romance–survive the trouble that’s about to come their way?
June, 2013

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  • 1.) Don't judge me: I don't know a thing about this author or book but... isn't this cool looking!? I love the sharp design and vintage look - reminds me of one of my fave British serials, Marple
  • 2.) How ironic that Elizabeth's second novel is already "out there" with its synopsis and cover art. Love how well it matches her first book, No Safe Harbor and am looking forward to this story. Nice to know, it's already on the horizon. (Plus I am so excited Ana is the heroine!)
1.) Synopsis: Drew Farthering loves a good mystery, although he generally expects to find it in the pages of a novel, not on the grounds of his country estate. When a weekend party at Farthering Place is ruined by murder and the police seem flummoxed, Drew decides to look into the crime himself. With the help of his best friend, Nick Dennison, an avid mystery reader, and Madeline Parker, a beautiful and whip-smart American debutante staying as a guest, the three try to solve the mystery as a lark, using the methods from their favorite novels.
Soon, financial irregularities at Drew’s stepfather’s company come to light and it’s clear that all who remain at Farthering Place could be in danger. Trying hard to remain one step ahead of the killer–and trying harder to impress Madeline–Drew must decide how far to take this game.
August, 2013

2.) Synopsis: Ana Kavanagh’s only memories of home are of fire and pain. As a girl she was the only survivor of a terrible blaze, and years later she still struggles with her anger at God for letting it happen.
At a nearby parish she meets and finds a kindred spirit in Eoghan Hamilton, who is struggling with his own anger–his sister, Cara, betrayed him by falling in love with one of his enemies. Cast aside by everyone, Eoghan longs to rejoin the Fenians, a shadowy organization pushing for change back in Ireland. But gaining their trust requires doing some favors–all of which seem to lead back to Ana. Who is she and who is searching for her? As dark secrets from Ana’s past begin to come to light, Eoghan must choose which road to follow–and where to finally place his trust.
August, 2013

  • This isn't one I am necessarily planning to read but the cover is sure cute, right!? One of the most complementary cover arts to its title. 
  • Never read Mitchell's books prior to seeing this cover art but between the recs. and this design... methinks I may HAVE to. 

  • Haven't had a chance to snag Jen's first book at the bookstore yet but isn't the follow up darling looking!? Cannot wait to give this debut author a fair try. 
Synopsis: Miss Arabella Beckett has one driving passion: to help the downtrodden women of America. Naturally, she supports the women’s suffrage movement and eagerly attends rallies and lectures across the country. On her travels, she makes a simple offer of assistance to a young woman in need that goes sadly awry and lands both ladies in more trouble than they can manage. An independent sort, Arabella is loath to admit she needs help and certainly doesn’t need help from an arrogant, narrow-minded knight in shining armor.
Mr. Theodore Wilder, private investigator extraordinaire, is on a mission. A mission that began as a favor to his good friend Hamilton Beckett, but swiftly evolved into a merry chase across the country. By the time he finally tracks down Hamilton’s sister, Arabella, he is in a less than pleasant mood. When the lady turns out to have radical ideas and a fiercely independent streak, he soon finds himself at his wit’s end.
When they return home to New York, circumstances force their paths to continue to cross, but the most peculiar feelings growing between them certainly can’t be love. When the trouble Arabella had accidentally stirred up seems to have followed her to New York and threatens her very life, the unlikely couple must face the possibility that they might have landed in the most peculiar circumstance of all: love.
July, 2013

  • I don't think I have any great love for MaryLu Tyndall's prose (unless, I am thinking of another author... entirely possible with me!) but I just may have to try her writing again with this gorgeous design. How enchanting is it!? Yep, that's right; sometimes I try a book because of the cover art. 
Synopsis: After witnessing the death and destruction caused by the Civil War, Colonel Blake Wallace is eager to leave his once precious Southern homeland for the pristine shores of Brazil and the prospect of a new utopian community. Widow Eliza Crawford seeks passage on Wallace’s ship harboring a dirty secret—and a blossoming hope for a fresh start. But will dangers from the sea and from man keep them from the peace and love they long for?
March, 2013
  • ...and I die... of cuteness! How fabulous is this one!? I enjoyed Becky's debut novel and will be looking for her follow-up to have a bit more polish. If she achieves that, from this writer's perspective, I will forever be a fan. Read the synopsis: 
When Meg Cole’s father dies unexpectedly, she becomes the majority shareholder of his oil company and the single inheritor of his fortune. Though Meg is soft-spoken and tenderhearted–more interested in art than in oil–she’s forced to return home to Texas and to Whispering Creek Ranch to take up the reins of her father’s empire.
The last thing she has the patience or the sanity to deal with? Her father’s thoroughbred racehorse farm. She gives its manager, Bo Porter, six months to close the place down.
Bo’s determined to resent the woman who’s decided to rob him of his dream. But instead of anger, Meg evokes within him a profound desire to protect. The more time he spends with her, the more he longs to overcome every obstacle that separates them–her wealth, his unworthiness, her family’s outrage–and earn the right to love her.
But just when Meg begins to realize that Bo might be the one thing on the ranch worth keeping, their fragile bond is viciously broken by a force from Meg’s past. Can their love–and their belief that God can work through every circumstance–survive?
May, 2013


  1. Gah, you're making me antsy! So many of my favorite authors... :D Can't wait!! Thanks for sharing, Rissi!

    1. You and me both, Rosie. I am so excited for all of these: Now... where is 2013!? ;D

    2. *Wearing a happy face*

  2. Great post, Rissi - happy to be responsible for your 'Part 2"!!

    What?! You haven't read Siri??? Rectify, girl, rectify - LOL!!

    1. ...and I am happy that you are, Rel.

      I know! I think you had mentioned that I should try one of her books a while back and here we are! Still haven't rectified it! I am thinking come the release of this new book, I will. :)

    2. Siri has written contemporary romance novels like Kissing Adrien as well as historical novels. The first novel of hers I read was Chateau of Echoes and it remains a favourite of mine - it was actually the first book I reviewed on my blog!

      I'm sure Unrivaled will be a good place to start :)

    3. Ah! That's cool that hers was the first you reviewed - and that it remains a favorite. It's neat when a book stays so endearing to the reader, isn't it!? Good to know about Siri - now you mention it, I can recall seeing Kissing Adrien as it sounds familar. I'm going shopping this afternoon, so I may have to look into it. :D

      Love that you stopped by, Rel - thank you!

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    1. My thoughts exactly, Juju! :)

  4. Such great covers...have really enjoyed these posts! I've never heard of Julianna Deering but I'm tempted to give her book a try. The cover art is fabulous and makes me think of a good old English manor house mystery.

    1. I thought they were lovely! Cannot wait for 2013 to get my hands on them. :)

      I know... I've never heard of Deering either but perhaps this is her debut novel? Even if I don't read that novel, I LOVE the design. That vintage vibe is AWESOME.

      Thank so much for stopping by, Liz and for the follow! Plus the lovely comments! Hope you visit often.

    2. Julianna Deering is DeAnna Julie Dodson. She wrote a medieval series some time ago :)

    3. Thanks for that clarification, Rel - I appreciate it! I haven't heard of that pen name either but I may have to look into 'Murder.' The cover art is rocking! :)

  5. You are torturing me girly! I can't comment a long comemnt right now, but I'll come back later! But one thing needs to be said. Why didn't I know about that new one from Camden? She must really be writing! Sierra
    Keep growing beautiful!

    1. Ooops! Sorry about the "torture," girl! LOL! :D

      Camden: I know, right!? Her third novel just released and here we are already looking for her early 2013 release. Cannot believe it!

      Ooooh - looking forward to that "long" comment. Love those! :)

  6. I love the Rules for Murder cover. Those type of covers are my favourite. I like the other covers as well. (I really like the girls' dresses 8-D)

    1. As do I, Jack. It's so different but looks really neat in a vintage styled way. Love it!

      I think it'd only be fair for these character's to allow us to raid their closets. Just sayin'. ;D

  7. OOH how fun! I especially am looking forward to Camden's latest, as well as Trouble in Store, & Unrivaled looks intriguing! Thanks for sharing, Rissi!

    1. YES! Camden's next book will be a treasure. Cannot wait! I am still in need of reading Carol Cox's last novel but I've heard great things, and the design of Unrivaled looks like a charming novel. :)

      So glad you dropped by, Maghan!


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