Cover Candy: Seventh Edition

Tuesday, March 12, 2013

Hello, there, book lovers! So... here is yet another edition of some gorgeous cover candy! Some of them are out-dated, meaning you all have seen them already, although I hope you find something new to add to that ever-growing TBR stack or just something to gush over! *wink*
Any one up for some more book talk? If so, leave some comments on which are favorites!
Don't be shy!

  • OH. MY. GOSH. I came across this one unexpectedly and found it to be another stunner in what is sure to be one of the most anticipated final books in Christian series of 2013. I don't know that the design is "final" yet but either way, it's gorgeous!
(Shout-out to Rel and Amber - "couple covers" all the way!)
Synopsis: The third and final book in the Grand Tour Series leads the travelers to Tuscany and Rome, and finally, finally…home.
September 2013
  •  Never was fond of this concept overall - nor the stories, really. However, I am including it because many of us book bloggers have read this series and I thought some of you might like to see the new cover.
Synopsis: Anna Olsen knows it’s time to leave her sister’s increasingly crowded house and start a life of her own. Following her sisters’ examples, she becomes a mail-order bride, and after a short correspondence with clock maker and jeweler Edward Parker, she moves to Denver to become his wife. Almost immediately it’s painfully apparent that Anna and Edward are very different. Anna is a free spirit who would rather be painting and enjoying the company of friends than cleaning house. Edward is a consummate perfectionist who, on their wedding day, hands Anna a list of chores that need to be done around the house daily.
Can this mismatched couple see past their differences to a harmonious future? Or will their disparate passions create obstacles neither is willing to surmount?
Maggie Brendan closes her Blue Willow Brides series with a heartwarming tale of true love despite misunderstanding, showing readers that God’s timing is always perfect.
October, 2013
  • Cool. The shades and design concept is intriguing, suiting everything I've read about this series.
 Synopsis: Sometimes the Truth Comes with a Price

Nikki knew Damon Vessler would not let his prized creation go easily---she simply never imagined the lengths he'd go to get her back into his clutches, and turn Nikki's heart toward darkness.

A Seeker at her heels, trained on her blood, Nikki flees with Raven alongside her for protection, while Mace and the other Halflings fight the battle that has erupted on earth. But even as the two boys she loves fight for her, she knows the battle will be hers to win. Determined to uncover the secrets of her past, and exactly how she fits into Vessler's twisted plans, Nikki sets off on her own, and soon discovers facing hellacious beasts is nothing compared to the decision she will need to make. One that could change not only the war, and her relationship with Mace and Raven, but her future with the Throne.
March 2013

  • This one is just cute! It has a nice "pop" of color and is brimming with "rom-com" personality.
Synopsis: Five high school friends have one thing in common as they start their sophomore year: none of them have ever been on a “real” date. With homecoming looming, they make a pact and start a secret club they call the DG (Dating Game). They’re sworn to secrecy–and to purity–but the club is their way to set each other up on their first dates so they can report back to the DG. Of course, they all make different choices about how to deal with their parents and how to act on their dates, and they discover that they all have totally different experiences. Still, the things they learn about boys and dating will stick with them throughout high school.
Bestselling author and teen favorite Melody Carlson starts off her newest series with a good dose of fun, tackling two topics teen girls love to read about–friends and boys.
October, 2013
  • Something about this color contrast appeals to me. It isn't the design so much as the "pop" of color with the character's bright red hair

  • This is one "edgy" cover - especially considering it's of the Christian market. Having said that, I quite like it. It's different than the usual and that makes it stand out.
Synopsis: Leslie Rhoads may have grown up in a small town but is on the verge of becoming a supermodel in the Big Apple, when the 24-year-old is chosen to grace the cover of Style magazine and star in the controversial Passion Nights’ perfume ads. But before she can step into the spotlight, Leslie is assaulted by a drug gang and disfigured with a broken scotch bottle. Without her perfect face, she is lost and no amount of surgery can ever make her what she once was.
Now trying to hide her face from the world, Leslie encounters more trouble as she seeks to rebuild her life: unrequited love, thoughts of suicide, and her assailant out to finish the job. Little does she know that a young girl named Angel will turn it all around, showing Leslie the joy and potential in life and the fact that that love truly is blind.
October, 2013
  • Laura is one author I've not read. Yet. This new series looks interesting and more in an era I like. This new book design is lovely! The one on the left is the "original" concept.
  • Which do you prefer?
Synopsis: Ellie Ballantyne, youngest child of Silas and Eden, has left finishing school. But back at her family home in Pittsburgh, Ellie finds that her parents are away on a long trip and her siblings don’t seem to want her to stay. When she opens a day school for young ladies, she begins tutoring the incorrigible daughter of the enemy Turlock clan. The Turlocks are slaveholders and whiskey magnates, envious of the powerful Ballantynes and suspicious of their abolitionist leanings. As Ellie becomes increasingly tangled with the Turlocks, she finds herself falling in love with an impossible future–and Jack Turlock, a young man striving to free himself from his family’s violent legacy. How can she betray her family and side with the enemy? And will Jack ever allow her into his world?
Masterful storyteller Laura Frantz continues to unfold the stirring saga of the Ballantyne family in this majestic tale of love, loyalty, and the makings of a legacy. With rich descriptions of the people who settled and civilized a wild landscape, Frantz weaves a tapestry of characters and places that stick with the reader long after they turn the last page.
September, 2013
  • What an awesome, improved cover for Irene Hannon's second book in her latest series. The colors are great and even with a different "look," it still matches the series well.
Synopsis: When librarian Laura Griffin’s sixteen-year-old sister disappears on a frigid February day, leaving only a brief note behind, Laura resolves to do whatever it takes to track down the runaway teen. That includes recruiting ATF agent turned PI James “Dev” Devlin to help. But the deeper he digs, the more he begins to suspect that something sinister is at work in the girl’s disappearance. And the closer he gets to uncovering the truth, the clearer it becomes that the situation isn’t just dangerous–it’s deadly.
Chilling and at times terrifying, Trapped is the latest thrilling read from Irene Hannon, the queen of romantic suspense. Hannon outdoes herself with this fast-paced tale of fear, deception, and just the right dose of romance.
September, 2013
  • This isn't a "special" concept, however, as our Twitter conversations can attest too, Rel, Amber and myself have concluded "couple covers" are the best. Mainly this is on here because I like the sound of the premise. Anything like NCIS, Body of Proof or Bones!? Yep, I am in!
Synopsis: When two Jane Does are killed on the outskirts of Atlanta, Georgia, detective and behavioral specialist Avery North discovers they share something in common–a tattoo of a magnolia on their shoulders. Suspecting a serial killer, Avery joins forces with medical examiner Jackson Bryant to solve the crimes and prevent another murder. But it doesn’t take long for them to realize that there is much more to the case than meets the eye. As they venture deep into a sinister world of human trafficking, Avery and Jackson are taken to the very edge of their abilities–and their hearts.
Dangerous Passage exposes a fully-realized and frightening world where every layer peeled back reveals more challenges ahead. Romantic suspense fans will be hooked from the start by Lisa Harris’s first installment of the new Southern Crimes series.
September, 2013
  • This one is... "cute" but there is something about it that kinda' bugs me. The colors are gorgeous, however the composition is a bit "off." This is one "headless cover" that I don't care for - plus I don't like what I see of the leading man.

  Synopsis: Alessandra D’Angeli is in need of an adventure. Tired of her sixteenth-century life in Italy and homesick for her time-traveling cousin, Cat, who visited her for a magical week and dazzled her with tales of the future, Alessandra is lost. Until the stars hear her plea.
One mystical spell later, Alessandra appears on Cat’s Beverly Hills doorstep five hundred years in the future. Surrounded by confusing gadgets, scary transportation, and scandalous clothing, Less is hesitant to live the life of a twenty-first century teen…until she meets the infuriating—and infuriatingly handsome—surfer Austin Michaels. Austin challenges everything she believes in…and introduces her to a world filled with possibility.
With the clock ticking, Less knows she must live every moment of her modern life while she still can. But how will she return to the drab life of her past when the future is what holds everything she’s come to love?
August 2013
  • Sometimes I looked at this one and thought, "how awkward." Other times it looks nothing but cute and seems a perfect cover concept for a teen novel. What do you think?
  • The color blending is really pretty on this one. Everything else is mediocre.
Synopsis: N/A
October 2013
  • A cover fitting of its genre and setting
Synopsis: Charlotte Fraser returns to her late father’s once-flourishing rice plantation on the Waccamaw River, determined to continue growing the special kind of rice known as Carolina Gold. But Fairhaven Plantation is in ruins, the bondsmen are free, and money is scarce.
To make ends meet, Charlotte reluctantly accepts a position as tutor to the young daughters of Nicholas Betancourt, heir to the neighboring Willowood Plantation. Then Nick’s quest to prove his ownership of Willowood sends Charlotte on a dangerous journey that reveals an old  family mystery—and threatens all that she holds dear. 
Fall 2013
  • This is actually a very "classic" cover that is someone intriguing. Well done.
Synopsis:  Priscilla Slater shows up at her 20-year reunion as a national celebrity. Her hair salon dynasty has skyrocketed, and to top it off, she has her own line of hair products. She has become a huge success with the “Ms. Prissy Big Hair” line that lets women with the thinnest of locks get the coveted “big hair” look so popular in the South. Her classmates have finally come to terms with adulthood, but they’re handling it with the grace of a Southern woman wearing white after Labor Day. It’s just downright awkward! Asserting the maturity that her classmates have often lacked, Priscilla holds her head high. But she can’t ignore everything. When she catches her mother in the arms of her former high school principal, Priscilla can’t get out of town fast enough. Eager to get back to her more comfortable life, Priscilla runs head on into an ultimatum: Tim tells her they’re not getting any younger—as if she has to be reminded.

September 2013 
  • Gorgeous. Just gorgeous. Matches the series theme beautifully and with class.
Synopsis: Sarah Cummings has one goal in life–to break into Chicago’s high society. Desperate to stop serving dinner and to start eating at society tables, Sarah alters cast-off gowns from the wealthy Banning women to create lustrous, flattering dresses of her own. On a whim at a chance meeting, she presents herself as Serena Cuthbert, weaving a fictitious past to go with her fictitious name. But as she gets closer to Simon Tewell, the director of St. Andrew’s Orphanage, Sarah finds that she must choose between the life she has and the life she dreams of.
Will she sacrifice love to continue her pretense? Or can Simon show her that sometimes you don’t have to pretend for dreams to come true?
Olivia Newport brings us back to Prairie Avenue to explore the place where class, social expectations, and romance come together. Readers will enjoy following the intrepid Sarah as she searches for true love in a world of illusions.
September, 2013
  • Heralded as being for any fan of 'Downton', this is the second novel in a new series from Harvest House - and the cover is sweet. It's soft tones and backdrop suggests a charming read.
Synopsis: The second book in the series (following Ashton Park) transports the reader back in time to 1924 as Sir William--recently named Lord Preston--celebrates his sixtieth birthday at the Danforth summer home in Dover.

Although the ravages of World War I are in the past, new threats loom as a man named Adoph Hitler publishes a book called Mein Kampf. Is he a danger to Europe? And what of Lord Preston's growing friendship with an up and coming political leader named Winston Churchill?

On the home front, one of the Danforth daughters, the recently widowed Catherine, sells her home in Belfast to spend more time at Dover--where she finds herself annoyed at the impertinent German theologian her father has befriended.

The entire Danforth family faces many changes as illness and tragedy strike. Young Edward finally makes his move into the political arena while Michael and Libby welcome a new family member.

Readers will be captivated by the upstairs/downstairs interplay as they once again savor this compelling saga of the well-loved Danforth family overcoming obstacles by placing their trust in the God who has always been faithful.
August 2013
  • Oddly enough, this wasn't a cover that really appealed to me when first I saw it. Now, it's actually a pretty, "vintage" look that seems to suit the synopsis; reflections of a Beauty and the Beast story, perhaps?
Synopsis: When her parents can’t console 20-year-old Celia Thatcher after the unexpected and hurtful death of her closest friend, she is sent to work in the bookstore of family friends. Her parents hope the new surroundings in Massachusetts will help her regain a happy outlook on life. There she catches the eye of not one, but two men: the elite, but unkempt Bostonian-turned-hermit, Edward Lyons, who is clearly trying to run from his past and from God, and Charles Harrod, a charming Harvard law student who promotes a religious belief Celia had never before considered.
With both men vying for her attention, Celia’s world is again turned upside down when one of her beaus is accused of murder. Suddenly realizing where her heart lies, Celia is now challenged with a choice bigger than man: should she follow her heart or her God?
October, 2013
  • Love the burst of yellow just not the composition.
Synopsis: Memphis 1890—Bookish heiress Millie Jean Cope is as clever as she is beautiful. Unfortunately, though adept at solving puzzles and cryptograms, she doesn’t realize her new fianc� isn’t who he claims to be, but instead is a charming scoundrel. The infamous Will Tucker is presenting himself as a British gentleman, Sir William Trueck, though in reality he is a crafty criminal looking for a hidden map to a secret treasure.
Pinkerton agent Kyle Russell has been on Tucker’s trail for years. At last Kyle believes he has Tucker cornered, but he is uncertain whether the lovely woman on the con man’s arm is an unsuspecting victim or willing accomplice. Finding reasons to spend time with Millie is easy. Keeping himself from falling in love with her is another issue entirely.
August 2013
So... friends - now it's your turn! Tell me, which ones are your favorites?
I cannot wait to hear which caught your eye.


  1. Aaaaahhh you have me drooling darling :D I can't comemnt a long one right now but 2 things...Dorothy Love and Glittering Promises :D Beautiful!!!

    1. I know right!? Drooling over pretty book covers may not be attractive but it's sure a fun way to waste some time. ;)

      Isn't Lisa's stunning, Sierra!? It makes the fall wait all the more *impossible.*

    2. Definitely not attractive...rather yucky. But there is no other word to describe the emotion I feel about book covers :D

      It is...gorgeous. A tons of them were :)
      As for the longer comment I promised (or sort of did):
      "Glittering Promises" is one I cannot stop looking at. :P
      "Avenger" will enter with some interesting adventures ahead I am sure. It or the "Halflings" cover was my favorite of the series. I like the red, green, blue theme. Sticking to one color.
      "Dating Game" looks interesting and the cover is quite different than pretty much all of Melody's previous covers. In my view anyway. I'll definitely get it and try it out. Hopefully it will be one of her better series *crosses fingers*
      The next two covers I like and find very interesting. Is it just me or does the cover/pose on "The Cutting Edge" a lot like Demi's pose on her new single? Hmmm.
      "Love's Awakening" has two lovely covers...I like the one on the right, which they went with I believe, just a bit more though. I hadn't really heard of that author and now I want to read her :) Judging a book by its cover *hangs head*
      Irene Hannon. Must read. Now. Seriously, I'm really, really bad for not reading her books yet. :( Next trip to the library!
      "Dangerous Passage" sounds thrilling :) I like the brown of the cover+the model's red hair. And the buildings just peaking through.
      I agree with your thoughts on "a tale of two centuries" it looks a little of and the guy? :/
      "Where I belong" is so beautiful. I'm a big country fan and I'm dying for some cowgirl boots. So yeah the cover is perfect and sweet :D
      "15 minutes" is plain at first then you notice details. Alright, but still a little plain.
      "Carolina Gold" is beautiful even if the color is a little odd.
      "Tickled Pink" is unique and plain and interesting all at the same time.
      I adore Olivia Newport's newest cover. I love the colors and the dress tons :)
      The following three I like as well, but not as much as some of the previous. "The Soul Of The Rose" Is very interesting, I like the whole hands and then scenery + rose combination. (sorry for the long comment :P)

    3. YIKES! A post! Sorry! You don't have to reply to it/everything.

    4. Long comments are awesome, Sierra! Glad you dropped by. :)

      Haven't started Heather's series in earnest yet however I do have the middle book. I think. This cover looked attractive for its concept plus I'm curious about it. 'Dating Game' series sounds and looks awfully cute; I don't think I've ever read one of hers...

      I liked Cat's and Ace Collin's is simply striking in an intriguing sort of way. (It does remind me of Demi's new single cover! Huh. That's funny.) 'Awakening' is lovely - and like you, I think ultimately, I prefer the final design. Hope you enjoy Irene's books - they are sure good! :) Looking forward to 'Dangerous' also and 'Centuries' despite it's lackluster cover (cute but not quite right...).

      Where I Belong is eye-catching (I think it's because of the yellow!) and '15' is pretty with its purple shades and vintage appeal. Really liked 'Pink' (again somewhat vintage) and Olivia's is a stunner! I thought 'Rose' was unique because of its focal point - normally it's people as opposed to what this design is. :)

      Lovely chatting books with you!

    5. Glad you like my long ones :D I liked Heather's book alright. The first seemed to worldy and fleshly though :/ Really? I would recommend Carlson's Double Take and Jerk Magnet. They've really been the main ones I enjoyed although her On The Runway series had it's moments.
      :D I agree with pretty much everything about the cover too :) I love chatting books!

    6. Yay, some Melody Carlson recommendations. :) Always thought Double Take sounded interesting so I am looking forward to that one. Also the rest you mention sound good too - I've also picked up some of her 'On the Runway' series but haven't bought/read them...

      I am going to read Heather's books so I'll be interested to see how that goes. :)

  2. I'd like Soul of the Rose, but it is PHYSICALLY IMPOSSIBLE to hold your hand at that angle with your wrist. =D

    1. Isn't it funny how covers do that - place their models in poses or situations that are impossible!? Gives a whole new meaning to "creative license," right!? LOL. ;D

      Yeah, I really like that one also, Charity - it's classy and the rose being the focal point is an interesting switch.

  3. All of these covers are so pretty and it's hard not to want to buy them all!!!

    1. It sure is! These artists know how it's done. They create such pretty covers so that we'll buy the books. :)

      Thanks for dropping by, Reader! Appreciate your comments.

  4. Oh! I like the second cover of 'Love's awaking','Tickled Pink','A tale of two centuries',and 'Where I belong'. I really enjoy these posts:)

    1. Laura's cover is really pretty - I love the blending of colors and that turquoise dress is gorgeous; I like the composition of 'Pink'; the colors of 'Centuries' is fabulous and 'Belong' has a fabulous "pop" of color! :)

      Thanks - as always - for reading these, Ella. Love that you share which are your faves. It's a fun way to discover some new book love. :)

  5. Immediately makes me want to know more.

    1. As do I, Juju! *high five*

      It's intriguing and you put it well: Immediately, we want to know more! :)

  6. Gah, so many covers! :-D I already told you I loved the one for Glittering Promises. I also really adore the one for "Love's Awakening", "Trapped", "Fifteen Minutes", and "The Invention of Sarah Cummings."

    Thanks for sharing!

    1. I think 'Glittering' is a stupendous one - gotta' love those "couple covers," right!? :) Also like the ones you mention - 'Sarah' is quite elegant and really lovely while Karen's is actually neat because it has hints of "vintage" in its concept. :)

      Thanks for commenting, Rosie! As always, your thoughts are most welcome, friend. :)

  7. Great post, Rissi - I have a few coming up that you will be interested in, too :) Having been to Rome and seen the Colosseum myself, I love seeing on GP and, of course, the couple - love the shoutout to Amber and I ;-D That's one impressive hat that Cora's wearing, though!

    Mucu prefer Love's Awakening sans curtains - so glad they left them out :)

    1. Hooray, Rel! Will certainly be keeping an eye on your blog for those future posts - always enjoy them. :)

      Oh, I didn't know you'd been to Rome - this is cool! Getting to see some of the European wonders is a someday wish for me. If it ever happens I'll be giddy. ;) I think the 'Glittering' cover is lovely whether its final or not! Possibly my fave of the three although the first book was also pretty with the Eiffel Tower. Yes, that hat is impressive - a pretty ensemble. :)

      The more I look at Love's Awakening, the more I prefer the cover they ended up with. Both are attractive. Hope this is one that grows on you. :)

  8. Hey Rissi...why have I not been to your blog before?!?! So many pretty covers in one place. Ahhh! And so many books to read...yay! :)

    1. Hey, Melissa! How nice of you to visit - I really appreciate that and your comment. Also many thanks for the blog follow! :)

      These cover posts are such fun - inspired by Rel, it's been entertaining to put them together and enjoy some fun book talk. The only *bad* thing about seeing so many together is thinking that we want them all to read. ;-)

  9. Lovely book covers!!! The last book peaks my interest to read :) As far as design--I'm going with my fav being "Cutting Edge"---very cool concept for the cover! Thanks for sharing all of these lovelies with us :)/J

    1. They sure are. :) It's so great to see so much creativity in books - beautiful inside and out.

      Cutting Edge is gorgeous - it immediately captures. Have you ever read anything by Kathleen? She is the only "western/prairie" fiction author I will keep up with. Her novels are adorbs. :)

      Lovely to see you here, Jeanine.

  10. Such pretties! They're all so lovely. But probably the only ones that wouldn't catch my eye in the store is Carolina Gold and Tickled Pink. Neither of them really stand out to me for some reason.

    So you must not be much into historicals? If you haven't read Laura Frantz, I mean. Ah well. I LOVE her books myself! :D And I'm so glad they took the cover model out of the house. I definitely like the second cover much better.

    As for the synopsis, The Cutting Edge intrigues me. As does Dangerous Passage! And I'm with you and the others. Couple covers are great! :)

    1. There are simply too many to chose from, Kara! It's such a dilemma. ;)

      Don't adore Carolina Gold either however I did think 'Pink' was cute in a vintage sort of way.

      Historical: I have discovered (via reviewing and learning from that) that I only like specific eras. Don't care for western/prairie fiction any more nor ancient or Biblical fiction. What I do like is late 1800's edging into the 1900's. In recent years of reading, I've just decided that I am not interested in "forcing" myself to finish a book. If I don't care for a genre or author, I won't read it - I read for enjoyment plus my time is worth something so it has been good for me to pick out favorite eras and such. Glad to hear Laura's novels are so good! She's been recommended so perhaps I'll give the books a shot. Recently I discovered that Siri Mitchell's books may be something I'd like - or certain ones. Her recent one wasn't a favorite but I enjoyed it - more than I thought.

      'Cutting Egde' sounds SO good. I think that is one I'll want to get a hold of. Anything remotely related to favored crime dramas sounds good - and Dangerous Passage reminds me of that. Couple covers are too cool! Love that trend. ;)

    2. I'm with you. Actually now that I've really thought about it, I'm kind of picky on what historicals I'll read also. There's a lot I haven't read. So I understand! :) Also? You are so right about forcing yourself to read a book and about your time being worth something. If I'm not enjoying a story, then I figure it's just fine to not finish it. That doesn't happen a great deal, but occasionally. Why read something I'm not enjoying? So not worth it. Especially when my pile of tbr just keeps getting higher! :)

      As for Laura Frantz, she has yet to write a story that I don't love. But it could happen I suppose. Although I hope not! Siri Mitchell? I haven't read her most recent historical novels. But I can absolutely recommend Chateau of Echoes, which is a favorite of mine. Have you read it? It combines history with contemporary. And very well done! Also my other favorite of hers is Moon Over Tokyo, which is a contemporary. I highly recommend those. (If you haven't read them yet, anyway. If you have, then disregard.) So I suppose that just shows that I read more contemporary stories than I do historical. :)

    3. This process of reviewing and subsequent deduction has been great even in the times I've overwhelmed myself with commitments to blog tours because (like you), that TBR pile seems to constantly grow. In learning how to better mange which books I chose I've become "harsher" in judging novels and yet, for me, that has been excellent. I NEED to realize that not all books are going to be my taste and so it's become much easier to say "no" than think, "...but everyone else says it's so good" and cave to reading it when in the back of my mind I *know* it won't be my kind of book. Usually I finish the books also; it's rare that I just give up midway through. Call it curiosity...? ;)

      So glad to hear about Laura. I think I'm going to the book store this afternoon so perhaps I'll look for her name. Actually this was the first one I've read of Siri's. Those you mention sound really intriguing - thanks! Once again, I'll look out for them.

      In general, I'd say I prefer contemporaries but if a historical is good, it matters not. Like Susan May Warren - she write's a FABULOUS historical. :)

    4. I love Warren's contemporary stories. But I haven't tried her Daughters of Fortune or whatever they're called. Are those what you're referring to? If you recommend them, perhaps I'll have to finally try them. I don't know why I haven't yet.

    5. All of Susan's novels are great - she writes wonderful suspense also (the "Team Hope" series) and her "Deep Haven" books are delightful. Yes, it is the "Daughters of Fortune" series I am referring too. It's unusual that I love them so since they are like "dark" fairy-tales but are really great reads. I'm getting ready to start the last book and am hoping against hope that nothing "bad" happens in this novel considering all the tears leading up to these events.

  11. And I finally made it over. :) Glad you posted again about this on Twitter, or I'd have kept on forgetting! Let's see, you already know I LOVE the cover for "Glittering Promises." SO AWESOME. Super excited for that book.
    Gotta admit that the Melody Carlson one looks fun as well! And I'm really excited about that new Ace Collins book -- what a memorable cover! SUPER looking forward to the Irene Hannon! I like that cover more closer up than far away. :)
    Must say I find the Lisa Harris a bit of a let-down...compared with some of these, it's quite disappointing. Of course, couples are great, but the colors and styling and all...
    BUT! The Rachel Harris one? Sounds fascinating. Like you though...again, the cover isn't just right. The trimming off of heads and all -- rather uncomfortable to look at. :P Guess I'm hoping the story would be similar to Lisa Bergren's River of Time series. :)
    Yay, a new Karen Kingsbury! Definitely looking forward to that. :)
    And hooray for the next Olivia Newport! I'm anticipating that book for sure. Oooo, and the Murray Pura...I'm supposed to be getting "Ashton Park" in the mail one of these days. :)
    I guess the one I'd add would be Sandra Byrd's book that's coming out very soon -- "Roses Have Thorns." I love the cover.
    Thanks all your music recommendations lately on Twitter...I do enjoy them! :)

    1. Yay - glad to see you over here, Charity. :) I kept posting it to Twitter because I didn't have anything new over here and there was some fun conversation still ongoing so, as always, I was appreciative of everyone's input. :)

      'Glittering' is a gorgeous one; 'Cutting Edge' is fascinating plus I think that the synopsis sounds really good (may be my first to read from the author); CANNOT wait for Irene's - it's really quite attractive.

      Lisa Harris' isn't the coolest, though the book sounds good. Rachel's is sweet... there is just something about the editing that I didn't care for (hopefully the story will be good). Enjoy Karen's new book! Olivia's is great - I'm not a huge fan of this series (it's had moments) but do want to finish it out. And... I cannot wait to know what you'll think of 'Ashton Park.' The premise makes me curious. Enjoy Sandra's book also - I think that one is supposed to be coming for me also.

      Sure! Music is always fun to chat about - I laughed at myself last night and thought, "gosh, Charity will be exasperated with me for continuing to bombard her with song questions!" LOL! ;D

    2. Keep up the song questions/suggestions! I'm loving it -- can always use something new to listen to. ;) Really hoping "Ashton Park" comes, because I'm excited about it! Supposedly, it was sent several weeks ago, but it hasn't arrived yet, and I've already asked about it several times -- we can hope. :D

    3. Oh, noes! Hope your book does come, Charity and isn't lost in transit or something. I've been waiting on one also and am thinking it won't come since the tour starts at the end of the month. We'll see. Anyway here's wishing it arrives today for you! :)

      I'm always a fan of finding new music for the iPod/WMP also. I am such a fan of music in that I always love to have it playing on the laptop when I'm writing or have the earbuds in if I'm cleaning and such. Lovin' those Twitter chats. :)

  12. I spy the Colosseum in Glittering Promises ;) Great post, Rissi, those are some wonderful covers and books you've featured. I know they say don't judge a book by a cover but I do get a little iffy when the cover of a novel is a little meh *blushes* I've already made a note to myself that the day my manuscript is published it must have a lovely cover xD

    1. Isn't that one lovely, Lianne?!

      You are not alone, friend, I am one of those who judges a book by its cover. A lot. Sometimes I've not liked the cover but done my homework on the book and found out that it sounds like a gem. Needless to say, it pays to read the synopsis. :)

      Yay for pretty covers! I have that same plan - if my book would ever see publication (first it needs to be finished!), it must have an attractive cover. :)

      Lovely of you to drop in, Lianne!

  13. Ha, the "Tale of Two Centuries" looks like I would like the cover, IF the boy were a bit more "manly," for a minute I couldn't tell it was a guy! They must have gotten a funny angle of him . . . he doesn't look much like a surfer. But the gal's clothing is lovely and feminine, and I like the blue tones. Looks like a cute plotline to.

    The Karen Kingsbury cover seems really different for her type of books to, not a person in sight.

    Thanks for sharing!

    1. You summed up my feelings on 'Centuries' exactly, Camille! The guy just... "bugs" me. It's the angle and the model really though I do like the concept of it - and the shades are pretty! :)

      Karen's is different. It's got a neat vintage vibe going for it - which is a plus. :)

      Thanks for commenting and reading! ;)


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