Hey y'all! I introduced a new feature on the blog last week, to give a quick recap: You've all heard the old saying "Don't judge a book by its cover", well I'm here to tell you that sometimes you CAN judge a book by its cover! ;) I mean let's face it, we all love books with beautiful covers, don't we? ;)
This will be a weekly feature where I will highlight a few awesome book covers that match the wonderful stories inside them. So without further ado, let's get to the covers! The covers featured will all be from books that I've read myself (unless I say otherwise), so if you want or think a cover should be featured, recommend the book!
I'd like to Highlight two new books first off, one was just released earlier this month and the other is ready for Pre-order and will be released in December.
1) This is the cover of Karen Witemeyer's latest release and the third installment in her Ladies of Harper's Station, "Heart on the Line". Released earlier this month, this book is already a smash. I'm currently reading it and I can NOT put it down. I absolutely adore every book Witemeyer has put out and this is no exception. I love the cover of this book because it does an excellent job of portraying the lead female character, Grace. Grace is a telegraph operator, hence the telegraph office setting. Karen's books always have such beautiful covers. Love them! ;)
Grace Mallory is tired of running, of hiding. But when an old friend sends an after-hours telegraph transmission warning Grace that the man who has hunted her for nearly a year has discovered her location, she fears she has no choice. She can't let the villain she believes responsible for her father's death release his wrath in Harper's Station, the town that has sheltered her and blessed her with the dearest friends she's ever known.
Amos Bledsoe prefers bicycles to horses and private conversations over the telegraph wire to social gatherings with young ladies who see him as nothing more than an oddity. His telegraph companion, the mysterious Miss G, listens eagerly to his ramblings every night and delights him with tales all her own. For months, their friendship--dare he believe, courtship?--has fed his hope that he has finally found the woman God intended for him. Yet when he takes the next step to meet her in person, he discovers her life is in peril, and Amos must decide if he can shed the cocoon of his quiet nature to become the hero Grace requires
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2) Regina Jennings' "Holding the Fort", which will be the first book in her new The Fort Reno Series, caught my eye immediately as I was browsing. I look forward to being able to read it when it is released in December. The cover caught my attention immediately with the bright colors, the beautiful gown, and the model's pose. The title also sounds intriguing. ;)
Louisa Bell never wanted to be a dance-hall singer, but dire circumstances force her hand. With a little help from her brother in the cavalry, she's able to make ends meet, but lately he's run afoul of his commanding officer, so she undertakes a visit to straighten him out.
Major Daniel Adams has his hands full at Fort Reno. He can barely control his rowdy troops, much less his two adolescent daughters. If Daniel doesn't find someone respectable to guide his children, his mother-in-law insists she'll take them.
When Louisa arrives with some reading materials, she's mistaken for the governess who never appeared. Major Adams is skeptical. She bears little resemblance to his idea of a governess--they're not supposed to be so blamed pretty--but he's left without recourse. His mother-in-law must be satisfied, which leaves him turning a blind eye to his unconventional governess's methods. Louisa's never faced so important a performance. Can she keep her act together long enough?
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3) Julie Klassen's "The Painter's Daughter" sports a beautiful cover, one that's even prettier in print, believe it or not. There's just something comforting about a pretty but simple cover. The model is beautiful in her own right, and the blue dress suites her.
Sophie Dupont, daughter of a portrait painter, assists her father in his studio, keeping her own artwork out of sight. She often walks the cliffside path along the north Devon coast, popular with artists and poets. It's where she met the handsome Wesley Overtree, the first man to tell her she's beautiful.
Captain Stephen Overtree is accustomed to taking on his brother's neglected duties. Home on leave, he's sent to find Wesley. Knowing his brother rented a cottage from a fellow painter, he travels to Devonshire and meets Miss Dupont, the painter's daughter. He's startled to recognize her from a miniature portrait he carries with him--one of Wesley's discarded works. But his happiness plummets when he realizes Wesley has left her with child and sailed away to Italy in search of a new muse.
Wanting to do something worthwhile with his life, Stephen proposes to Sophie. He does not offer love, or even a future together, but he can save her from scandal. If he dies in battle, as he believes he will, she'll be a respectable widow with the protection of his family.
Desperate for a way to escape her predicament, Sophie agrees to marry a stranger and travel to his family's estate. But at Overtree Hall, her problems are just beginning. Will she regret marrying Captain Overtree when a repentant Wesley returns? Or will she find herself torn between the father of her child and her growing affection for the husband she barely knows?
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Liz Austin. Born and raised in Upstate NY. Bibliophile. Writer. I would rather be reading....