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Cover Candy: Edition Five

Put together another edition of some “cover love” today. Found some really great new covers, and a couple that have been re-designed. Enjoy!

Re-posting from my “main” blog.

  • “Basic” and traditional as this cover may be, I am in love with the splash of yellow in the car. It adds a neat hue and brings everything together. Know nothing about this Christian market author but the story sounds fine…

Synopsis: The red warning light on her car dashboard drove Lainie Davis to seek help in the tiny town of Last Chance, New Mexico. But as she encounters the people who make Last Chance their home, it’s her heart that is flashing bright red warning lights. These people are entirely too nice, too accommodating, and too interested in her personal life for Lainie’s comfort-especially since she’s on the run and hoping to slip away unnoticed.

Yet in spite of herself, Lainie finds that she is increasingly drawn in to the dramas of small town life. An old church lady who always has room for a stranger. A handsome bartender with a secret life. A single mom running her diner and worrying over her teenage son. Could Lainie actually make a life in this little hick town? Or will the past catch up to her even here in the middle of nowhere?

July 2013

  • Love this concept but don’t like how it was put together. Given my previous enjoyment of Sandra’s novels, I’ll likely read it but the theme isn’t eye-catching.

Synopsis: Julianne has been looking for Prince Charming all her life—and that doesn’t change when she and her best friend, Will, agree to be law partners. When this Cinderella-in-training discovers a work boot, she’s determined to track down its handsome owner—and meets handyman Paul. Will the shoe fit, or will he tumble off his princely pedestal?

April 2012

  • Ooo! Look, the hero is on the cover – and the heroine? Oh, yeah! She’s back there. Somewhere.

Synopsis: Tired of running from her past, nurse Kate Callison intends to become Austin Grace Hospital’s permanent ER director and make Texas her home. Then unthinkable tragedy wraps the ER in crime tape, bringing swarms of media, legal chaos—and a search-and-rescue hero who seems determined to meddle in her life.

For Wes Tanner, nothing beats finding someone who’s lost; he’s known that helpless terror firsthand. So he’ll expand his team’s lifeline of hope: K9 tracking, swift water rescue, even horse-mounted searches. He’s ready for anything—except Austin Grace’s prickly and dismissive ER director.

May 2013

  • This is the perfect art for the storyline. It conveys that it deals with a teenager in a glance, and yet is somehow “chilling” after you read the synopsis.

Synopsis: Determined to pull herself and her hard-working single mom out of financial straits, 16-year-old Simi Fremont considers becoming a professional model. But what she thought was a real future in the fashion world begins to reveal itself as a front for human trafficking! Will Simi learn what it means to rely on God?

     April 2013

  • Of late, I’ve been skipping out on western fiction because it’s not my thing any more but this joyful design may entice me back to it. Plus, when I was a teen, Lori was one of my most favorite authors.

Synopsis: It’s 1851, and Evie Lawrence is penniless and heartbroken after a failed romance. When a kind elderly man announces his plan to move west and make his fortune, Evie jumps at the chance to go with him and start a new life. She says goodbye to the only home she’s ever known and sets out for the Northwest.

There she meets Noah Hughes, a handsome young man who has gambled everything he owns on the chance to make a fresh start. Living the rugged life of a lumberjack, he too is determined to one day make his fortune. The last thing he’s looking for is a bride…so why can’t he get Evie out of his mind?

May 2013

  • Cannot say much about this series as I’ve not read any yet but it seems very fitting with the “idea” of the three-book set.

Synopsis: N/A

May 2013

  • Since I’ve never read any of Rene’s books, I can take or leave her. However, this concept caught my eye! It’s unique and really different to most Christian fic. Then I read the synopsis – it sounds intriguing!

Synopsis: Filled with grief, Jules Bellano rarely leaves the house since her husband’s death while on duty as a police officer. Other than the reviews Jules writes on her blog, she has little contact with the outside world.

One day when she ventures out to the local grocery store, Jules is bumped into by a fellow customer who apologizes profusely. She recognizes him as her favorite author, Patrick Reagan. Jules gushes and thoroughly embarrasses herself before Regan graciously talks with her.

And that’s the last thing she remembers—until she wakes up in a strange room with a splitting headache. She’s been kidnapped. And what she discovers will change everything she believed about her husband’s death . . . her career . . . and her faith. August 2013

  • Following suit with the novels prior to this in Robin’s latest series, this cover isn’t anything “special” but it’s very classy and I love the simple touch of the hat.

Synopsis: N/A

September 2013

  • This is an “old” re-vise but you may remember back in October, this book was featured and we chatted about the “awkward” ribbon over Lizzie’s face. Michelle had it professionally removed; the improvement is a much better result!

  • Curious about this one since my mother has read this author’s prior “Steeple Hill” publications. Should be a great mystery.

Synopsis: The deadliest animal in the jungle is the two legged kind.

Nina Truman is a missionary nurse, serving in a tiny Guatemalan town not far from the Mexican border. It’s a fulfilling life tending to the village poor, a way to serve in the country from which she was adopted. The day she leaves on furlough, is the day her life falls apart. Her bus is ambushed and she must flee from forces who inexplicably wish her dead. Trapped between a ruthless drug lord and his assassins, a corrupt police chief, and colleagues with ulterior motives, her friends may prove just as deadly as her enemies as she uncovers a plot tangled deep in the roots of her own past.

June 2013

  • LOVE this one. It’s mysterious and elegant wrapped in one great concept art.

  • Following the success of her novel in 2012, Beth follows up with this – and the “look” is very similar only better!

Synopsis: At 36, Dr. Kendall Haynes feels her dreams of finding a husband and having children will never come true. When former pilot Griffin Walker becomes the reluctant guardian of his 16-year-old brother, he wonders how his life got so off course. Will Kendall and Griffin discover there’s been a divine plan all along?

May 2013

  • At first, I didn’t love this cover art, something that disappointed me since Susan is always a favorite author but now… I am warming to it. Love the wording (and font) taking up so much of the space yet not seeming overwhelming – and the child is precious.

Synopsis: Darek Christiansen is almost a dream bachelor-oldest son in the large Christiansen clan, heir to their historic Evergreen Lake Resort, and doting father. But he’s also wounded and angry since the tragic death of his wife, Felicity. No woman in Deep Haven dares come near.

New assistant county attorney Ivy Madison simply doesn’t know any better when she bids on Darek at the charity auction. Nor does she know that when she crafted a plea bargain three years ago to keep Jensen Atwood out of jail and in Deep Haven fulfilling community service, she was releasing the man responsible for Felicity’s death. All Ivy knows is that the Christiansens feel like the family she’s always longed for. And once she gets past Darek’s tough exterior, she finds a man she could spend the rest of her life with. Which scares her almost as much as Darek learning of her involvement in his wife’s case.

May 2013

  • According to retail sites, this is now the design for Marybeth’s upcoming novel. It has more pizzazz than the prior concept but I also liked the hues and “breezy” beauty of the original cover.

Synopsis: Ivy Marshall, a savvy, determined woman, finds out her husband has cheated on her on the same day her sister’s perfect boyfriend proposes on national television. When Ivy’s mother asks her to return to her family’s beach home to plan her sister’s upcoming wedding, she decides to use the excuse to escape from the pain of her circumstances.

When her return to Sunset Beach, North Carolina, brings her face to face with her former fiancé, old feelings rise to the surface and she wonders if there is a future for them. However, her husband has started tweeting his apology to her and doesn’t want to give up on their marriage. As she helps prepare the wishing tree for her sister’s wedding, she must examine her own wishes for the future and decide what love should be. ….

May 2013

  • Here again, we have a re-vise design. Initially, the design was more… “playful.” Which do you prefer?

Synopsis: On his way to interview for a position at a church in the Piney Woods of Texas, Crockett Archer can scarcely believe it when he’s forced off the train by a retired outlaw and presented to the man’s daughter as the minister she requested for her birthday. Worried this unfortunate detour will ruin his chances of finally serving a congregation of his own, Crockett is determined to escape. But when he finally gets away, he’s haunted by the memory of the young woman he left behind–a woman whose dreams now hinge on him.

For months, Joanna Robbins prayed for a preacher. A man to breathe life back into the abandoned church at the heart of her community. A man to assist her in fulfilling a promise to her dying mother. A man to help her discover answers to the questions that have been on her heart for so long. But just when it seems God has answered her prayers, it turns out the parson is there against his will and has dreams of his own calling him elsewhere. Is there any way she can convince Crockett to stay in her little backwoods community? And does the attraction between them have any chance of blossoming when Joanna’s outlaw father is dead set against his daughter courting a preacher?

May 2013

Now it’s your turn, readers! Which struck your fancy? Is there a book coming out that you love the design? Share any and all thoughts below with some fun bookish talk.

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