Cover Reveal: Coming in mid 2016 from Bethany House

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It’s a delight to introduce Bethany House’s lineup for mid 2016. Many you will have already seen as the authors have had the pleasure of revealing their new covers  but here they are altogether.

Let’s talk story first! Elizabeth had me at Romulus – I adore the unique name and the story sounds so intriguing as Elizabeth’s always are. Can’t wait to read Dru’s tale in Becky’s final Porter family novel, and I’m a fan of Cliff, Melissa, Sarah, and Angela’s storytelling abilities.

Readers will be delighted to see Lawana Blackwell is back with a new story.

The covers are a mixed bag for me. Someone Like You, Courageous, An Elegant Facade, A Heart Most Certain, and A Tapestry of Secrets catch my eye the most. Tracie’s continue to be trademark Tracie which I understand but they don’t appeal much to me, Cliff’s is solid but I have to say I prefer the grittiness of the covers Zondervan did for his earlier books, especially given the male target audience. I love the previous covers of Angela’s but the purples don’t work for some reason here. The model is stunning but I would have preferred to see more of her face as the scarf over so much of her face takes away from the balance of the cover.

I’m being picky  because while I love the dress and style of Elizabeth’s cover, the decapitation seems too low on her face – a little higher and it would have worked for me! Mary’s has too much going on and Karen’s just doesn’t work for me at all. I’m afraid it looks too photo shopped, the lighting/shading is strange, and those hands appear much older than her face.

I have great respect for the Bethany House team and I’m thrilled to see they are respecting their readers by making it clear the With All My Heart collection is made up of previously published e-novellas.

As always, cover art is so subjective, I know the design teams work super hard to provide covers that appeal to the target audience of the books, so these are simply my thoughts on what appeals, or doesn’t, to me. No doubt you all have thoughts and many will be different than mine so do share!

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Someone Like You

Someone Like You by Victoria Bylin

Realistic Characters Shine in Bylin’s Latest Romance

Julia Dare is trying to run her own business, raise her young son, Max, and help her widowed mother. Her biggest worry, though, is keeping Max’s father from being a bad influence while still allowing the boy to spend time with his dad. When an account from her event-planning business sends her to Caliente Springs resort, she’s shocked to encounter Zeke Monroe, her college sweetheart.

Zeke is determined to keep Caliente Springs running despite financial trouble. When Julia walks back into his life, he’s surprised at the feelings she stirs up. As they work together on an important client’s wedding, the fate of the resort soon depends on their success. With Zeke and Julia both pushed to their limits, will their history put up walls between them or bring them together?

May, 2016

Fading Starlight

Fading Starlight by Katie Cushman

A Tale of Unexpected Friendship and Old Hollywood Glamour

Lauren Summers is hiding. Her fashion house internship should have launched her career, but a red carpet accident has left her blackballed. The only job she finds is unpaid, but comes with free lodging–a run-down cottage in the shadow of a cliff-side mansion. Unsure of what comes next, she’s surprised to be contacted by a reporter researching a reclusive former Hollywood ingénue who lives in the nearby mansion.

Kendall Joiner wants Lauren’s help uncovering the old woman’s secrets. In return, she’ll prove the red carpet accident was a publicity stunt so Lauren can regain her former job. With all her dreams in front of her, Lauren’s tempted by the offer, but as she and the old woman get to know each other, Lauren realizes nothing is quite as it seems.

May, 2016

Wilderness

Wilderness by Cliff Graham

Cliff Graham Writes Biblical Fiction Men Want to Read

Action-driven and unique in Christian fiction today, Shadow of the Mountain: Wilderness begins with Moses sending Joshua, Caleb, and ten others to spy on and scout the country of Canaan, where the Lord has promised them a homeland. Asked to report back, ten talk only of the Anakites, a race of fearsome giants in the hills, their walled cities, and terrible human sacrifices to their gods.

Despite giants, Joshua and Caleb feel the Lord is on their side and the land will be worth it. But the hearts of the people are fearful and turned against God’s words. Their punishment will be forty years without a home, wandering the deserts until that generation dies out. But as the life of Caleb proves, God’s promises are real–for men young and old.

May, 2016

Her One and Only

Her One and Only by Becky Wade

Romance Fans Eagerly Anticipate Every New Release from Becky Wade

Gray Fowler, star NFL tight end, is being pursued by a stalker, so his team hires a protection agency to keep Gray under the watch of a bodyguard at all times. When Gray meets Dru Porter, an agent assigned to him, he’s indignant. How can an attractive young female half his size possibly protect him?

But Dru’s a former Marine, an expert markswoman, and a black belt. She’s also ferociously determined to uncover the identity of Gray’s stalker. And she’s just as determined to avoid any kind of romantic attachment between herself and the rugged football player with the mysterious past. But the closer they get to finding the stalker, the closer they grow to each other. As the danger rises, can Dru and Gray entrust their hearts–and their lives–to one another?

May, 2016

Sins of the Past

Sins of the Past by Dee Henderson, Dani Pettrey, and Lynette Eason

Three Novellas from Bestselling Authors

In Dee Henderson’s “Missing,” a Wyoming sheriff is called to Chicago when his elderly mother goes missing. Paired with a savvy Chicago cop, the two realize her disappearance is no accident, and a race against the clock begins.

Dani Pettrey returns to Alaska with “Shadowed,” introducing readers to the parents of her beloved McKenna clan. Adventure, romance, and danger collide when a young fisherman nets the body of an open-water swimming competitor who may actually be a possible Russian defector.

Lynette Eason’s “Blackout” delivers the story of a woman once implicated in a robbery gone wrong. The loot has never been found–but her memory of that night has always been unreliable. Can she remember enough to find her way to safety when the true culprit comes after her?

May, 2016

A Haven on Orchard Lane

A Haven on Orchard Lane by Lawana Blackwell

Much-Loved Lawana Blackwell Delivers Another Charming Victorian-Era Tale

In difficult circumstances, Charlotte Ward, once a famed stage actress, tries to restart her career–only to experience disaster. Against her better judgment, her estranged daughter, Rosalind, comes to her mother’s rescue and moves her to a quiet English coastal village.

Charlotte is grateful to get to know Rosalind after years apart. As one who has regrets about her own romantic past, it’s a joy for Charlotte to see love blossom for her daughter. For Rosalind, however, it’s time away from teaching–and now she must care for the mother who wasn’t there for her. And what could be more complicated than romance?

Together, mother and daughter discover that healing is best accomplished when they focus less on themselves and more on the needs of others.

June, 2016

Delilah

Delilah: Treacherous Beauty by Angela Hunt

A Complex and Compelling Glimpse at One of the Bible’s Baddest Girls

Life is not easy in Philistia, especially not for a woman and child alone. When beautiful, wounded Delilah finds herself begging for food to survive, she resolves that she will find a way to defeat all the men who have taken advantage of her. She will overcome the roadblocks life has set before her, and she will find riches and victory for herself.

When she meets a legendary man called Samson, she senses that in him lies the means for her victory. By winning, seducing, and betraying the hero of the Hebrews, she will attain a position of national prominence. After all, she is beautiful, she is charming, and she is smart. No man, not even a supernaturally gifted strongman, can best her in a war of wits.

June, 2016

From this Moment

From This Moment by Elizabeth Camden

Award-Winning Historical Romance from a Noteworthy Talent

Romulus White has tried for years to hire illustrator Stella West for his renowned scientific magazine. She is the missing piece he needs to propel his magazine to the forefront of the industry.

But Stella abruptly quit the art world and moved to Boston with a single purpose: to solve the mysterious death of her beloved sister. Romulus, a man with connections to high society and every important power circle in the city, could be her most valuable ally.

Sparks fly the instant Stella and Romulus join forces, and Romulus soon realizes the strong-willed and charismatic Stella could disrupt his hard-won independence. Can they continue to help each other when their efforts draw the wrong kind of attention from the powers-that-be and put all they’ve worked for at risk?

June, 2016

No Other Will Do

No Other Will Do by Karen Witemeyer

Enjoy Bestselling Author Karen Witemeyer’s Terrific New Romance!

Men are optional. That’s the credo Emma Chandler’s suffragette aunts preached and why she started a successful women’s colony in Harper’s Station, Texas. But when an unknown assailant tries repeatedly to drive them out, Emma admits they might need a man after all. A man who can fight–and she knows just the one.

Malachi Shaw finally earned the respect he craved by becoming an explosives expert for the railroad. Yet when Emma’s plea arrives, he bolts to Harper’s Station to repay the girl who once saved his life. Only she’s not a girl any longer. She’s a woman with a mind of her own and a smile that makes a man imagine a future he doesn’t deserve.

As the danger intensifies, old feelings grow and deepen, but Emma and Mal will need more than love to survive.

June, 2016

Courageous

Courageous by Dina Sleiman

Valiant Hearts: Where Adventure and Romance Meet

Inspired by the vision of the Young Lady Sapphira, Rosalind of Ipsworth joins a group of men, women, and children as a defender of the cross, seeking to free captives from prisons near Tripoli. She gladly gives herself to the cause, as she’s haunted by a tragic mistake and no longer deserves such joys as marriage and family might bring.

Sir Randel Penigree was reared to serve in the church, but dreams of protecting the innocent as a knight. Joining a crusade to escape humiliation at home, he finds himself drawn to Rosalind as they partner to train and protect a group of young adolescents. When they face political machinations, danger, and an unknown enemy bent on their destruction, they are forced to reconsider their priorities and the very nature of the God they serve.

July, 2016

A Beauty Refined

A Beauty Refined by Tracie Peterson

Tracie Peterson Delivers Bestselling Historical Fiction with Romance and Adventure

Phoebe Von Bergen is excited to accompany her father when he travels from Germany to purchase sapphires in Montana. Little does she know that her father’s plans–for the gemstones and his daughter–are not what they seem.

Ian Harper, a lapidary working in Helena, finds the young woman staying at the Broadwater Hotel more than a little intriguing. Yet the more he gets to know her, the more he realizes that her family story is based on a lie–a lie she has no knowledge of. And Ian believes he knows the only path that will lead her to freedom.

Meeting Ian has changed everything. Phoebe is determined to stay in America, regardless of her father’s plans. But she may not be prepared for the unexpected danger as the deception begins to unravel.

July, 2016

An Elegant Facade

An Elegant Facade by Kristi Ann Hunter

An Exciting New Voice in Regency Romance

Lady Georgina Hawthorne has worked tirelessly to seal her place as the Incomparable for her debut season. At her first London ball, she hopes to snag the attention of an earl.

With money and business connections, but without impeccable bloodlines, Colin McCrae is invited everywhere but accepted nowhere. When he first encounters the fashionable Lady Georgina, he’s irritated by his attraction to a woman who concerns herself only with status and appearance.

What Colin doesn’t know is that Georgina’s desperate social aspirations are driven by the shameful secret she harbors. Association with Colin McCrae is not part of Georgina’s plan, but as their paths continue to cross, they both must decide if the realization of their dreams is worth the sacrifices they must make.

July, 2016

No Way Up

No Way Up by Mary Connealy

New Western Romance Series from Bestselling Author Mary Connealy

When Cimarron ranch patriarch Chance Boden is caught in an avalanche, the quick actions of hired hand Heath Kincaid save him. Badly injured, Chance demands that his will be read and its conditions be enforced immediately.

Without anyone else to serve as a witness, Heath is pressed into reading the will. If Justin, Sadie, and Cole Boden don’t live and work at home for the entire year, the ranch will go to their low-down cousin Mike.

Then Heath discovers the avalanche was a murder attempt, and more danger might follow. Deeply involved with the family, Heath’s desire to protect Sadie goes far beyond friendship. The danger keeps them close together, and their feelings grow until being apart is the last thing on their minds.

July, 2016

The Artisan's Wife

The Artisan’s Wife by Judith Miller

Delightful Blend of History and Romance

Ainslee McKay’s world is shaken when she discovers her twin sister has not only eloped with a man she barely knows but now Ainslee must fulfill their obligation at a tile works in Weston, West Virginia. Ainslee must learn the ropes and, if she can keep the tile works profitable, her brother will help her sell the business.

When Levi Judson arrives and shows Ainslee his designs for new tiles, she’s impressed by his skill and passion for the business. But he’s hiding his true reason for coming to Weston. And Ainslee knows he’d be crushed to learn his plans for a long career at McKay Tile Works are in vain since she intends to sell. Can the growing feelings between them survive if the truth comes to light–or is a future together as untenable as the future of the tile works itself?

August, 2016

A Tapestry of Secrets

A Tapestry of Secrets by Sarah Loudin Thomas

This Decade-Spanning Novel of Family and Faith Will Delight

Now in her eighties, Perla Phillips has carried a secret since she was eighteen years old. When she sees her granddaughter, Ella, struggling for perfection, she decides to share her secret to show that God can use even the biggest mistakes for good. But before she can reveal what happened during that summer sixty years ago, she has a debilitating stroke.

Carrying a secret of her own, Ella arrives back in Wise, West Virgina, to help her aunt Sadie care for Perla. Both know the woman wanted to tell them something, but she’s now locked in silence. Together they begin looking into the past, but they may learn more than they expected.

Will they have the courage to share their hearts? Or will the truth remain buried forever?

August, 2016

A Heart Most Certain

A Heart Most Certain by Melissa Jagears

A Fresh Voice in Historical Romance!

While Lydia King’s reasons for joining the Teaville Moral Society might be suspect to some members, her heart is in the right place. Because of her father’s debts and her mother’s persistent illness, her best chance at a secure future and curing her mother is to impress the politician courting her. Her first task–to ask the town’s wealthiest man to donate–seems simple enough . . . until he refuses.

Despite appearances, Nicholas Lowe wants to help others, but prefers to keep his charity private. When Lydia proves persistent, they agree to a bargain, but Nicholas still intends to do things his own way. Neither predicts what they’ll learn about true charity or foresee the complications their actions will bring to the town, forcing Lydia to decide where her beliefs and heart truly align.

August, 2016

With All My Heart

With All My Heart by Karen Witemeyer, Jody Hedlund, Melissa Jagears, Sarah Loudin Thomas, and Jen Turano

A Value-Minded Collection from Top Historical Romance Authors

Readers will take a journey across America and through time in this collection of five novellas from some of Christian fiction’s top writers. Originally released as ebooks, the novellas–moving, faith-filled and deeply romantic–now find print for the first time. The collection includes:

Karen Witemeyer’s “Love on the Mend,” set in post-Civil War Texas, tells the story of two competing doctors. Jody Hedlund’s “Out of the Storm” finds a desperate woman shipwrecked near a Michigan lighthouse. Melissa Jagears’ “Love by the Letter” is an unexpected mail-order-bride prairie story. Sarah Loudin Thomas’ “Appalachian Serenade” finds love in a small-town West Virginia store. Finally, Jen Turano’s “Gentleman of Her Dreams” tackles the New York social season.

August, 2016

Where Hope Prevails

Where Hope Prevails by Janette Oke and Laurel Oke Logan

Inspiring Conclusion to a Popular Series with a TV tie-in

When Beth Thatcher returns to Coal Valley, she has much to be excited about. She anticipates Jarrick’s proposal of marriage and perhaps a spring wedding. The mine is expanding, and there are more schoolchildren than ever.

But the town’s rapid growth brings many challenges. A second teacher is assigned, and Beth finds herself going head-to-head with a very different philosophy of education–one that dismisses religion and rejects God. Fearful for the children who sit under the influence of Robert Harris Hughes, Beth struggles to know how to respond.

At the same time, Beth wonders if Jarrick is considering a position at her father’s company simply for her sake. Should she admit her feelings on the matter? Or keep silent and allow Jarrick to make up his own mind?

August, 2016

 

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42 Responses to Cover Reveal: Coming in mid 2016 from Bethany House

  1. Super excited about Elizabeth’s (hers are masterful stories, always), Melissa’s and of course, Becky’s. I’m most especially excited about Dru’s story! :)

    As for covers, I like “Courageous,” too as well as Victoria’s and Becky’s, and Sarah’s. It’s nice to see hers be “different” in that they don’t use models (though I am a fan of cover models). Like you, I respect the folks at Bethany and am excited to read so many of these this coming year. Thanks for this amazing line up of covers, Rel.

  2. My books don’t feel real until I see them here. Love that you share upcoming stories like this!

  3. I just love your cover reveal posts!!! So many amazing books to look forward to!

  4. Yay! another cover reveal post. Now to add even more books to my already overflowing TBR list. I am really drawn to all the covers with white dresses, especially Kathryn Cushman’s cover. The cover I find most striking is Delilah by Angela Hunt. It has that wow factor for me. Sarah Loudin Thomas’ novel is also a winner. Thanks again for these wonderful posts!

  5. Wonderful collage, Rel! I was super happy with the cover for Someone Like You. One of the newer Bethany House designers came up with the idea from a picture I sent of a sprawling resort lit up by lanterns. So pretty! And romantic too. But what I like best is how the lanterns and starry sky capture the story. Zeke and Julia have a lot to overcome, but that made the ending all the sweeter :)

    I generally like “decapitation” covers, but it’s not easy to know where to make the cut. What really appealed to me about Elizabeth Camden’s cover was the heroine’s dress. Stunning!

    The other covers that grabbed my eye for the art alone were the white dress covers for Kathryn Cushman and Kristi Ann Hunter. Melissa’s is pretty too. It’s funny, but at the same time, I’m equally drawn to Cliff’s cover for the darkness and drama.

    Thanks for a lovely start to the day.

    • Hi Victoria – thanks so much for sharing a little of your cover’s behind the scenes! The dress is stunning on Elizabeth’s cover, for sure.

      I’m so looking forward to reading Someone Like You.

  6. I’m such a fan of these cover reveal posts, Rel! I love seeing all the covers in a particular season together. There are A LOT of books here! Of this group I find the following especially striking: Someone Like You, Fading Starlight, Sins of the Past, Delilah, Courageous, A Tapestry of Secrets, and A Heart Most Certain.

  7. Oh, I get so excited seeing new covers from Bethany House! So many amazing authors I’ve come to love and know. Thanks for sharing, Rel!

  8. Hi, Rel. Always so interesting to get your take on the covers. They are trying to move my covers in a slightly different direction, going for more dramatic impact than humor. But I appreciate you input on the level of photo-shopping.

    My favorites from this group include Elizabeth Camden’s (just love that dress!), Kristi Ann Hunter (such a Pride & Prejudice feel to it), Melissa Jagears’s (always like having the man somewhere on the cover, and the turned head instead of decapitation is nice), and Lawana Blackwell’s (it’s just such a welcoming scene – I want to visit that cottage and meet the people who live there).

    • Ever gracious, Karen – thank you so much for taking the time to comment. It must be so hard to create a cover that the designers approve, the author loves, that meets the target audience, and fits the story!

      It will be interesting to see how your readers respond to the change in style for you as the whimsy of your previous covers has been a bit of a trademark. Appreciate you sharing.

      I love having the man on the cover, too :)

  9. All great covers. Can’t wait to read them.

  10. Love to get glimpses of up-coming books…especially some whose authors I have not yet become familiar with…Thrilled to know that at last I will be able to read Love On The Mend…have been grieving that I did not have access to it ever since in came out in ebook form…Eager to read the novellas by Henderson, Pettrey, and Eason as well and to start another series by Connealy…not to mention Witemeyer and Peterson….guess I’d better make a last of when to look for each one and start saving my pennies…:)

    • They do inspire you to start saving, don’t they, Patricia?! I like the idea of the novellas being available in print form, too. A win-win for all readers.

  11. Hey Rel,
    Some interesting covers here. My favorite is Cliff Graham’s “Wilderness.” I really love everything about it! My next choice is Mary Connealy’s. I love the whimsy of it, which fits her books. Also, it reminds me of her first series covers. I love Victoria Bylin’s cover. The lanterns and the hammock look great. I do have one thing that bothers me with it. I wish the title had been at the bottom or moved to the top with the author name at the bottom. I just think its location interferes with the picture, which I love, a bit too much. I love Dina Sleiman’s “Courageous” cover, as I have all of the ones for this series. I love Judith’s cover, but even more I am looking forward to seeing the back cover of this one. I have liked the back covers for this series even more than the actual covers, which I have really like. I like Janette and Laurel Logan’s cover. I have really like the vibrancy of all the covers of this series, but this one is especially good to me. I love Angela Hunt’s cover. I disagree with you a bit here, Rel. I love the veil over part of her face. I think it could be very “revealing” into the character of Delilah. I really like the cover for the historical novella collection. I also like the title “bubble.” I’m sure it was hard coming up with a cover for this one as the stories have no similar theme or setting. I really like the concept of Melissa Jagears’ cover, but I wish the female model’s face was turned a bit more forward so she appears to be looking at him. The current angle of it is a bit odd to me. I also wish the series title was a bit more prominent and more had been done with it, possibly with the font. I think it so different and intriguing it should have been featured more. I like Tracie’s cover. The red works better as a frame to me than the blue did. The blue of the dress and the backdrop are great, too. I really like Kathryn Cushman’s cover a lot, but I will confess that my OCD comes out a bit and I wish the window line had been squared up to frame the dress even better. I love the concept of it! Becky Wade’s cover is really nice and fits with the others in the series. I am excited to see another Victorian story from Lawana! I love the English village look, too. I just wish the mother and daughter had been added on the path. I think that could have added so much to this. It is a bit too much like some of Michael Phillips’ covers to me. I really like Sarah Thomas’s cover. Quilts work so well for the setting. I do wish “a novel” was not on the tag. It takes away from the picture being a part of the story, so to speak. I do not care too much for the cover of the suspense novella collection. I love the concept of the collection. Bethany does a great job of promoting their authors and series with their novellas. The cover is just too bland to me. It reminds me of another suspense cover from several years ago, but I couldn’t put my finger on the title. And oh, the decapitations… I actually like Kristi Hunter’s cover ok. It highlights the rose so it works to me. I do like the dress in Elizabeth Camden’s, but it seems at odds with the backdrop. That may be a part of the story, but I couldn’t tell from the synopsis. I love Karen Witemeyer’s work, but this cover is a big miss to me. There seems to be no reason for the decapitation other than to have a decapitation. I would much rather see a symbol cover than this, and I almost always prefer model covers for historicals. I am sure the book is great, though, as her writing is fantastic. Thanks as always, Rel!

    • HI AARON! I always love to hear from you. Thank you for the kind words about my cover. It does have a ‘throw-back’ feel to my first covers and I sill love them…just as I love this one!

      • Hey!
        I knew you must love this cover as you are not a people-on-the-cover person like I am. It so reminded me of those days at Barbour working on your great books and dealing with your “cowgirls!” Blessings to you!

        • Aaron wouldn’t let me use the word COWGIRLS. He said it hadn’t been invented yet.

          BUT I NEEDED THAT WORD!

          He had only TRUTH and FACTS on his side, so how could he hope to prevail???

      • So glad you love the cover, Mary – I can’t think how frustrating it would be for an author to dislike their cover.

        • Rel, honestly, I trust my publisher to want to sell books. That figures right? We’re on the same team right?

          So I always assume they know their business and what covers attract attention. So I usually ask for very few–if any changes.

    • Love your detailed thoughts, Aaron. I always think of what your response might be when I put these posts together – especially when there are decapitations!

      I’m not in complete disagreement with you on Delilah’s cover – I still would like her face partially covered…just not so much!

      Thanks for taking the time to share.

  12. So many pretty covers! I’m very excited to see the new Lawana Blackwell book. I really enjoyed her ‘Gresham Chronicles’ series. And the cover is gorgeous!

    I’d also really like to read Sarah Loudin Thomas’s books. I read her novella awhile back and loved it.

    Always fun to see the new fiction covers here. Thanks for sharing. : )

  13. Wow! What a stellar line up of books. I think Bethany House has outdone themselves–again!! Beautiful. Must start saving the pennies, because most of these I want on my shelf!
    Cheers,
    Susan

  14. REL thank you for this post. This is the first time I’ve seen my cover online. It wasn’t even on Amazon last time I checked, but the book is up. I need to go check again!

  15. Who needs trick-or-treat candy when we have this “eye candy” … with less calories! Thanks so much for sharing!

  16. I’m super excited to read A Heart Most Certain, Her One and Only and Delilah.

    As far as covers, A Heart Most Certain appeals to me the most. One thing I like is not only that it’s a beautiful cover, but that it’s a clear break from her mail order bride covers. There is no question that she is introducing a new series.

    I agree that Elizabeth’s cover would be stronger with more of the model’s face showing.

    Thanks for sharing upcoming releases! So fun!

  17. Yea! I love the cover reveal posts. Thanks for doing this, Rel. It’s so neat to see the whole season of Bethany House books grouped together like this.

  18. I’m kind of freaking out! I can’t believe how many books in this lot are from authors that I know and love. Not personally, of course, but through their stories. :) I’ve realized that my reading tastes are eclectic and I pull from so many sub-genres, but my current reading faves are romantic comedies. Maybe that means I’m needing to lighten up this year?! So I am excited for Mary and Karen’s books and their typical dose of humor in their romance. Great covers, too.

    I think all of the covers are wonderful. My favorite being Dina L. Sleiman’s, Courageous. I have an affinity for medieval history and her attire screams “Crusades!” The dusk background helps the “dark ages” atmosphere, as well. Becky Wade’s cover isn’t my least favorite, but it seems like a fairly generic romance cover. Nothing special. It’s disappointing since I love her books. As the saying goes, “Don’t judge a book by its cover” and I would never judge the contents of a Becky Wade book.

  19. Thanks for this great post, Rel. I’m always amazed at the talent of the Bethany cover artists.

    I have to point out, though, that the descriptive copy for DELILAH was written before I even handed the book in (they have to have something to put in the catalog!), but the woman describe in it is NOTHING like my Delilah. Just so no one will be surprised when they read the actual book . . . :-)

    Thanks again for the great reveal/review!
    Angie

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