Tuesday, February 10, 2015

Cover Reveal - The Lost Heiress!!!

Forgive the exclamation points. =) But this is exciting stuff!

The Lost Heiress, coming this September from Bethany House, is my first book. As in, the one I started when I was 12 and finished at 13. Okay, so it's undergone a few minor changes (cough--gazillion rewrites!), but the heart of the story is still the same.

And I have been waiting 20 years for a cover!!!

Here are a few of my early trials, from when it was called Golden Sunset, Silver Tear.



As you can see, I was all about jamming as much as possible on that cover, LOL. For reference, the black horse still plays a part in the story. (Though his name is now Oscuro [Italian for "darkness"] rather than Star). Brook and Justin are still my hero and heroine. Her necklace is now pearls rather than wooden beads, and there's no little angel figurine (why was there ever, again??).

And Bethany House decided to go simple with the cover. "Stark simplicity" was their choice of words, and I think it was a wise decision. So...drum roll please...here she is! Brook, The Lost Heiress!!!

(This hasn't been finalized by the last committee at BH to look at covers (that comes next week), so some tweaks may yet appear.)

What do you think??? I love the gold tones. And the dress. And the hair! They found me a lovely Brook. Ahhh. =)

And the listing just appeared on Amazon and is up on ChristianBook.com too!

7 comments:

  1. Love it!! Seriously, that is a gorgeous cover.

    And I love that you shared the original covers.And I love that fact that you HAVE original covers. :)

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    1. Thank you, Natasha!! I love it too...and think it's great fun to compare the final to my original attempts, LOL.

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  2. Love it and the detail on her dress--just beautiful! I also liking the gold tones on the cover.

    Congrats

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    1. Isn't the dress beautiful?? I'm really hoping that they put a full-length photo of the gown on the back cover. Fingers crossed!

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  3. The gold just looks so warm! And I find that smile intriguing, too--like "what is she thinking?" I look forward to reading it and trying to place just where that facial expression comes into play. :)

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    1. There is a particular scene where Brook's maid is observing that her smile has become muted...and will likely make her all the more popular for the mystery in it. ;-)

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  4. Wow! The cover is gorgeous. You must be thrilled!

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