Wednesday, June 7, 2017

Cover Reveal ~ A Song Unheard

It's always so exciting to get to share a new cover with you!! And I recently received the art for A Song Unheard, so here we go!

First, a bit of background. Where book 1 in the series features a library and books [insert blissful sigh here], my hero and heroine in A Song Unheard are both violinists, so obviously we needed a violin on the cover. That was non-negotiable. ;-) We also needed:

  • A girl in her 20s with light brown hair that slips from its chignon when she plays (I gave them Emily Blunt as my inspiration)
  • 1914 styling
  • A midday room, since all the playing happens in a hotel's function room, not on a stage
  • A bit of mystery ;-)

As always, Bethany House did a great job finding a model that fit my description and finding a unique way to put a violin in her hands! Are you ready?


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I love the soft, warm colors of this cover, and the art deco accents--similar to but different than the ones used on A Name Unknown. And you can just tell from the expression on her face that it's not the music stand she's set on watching, can't you? Yes, this is a woman with an ulterior motive for sure!

Now for the blurb:

Willa Forsythe is both a violin prodigy and top-notch thief, which makes her the perfect choice for a crucial task at the outset of World War I--to steal a cypher from a famous violinist currently in Wales.

Lukas De Wilde has enjoyed the life of fame he's won--until now, when being recognized nearly gets him killed. Everyone wants the key to his father's work as a cryptologist. And Lukas fears that his mother and sister, who have vanished in the wake of the German invasion of Belgium, will pay the price. The only light he finds is meeting the intriguing Willa Forsythe.

But danger presses in from every side, and Willa knows what Lukas doesn't--that she must betray him and find that cypher, or her own family will pay the price as surely as his has.

Now, for fun, side by side with the first book...

So what do you think? Favorite part of the new cover? How do you think it works with/compares to the first one?


  1. Hello Mrs. White, I have been following Go Teen Writers for about a month now and recently found your blog.
    I like how both covers have the hint that both girls are doing something to watch somebody else. They both have ulterior motives than looking at them at first glance.

  2. Works very well with the first one I think. I did wonder about the Dress, but they wore that type of style in Downton Abbey. Is it a blouse she has underneath the dress.

    Just out of curiosity did you hear many Welsh accents when you went there? I love their accent. Luke Evans (Gaston, Bard), has a lovely accent when he's not on stage.

  3. I think these two covers compliment each other very well! I love Art Deco. I have a mirror in the hallway that is black with gold accents that my mother gave me. It is one of the antique treasures that she gave us to outfit our house.
    I love the expressions and the colors. Very well done!

  4. I love everything about this cover - it's SO Willa! It looks as if she's known hard times(the little lines around her eyes are a clue) but she's come through them both beautiful and hopeful but ... wary. I like how she looks tense and watchful. And the violin in perfect. The covers look gorgeous together too! Elizabeth :)

  5. Ooh, very pretty! I love the soft rose coloring of her dress. The framework on both covers really works well, too.