Sunday Book Club: Covers and Such

August 14, 2016 Sunday Book Club 15

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Good Sunday morning, my friends! “Give thanks to the Lord, for He is good! His faithful love endures forever.” (Psalm 118:1, NLT)

This past week for Top Ten Tuesday, I did an epically long post on some of my favorite book covers. A few of the categories included just heroines, just heroes (a rarity in Christian fiction but oh so yummy), illustrated, and “off with their heads”.  I don’t know that I really have a personal favorite category of cover love … but the illustrated covers (like Rachel McMillan’s or Katherine Reay’s) usually catch my eye first.

Ok, now it’s your turn. What types of book covers catch your eye and make that book darn near irresistible? Are you drawn to illustrated covers like me? Do you prefer just the heroine? Just the hero? (duh.) Or do you like seeing them both on the cover? What about the covers that don’t show the characters’ faces – does that irritate you or you do like the extra room for your imagination to work? Let me know!

Carrie

15 Responses to “Sunday Book Club: Covers and Such”

  1. Rachel Dixon

    Not by Sight is one of my favorite covers. I prefer hidden or no faces…because I like using my imagination. And a classy dress will always catch my eye!

    • Carrie

      that is a gorgeous cover, yes! I’m the same way for the most part…. but occasionally (A Noble Groom…. Cold Shot…. A Twist of Faith… etc.) I love a cover with faces.

  2. Carrie Turansky

    Historical romance is my favorite genre to read and write. I love covers that show most of the heroine, including her face, wearing a beautiful, period accurate dress. I’m a real stickler for that with my covers. The dress has to be from the right time period. I have a new cover to reveal this week. I can’t wait to show you and all our reading friends!

    • Carrie

      the dresses on historical covers usually are what snags my attention right away!! Yes! SO EXCITED to see your new cover!!!

    • Winnie Thomas

      I’m looking forward to seeing your new cover, Carrie T. Your other covers are so gorgeous!

  3. Beckie B.

    I love covers like Rachel McMillan’s. Catchy titles with interesting fonts and pretty accompanying illustrations are my favs. Other books that fit the bill are Sandra Orchard’s Serena Jones Mystery series and Katherine Reay’s books. Have you seen the book The Angels’ Share by James Markert? It is set in Kentucky :).

    • Carrie

      I haven’t seen that one – will have to check it out!!!! The others you mentioned are some of my faves 🙂

    • Carrie

      I love Tamera Alexander’s covers for the dresses!!! Laura Frantz’s too

  4. DeAnna Dodson

    Yes, the clothes on a historical can be very enticing. And the background setting, too.

    I LOVE seeing the hero on the cover, but only if he doesn’t look stupid. In that event, it’s better if they just left him off. But a good one? Oh. My. Yes.

    😀

  5. Winnie Thomas

    If the cover has a picture of the characters, it needs to match the description in the story. It bothers me when it doesn’t, especially if the book I have is a print copy. With an e-book, I don’t notice the cover as much. Other than that, I don’t really have a preference. I just like it to be interesting and attractive.

    • Carrie

      One of the only times this has really bothered me was Whispers in the Reading Room – the heroine’s glasses were such a part of her character & the cover model had none.

  6. carylkane

    The cover should fit the story. I enjoy a variety of covers. I love the historical ones with the heroine in a gorgeous period dress. I also like Rachel McMillan’s covers.

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