Thursday, March 1, 2018

#CoverCrush: Cavalier Queen by Fiona Mountain

We all know we shouldn't judge a book by its cover, but in today's increasingly competitive market, a memorable jacket can make or break sales.

I am not a publishing professional, but I am a consumer and much as I loath admitting it, jacket design is one of the first things I notice when browsing. This appreciation for cover art is what inspired Cover Crush, a weekly post dedicated to those images that have captured my attention and/or piqued my interest. Enjoy!

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Gripping, passionate, and intense, the story of the English Civil Wars, through the eyes of Charles I's queen, Henrietta Maria

She was the Princess Diana of her day; her story the English Gone With The Wind. She loved clothes and jewels and parties. She had exquisite taste in interior design. She seemed destined to reign as one of England's most glamorous queens, famed for the beautiful palaces she designed and decorated. Instead, Princess Henrietta Maria of France became caught up in the Civil War, one of the greatest cataclysms in English history. Swept from her life of luxury into the squalid brutality of battle and the loneliness of exile, her heart was torn by the two men she loved—her husband, tragic Charles I, and charismatic Harry Jermyn, who designed and built most of London's West End, including the street which bears his name. This is their story. 

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Do I really need to explain my love for the design that graces Fiona Mountain's Cavalier Queen?  The circular illussion in the tiles is brilliant, but the sharp contrast created by the red dress... absolutely stunning. 

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Did this week's cover catch your eye? Do you have an opinion you'd like to share? Please leave a comment below. I'd love to hear from you!

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