But first things first! We have a beautiful cover to share with you!
Thoughts on the Cover
I had the pleasure of working with Lena Goldfinch on the cover (I need to clarify that she did all the work - I just helped her brainstorm!), and I'm so pleased with how it turned out!
After reading the book, I knew I wanted a daisy on the cover. Its symbolism and tie-in with the title made it a necessity in my mind (but you'll have to discover the scene that made me feel this way for yourself!). The daisy's connection with the title colors on here is perfect, and the golden-yellow color goes well with the sunshine pouring across the trees in the background.
I'm just in awe of how Lena put the background together! (Let's just say that it's not all one photo - it's a beautiful blend of different images designed to give just the right sense of the book's setting and its atmosphere/isolation.)
As for the couple, my dad pointed out how "imperfect" they are. Not that they aren't lovely people, but they aren't edited to be perfect, you know? My dad noted the mole on the woman's nose and the man's unshaven look. And I think the "imperfections" make the models that much more real. Their expressions are perfect, though, for this story! There's a hint of sweetness, a smile playing about the woman's mouth, that speaks to the romance and the hope. But there's also a seriousness about them both - perhaps a longing for connection, unspoken fears. The nature of this story (about a Vietnam veteran and a psychologist) makes the tone darker than many romances, and so the seriousness depicts that well.
And I think the black at the top helps with that, too. The colors and moods all give hints to the story behind the cover, and I say "bravo!" to Lena for getting so much across in such a simple and yet polished way.
About the Book
Want to know what this book is all about? So glad you asked! Here's the synopsis:
"Dr. Margo Devaull came to Dominic Zanelli's mountain retreat confident that she could help this Vietnam veteran overcome the torment that kept him apart from the world. But her training as a psychologist had not prepared her for the tragic, explosive contradictions brewing inside him. For here was a sensitive artist who could be gentle – and a man whose eyes flashed with violence and pain when he told her to leave and never come back. Yet Margo did come back, slowly gain his trust, and awaken the sleeping needs of his heart. Only by reliving her own wounded past and helping Zane confront a terrible memory from the war could she set them both free – and save their last chance for love."
Cover Reveal and Blog Tour
I'm so pleased to have a lovely group of bloggers helping Sandra and me to spread the work about this book! Today and tomorrow they'll be sharing their own cover reveal posts, where you can learn more about Sandra and Lena, maybe read a teaser from the book, and read others' thoughts about the cover! You'll find a list of the links and more at the Love's Miracles Blog Tour page here on this blog. Be sure to check in there often in the coming weeks for links and info!
The official blog tour is set for May 20th-31st (to coincide with Memorial Day and the book's release in Kindle format), and there will be reviews, giveaways, interviews, and more! It's going to be a blast! If you'd like to help spread the word, you can take the button below or check out the group of them on the blog tour page. Thank you in advance for your help!
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I'd love to hear your thoughts on the cover! What sort of mood/tone does it convey to you? Does it make you want to read the book? (If it does, consider marking it "Want to Read" on Goodreads!)