Tuesday, January 13, 2015

Cover Reveal: The Sound of Diamonds

This is a very special cover reveal for me...not just because the author (Rachelle Rea) is a very special and talented person (which she totally is!), but also because The Sound of Diamonds was the very first manuscript I edited after I started Editing Through the Seasons. While she wasn't the first client who hired me, Rachelle was the winner of an editing giveaway I offered at The Writer's Alley a couple of months after I started my freelance business. And her story was such a pleasure to read and to help polish. :)

Fans of inspirational historical romance will fall in love with these characters and the unique setting/backdrop where the drama unfolds. You won't want to miss this exciting start to a brand-new series!

The Sound of Diamonds releases in June, but in the meantime, you can pre-order the book, add it to your Goodreads shelf, and admire the lovely cover...

In Reformation-era England, a converted rogue wants to restore his honor—at whatever cost. Running from a tortured past, Dirk Godfrey knows he has only one chance at redemption.

An independent Catholic maiden seeking refuge in the Low Countries finds herself at the center of the Iconoclastic Fury. Jaded by tragedy, Gwyneth’s only hope of getting home is to trust the man she hates, and she soon discovers her poor vision is not the only thing that has been blinding her.

But the home Gwyneth knew is not what she once thought. When a dark secret and a twisted plot for power collide in a castle masquerading as a haven, will the saint and the sinner hold to hope…or be overcome? When Dirk’s plan fails, could all be lost?

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My Thoughts on the Cover

I love the symbolism with the necklace/rosary, the door she's about to open (and the light coming through), and the fact that we can't see her eyes (tying in with Gwyneth's poor vision). There are a lot of twists and flourishes in the embellishments and the word "Diamonds," showing the twists and turns of the story - and the beautiful boldness and clarity of the girl's dress, the necklace, and the title/author name stand out nicely against the rustic background. It's a beautiful cover for a beautiful story!

About the Author

Rachelle Rea plots her novels while driving around the little town she’s lived in all her life in her dream car, a pick-up truck. As a freelance editor, she enjoys mentoring fellow authors in the craft. A homeschool graduate and retired gymnast, she wrote The Sound of Diamonds the summer after her sophomore year of college.

What are your thoughts on the cover? 
Does the title intrigue you?


Rachelle said...

Amber, you mentioned everything I love about it--how perfectly the cover matches the story! Thank you so much!

Rissi said...

Beautiful cover thoughts, Amber! :)

Amber Stokes said...


Sweet! :D It's a great cover and a wonderful story. Excited for you and for this whole series, friend!


Amber Stokes said...


Aww, why thank you! :)

I love how the blogosphere rallies around fellow writers to support one another. Very exciting times!!