Thursday, August 25, 2016

Covers of Novels ...

By now you should be familiar with the routine ... a blog post full of book covers every now and again! Hope you enjoy this fun, pretty post amidst my Hidden Gems: Authors You Need to Discover series! ^_^

Shine Like the Dawn by Carrie Turansky

When English inventor and industrialist William Harcourt dies, his son Nathaniel inherits Morningside Manor, with its elaborate gardens, grounds, and inventions. Nate also gains partial control of his father's company, Clifton Engineering. His father's dying request to repay an old debt reunites Nate with Margaret Lounsbury, a childhood friend he deeply admired.

Four years earlier, Maggie lost much of her family when their boat sank during an outing. Maggie wonders if the tragedy was truly an accident, and if the Harcourts hold any responsibility. Can Maggie let go of the resentment in her heart that keeps her from forgiving Nate and reconciling with God?"

The Rose and the Balloon: A Beauty and the Beast Story {Once Upon a Twist Tales #1} by Kirsten Fichter

In a kingdom where fauna and flora are held in higher esteem than breakfast, Dmitri is a prince who yearns for change and plans it in a single daring act that will alter his life forever. However, when his demented mother accidentally causes the destruction of a prized garden of roses, Dmitri is horrified when she proposes his hand in marriage to make up for it. Not only will a wife hamper his glorious plans, he doesn't even want one.

Janelle has spent her whole life on her father's rose farm, tending the roses and staying simple. But she really yearns for something greater than the flower beds. But now there's a wrench thrown in the works – the crazy Queen Maeva wants her to marry the prince, and all for ruining her father's beloved roses.

This is Beauty and the Beast with a twist like you've never seen it before.

Lady Dragon, Tela Du {Rizkaland Legends #2} by Kendra E. Ardnek

Two girls with one face
Two girls with twisted fate
One in purple, one in red
One shall speak the other’s death
Who shall win their final war?
Lady Dragon or Tela Du?

Amber, the Lady Dragon, has been promised a fifty-year reign over Rizkaland and nothing can stop her from claiming it. But when you've lived six thousand years, fifty is such a pitiful number. Only one person can keep her from making this reign permanent - the Tela Du, a girl who shall share Amber's face.

The last thing Petra wants is a magical world interrupting her plans for a normal life, let alone an ultimate battle against the Lady Dragon with only one prophesied survivor. She has her childhood best friend, Reuben, at her side, but she's not sure if he's more of a help or a hindrance right now. Though she'd much prefer to just return home and forget about this whole crazy affair, things change when she discovers that the world has surprising connections to her own family - including her sister who disappeared without a trace two years before. Still, Rizkaland can't possibly expect her to risk her very life, can it?

Forest Child {Vikings of the New World Saga #2} by Heather Day Gilbert

Viking warrior. Dauntless leader. Protective mother.

Determined to rise above her rank as the illegitimate "forest child" of Eirik the Red, Freydis launches a second voyage to Vinland to solidify her power and to demand the respect she deserves. She will return home with enough plunder to force her brother, Leif, to sell her the family farm in Greenland.

But nothing can prepare her for the horrors she must confront in Vinland ... and nothing can stand in her way when her family is threatened.

In her race to outrun the truths that might destroy her, Freydis ultimately collides with the only enemy she cannot silence—her own heart. 

Historically based on the Icelandic Sagas, Forest Child brings the memorable, conflicted persona of Freydis Eiriksdottir to life. This immersive tale is Book Two in the bestselling Vikings of the New World Saga.

The One True Love of Alice-Ann by Eva Marie Everson

Living in rural Georgia in 1941, sixteen-year-old Alice-Ann has her heart set on her brother's friend Mack; despite their five-year age gap, Alice-Ann knows she can make Mack see her for the woman she'll become. But when they receive news of the attack on Pearl Harbor and Mack decides to enlist, Alice-Ann realizes she must declare her love before he leaves.Though promising to write, Mack leaves without confirmation that her love is returned. But Alice-Ann is determined to wear the wedding dress her maiden aunt never had a chance to wear - having lost her fiance in the Great War. As their correspondence continues over the next three years, Mack and Alice-Ann are drawn closer together. But then Mack's letters cease altogether, leaving Alice-Ann to fear history repeating itself.Dreading the war will leave her with a beautiful dress and no happily ever after, Alice-Ann fills her days with work and caring for her best friend's war-torn brother, Carlton. As time passes and their friendship develops into something more, Alice-Ann wonders if she'll ever be prepared to say good-bye to her one true love and embrace the future God has in store with a newfound love. Or will a sudden call from overseas change everything?

The Elusive Miss Ellison {Regency Brides: A Legacy of Grace #1} by Carolyn Miller

Expected Publication: February 2017

The Returning {Seer #3} by Rachelle Dekker

Twenty years have passed since Carrington and Remko Brant's baby, Elise, was kidnapped and they were forced to leave her captive in the Authority City. Though they fled with the Seers far from Authority reach, they've never given up hope of rescuing their daughter from the man who betrayed them. Now Authority President, he's ushered the city into a new era of "peace" - one where the Scientist Roth Reynard's Genesis Serum has eradicated all memory of emotion or rebellion. But the mysterious Aaron and his Seers are once again on the move, threatening the illusion the Authority has worked so hard to build. As the Seers send seven chosen warriors to rescue Elise and bring restoration to the Authority City, the lines are drawn for a final battle between light and darkness. The key to ultimate victory may rest within the strangely powerful girl who has felt forgotten but was never abandoned - a truth she'll need to wage war against the powerful forces of evil.

Violet's Daybreak {Regency Silhouettes #2} by Sarah Baughman

Lord Reymes, Earl of Bainscroft, has been driven by duty his entire life. Even in his dealings with his unscrupulous brother, he feels honor-bound to right the other man’s wrongs. When a young woman is compromised indirectly by his brother’s appalling actions, Reymes marries the girl to salvage her reputation.

Violet Windham’s wishes have ever been disregarded. With parents who favored her siblings, she has never had someone to care for her, to listen and to encourage her to blossom.

Now swept into marriage with a stranger, she must learn to forge a place for herself in his household, to befriend the people of the new community in which she finds herself, and to establish herself as Lady Reymes, Countess of Bainscroft.

Will her faith in the Lord give her strength to accomplish all that is set before her? Or will her timidity cause her to retreat even further within herself, missing the great blessings God has in store for both her and her new husband?

And, in case you missed this gorgeousness (which is releasing in less than 50 days!!!!! P.S. And you can pre-order!!!) ...

A Time to Rise {Out of Time #3} by Nadine Brandes

What more can you sacrifice than your life?

Parvin Blackwater is dead.

At least … that’s what the Council—and the world—thinks. But her sacrifice tore down part of the Wall long enough to stir up hope and rebellion in the people. Now she will rise again. Strong, free, and fearless.

Parvin and Solomon must uncover the mysterious clues that Jude left behind in order to destroy the projected Wall once and for all. Meanwhile, the Council schemes to new levels of technology in its attempts to keep the people contained. Can a one-handed Radical and a scarred ex-Enforcer really bring shalom to the world?

And that's that! Comment which books you can't wait to read! And favorite covers! *grins*


  1. Love the cover on The One True Love of Alice-Ann! And the blurb on it sounds good, too. I'll have to check that one out.
    Oh, I've been waiting for Forest Child for a long while! :-) Glad to see it's on your list, Shantelle.

    1. It does sound very interesting, I agree, Alicia! So yes, definitely excited for The One True Love of Alice-Ann! :)

      Oh, the cover is stunning, isn't it? ^_^

  2. Carrie's is a stunner of the highest order and I really like how consistent Rachelle's are to her series (i.e. they match nicely). Fun post. As always.

    1. It is quite beautiful, Rissi! ^_^ And I love when series match too, so that's cool! :D Thanks!! :)

  3. Oh, "The One True Love of Alice-Ann" sounds amazing!! I cant wait to read it!

    1. It does, doesn't it, Jesseca? I'm really looking forward to reading it too! That era is so neat!

  4. I love seeing such an assortment of pretty covers. ^_^

    I think my favorites are A Time to Rise and Shine Like the Dawn. They're both different from each other, but I love them. <3


    1. Glad you enjoyed it, Emily! :)

      I agree! They are different, but both amazing! ^_^ Good choices!

      ME TOO!!! =D I can scarcely wait!

  5. A TIME TO RISE!!!!!!

    LDTD is really good, much better than the first one, actually! ;)