This is Francine Rivers' new novel. I love her books anyway, but I love the old, slightly glamorous look of this cover. Right away I can tell this is probably set in the 50s, the palm trees scream California, and the pose of the girl leaning against the car suggests Hollywood. It gives me a pretty good idea of the novel's themes. I'm excited to read this one.
This cover actually enticed me to read this novel. I've read a few of Nicole Baart's books and love her literary writing style, but there are many of hers I've not yet read. While trying to decide which one to buy, this cover jumped out at me--I thought it was really striking. It's curious and a little dark--suggests a mystery or something gone terribly awry. It turned out to be an excellent novel--part mystery, part domestic drama.
And here's a classic for you. Many have probably read this book in high school or college. It's a broody, coming-of-age novel set in World War II at boy's boarding school. If you haven't read it, it's a fabulous read--complex and sad with many layers. I love the muted tones of this cover--the boy at the front of the scene in full contemplation--the setting in the background. It's a well-balanced cover.
Now back to my wait...