Thursday, May 03, 2007

My new cover is here!


Well, much to my surprise, my cover has arrived early! Oh, the excitement. It makes me want to go out and sniff the flowers in my garden. LOL! Here's the full cover, front and back:


The motif is evocative of a running theme in the story involving gardens and roses. Through various stages of the story, the symbolism of death, rebirth, renewal, and growth carry throughout. When my heroine first gets a look at her new home, it is winter, and the house is surrounded by the blunted stems of dead rose bushes. She sees them as a promise of renewal. Very soon after, she and my hero have a conversation about the transient nature of life, and relate it to a flower. In the early spring, my heroine begins working in the garden, planting seeds as her hope buds over the possibility of a real relationship with the man she's married. The last scene of the book finds my heroine standing in a full-blooming rose garden, her face turned up to the sun.

So, it is nice that the artist chose this particular theme to feature on the cover of my book. My book has a cover now! It's really, really real! Gushing here...

What do you think?
TJB

12 comments:

jax said...

It's absolutely gorgeous! I'm so happy for you!!!!! Can't wait to read it!

Christine Ashworth said...

It's beautiful, TJ! I'm so happy for you! I remember the start of this book, way back when - it gave me goosebumps then. I can't wait to see it now!

TJ Bennett said...

Thanks, ladies! I do remember thinking it was very...botanical the first time I saw it, but it's "grown" on me. Ga-FAW!

TJB

Robena Grant said...

Wow! Just wow! I love it and what a lovely motif to use in your story. Congratulations, TJ.

Sandra Richards said...

It's very lovely, and I think it fits what you've described of your story perfectly! You are over the moon, you must be! Treasure this one, TJ. It's a real gem of a cover.

Don't Stop Writing,
Sandra Richards

Diana Holquist said...

Wow. I don't usually leave comments, but it's beautiful. It really is. Good luck!

--Diana

Colleen Thompson said...

I love it, TJ! It's meaningful, evocative, different, and eye-catching. What more could you ask for?

Congratulations!

TJ Bennett said...

Thank you Robena, Sandra, Diana, and Colleen. Here's hoping it's a cover that sells lots and lots of BOOKS! *G*

TJB

Eden Bradley said...

Wow-I love this cover! Beautiful!

Yasmine Galenorn said...

Very pretty cover! Love it! Congrats, and it's very appealing.

Yasmine

Cara King said...

It's fantastic, TJ! Very distinctive, and I love how it ties in with the gardens in the book! Congrats!

Cara

TJ Bennett said...

Thank you, ladies. I'm happy now that I can stop stressing over the cover and move on to what's really important: promo, promo, promo!

Ha!

TJB