Have you noticed how beautiful the covers for Austen re-imaginings are? I am truly grateful for all the talented people in the Art Department at Sourcebooks who came up with my covers for Searching for Pemberley and The Perfect Bride for Mr. Darcy, and they have done an excellent job for other Sourcebooks authors. There are so many great covers to choose from, but here are a few of my favorites.
I love the sunlight streaming in on the book that Elizabeth Bennet is reading on the cover on Jane Odiwe's Mr. Darcy's Secret, giving you the impression that you will be let in on whatever secret the master of Pemberley has. I also like her frilly dress. Very feminine.
The cover of Jack Caldwell's Pemberley Ranch lets you know that you are in for quite a ride. Caldwell has moved the story from Regency England to post Civil War Texas, Fort Worth specifically, and the story is full of varmints and cattle drives and two people who happen to fall in love. The back of the cover is as pretty as the front. So if you pick up this novel in the book store, be sure to check out the back jacket, or if you go to Amazon, click on "back cover" in the Search Inisde the Book feature.
One of the most intriguing covers is Darcy and Fitzwilliam: A Tale of a Gentleman and An Officer by Karen Wasylowki. It is the story of two cousins who have been life-long friends. "Then life gets complicated, with unrequited love and unresolved deeds from the past raising their ugly heads, and family difficulties threatening even the most steadfast friendship. Will these two strong personalities find a way to align, or will the vicissitudes of life and love tear them in different directions and destroy the family they have always worked together to protect?" (from Amazon) Look closely at the cover. Is Darcy walking away from his cousin or going in the other direction? I thought this was an exceptional cover, and I'm looking forward to reading the story.
What are your favorites? Old? New? Original? Republished? I would love to hear from you.