Luckily for me, I've read Janet Fox's work in the past (her first novel, Faithful, has a pretty dress and an even prettier view of Old Faithful on the cover), so when I saw this cover, I at least knew it had to be good and this pretty dress was just the icing on the cake.
Forgiven, a companion novel to Faithful, which will be released on June 2nd, 2011! Here's what it's about:
Kula Baker never expected to find herself on the streets of San Francisco, alone but for a letter of introduction. Though she has come to the city to save her father from a cruel fate, Kula soon finds herself swept up in a world of art and elegance—a world she hardly dared dream of back in Montana, where she was no more than the daughter of an outlaw. And then there is the handsome David Wong, whose smiling eyes and soft-spoken manner have an uncanny way of breaking through Kula’s carefully crafted reserve. Yet when disaster strikes and the wreckage threatens all she holds dear, Kula realizes that only by unlocking her heart can she begin to carve a new future for herself.
I am definitely interested in getting to know Kula a bit more in this book--she is an interesting character in Faithful, and I think her story will be good. I love all of Fox's settings--1904 Yellowstone, the park, and wilderness--they're just magnificent! I can't wait to "visit" San Francisco! And plus, anything that is historical fiction always gets me worked up in ridiculous fashions. I love it so much, it makes me say things like, "Be still, my beating heart."
What do you think of the cover (and the book too, of course)?
Plus, read my review of Faithful here!