The Compulsive Reader: Cover Talk: Be Still, My Beating Heart

Thursday, January 20, 2011

Cover Talk: Be Still, My Beating Heart

So, I have this tiny thing for dresses. And pretty covers. So when you put a dress on a cover and make it pretty, it makes me want to read that book, regardless of genre, author, or plotline.

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!


Rachel said...

That dress is gorgeous! Like wow. The summary ain't half bad either! I take it you don't need to have read the companion book first?

Alison Can Read said...

Very pretty! And the dramatic style matches Kula's forceful personality.

Beth S. said...

Glad to know I'm not the only one who wants to read a book because of the pretty dress on the cover!


All books I decided I wanted to read because the cover made me drool over the dress!

And did anyone noticed that Olivia Wilde's dress at the golden globes looks strikingly similar to the dress on the cover of "Wish"? DROOL!

Tara said...

I am SUCH a sucker for covers with pretty dresses too! I am instantly drawn to them in the bookstore/online, even without knowing what they are about. I'm glad someone shares my fascination :)

Caroline Starr Rose said...

Isn't it gorgeous? I loved Faithful.

Small Review said...

I hadn't even heard of Faithful when I saw the cover of Forgiven. I think my heart stopped when I saw that gorgeous dress (and pretty hair, that's another cover weakness of mine). I immediately added Faithful to my TBR. I'm glad to hear the story is worthy of the cover!

Page (One Book At A Time) said...

I was immediately drawn to this book just because of the dress on the cover! I was excited to here what it was about because I really enjoyed Faithful!

jayme said...

I haven't heard of this series yet--can't wait to see if the library has it. The setting sounds amazing.

I LOVE THAT DRESS! So very pretty.