HISTORICAL ROMANCES: Can there ever be enough?

You know, historical romance covers, done properly, can make me swoon. There's just something about a gorgeous gown, elegant surroundings, and well-set type that brings me to a complete stop, and I can go no further unless I first set aside whatever project awaits my attention and give the cover a minute of sighs and admiration. And I know not which artist prepares covers for Suzanne G. Rogers, but her talent is amazing. For example…

Ruse & Romance isn't a new title, as it was released in September 2014, but a good cover never goes out of style. Nor does a good story, and this Victorian romance boasts a 4.3-star average with 184 reviews on Amazon.

Normally the little bustle on this gown would turn me off, but that field of lavender makes up for it. Larken was released in October 2014, so it's also not new, and it also has a 4.3-star average and 300 Amazon reviews.

Finally, the cover of Spinster simply oozes romance. Wedding gowns don't always work for historical romance covers, but this one's perfect. The book itself has a 4.4-star average on Amazon with 27 reviews.

What book covers bring you to a jittering stop? Do you prefer pastels, primaries, prints? the hero or the heroine? Or for you, should the cover tell part of the story, rather than the sensation of romance? Inquiring minds, and all that.

Thanks for stopping by. Cheers,

Vivian

2 thoughts on “HISTORICAL ROMANCES: Can there ever be enough?”

  1. Great post! For me, the cover needs to tell part of the story, however subtle that may be. One of my personal favorites, which reflects the style of cover that will always draw my attention, is “Love Comes Softly” by Janette Oke. I bought that book based solely on its cover!

  2. I like a cover to give me some indication of the storyline… or (if people are pictured) what the characters are “like”.
    In my second published novel, the cover models did not have the same features as my written characters did, but that image of them together struck me as a perfect representation of their relationship.
    Later, a reader (also a friend) asked, “what happened on the cover? your heroine in the story was a brunette.”
    I didn’t care that her hair was different, because that model captured the essence of my character.
    That’s what I like on a cover.

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