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Cover Reveal: The Persuasion of Miss Jane Austen — 33 Comments

  1. The cover is stunning, Shannon. The design reminds me of the boards used to bind old books a long ago. I am looking forward to the official release next month as Persuasion is one of my all time favourite novels.

    • That was the idea, Luthien, to make it look like it’s old enough to actually have been Jane Austen’s journal. Glad to hear you’re a Persuasion buff too!

  2. I love the old look to the cover, as Luthien84 said. The corners and edges give it the look of a used and worn book that was taken care of but reread/written in often with the added detail of the ribbon to mark her place. I also love Jane’s(?) silhouette on the cover. I am eagerly anticipating the release of this book. Thank you for all the hard work you put into it. It is greatly appreciated.

    • I’ll pass your compliments on to my graphic designer too. He hasn’t had an easy job trying to interpret my vision for the cover. I’m so glad you like it, Deborah!

  3. I somehow missed the sneak peak and read it just now. Beautiful, sensitive writing – very much like our dear Ms. Austen’s. This is one book I will look forward to with great anticipation. It promises to be both heartbreaking and heartwarming. Love the cover too!

    • Thanks for your comments (and compliments!), Rae. Yes, the path of true love often does not run smoothly, but I hope you will be pleased with where it takes our dear Jane in the end!

  4. The cover is inspired and since I don’t take my “summer” vacation until the Labor Day week this would, indeed, be a summer read for me…that and Stanley Hurd’s Vol. III which we are awaiting in August also. I also read another author’s advance copy of Jane Austen’s First Love so this would be a wonderful blend as that was a teenage crush and yours sounds like a mature adult’s more true love.

    • It parallels the story in Persuasion, so, yes, there are the same elements: youthful error, painful separation, and finally mature love that will not be denied! I’m glad the timing will work out for your vacation, Sheila!

  5. Lovely cover and I love the concept! So looking forward to this release Shannon! I too take my vacation in September…it will be my summer read out in Prince Edward Island and the Iles de Madelaines (Magdalen Islands) on the east coast of Canada!

    • It was such a coincidence, your mentioning Prince Edward Island. Less than 5 minutes ago, my sister and I were talking about Anne of Green Gables! I will enjoy thinking of you reading my book in that lovely place, Carole!

  6. Anticipation! I agree with all the other comments, a great cover, and an intriguing story. Can hardly wait to read your new book. A question though. Who are you releasing it to? B&N, Amazon, iTunes? I hope it is at least two of the three so I can get it on iPad or Nook.

    • Thanks for your continued interest and support, Ann! As with my other books, I’ll release this one through B&N and Amazon. So you’ll be able to read it in Kindle, Nook, paperback, and later in audio. Trying to cover all the bases. 🙂

    • I made sure she got her romance, Meredith! And then I cooked up something surprising (possibly shocking?) and wonderful for the ending. One of my favorite parts of the book, though, is the author’s “postscript,” which YOU inspired. Do you remember that we talked about that?

      Glad you like the cover! The general idea for the design was mine, but my graphic designer contributed a lot and made it happen. It’s been a real collaboration.

  7. I do remember! I’m so happy to hear that it is one of your favorite parts! 🙂 So very excited to read your new release!!

    You painted the covers for TDoP, FMA, and RtL, right? I loved those, so idyllic! and I love the old-treasure-found-in-a-used-bookshop look for this cover! I’ll probably be staring at it a lot when reading! 🙂

    • Yes, I did the artwork for the other covers, but I knew this one would need to be different. I managed to seek one of my paintings onto the back though. 😉

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