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Tuesday, September 11, 2007

A Christmas Wedding Wager -- cover


I have finally had a glimpse of the US cover for A Christmas Wedding Wager and I am really thrilled with it. The sleigh played an important part in my planning and I am so pleased it is on the front. I also like the skaters in the background. It has a very Christmassy feel which is what I wanted. My editors are very good that way!
The sleigh in the book was inspired by the Dragon sleigh at Wallington, the one of the local National Trust houses, and a place I have spent many happy hours. Originally I had them going to Wallington, but then when I began writing the story, the internal demands of the story were such that it worked better to keep them in Newcastle.
This also reminds me that I need to get the excerpt up. This will be done sometime today.
Anyway, the blurb reads: Just one kiss under the mistletoe could change her whole life!
Lovely Miss Emma Harrison has long turned her back on the frivolities of the Marriage Mart and dedicated herself to helping her father. But this Christmas everything changes – the unforgettable Jack Stanton is back! No longer the charity boy determined to make good, he has become one of the richest men in England. Driven to succeed and used to getting anything he wants, Jack makes it clear that he wants Emma.
And as the Yuletide festivities throw Emma into his company, she can’t help but wonder if she made the right choice seven years ago... Christmas Newcastle Upon 1846
In the UK market, A Christmas Wedding Wager is being sold as part of a duo with Helen Dickson and is called Christmas by Candlight. I can't wait to read Helen's story --Wicked Pleasures. She did Christmas in the southern rural England while I got the industrial North.

8 comments:

India said...

What a beautiful cover Michelle!(I've just had my second and its AWFUL so I'm terribly envious!)

The book sounds wonderful-- just the thing for Christmas reading. Can't wait!!

Julie Cohen said...

Lovely cover!

Donna Alward said...

YAY on the cover! It's exactly right I think! I am thrilled the sleigh made it...and the skaters - that's a pivotal and memorable scene!

Kate Hardy said...

Definite cover envy from here too.

(Though I've seen my Jan Promotional Presents cover and... let's just say the gardener book FINALLY has the cover it deserves!)

liz fenwick said...

Great cover!

Carrie Lofty said...

Last year I was asking for recs on Christmas romances. Thx for this -- great cover!

(PS -- Feedburner is messed up. I'm not getting Bloglines updates to your site anymore, not since early Aug)

Barb said...

What a gorgeous cover, Michelle. Should fly off the shelves.

Michelle Styles said...

I am pleased everyone likes the cover.
Carrie -- I am investigating the problem, and fingers crossed thatI havefixed it.