There have been some stunning and very artistic book covers this year and we’ve picked our four favourites to show what we love about these books – one for every season…
Ghostwritten – Cornwall and Java, Indonesia
Cover – Ghostly and atmospheric, we love the way the ghostly face of the woman is blended over a scene of beauty…that is until you notice the war planes hovering over paradise…
Hope is a theme of this book which centered around a ghostwriter named Jenni who is tasked with writing the story of Klara, who as a child was interned in a camp on Java during the Japanese occupation.
As she tells of her story of survival, Jenni also has a story that she has buried for years and as she unravels the truth of Klara’s childhood, she must now start to shed light on her own.
Set in Java and Cornwall, this is a very poignant read.
Foxglove Summer – Herefordshire England
Cover – Well the clue is in the title – we love this cover for its artistic feel and in keeping with the other 4 novels in the series is like a piece of art. Based on the map of Herefordshire (and we love maps) we like this for the way it makes us want to take off the cover, frame it and put in on our wall.
Special copper Peter Grant steps out of his comfort zone of London – to a small village in Herefordshire where the local police are reluctant to admit that there might be a supernatural element to the disappearance of some local children.
The supernatural aspects of this series keeps it fresh and very exciting. Have loved it since the first book and it makes you see places in London (and Herefordshire here) in a whole new light!
The Atlas of Us – Thailand, Finland, Exmoor England and Serbia…
Spread over so many locations and times, we’ve selected this for a book to read as it starts getting chilly and you wish to travel off to exotic Thailand…
Cover – So much to love about this cover, that boat is just waiting for you to step inside and to float off into the calm oasis pictured here with candles in the water, a colourful sky and what seems to be paradise….
Louise Fenton’s mother has been missing since the 2004 Boxing Day Tsunami in Thailand. Wanting to find out what happened to her she flies to the devastated country. The only clue she has in a beautifully homemade Atlas, found in her mother’s bag, which has letters, cards, snippets of the life of a woman named Clare inside it.
Can this Atlas lead Clare to find out the geography and the history behind her mum’s disappearance?
This is a story of a search for the truth and the secrets contained within a home made crafted Atlas…
The Silversmith’s Wife – London
Prepare to shiver as you wrap your cloak around you, protect your lamp from the wind and hurry along the cobbled streets of London…..
Cover – Just how gorgeous and atmospheric is this cover? Everything from the moon shine, the outline of the trees, and the eerie glow of the lamp….who is this woman and where is she going?
This is the story of a night watchman who surveys the streets of London and who one night in Berkeley square finds the body of the local silversmith. Why was he killed and did he really have enemies who would want him dead? Set in the dark streets of 1792 London and in and around the cobblestones of Berkeley Square, this takes you back to the time and place and makes you look over your shoulder! Murder, secrets behind closed doors and the intricate world of the watchmakers…..
We hope you’ve enjoyed out four favourite book covers and would love to know yours!