Friday, 13 November 2015

Cover Crush #1

I love book covers. It's the first thing that attracts me to a book, the thing that makes me want to pick it up and read the blurb on the back. I can spend ages browsing the shelves of a bookshop or library taking in the beauty of book covers.

They say don't judge a book by it's cover but unfortunately it's something I just can't help. Every Friday I'm going to highlight a favourite book cover or a cover that has caught my eye for it's sheer beauty. A cover that has me crushing on a book.

The Saffron Trail by Rosanna Ley

Once, there was a girl who loved saffron. She loved its secrets, its mystery, and best of all, she loved its hint of magic.

After the death of her beloved mother, Nell travels from rural Cornwall to the colour and chaos of Marrakech. Her marriage may be on the rocks, but exploring the heady delights of Moroccan cuisine could help her fulfil her dream of opening her own restaurant.

It's there she meets Amy - a young photographer trying to unravel the story behind her family's involvement in the Vietnam War. The two women develop a close friendship and discover a surprising connection between their own pasts.

This connection will take Nell and Amy on a journey to find their own 'saffron trail' - from the labyrinthine medina and bustle of Moroccan bazaars all the way back home to Cornwall and to the heart of their families' origins.

What I Love?

This cover uses the MOST gorgeous colours - from the blues of the sky to the purples in the water. The landscape image with it's reflection on the water draws you in and the vibrancy of the woman's dress makes you focus on the woman and wonder who she is and what's her story.

I love the font that is used for the title and the colour really makes it stand out on the cover. The flowers in the bottom corners of the cover are so pretty and purple which is my favourite colour. This book definitely looks like a book I can escape into.

1 comment:

  1. Sam, I've been delighted at the covers Quercus Books have given me. As soon as I saw the mock up, I loved this image and I feel that it reflects the story too (rather than just being a marketing device). Thank you so much for featuring the cover on your blog! Rosanna