One of the first thing that draws me as a reader to a book is the cover. As an author, I’m always curious about the design involved in a cover:  the colors, the fonts, the imagery, etc. The covers I share here are not a promotion for the book itself, simply an admiration of the cover or aspects of it.


Tallulah James comes from a long line of intelligent college professors with strong Southern roots…and long-buried family secrets. Tallulah’s childhood is a tumultuous one. Her mother is often absent as she puts her goals to save the world over her family. Her father’s ignored bipolar disorder results in bouts of depression and manic behavior that often leave Tallulah afraid and confused.

But with her older brother Grif to watch out for her and her grandmother to make sure she grows up into a proper Southern lady—whatever that means—her life is stable enough: that is, until a terrible tragedy rocks her entire community.

Forced to move away from everyone she knows and loves at the age of sixteen, Tallulah lives on her own for seven years before returning back to the Mississippi town where it all began. As she begins to uncover her family history and to forgive them for the past, she finally learns the truth that has been hidden from her for so long.


My impression:  I love that this novel set in the South has a cover that evokes memories of my own childhood in the same region. I’ve lounged on many a porch akin to this one, with the screen door slapping against the frame as it closes, a ceiling fan stirring the damp air, and the heat lasting late into the night.


Cover Crush is a weekly series that originated at Flashlight Commentary. These lovely book bloggers also feature eye-catching covers:

The Maiden’s Court

A Bookaholic Swede

2 Kids and Tired

A Literary Vacation

Layered Pages



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