Books, chocolate, snow and a few of my favorite things

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Only 5 more Tuesdays till A BOUND HEART releases!

Cover art is like chocolate to me and so this image makes me smile. Add in snow, one of my favorite things, and I felt prompted to start a Tuesday countdown till release day.

This 10th novel has a cover that even my agent called ‘sumptuous.’ It’s so true of the Scotland I’ve experienced in person and on the page. I hope you think so, too! Revell goes to great lengths to create a cover faithful to the story, working with a designer & modeling agency to find the red-tressed (is that even a word?) model, Emily, resembling the heroine, Lark MacDougall. A plaid shawl was also ordered from Scotland for the photo shoot and a costume was rented resembling what would have been worn in the mid-18th-century. Though the model’s back is turned on the cover, you have a lovely new view of her on the spine.

Since the story begins in Scotland and involves both a castle (two of them) and a laird on an island, the scene was set. Add in the moody skies which foreshadow the trouble both hero and heroine find themselves in, and you have the wrapping for this coming-to-America novel based on my family heritage.

Next Tuesday I’ll share my family’s Scottish roots that inspired this story.

Thank you for counting down with me!