Cover Attraction is hosted by Marcia at The Printed Page. This is what she has to say, ‘I’m a very visual person and love beautiful, or interesting, cover art. It entices, and invites, me to stop and take a peek instead of walking right on by.’
I’m the same. This week’s cover attraction is a book called Summer House by Nancy Thayer. This book will be released June 23 by Ballantine Books however the cover image I’m using I got from Fantastic Fiction. Here’s a bit about the book from Random House…
After years of wandering from whim to whim, thirty-year-old Charlotte Wheelwright seems to have at last found her niche. The free spirit enjoys running an organic gardening business on the island of Nantucket, thanks in large part to her spry grandmother Nona, who donated a portion of land on the family’s seaside compound to get Charlotte started. Though Charlotte’s skill with plants is bringing her success, cultivating something deeper with people–particularly her handsome neighbor Coop–might be more of a challenge. Bringing together three generations of strong-willed women, each wrestling with life-changing decisions, Nancy Thayer’s luminous new novel shows that no matter where life’s path may lead, love always finds a way back home.
Nona’s generosity to Charlotte, secretly her favorite grandchild, doesn’t sit well with the rest of the Wheelwright clan, however, as they worry that Charlotte may be positioning herself to inherit the entire estate. With summer upon them, everyone is making their annual pilgrimage to the homestead–some with hopes of thwarting Charlotte’s dreams, others in anticipation of Nona’s latest pronouncements at the annual family meeting, and still others with surprising news of their own. Charlotte’s mother, Helen, a Wheelwright by marriage, brings a heavy heart. She once set aside her own ambitions to fit in with the Wheelwrights, but now she must confront a betrayal that threatens both her sense of place and her sense of self.
As summer progresses, these three women–Charlotte, Nona, and Helen–come to terms with the decisions they have made. Revisiting the lives and loves that have crossed their paths and the possibilities of the roads not taken, they may just discover that what they’ve always sought was right in front of them all along.
I think it sounds like a good summer read. Why do I like this particular cover-I love the muted tones and colors. It just reminds me of a nice summer afternoon. How about you, did you run across any covers this week that caught your eye? Share with me your link or leave a comment on which book you found.
I agree. I took one look at the cover and was ready to pick it up without even reading the write-up. The colors are so pleasing.
After reading what the book is about I will definitely be on the watch for it.
Another comment – why can't I think of everything I want to say before I hit the submit button?!
Cover watching is a favorite part of choosing books. At the library the other day I saw a book by one of my favorite authors. The cover was so awful that I did some further checking to make sure it was really by that author. I checked it out and just finished reading it. Every time I ended a reading session I put it cover side down. Too funny!
That is a lovely cover. A muted blue bench and a bright orange shawl with a picnic basket, how inviting. A good cover enhances my reading experience I find. I've just posted my first CA post.
gautami tripathy says
Loved it. So welcoming. It's telling me, pick me up, pick me up!
Here is my post
I love the cover too Dar 🙂
Scrap girl says
The cover just made me think of sun, sand, sunbathing with a cocktail in my hand!
That cover makes me want to go to the beach!
This cover rocks; for me, the covers play a big part in what I decide to read at time. Weird, I know!
Oh wow, I love the cover but what is funny is that I love Nancy Thayer! I have read a couple others of hers! I think I will put this on my list! Sounds good.
That cover really grabbed my attention. Especially at this time of the year when our thoughts turn to vacations and long summer evenings.
FYI..the synopsis that you included doubled when you copied and pasted.
Love the cover! I have read many books by Nancy Thayer and they have all been good.
This is a gorgeous cover! My eye was automatically drawn to the house's siding – if I ever win the lottery I want to build a house sided with all natural cedar shakes.
This cover is great and the book sound like a perfect beach read.
Literary Feline says
I like that cover too, and for many of the same reasons you list.
That is a great cover 🙂
And the book does sound like a good summer read.
I love that cover.. the blue and orange is striking and soothing. I won't get a really nice vacation this year.. I am so glad that books have these nice covers and my vacation will be between the covers…:) Book Covers.
Hey everyone, thanks so much for popping by and leaving me a comment on my Cover Attraction this week!
Booklogged, I'm the same, I always hit that submit button before I'm done. lol. I do that too if I have a cover I don't like but still want to read the book. I'm bad, I really like to have that pretty cover staring up at me.
Ti,thanks for telling me about the double up. It's on Random's site like that. lol. I fixed mine though.
Missy, thanks for letting me know Thayer's books are good. I think I'll be picking one up to try it out.
Toni-lol, that's where my vacation will be this year too.
I like this cover. Very pleasing to the eyes and it makes me want to take a break, LOL.
I'm a huge cover junkie myself and I love the orange and blue. Sounds like a good book too =)