Saturday, May 2, 2015

You Can't Judge A Book By Its Cover #52 - GIVEAWAY!

- You can't judge a book by its cover - which is very true.
But you can like one cover version better than another...

Cover A - Trade paperback 
Cover B - Hardcover
I've got a bit of a twist - and a giveaway - for this week's You Can't Judge.... I read Ann Weisgarber's novel The Promise last year in hardcover. (Great read! My review.) The trade paperback is newly released - and I have a copy to giveaway to one lucky reader! The trade cover is on the left and the hardcover on the right.
So, which cover do you prefer? I'm going to be neutral this week. Use the Rafflecopter form below to be entered in the giveaway! US only, ends May 16/15. Thanks to Skyhorse Publishing!

From the publisher:

"Young pianist Catherine Wainwright flees the fashionable town of Dayton, Ohio, in the wake of a terrible scandal. Heartbroken and facing destitution, she finds herself striking up correspondence with a childhood admirer, the recently widowed Oscar Williams. In desperation, she agrees to marry him, but when Catherine travels to Oscar’s farm on Galveston Island, Texas—a thousand miles from home—she finds she is little prepared for the life that awaits her. The island is remote, the weather sweltering, and Oscar’s little boy Andre is grieving hard for his lost mother. And though Oscar tries to please his new wife, the secrets of the past sit uncomfortably between them.

Meanwhile, for Nan Ogden, Oscar’s housekeeper, Catherine’s sudden arrival has come as a great shock. For not only did she promise Oscar’s first wife that she would be the one to take care of little Andre, but she has feelings for Oscar that she is struggling to suppress. And when the worst storm in a generation descends, the women will find themselves tested as never before.

The Promise, now available in paperback, received rave reviews from critics and captured the hearts of readers worldwide. Against the backdrop of the devastating Galveston hurricane of 1900, Ann Weisgarber tells a heartbreaking story with two unforgettable voices."

Read an excerpt of The Promise.

Enter using the Rafflecopter form below. Open to US only, ends May 16/15
a Rafflecopter giveaway

8 comments:

Kay said...

Honestly, I like the cover on the hardcover best and think that it looks most like the setting, Galveston. I need to read this book!

Sandra said...

The picture in the hardback cover definitely looks just like Galveston in the 1900's. I grew up about three hours away in the 50's and Galveston had not changed that much over the years. Not so for today!

Ann Weisgarber said...

Hello Luanne! Thank you so much for this fun post and for hosting a giveaway. The covers are very different and I'm a fan of both. It's city vs. rural which is a theme of the book. I doubt the designers thought about that, though. Only the writer would come up with that angle! I look forward to hearing which cover readers prefer. Good luck to all who enter the giveaway.

Amanda (the librarian) said...

The picture on the hardcover IS Galveston - it's the left half of a 1910s-era postcard. Read my review of the book to learn more - the building on the left still stands!

Kristina Makansi said...

Both covers are lovely, but I prefer B, the hardcover. I think the woman with her back to the reader has been over done. Even by me...I used that idea on Agnes Canon's War. :)

Anonymous said...

Even though I cannot enter the contest, i thought I'd still put in in my 2 cents.
I love the sharpness of the paperback, but the hardcover has a more authentic feel. The book sound terrific, will put a hold on it at my local library.
Thanks for all the terrific reviews & fun cover comparisons!

Icewineanne

holdenj said...

I like the trade cover, because it seems to evoke the idea of her striking out on her own, in search of a new life. Thanks!

Ann Weisgarber said...

Luanne, I enjoyed the range of comments about the covers and greatly appreciate your hosting this fun giveaway. Congratulations, Jenny B!