Wednesday, April 8, 2009

Cover Attraction - April 8

Marcia at The Printed Page presents the Cover Attraction Meme on her blog, every week. Here is what she writes:
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.

This week my Cover Attraction is:
True Colors

This cover just speaks to me. I live on the coast, so the coastal look grabs me, the soft colors, the shells, the weathered walkway and the water all just draw me in. Add in the three women and I'm very interested in the book (and the fact that I like Kristin Hannah's books).

Synopsis from

True Colors is New York Times bestselling author Kristin Hannah’s most provocative, compelling, and heart-wrenching story yet. With the luminous writing and unforgettable characters that are her trademarks, she tells the story of three sisters whose once-solid world is broken apart by jealousy, betrayal, and the kind of passion that rarely comes along.

The Grey sisters have always been close. After their mother’s death, the girls banded together, becoming best friends. Their stern, disapproving father cares less about his children than about his reputation. To Henry Grey, appearances are everything, and years later, he still demands that his daughters reflect his standing in the community.

Winona, the oldest, needs her father’s approval most of all. An overweight bookworm who never felt at home on the sprawling horse ranch that has been in her family for three generations, she knows that she doesn’t have the qualities her father values. But as the best lawyer in town, she’s determined to someday find a way to prove her worth to him.

Aurora, the middle sister, is the family peacemaker. She brokers every dispute and tries to keep them all happy, even as she hides her own secret pain.

Vivi Ann is the undisputed star of the family. A stunningly beautiful dreamer with a heart as big as the ocean in front of her house, she is adored by all who know her. Everything comes easily for Vivi Ann, until a stranger comes to town. . . .

In a matter of moments, everything will change. The Grey sisters will be pitted against one another in ways that none could have imagined. Loyalties will be tested and secrets revealed, and a terrible, shocking crime will shatter both their family and their beloved town.

With breathtaking pace and penetrating emotional insight, True Colors is an unforgettable novel about sisters, rivalry, forgiveness, redemption---and ultimately, what it means to be a family.

So what is your cover attraction this week?


Diane said...

I LOVED this cover as well, but unfortunately, I did not enjoy the story very much

Wanda said...

I like this cover too, the weathered railing especially; it just seems to speak of better days.

Wrighty said...

I also LOVED this cover as soon as I saw it the first time! I LOVED the last one too, Firefly Lane. It had the same soft colors but it was twilight with fireflies and a jar. That story was great too because it had all of the same references I had throughout school in the 70s and 80s. I haven't read this one yet. That's too bad that Diane didn't like it. I wonder if I will.

Kim said...

I love the perspective of this picture and how the shells pop out at you. Very lovely.

Marcia said...

Thank you for posting a Cover Attraction this week. I've read this book and the cover is just as beautiful when you're holding it in your hands as it is looking at it on a blog.

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