Thursday, February 11, 2016

Cover Crush: Cajun Waltz by Robert H. Patton

We all know we shouldn't judge a book by its cover, but in today's increasingly competitive market, a memorable jacket can make or break sales.

I am not a professional, but I am a consumer and much as I loath admitting it, jacket design is one of the first things I notice when browsing the shelves at Goodreads and Amazon. My love of cover art is what inspired Cover Crush, a weekly post dedicated to those prints that have captured my attention and/or piqued my interest. Enjoy!

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The jacket design for Robert H. Patton's Cajun Waltz gets me every time I see it. I love the red gold combination of colors, but I also like that the subject matter isn't a person. The jacket speaks to a certain era, but it does so without distant dreamy eyes, or a sumptuous gown. The items it features are actually rather masculine and as a reader who is constantly bitching, yes bitching, about the lack of diverse males in historical fiction, I'm rather intrigued to see where this particular story might go. 

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Did this week's cover catch your eye? Do you have an opinion you'd like to share? Please leave a comment below. I'd love to hear from you!


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