Thursday, September 28, 2017

#CoverCrush: Merchants of Virtue by Paul C.R. Monk

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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MERCHANTS OF VIRTUE follows a rich merchant family during of the repeal of religious tolerance by Louis XIV. 

France 1685, Protestants fear for their lives following Louis the Greats revocation of their rights. Jeanne Delpech returns from her chateau to the Quercy capital to find her townhouse overrun by mercenary soldiers. The Sun Kings dragoons are given carte blanche to rob, beat, and commit atrocities to force Huguenots (French Protestants) to abjure their religion. Can Jeanne keep her children and her unborn baby without forsaking her faith? 

A true story rich in historical detail, fast-moving action and powerful emotion.


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I've a sneaking suspicion that I've featured this cover artist more than once, but that's no reason to pass on a good design. At first glance there's not much to in, but I really like how the male silhouette is filled by the female model and wonder if the characters are as intrinsically linked within the narrative.  

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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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