Need Help Choosing Another Cover Model or Two-Please!

FIRST MODEL: If you haven’t read my blog, titled “Can a Grandmother Be the Heroine of a Romance?” click here. And read about my new romantce-mystery, UNCERTAIN SPRING, which will have a grandmother as the heroine. (So glad many agreed with me!) It will debut in the spring 2021. Here are the choices of cover models.

Please tell me which one “draws you in” and makes you want to read more about her and what she’s thinking. Be sure to tell me why too. I like to hear reactions. When you leave a comment, you will be entered into a random drawing to receive a free ebook, Precarious Summer, Book 1 in the series.





SECOND MODEL: I’m also preparing to release a new romance earlier in 2020 so I need your help with a cover model. My heroine is the daughter of immigrants from Mexico and is a single mom. A real sweetheart! Here are the choices that I found: Which do you like?






So which is your favorite? Your #2?

Thanks! I really appreciate hearing your choices and reasons.—Lyn


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26 Responses to Need Help Choosing Another Cover Model or Two-Please!

  1. Carol Luciano says:

    My grandma choice would be #2. She looks self confident and thoughtful.
    And I’ll go with #3 for my second chance. She just appears to be smart, caring and no pushover.

  2. Teresa says:

    My first choice for Uncertain Spring is model number 1. She appears thoughtful, wise and confident. My second choice would be number 4. She has an air of confidence and an intense “not going to give up” look.

    For the second Mexican immigrant model my first choice is number two. She is beautiful, confident, and appears sweet but has a twinkle of mischief in her eyes. My second voice would be number 3. She is lovely and sweet with pureness and joy radiating in her eyes. After writing this I am torn between number two and number three.

  3. Shelia Hall says:

    #4 on first one and #2 on second one

  4. Debra Pruss says:

    For the first option, I like #4. She looks as if she is busy, but having a heavy heart. For the second option, I like the first option. She looks as if she wants to excel in her life. She is grateful for all she has been given.

  5. Sherrie Wood says:

    For the first Cover, No. 1 because she looks like a very interesting person. For the second Cover, No. 3 because she is more open and looks interesting.

  6. Shari says:

    I like #1 for the heroine grandmother She looks like her life has come to a change and she is looking for that something new! Remembering how a dog led to her sister out of the tree. She is ready to find out what has happened. What new adventure lies ahead.
    #3 embodies both sweet and Mexican. #1 doesn’t look Mexican to me. #2 looks Mexican but more ready for fun. While #3 looks both sweet and Mexican and like a fun go getter mom!

  7. Mary A Bowers says:

    I like #1 for the grandma because she looks like she’ll listen to her grandchildren and can keep secrets to, yet if you mess with her grandchildren she’ll kick butt. More to than meets the eye! As for book #2 I think #2 looks like a fun loving mom, but also her eyes even though they are shining have a depth to them that many can’t see.

  8. Janet Womack says:

    The first group #1. The second group #2.

  9. Glenda Fowlow says:

    Grandma #1 because she looks like a Grandma with a friendly face and lines around her eyes from smiling. She can be calm, thoughtful and fun. Grandma #3 looks arrogant, I think, so I would not recommend for a book cover.

    As for book cover daughter, choice 1 or 2 are very nice. #1 is more complicated and cerebral with the books whereas #2 looks spunky and full of life with sparkling eyes and gorgeous smile.

    Have fun choosing, thanks for asking for our input.

  10. Patricia Wright says:

    I would choose #1 because she looks like she could do whatever is needed.

    I would choose #2 because she looks the part

  11. Rosemarie Andreano says:

    For the grandmother I prefer model number 1. I just love her expression.
    For the other book, I like model number 3. That smile!

  12. Becky says:

    I would go with number 1.
    I think she looks more like she could be a grandmother.

  13. Jodi W says:

    I like model #1

  14. Debbie Kolins says:

    FIRST MODEL: I would go with #1 as she looks more like a grandmother.
    SECOND MODEL: I would go with #2 as she looks like she could be a daughter of immigrants and a single mom.

  15. I would choose number 1.She looks a grandmother who keeps herself in shape.She looks thoughtful and is old enough to have experienced life and would offer good advice.She is attractive but not perfect which is great for romance.She is old enough to know what she wants in life and not settle for anything less.

  16. EC says:

    For the first model/grandmother, I pick #1 because it seems like she’s thinking deep thoughts but still enjoying her drink.

    For the second model/single mom, I pick #2 because it seems like she encompass everything that is strong about her people and life in general.

    • EC says:

      As for the second choices of each model:

      First model/2nd choice, I pick #2 because she looks like a fun and smart heroine.

      Second model/2nd choice, I pick #3 because she looks like a lovable lady who loves life and her kid(s).

  17. Joy Williamson says:

    On the grandma book i like #4. She looks like she is trying to figure something out and is very determined to accomplish it.

    On the single mom book i like #3. I’m not sure why, she just looks like a nice person and someone I would like to know.

  18. Sharyl Fidoten says:

    Model #2 looks like someone who takes care of others but may often forget to take care of herself.
    Second choice is Model #3, looks younger than 50 but tough enough to handle life’s challenges.

  19. Bn100 says:

    #1 seems thoughtful

  20. Brenda Irvin says:

    Model #1 is the that would make me want to read about her more. She seems to be running different scenarios through her mind while immersed in her cup of java.

  21. Judy Skapik says:

    I forgot to add my 2nd choice. I think #3 also looks a bit apprehensive. What could she be thinking about?

  22. Judy Skapik says:

    I like #2 because the lady looks a bit unsettled and pensive. Her hair is lovely but also a bit unsettled which I like.
    This woman does not look like a grandmother but one whose child(ren) have grown and flown the coop. She seems to be wondering what is on the horizon for her.

  23. Liz S says:

    #3 is my first choice. She looks like she can make tough decisions, but doesn’t look mean. #1 is my second choice. She looks like someone who listens.

  24. Ingerlise says:

    I like the second picture as my first choice and the third as my second choice. They both look similar to women that I know in their fifties. The second woman pictured looks as if she has something on her mind to share. The third looks as if she has a secret.

  25. Karen Semones says:

    I think model #1 looks more like a grandmother and #2 is my next choice. The other two don’t look mature enough to be grandmothers.

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