Lyn Needs Feedback on Cover Art and Titles for Holiday Novella — 15 Comments

  1. I like the snowy girl for the heroine, but she does seem a bit young. She makes me curious and I want to know more about her story. I love the back cover photo and my favorite title is A Season Of Change =)

  2. The blurb is awesome!

    Honestly, I love the snowy girl – she makes me interested in her story.
    I would like to suggest another title: The Secret of Winter

    – or Winter’s Secret

  3. I like the title Winter Homecoming. And I like The Snowy Herione pic. It sounds like a great book. But I am not excited for the snow to come in “real life”.

  4. Good and interesting story blurb. Catches a reader’s eye and imagination.
    As a writer of Fiction myself, I understand the importance of that.
    The snowy scene of winter-clad girl is my favorite of the two for a cover shot. She seems to have a need for comfort, and perhaps some secrets.
    If I had participated in the title selection, mine would have been “Revealing Snow Thaw”.

  5. Hi Lyn,
    I love the back cover art and am leaning toward the pensive heroine. For a title, I love When the Snow Melts. Can’t wait to find out what you decide.

  6. I like When the Snow Melts. (For a title and in real life!) 🙂 I like the snowy cover but the girl in it looks really young (like a teenager) for some reason. And the back cover is pretty. Can’t wait to read the book!

  7. I like the title Winter Hearts because the characters start out somewhat cold hearted because of their current circumstances. I know that will change while they’re forced indoors for the long winter. I like the image of the second woman more than the first though the nail polish has to go and she needs period clothing. The cover art is wonderful but I would love to see some bright red Cardinals in the trees. I think having some color will make the birds look red like a heart. The story sounds wonderful and I will look forward to reading it when it comes out.

  8. Lyn, I like the blurb, the winter photo and the second photo of girl. I think they all work well together. The titles I like best: 1) Winter Hearts 2) Winter Homecoming. Blessings!

  9. I love the book description. Sounds like a fabulous story!

    I do like the back cover picture, but it looks abandoned. Maybe a little smoke from the chimney as Melissa suggested?

    I too get nothing from either woman’s picture. They don’t seem Depression Era to me at all. If I HAD to pick one, it would be the snowy one. She looks more intriguing.

    “Winter Hearts” would be my choice from the title list above.

  10. I really like the blurb and the wintry scene, Lyn! Of the two faces, I prefer the second one although the hat does look a little Russian/European (except for the fingernail polish, which seems more modern). You might consider having the cover artist crop the face picture so only a portion of her face is showing (perhaps don’t include the fingernails?) with the remote scene in the background. Can’t wait to see what you decide!

  11. I too was not drawn to either of the women’s pictures. I like her idea of a snowy background woodsy scene and a side view of the lady. I do like the back cover photo but it is missing something. Maybe the wisp of smoke over the hill. I also like the title In the Heart of Winter. Thank you.

  12. Lyn, the blurb sounds wonderful. The title I liked best was When the Snow Melts. As far as covers go, they are what grab me. To be honest neither of the pictures really grabbed me. The snowy heroine reminds of a a very suspenseful story with a lot of nefarious undertones. The pensive heroine just didn’t do it either. I would choose a snowy background (a woodsy scene) with the heroine shown with a side view, not a complete face shot, looking towards a cabin. Okay, those are my thoughts. I hope it helps.

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