With less than a week to go until Orchid Affair, I bring you the entries in the Orchid Affair Book-in-a-Bag Contest. Here’s how it works: just vote for your three favorites, in descending order (i.e. your first choice first), and the three winners will receive a copy of The Orchid Affair in the bag they designed.
One judge, chosen at random, will also receive a book in whichever bag she desires. Voting closes on Sunday.
Let the voting begin!
(Front: “Spies… don’t scare me./ I teach kids.”)
(“Rule #10 of the Guide to Better Governessing: Don’t Let Them See You Suffer.”)
(Front: “What’s an Orchid Affair?” Back: “It’s like The Sound of Music… meets Mata Hari.”)
(Front: “The Silver Orchid Governess Agency/ Currently recruiting capable governesses./ Must provide instruction in composition,/ literature, history, geography, arithmetic,/ foreign language, music and drawing./ Previous teaching experience preferred./ Ability to thwart evil French agents a plus./ Contact Laura Grey for more information.”)
(Front: “Patience is only a virtue when there is something worth waiting for.” Back: “Patiently Waiting… January 2011.”)
(Front: “Deep in their root, all flowers keep the light. — Theodore Roethke.” Back: “Every man is surrounded by a neighborhood of voluntary spies. — Jane Austen.”)
(Front: “Pride and Prejudice Lives On.” Back: “A governess trades the quiet life for adventure and danger– and romance.”)
(Front: “What can be better than chocolate?/ The Orchid Affair! Duh!” Back: “The Orchid Affair arrives January 20, 2011. A Lauren Willig Fan.”)
(Back: “Placing the book on the counter, the shopkeeper spread it open to reveal a delicately tinted engraving of a flower./ It was an orchid.”)
(“Savages Do Not Get Books. –Mlle Laure Griscogne. The Orchid Affair by Lauren Willig.”)
(“(Laura) Grey is the new black./ Selwick Spy School Class of 1803.”)
(Back: “Patience is only a virtue when there is something worth waiting for.”)
(Front: “From England to France…” Back: “…From Governess to Secret Agent…/ …Mission? Espionage in Paris…/… With a romance and adventure of a lifetime!”)
(“Guide to Better Governessing/ Rule #10: Never Let Them See You Suffer.”)