We have a cover!

The next stand alone novel, That Summer, has a cover!

That Summer (3)

For some reason, my books never feel quite real to me until I have that cover image.

I’m particularly thrilled about this one since this was a very hard book to cover. The action goes back and forth between 2009 and 1849, between present day and Preraphaelites. How to convey both? It’s hard to find a cover that nods at both the historical and the modern.

In this case, the one constant between the two stories is the house on Herne Hill where all the action takes place. So when the St. Martin’s folks sent me this cover, I was delighted.

That Summer hits the shelves on June 3, 2014.

You can read more about the book here. Excerpt coming soon!


  1. Julie H on January 24, 2014 at 7:33 pm

    I just love that vivid blue! I have a feeling this cover will entice a lot of new readers. It’s so different from your other covers.

  2. Yvette R on January 25, 2014 at 6:04 pm

    Its lovely! It looks modern because it is a clear, color photograph. Yet as you you look at it, you realize that there is really nothing in the picture that could not belong equally well to the same house in the mid-nineteenth century. Great choice!

  3. Vanessa on January 25, 2014 at 6:46 pm

    Lovely cover, can’t wait for it to hit the shelves!

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