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Clearly a romance novel. Over all this is a good cover the only problem that I have is with the little text above Grey's lady. It's so small and it's placement makes it very hard to read. I assume that it's the imprint for the publisher, but that's not clear either.
Genre, historical romanceI agree overall a good cover. For me, having a photograph for a historical is a little jarring. After all, there probably weren't photos. I would have applied a painterly effect. And even though I like the red behind the author name, I'm not sure what else is back there or why it's there. A ribbon maybe? Why?"Carte Blanche" is indeed difficult to read.
"Carte Blanche"Okay, thanks for mentioning that Robin. I wasn't quite sure.So, I see it is romance and I'm leaning toward a historical one given the wardrobe.Other then not understanding the letters above the title, the only thing that threw me for a moment was the corner graphic. I'm guessing that has to do with the publisher, maybe?Otherwise, kind of liked it.
Genre: Historical Romance Cover: Clear, clean and easily identifiableNeeds to be greyed-down to look more agedI'd rather see a painterly cover of the couplebut it's nice to see an Austenish pose I too was trying to figure out what the tiny white script was...it blotches the cover.I also thought that tag of white on the hero's neck was not a good sign, either! LOLThe script is nice, the background color is great. Perhaps a readjusting of where the texting goes in terms of the picture would help overall if the publisher "Carte Blanche" needs such recognition.If I were a reader of historical romance in general, I would want to know more about the book. My overall sense as one who is very selective about which historical romances I choose to read: I want a more authentic looking historical cover--antiqued and painterlyDeborah/TheBookishDame