There she is……
We all judge a book by its cover, it is one of the things that piques our interest to read the back of the book or the inside cover and find out more about the book. It’s that first image or illustration that calls to us. In romance it’s usually pretty easy to tell the subset of the genre (RomCom, RomFantasy, Period piece, etc.) from the cover. The cover is meant not only to set the mood to but give you a good idea of the book. That is what I’ve tried to do with the cover of The Lake Michigan Affair.
The priest’s collar represents Sebastian, the Catholic Bishop of Chicago. And yes, I know a Bishop usually wears something different but in the book this is what Sebastian wears (not sharing spoilers). Pivotal points of the book are set along the Lake Michigan shoreline near North Avenue Beach where this picture was taken.
I knew when I finished my first draft of this book that this is what I wanted this cover to look like. It is so wonderful to see it put together. I hope it piques your interest!
The release date for this book is set for April 14th, 2023.