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Cover Art Weekend Blog Hop


This is a fun meme for the weekends, count Friday and Monday as part of your weekend and have even more fun!

“This is a brand new meme to display all those beautiful, funny, crazy and even those that make you think book covers you come across each week. I don’t know about the rest of you, but I love looking at different book covers. You may not be able to judge a book by its cover, but they are sure fun to look at.

The Blog Hop is hosted by Yvonne, over at ‘Socrates’ Book Review Blog‘ and the rules for taking part are pretty simple:

1. Cross to ‘Socrates’ Book Review Blog’. Take the button at the top of her post and post it on your blog.

2. Chose a book cover of your choice and post it. (You can post as many covers as you’d like.)

3. Sign up with Mr. Linky at the bottom of the page. Please use the url that links directly to your cover art post.

4. Visit other blogs on the list to see what covers they are featuring this week.

I must admit that I took my inspiration for this weekend’s post, from a discussion earlier this week on a fellow blogger’s site, where they had written a fabulous review of a book set in France.

The discussion followed a theme of books set in France and I was able to recommend a book that I featured earlier in the year ‘The Tapestry Of Love’ by English author, Rosie Thornton

The cover is nothing spectacular in itself, but to me it holds an air of peace and serenity, with just a hint of desolation and neglect as if the house has lain unloved and forgotten about for some time. I really want to open the door and take a peek inside.

The Tapestry Of Love by Rosy Thornton


“A rural idyll: that’s what Catherine is seeking when she sells her house in England and moves to a tiny hamlet in the Cevennes mountains.

With her divorce in the past and her children grown, she is free to make a new start, and to set up in business as a seamstress.

But this is a harsh and lonely place when you’re no longer here on holiday. There is French bureaucracy to contend with, not to mention the mountain weather, and the reserve of  her neighbours, including the intriguing Patrick Castagnol.

And that’s before the arrival of Catherine’s sister, Bryony …

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I can’t remember a time, even as a child, when I haven’t been passionate about books and reading.
I began blogging, when I realised just how many other people out there shared my passion for the written word and I have been continually amazed at the wealth of books that are available and the amount of great new friends I have made, from literally 'The Four Corners Of The World'.

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  • I really liked that cover. I read this book I think in January of this year. I enjoyed it, a bit different from a lot of books I read, but enjoyable just the same.

    • Hi Ann,

      I have to say that this was one of the best books I have read in the genre, for a long time.

      The cover just about summed up the slightly ‘laid back’ pace of life that the villagers led and the slight air of neglect that has crept into their lives.

      I sometimes think that it must be a lovely way to live, just focusing on the day to day things, without all the hustle and stress that we seem to subject ourselves to.

  • I agree, even though I thought the book started out a bit slow, it wasn’t long until it drew me into the story. After I finished reading it, I felt like I had spend a two day vacation in the Cevennes Mountains with a friend catching up on what has happened in our life for the last few years. As I said before, I found it an enjoyable two day read.

    • Hi Ann,

      What a great analogy, it was obviously a good book to have had that sort of affect on us both!

      Oh! for the cool, clean air of the Cevennes right now, it is so hot and humid tonight.

      Roll on Autumn, that and Spring are my favourite times of the year.

    • Hi Yvonne,

      The book was a very calming read as well, the pages just flowed by, full of interesting comment and dialogue and I reached the end much too soon.

      This is a good meme for the weekends, hopefully it will get more noticed and you can start to gather more participants. Thanks for hosting.

    • Hi Nikki,

      You definitely get the feeing that there is a whole new story behind that rather dilapidated front door, don’t you?

    • Hi Emma,

      Thanks for stopping by, it is always nice to ‘meet’ new people and your comments are much appreciated.

      I think that you will enjoy ‘The Tapestry Of Love’ should you decide to read it.

      The descriptions of the Cevennes mountains and the local people who live their lives in its harsh and remote villages were amazing, yet this was tempered by the air of peace and tranquility which the book engendered. Altogether a brilliant read.

      I love your French meme and have made a note of it, to ensure that I stop by regularly on a Thursday.

Written by Yvonne