I will gladly admit I judge a book by its cover. Over all presentation is important to pull a reader in. Well, this reader that is. I cannot speak for others. When I read a story I want to be completely immersed. A grand cover helps that along. Imagery and all-if you will.
Brighton Belle’s cover sets the tone for the period in which the story is written in. This story is staged in post-world war II England. The woman’s clothing and her facial expression shows her intelligence, her attention to detail in her dress. How her face is turn and her expression shows she knows many secrets. The door she is either opening or closing has the old European style to it. Basically, the whole layout of the cover gives you a mysterious and atmospheric feel. I love it! How does the cover make you feel?
Here is the book description of the story:
In post-World War II England, former Secret Service operative Mirabelle Bevan becomes embroiled in a new kind of intrigue…
1951: In the popular seaside town of Brighton, it’s time for Mirabelle Bevan to move beyond her tumultuous wartime years and start anew. Accepting a job at a debt collection agency seems a step toward a more tranquil life.
But as she follows up on a routine loan to Romana Laszlo, a pregnant Hungarian refugee who’s recently come off the train from London, Mirabelle’s instincts for spotting deception are stirred when the woman is reported dead, along with her unborn child.
After encountering a social-climbing doctor with a sudden influx of wealth and Romana’s sister, who seems far from bereaved and doesn’t sound Hungarian, Mirabelle decides to dig deeper into the suspicious circumstances surrounding the death. Aided by her feisty sidekick–a fellow office worker named Vesta Churchill (“no relation to Winston,” as she explains)–Mirabelle unravels a web of evil that stretches from the Brighton beachfront to the darkest corners of Europe. Putting her own life at risk, she must navigate a lethal labyrinth of lies and danger to expose the truth.
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