Cover Crush: Secret Shores by Ella Carey

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I am not a cover designer but I can agree that cover layouts play an important role in the overall presentation of books and I must admit, often times I first judge a book by its cover.

Secret ShoresSecret Shores by Ella Carey

Expected publication: September 5th 2017 by Lake Union Publishing

In 1946, artist Rebecca Swift’s dreams of love and a life free from convention are crashing like the waves of the Australian coast below her. And it’s into those roiling waters that she disappears.

Forty-one years later, Tess Miller’s dreams are crashing, too. The once-successful New York editor has lost her most prestigious author to the handsome new golden boy of publishing. Meanwhile, she’s stuck with Edward Russell, a washed-up Australian poet writing a novel about some obscure artist named Rebecca Swift. But Tess may have underestimated Russell. His book is not only true—it’s a searing, tragic romance and a tantalizing mystery set in a circle of postwar modernists. When Tess uncovers a long-hidden secret, she’s drawn even deeper into Rebecca’s enigmatic life and death.

As Rebecca’s past intertwines with the present, Tess finds herself falling for the last man she thought she’d ever be drawn to. On the way, she discovers the power of living an authentic life—and that transcendent love never really dies.


Today I have a special guest with me as a co-host to this stunning cover! Neither of us have heard of this author before. Meghan Holloway pointed the cover and the author out to me this week on Facebook. It is so much fun discovering new authors and stories!

Meghan said, “I love that washed out blue tone with the eye-catching splash of red with her beret.”

I would have to agree with her and the title and premise sounds great!

Be sure to check out Meghan’s website and her guest post with me here at Layered Pages about her male protagonist.

Thank you, Meghan for the discovery of this beautiful cover!


Cover Crush is a weekly series that originated with Erin at Flashlight Commentary. Her latest cover crush here.

Other great book bloggers who cover crush:

Heather @ The Maiden’s Court

Magdalena @ A Bookaholic Swede

Holly @ 2 Kids and Tired Books

Colleen @ A Literary Vacation

More cover crushes over at indieBRAG!


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