I am not a cover designer but I can agree that cover layouts play an important role in the overall presentation of stories and I must admit, often times I first judge a book by its cover.
Girls on the Line by Aimie K. Runyan
Lake Union Publishing
Pub Date 06 Nov 2018
“A moving tale of female solidarity and courage.” —Kate Quinn, New York Times bestselling author of The Alice Network
December 1917. As World War I rages in Europe, twenty-four-year-old Ruby Wagner, the jewel in a prominent Philadelphia family, prepares for her upcoming wedding to a society scion. Like her life so far, it’s all been carefully arranged. But when her beloved older brother is killed in combat, Ruby follows her heart and answers the Army Signal Corps’ call for women operators to help overseas.
As one of the trailblazing “Hello Girls” deployed to war-torn France, Ruby must find her place in the military strata, fight for authority and respect among the Allied soldiers, and work to secure a victory for the cause. But balancing service to country is complicated further by a burgeoning relationship with army medic Andrew Carrigan.
What begins as a friendship forged on the front lines soon blossoms into something more, forcing Ruby to choose between the conventions of a well-ordered life back home, and the risk of an unknown future.
Wow! This cover alone makes me want to read the book. Then when I read the description, I downloaded the book immediately from NetGalley to review. Lately I have been mostly listening to audio books because of my schedule and so forth but I’m slowing getting back into reading print books. Hooray!
I love reading stories that take place during this era and the cover really gives you the vibe of the story. One can tell this will be a wonderful story. Well, not because of the cover per say but because the author is a great story-teller.
Stephanie M. Hopkins
Cover Crush is a weekly series that originated with Erin at Flashlight Commentary.
Other great cover crushes from my fellow book bloggers:
Magdalena at A Bookaholic Swede
Colleen at A Literary Vacation
Heather at The Maiden’s Court
Holly at 2 Kids and Tired
Well, you’ve convinced me. I just downloaded it from NetGalley! Thanks!