Saturday, July 28, 2012

Hot Book Covers: Forsaken Dreams by MaryLu Tyndall

I saw this cover and thought, "Ooooh! That is good!"  I love everything about this cover - from the colour, to the scenery, to the girl, to her dress, to the mist and even the font!

Love the dramatic landscape in the distance - that tells me there's adventure.  The mist makes it all feel like a dream - but is it inviting or hostile?

Even if I'd never heard of MaryLu Tyndall before, I would definitely be grabbing this book off the shelves. In fact, I probably will when it's released in February 2013 :)

Helen's favourite genre is historical fiction with a strong romantic element.  She also enjoys contemporary romance, chick-lit and YA.  She's not caught up in the spell of fantasy fiction, despite The Faraway Tree series being a strong influence in her childhood.

Helen is currently working on her first book, a Christian young adult novel set between two opposite but equally fascinating places in Australia.


  1. This is a great cover. You are missing out if you don't read any of MaryLu Tyndall's books. She has several series and some stand alone. A recent stand alone that is excellent is Veil of Pearls.

    1. Hi Pam! You know, I haven't read any of MaryLu's books yet, BUT I have Veil of Pearls in my hot little hands. It's the next cab off my to-read rank :)

  2. Hi Helen! Thank you so much for posting my new cover!! I have to say that when I got my first glimpse of it, I nearly fell off my chair.. I was stunned at how gorgeous it was. My publisher, Barbour, has really outdone themselves with this one! The storyline has a very mysterious element along with a heartfelt romance and deep spiritual undertones.. so they really captured all that in the cover. It's book 1 in a series that follows the adventures of a group of southerners after the Civil war who head to Brazil to start a new Southern Utopia. This will be out in Feb 2013

    Thank you Pat, for your kind words!!

  3. It is a beautiful cover, and I can't wait to read it! MaryLu's books are always so good. :-)