Fruitcake Bride: The Cover

The final edits are complete, so I’ve been working on the cover.

As I’m thinking of the cover and trying to visualize what it should look like, I think fruitcake. It’s called The Fruitcake Bride, right?

So here’s the first cover idea:

fcbridesamplecake1ffc The first thing my husband said as he walked by is, “Looks like a cook book.”

Well, that’s just not romantic!

So, I went back to the drawing board and here’s attempt #2

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Mind, these are sample photos and not the original cover photo so they still logo imprints on them at this point.

This one, really isn’t too bad. Maybe I have a cover here. Not totally  feeling it, are you?

So I played around some more, went a little beyond my usual and here is attempt #3

 

fcbridecoversampleI know, its still pretty rough, and not finished. Noticed, the fruitcake on the bottom, is the same one from the cover attempt #2 above.

Then I had a suggestion from a friend on Facebook reminding of the train. Yes, there is a train in the story. So I found a picture of a train and did something like this:

(cover attempt #4)

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Honestly, this one is my favorite so far.

The girl with the derby hat and gingham dress is totally Kati.

But there is no fruitcake on this cover…. hmmmm…

What do you think? Should I go with one I’ve made, keep tweaking, or start from the drawing board again?

 

The first chapter of Fruitcake Bride will be released to newsletter recipients on Friday along with the final cover reveal. If you haven’t signed up for my newsletter yet, please do so. You’ll find it here on my site on the top left hand side.

Looking forward to getting your 411 on the cover!

 

 

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