Book cover reveal: “Pemberley’s Renaissance”

Self publishing / Friday, May 29th, 2020

As I announced previously, I’ll release very soon my own Pride and Prejudice continuation, translated from French (I’d love to be able to write a book directly in english one day, but… no… it won’t happen! 😉 I’ll continue to write in my native language and hire someone to properly translate in english).

So, let me present you… Pemberley’s Renaissance!

Having seriously believed that she was destined to become a spinster, Elizabeth Bennet finds herself married to one of the most eligible bachelors in Derbyshire. She now faces the daunting task of assuming her place within the vast and prestigious family estate of Pemberley. A few ill-disposed individuals would delight to see her fail so there is little room for error as she learns to lead her new household.

Darcy is at her side, of course, but he cannot shelter her entirely as gossiping tongues follow her every move. She must navigate the isolation she feels as a stranger in this new setting and learn how to honour her new responsibilities while the lingering presence of her late mother-in-law, Lady Anne, to whom she is always compared, hangs over her.

Thankfully, Elizabeth is resourceful. One day, she will triumph over even her harshest critics and prove herself worthy as mistress of Pemberley.

A release date?

I’ll release the first chapter in only a few days to let you have an idea of the novel. 🙂

As for the book itself, it will be released in print on demand and ebook on Amazon / Kobo / AppleBooks / GoogleBooks in June 2020. It will probably be available in 2 or 3 weeks from now, but I don’t have a specific date yet.

It’s a big baby, so get ready for 400 printed pages! 😀

Survey results

Prior to designing this cover, I organized a small survey where I displayed 9 different book covers, according to 3 types of design. I asked participants to vote for the one they prefer in each type, then to select the one and only cover they would choose amongst all.

I am so thankful to those of you who participated to this survey! Seeing all your answers and your comments really helped my understand what you, ladies, like in a historical romance book cover. And the results where clear-cut!

So, here are the votes:

The best cover of the survey! I totally agree: it is sooooo pretty… 🙂

It was pretty clear that the majority of the participants prefer a book cover with a lady in a period costume (historically accurate, of course!), preferably unrecognizable, with a landscape or a house.

And that’s why I finally chose to design this golden cover with a lady at her window for my Pemberley’s Renaissance.

I hope you like it! 🙂

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