Monday, January 2, 2012

Cover Focus: Livvie’s Song

Livvie’s Song by Sharlene MacLaren 

Book blurb from : “Life is far from a breeze for Olivia Beckman, owner of Livvie's Kitchen, a favorite of locals in Wabash, Indiana. The widowed mother of two is struggling to make ends meet–no simple feat, especially when her cook turns in his resignation. Yet she's determined to pull through on her own, just as she did when God failed to save her beloved Frank.

Newly released from a ten–year prison sentence, Will Taylor is ready for a fresh start. With harmonica in hand–the only possession he values, aside from his Bible–he makes his way to Wabash, where a late–night meal at Livvie's Kitchen turns into a job opportunity when the outgoing cook learns about his restaurant experience. What he doesn't know is that the "restaurant" was a prison cafeteria.

But Will became a new man behind bars, thanks to a Christian friend, and he credits God's providence with landing him a job he loves. Soon, he cooks and bakes his way into the stomachs of his customers–and the heart of his employer. Both are hesitant, though, still healing from past hurts. A recipe for love between them will require sharing secrets, braving dangers, and believing God for a bright future.”

Why I like this cover: I believe I’ve mentioned before that there were two books that I had in mind when creating Cover Focus. Well, this is one of the them. I absolutely adore this cover. Not to mention the story inside. First, look at the woman. She’s Livvie. For your information, she looks just like she does in the book. J I love her brown eyes. I love that hair…it’s actually strawberry blond! And I love that half-smile. It’s SO Livvie. I think the “Open” sign behind her is perfect. Looks exactly like the one hanging in “Livvie’s Café”, her restaurant. And then the red and white striped umbrellas. No, not umbrellas…you know what I mean. And that car? Wow. It all goes so perfectly in the story. And besides, even if it didn’t, wouldn’t you have to admit that car is mighty cool? The peaceful sidewalk behind…

Ummm, yeah, I love this book. And this cover. You can find an interview with the author, and my review of “Livvie’s Song,” and an extra post about “Livvie’s Song” by clicking on the Sharlene MacLaren tag below. I highly recommend this book. It’s a top favorite of mind. Definitely read it. J

1 comment:

Melody said...

I just started reading this yesterday! It's so fun actually having a copy from the author! =) I've only read 2 chapters but I'm looking forward to more.