Leaving by Karen Kingsbury
Book blurb from Google books : The Bailey Flanigan series begins with Bailey leaving Bloomington for the adventure of a lifetime. She has won an audition for the ensemble of a Broadway musical in New York City. She's determined to take advantage of this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity, but is she really ready to leave family and friends for the loneliness of the city? And what of Cody? His disappearance has her worried about their future and praying that their love can survive.In order to be closer to his mother in jail, Cody takes a coaching job in a small community outside Indianapolis. New friends, distance, and circumstances expose cracks in his relationship with Bailey Flanigan. Love, loneliness, big opportunities, and even bigger decisions highlight the first book in the new Bailey Flanigan series that features members of the popular Baxter family and finally completes the Bailey Flanigan/Cody Coleman story.
Read my review: http://austenitis.blogspot.com/2012/02/leaving.html It was good. :)
Why I like this cover: I’ll admit that at first glance, it wasn’t really a cover that grabbed me much. But now that I’ve read it, and looked at the cover a few more times, I really like it. It goes perfectly with the book. Love it when a cover does that. J The girl, whose name is Bailey, looks so happy! I don’t have the faintest idea what she’s looking at, but I love that she has just that touch of eye makeup. Such nice blue eyes. And her eyebrows are arched so prettily. And her lips have such the faintest gloss of lipstick. Just right. J I love her brown curls. Brown curls are so romantic. Unfortunately, I’m a blond, and that really wasn’t anything you were looking to know. So let’s get back to the cover. That plum colored shirt even sounds appealing! And don’t you love that little white hat? It goes perfectly with her, both the personality and the cover in general. The background too is pretty cool. All the blue, but obviously in a big city. And the loopy yellow font…I have a thing for loopy fonts. The whole cover is just as delightful as the book inside!