Friday, July 6, 2012

Cover Focus: The Fiddler

The Fiddler by Beverly Lewis


Book blurb from : Amelia "Amy" DeVries, a 24-year-old violinist, is disillusioned with life and love after the collapse of her long-running romance. Weary of endless rehearsals and performances, Amy sets out on a road trip through the Pennsylvania mountains. She leaves her cell phone behind so life's demands can't intrude on her solitude. She doesn't know, nor care, where she will end up.
When her car breaks down deep in the mountains, Amy realizes the flaw in her "no cell phone" plan. She abandons her car and walks the winding roads, searching for help. Following the smell of woodsmoke and the sound of music, she finds a rustic log cabin. There she meets a young Amishman--and through him a community--that will change her life forever.”
Why I like this cover: I think some of the reason I like it is because even though it has Amish elements, the girl on the front is so clearly not Amish! Of course, that goes with the storyline. Amy has such a contrast between the cream dress and her black hair. And just a little flush on her cheeks is perfect. She looks rather pensive. I wish I knew the young Amishman’s name…oh well. The straw hat and suspenders clearly mark him as being Amish. One of the most obvious things about the cover, one of the things that draws your eyes is the fiddle that Amy is holding. I wonder how it figures in the story? Obviously it’s a primary part of it. I love Amy’s dress. And did you notice the horse and carriage behind the young man? Love it!
P.S.: Discovered this cover too...I think it's for the same book:


Melody said...

Other than the dress being JUST A TAD too low in front... I love the front cover. That girl pretty well suited my idea of what Amelia looked like when I was reading the book. Ha, I guess that would have something to do with it. :P I think I remember seeing the second cover you have there before it was actually published... maybe they changed their mind in the end, heehee.

I liked this book because there were a lot of things I could relate to in real life. ;-)

Rissi said...

Like the "alternate" cover better. :-)