I posted about Lisa Kleypas’ Hathaway UK and US covers recently, and was going to continue with her contemporaries, except I’ve just seen the UK cover of “Love in the Afternoon” and the re-issued Wallflowers covers, and had to add them.
Well, here are both the “Love in the Afternoon” covers – no contest for me, I love the UK one (left)! The colours really pop, and the style is pretty consistent with the last three in the series (we’ll put the UK cover of the first book to one side, shall we?). So yes, total win.
As for the Wallflower books, here you go:
What do you think? I like how both US and UK covers work the “seasons” theme, but the UK ones appeal to me more. I’m loving the vibrant colours of the summer cover and the mistiness of autumn. I can’t find the UK cover of the fourth book, but I would imagine (and hope) it’s in the same style of the previous three.
And finally, before I forget, the contemporaries:
US covers – the first two are similar (and bright!), while the third has the same fonts but different design:
UK covers – and I am slightly confused, as there appear to be two sets, which I hadn’t realised before…
The first two being rather women’s fiction (and even signalling a post-war setting, or it that just me?), and the third err… quite different. I liked the first, though I believe it is a stock photo, as I recall having seen another very similar cover. The first two certainly don’t scream contemporary romance, even if they do appeal to me – I like the image and the clean look. Just doesn’t do the stories justice, IMO. The third now, a bit too M&B for me, especially with the male/baby cover.
Latest UK ones, possibly mass market paperbacks:
Very different, huh? A lot more contemporary, definitely romance for the first and the third, though the second still says women’s fiction to me.