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Another New Cover

They’ve done it again, slapped another new cover on one of my early Harlequin books, TALLIE”S KNIGHT, with near naked people on the cover again. Sigh.

But I suppose for this book, there is at least some justification — it’s a “convenient marriage” story, where they marry as virtual strangers, and get to know each other on their honeymoon. So there are love scenes. Which are important to the story.

But these cover people look far more sophisticated, especially the woman.
My Tallie is an innocent; a sweet-natured young woman who has no gorgeous gowns — quite the contrary, in fact.

All About Romance gave it Desert Island Keeper status, and said: 

“Tallie’s Knight is the best Regency Romance I’ve read in years… …Gracie’s writing style is charming and wonderful and the love scenes are very sensual for a traditional Regency….Even if you’re not the biggest Regency Romance fan, I suggest you make an exception for this one. This is a special book with excellent writing and characters that touch the heart.”

— All About Romance, Blythe Barnhill, Desert Island Keeper

You can read an excerpt here.

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Priscilla Payne
Priscilla Payne
15 days ago

I have never read this one. Will order it right away

Anne
Anne
15 days ago

Thanks, Priscilla. It was my second book, but was the first one published in the US. However they used it to launch a new line, so it was not shelved with the other historical romances, and a lot of people never found it. I hope you enjoy it.

Constance
Constance
15 days ago

I love Tallie’s Knight – and this is not how I envision them at all! So sorry, Anne!

And aside from that, from an artistic perspective, the woman’s back just looks weird and wrong!

Anne
Anne
15 days ago
Reply to  Constance

Yes, not how I see them at all either, Constance. These covers they’re putting on my old harlequins are just generic stock photos and even the blurbs are not the original ones.

Marianne
Marianne
15 days ago

Just finished re-reading the “The Laird’s Bride” and “Tallie’s Knight” before that. Tallie of the chewed fingernails would never have carried off that look.

Anne
Anne
15 days ago
Reply to  Marianne

Thanks Marianne. “ Tallie of the chewed fingernails would never have carried off that look.” No she would not. She also made her own bridal dress and dyed her gloves with coffee. (We were told to do that at my first high school, which had a strict uniform policy. The uniform called for light brown color gloves that the gloves in the shops didn’t come in, so everyone was told to buy white or cream gloves and dye them with coffee.)

Margot
Margot
15 days ago

I do not like this cover. It is not your characters style. It also looks too much like so many other covers. I agree that her back looks very awkward and makes me look at it to figure out what is wrong with her. Sorry to see the covers they are giving your books. Glad I have most of yours in their first covers. I should read this one again as it has been a long time.

VickiL
VickiL
9 days ago

Goodness! That is a weird cover! Besides which no one at that time wore gowns with nothing under it! And they didn’t wear gowns with that little to the back! Not that the cover makers are worried about historical accuracy but still…

Poor Tallie…