Welcome to another edition of Open Book Blog Hop. This week, we’re discussing a quote. “Let’s face it, books are judged by their covers.” —Whitney Hill
I’ve never judged a book by its front cover image, probably because of my visual impairment. In my younger years, when I read print books, I could see the images on the front cover, but the only way I knew whether I wanted to read the book was to read the back cover information.
Nowadays, I download books on Kindle and in audio and other specialized formats that I can read on my tablet or phone. On the Amazon, Audible, and Bookshare sites, the front cover image is displayed, and I can see it, but again, I don’t know whether I’ll read the book until I read the synopsis.
However, many people judge books by the front cover images. So, with the help of DLD Books, I’ve designed front cover images for my books that I hope appeal to readers. I’ve gotten some wonderful comments on the covers of the two novels and memoir I published with the help of DLD Books.
How about you? Do you judge a book by its cover? You can click here to participate in this week’s hop and read other bloggers’ responses.
Copyright 2021 by Abbie Johnson Taylor.
Independently published with the help of DLD Books.
Sixteen-year-old Natalie’s grandmother, suffering from dementia and confined to a wheelchair, lives in a nursing home and rarely recognizes Natalie. But one Halloween night, she tells her a shocking secret that only she and Natalie’s mother know. Natalie is the product of a one-night stand between her mother, who is a college English teacher, and another professor.
After some research, Natalie learns that people with dementia often have vivid memories of past events. Still not wanting to believe what her grandmother has told her, she finds her biological father online. The resemblance between them is undeniable. Not knowing what else to do, she shows his photo and website to her parents.
Natalie realizes she has some growing up to do. Scared and confused, she reaches out to her biological father, and they start corresponding.
Her younger sister, Sarah, senses their parents’ marital difficulties. At Thanksgiving, when she has an opportunity to see Santa Claus, she asks him to bring them together again. Can the jolly old elf grant her request?