Here’s a surprise for readers: my book cover has changed! Here’s the new one:
A good friend of mine described her first impression of the new cover this way: There’s a woman in a serviceable coat and hat, looking across the river at the misty seat of power from which she is excluded by her sex. I think this description is very apt, considering the theme of the novel.
To remind you what it’s about, here’s some of the jacket copy:
Escaping the constraints of life as a village schoolmistress, Lilia Brooke bursts into London and into Paul Harris’s orderly life, shattering his belief that women are gentle creatures who need protection. Lilia wants to change women’s lives by advocating for the vote, free unions, and contraception. Paul, an Anglican priest, has a big ambition of his own: to become the youngest dean of St. John’s Cathedral. Lilia doesn’t believe in God, but she’s attracted to Paul’s intellect, ethics, and dazzling smile.
As Lilia finds her calling in the militant Women’s Social and Political Union, Paul is increasingly driven to rise in the church. They can’t deny their attraction, but they know they don’t belong in each other’s worlds. Paul and Lilia must reach their breaking points before they can decide whether their love is worth fighting for.
You can pre-order Impossible Saints at any of the online retailers on my home page.
I have two more bits of exciting news: first, Goodreads is giving away 3 free advance review copies of Impossible Saints. You can enter to win a copy here!
And finally, here is an early review of Impossible Saints that made me cry with joy. I can’t describe the thrill of finding out that my book is connecting with readers, particularly the kind of readers I wrote it for!