Saturday, January 3, 2015

Shelf Candy Saturday #138: FAVORITE COVER GIVEAWAY!!!

 


Welcome to Shelf Candy Saturday!!


This is my weekly feature
showcasing beautiful book covers!
It also provides information,
if available, on their very talented creators!

For more information
about Shelf Candy Saturday,
just click HERE.



For this week's post, I'm having 
a giveaway!!!

Just pick your favorite of the following
10 covers featured on
Shelf Candy Saturday in 2014,
telling me why you love it,
and enter the giveaway! You can either win 
the book with your favorite cover, 
or $15.00 in PayPal cash!!
It's YOUR choice!!
This is an INTERNATIONAL giveaway!!
Books will delivered by
The Book Depository!!
(Check HERE to make sure TBD
delivers to your country.)

This giveaway will end at midnight
on 2/5/15!!!


Here are the covers!! 
Click on each one to read the post 
in which it was featured.
The most recent cover is listed first.


http://anightsdreamofbooks.blogspot.com/2014/12/shelf-candy-saturday-138-red-necklace.html


http://anightsdreamofbooks.blogspot.com/2014/12/shelf-candy-saturday-136-thousand.html



http://anightsdreamofbooks.blogspot.com/2014/11/shelf-candy-saturday-134-crimson-bound.html



http://anightsdreamofbooks.blogspot.com/2014/08/shelf-candy-saturday-giveaway-124-earth.html



http://anightsdreamofbooks.blogspot.com/2014/07/shelf-candy-saturday-121-king-by-r.html




http://anightsdreamofbooks.blogspot.com/2014/07/shelf-candy-saturday-123-jane-eyre-by.html



http://anightsdreamofbooks.blogspot.com/2014/06/shelf-candy-saturday-122-blue-lily-lily.html



http://anightsdreamofbooks.blogspot.com/2014/03/shelf-candy-saturday-108-kingdom-of.html



http://anightsdreamofbooks.blogspot.com/2013/11/shelf-candy-saturday-95-beautiful.html



http://anightsdreamofbooks.blogspot.com/2014/01/shelf-candy-saturday-100-shadow-hand-by.html







GOOD LUCK TO EVERYONE!!!




 

83 comments:

  1. i love the cover of Blue lily, lily blue. i think it fit the series perfectly and the blue flower on the green background making a face is simply stunning

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    1. i did like your thought which was really well presented. Did you find more info since writing it?

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    2. Hi, Miki!

      Oh, I agree! This is a STUNNING cover, and I LOVE it!! GREAT choice!!

      Thanks for the compliment! No, I haven't found more info. since publishing this post. I just know this artist is AWESOME, and I really need to get a hold of this book!

      Thanks for entering the giveaway!! : )

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  2. I love the cover on A Thousand Pieces of You! It is gorgeous! I found it really interesting that a UK resident designed it. I think it has a certain flair that hints towards the UK editions of books.

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    1. Hi, Emma!

      Yes, this is an absolutely GORGEOUS cover!! Happily, I own this book, which I will soon start reading!

      I've noticed that UK designers frequently create more beautiful covers than US designers. I wonder why....it's not all the time, but it does happen quite often,

      Thanks for entering the giveaway!! : )

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  3. I cannot wait to read Crimson Bound! Thanks for the giveaway!
    Missie @ A Flurry of Ponderings

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    1. Hi, Missie!

      You're very welcome, and thanks for entering!! : )

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  4. The cover of Shadow Hand is really beuautiful... I agree with you.. I love it :)
    Thanks for the giveaway!

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    1. Hi, Celeste!

      Yes, this is a beautiful, very feminine cover. Glad you love it, too! You're very welcome for the giveaway! Thanks for entering!! : )

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  5. This is a really hard one, I was torn between Earth and Sky and A Thousand Pieces of you, but I love Earth and Sky more because it is really rare for me to find a purpled coloured cover which made it stood out! Thanks for sharing the info on the cover, I do agree the publisher's name coincidentally fits the title :P

    Thanks for the giveaway!

    Natasha @ Dreamland Teenage Fantasy

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    1. Hi, Natasha!

      Oh, this cover is VERY special to me! I LOVE the combination of blue and purple! And yes, the publisher's name is SO appropriate! I'm really glad you love this cover just as much as I do!

      You're very welcome for the giveaway!! Thanks for entering!! : )

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  6. I pick A Thousand Pieces of You and I totally agree w/ the blog post. The colorful and original cover really caught my eye. Thanks for the awesome giveaway!

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    1. Hi, Erin!

      It looks like, so far, most of the people commenting prefer this particular cover. And it IS a GORGEOUS one!! I'm glad you love it just as much as I do!!

      You're very welcome for the giveaway! Thanks for entering!! : )

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  7. I love the 'Jane Eyre' cover and agree about what you wrote about there not being a connection with twilight. When I saw it I didn't think of twilight at all. It's a lovely cover :) Thanks for the chance!

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    1. Hi, Marissa!

      Yeah, I don't see that connection myself, except for the colors in the cover. But it is indeed a lovely cover! Those tones of reddish pink are so delicately shaded.....that's what made me think this image was a closeup from an Old Master painting. I was just amazed when I found it was actually a photograph! Glad you loved this cover, too!

      You're very welcome for the chance! Thanks for entering the giveaway!! : )

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  8. I love the cover of A Thousand Pieces of You though i haven't read it yet. :)

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    1. Hi, Anj!

      I will be starting this one soon!! It caught my eye on the blog "Feminist Reflections", also known by the name of its owner, Benish Khan. I entered a giveaway on her blog, and happened to win the book!! So of course I had to a "Shelf Candy Saturday" feature on it!!

      Thanks for entering!! : )

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  9. I am naturally drawn to historical covers so I love the red necklace. I find it interesting how the title is in red right across her neck like a necklace to be worn. You are also right in saying that the curls look amazing on the cover because they do ! Stunning!

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    1. Hi, Sivlia!

      This cover is indeed STUNNING!! I'm so glad you like it! The title being placed just where the red necklace would have been is just a stroke of genius!

      Thanks for entering!! : )

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  10. I love all these covers, but I have to say I’m completely taken with Crimson Bound. I really enjoyed Cruel Beauty, so I can’t wait for the second instalment! Thanks for the great giveaway :D

    Rabiah (name on Rafflecopter)

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    1. Hi, Rabiah!

      I think this might be my overwhelming favorite, too. Not sure, though, since I love all the others, too!! Ha, ha!

      I own "Cruel Beauty", but have yet to read it.....of course I want to read the sequel, too!!

      You're very welcome for the giveaway!! Thanks for entering!! : )

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  11. Thanks for hosting the Giveaway Maria.

    The only problem with it is that the choice is very difficult. I have narrowed it down to the Red Necklace and Crimson Bound.

    I must choose Crimson Bound by a hair!

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    1. Hi, Brian!

      You're very welcome for the giveaway!!

      Yes, I know that the choice is VERY difficult! Lol. I'm not sure myself which one of all these I would pick, but I think your choice of "Crimson Bound" is a GREAT one! Of course, I also love "The Red Necklace". Ha, ha!!

      Thanks for entering the giveaway!! :)

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  12. I love the cover of Crimson Bound. It's haunting, mysterious, enthralling...

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    1. Hi, Diana!

      Oh, I LOVE your description of this cover!! It's definitely ALL of those adjectives! This is one of my faves, too!

      Thanks for entering the giveaway!! : )

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  13. crimson bound looks so cool ! is it a prequel of Cruel Beauty ? cause it look alike haha

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    1. Hi, Jasmine!

      Yes, that's a GORGEOUS cover, and is one of my faves! No, it's not the prequel, but the sequel. It looks like the artist wants to continue the theme he started with "Cruel Beauty".

      Thanks for entering the giveaway!! : )

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  14. I love the cover of A Thousand Pieces of You

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  15. A thousand Pieces of You is absolutely gorgeous! I love the watercolor effect, especially since it is in purple shades, which is my favourite color. I haven't read this book but I think the contrast between two cities seems appropriate because the plot is about parallel universes.
    This is definitely the kind of cover that would catch my attention in a bookstore. The book's plot sounds fascinating.
    I'd love to read this book, fingers crossed :D

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    1. Hi, Lena!

      I won this book myself in a giveaway on the blog "Benish Khan" (the URL address is http://www.feministreflections.com/) . When I saw it, I KNEW I had to own the book! And what I loved most about the cover was that watercolor effect!! The plot is fascinating; otherwise not even a beautiful cover would have pulled me in. But then, Gray is a terrific writer!!

      Good luck to you, and thanks for entering my giveaway!! : )

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  16. I agree with you. A Thousand Pieces of You's cover really does describe many things about the book.

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    1. Hi, there!

      Yes, this cover is just PERFECT for the book! Thanks for entering the giveaway!! : )

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  17. I loved the Shadow Hand cover and agree with you that it has this Tolkien influence. I love the dress!

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    1. Hi, Natalie!

      Yes, that dress is just LOVELY!! I'm glad you see the Tolkien influence, too!

      Thanks for entering the giveaway!!! : )

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  18. well, I have to admit that JUST the cover art of Blue Lily, Lily Blue- made me want to read this book! SO pretty. I love art and one of my fav artists who has done a lot of book covers is kinuko Y Craft! I have her art on my walls even. LOVE this cover and now I have to read the book.

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    1. Hi, Deb!

      Yes, the cover of this book is absolutely GORGEOUS!! I can't wait to read it myself!

      What a coincidence that you love the work of Kinuko Y. Craft, because I love it, too!!!! She's just AWESOME!!!

      Thanks so much for participating so enthusiastically!! : )

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  19. A Thousand Pieces of You is, in my opinion, by far one of the most gorgeous covers in 2014. It's hauntingly beautiful and intriguing at the same time. I absolutely agree on your claustrophobic feelings about it. I must say, I'm very curious how the next book in series will look like.
    Thanks for the giveaway! :)

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    1. Hi, Sandra!

      I totally agree with your assessment of this cover! VERY well stated!! I'm currently reading the book -- in the middle of moving to a new apartment, lol -- and it's absolutely FANTASTIC!!

      You're very welcome for the giveaway!! Thanks for entering!! : )

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  20. I havent read any yet but I absolutely love the Crimson Bound cover <3

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    1. Hi,Stephanie!

      Yes, I LOVE that cover!! It's one of my favorites from 2014!! Thanks for entering the giveaway!! : )

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  21. Please click on one of the book covers, read the post for it, and tell me your own thoughts about the cover

    Thousand Pieces of You, by Claudia Gray..reminds me of an old tv series "a naked city"..im just saying..

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  22. I wasn't sure if I was supposed to comment here or on the actual book cover post. Here is the link to my comment: http://anightsdreamofbooks.blogspot.com/2014/12/shelf-candy-saturday-136-thousand.html?showComment=1420471815785#c7110309368021918606

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    1. Hi, Stacy!

      It was supposed to be here, but it's okay that you commented on the actual post. I read your comment. Thanks for your thoughts, and for entering the giveaway!! : )

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  23. I love the Shadow Hand book cover and I think u nailed it with the description of the cover!

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    1. Hi, Amanda!

      That is indeed a BEAUTIFUL cover! Thanks for the compliment, and for entering the giveaway!! : )

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  24. I love the Blue Lily, Lily Blue cover!

    rounder9834 @yahoo.com

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  25. I never really thought of the Beautiful Redemption cover as especially beautiful until I saw your comparison to the Nautilus shell. The spiral staircase is fitting to the story :)

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    1. Hi, Courtney!

      Oh, I LOVE that cover!! And I think the comparison to the Nautilus shell is really appropriate. We humans sometimes imitate the Great Artist when we design our book covers!

      I have yet to read this novel, but it makes sense that it would have something to do with the story.

      Thanks for participating!! : )

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  26. I love the shadow hand cover and I totally agree with you about its Tolkien-esque influence :)

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    1. Hi, Ravyn!

      Yes, that's a GORGEOUS cover! Glad you agree about the Tolkien influence!

      Thanks for participating!! : )

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  27. I like the sparkle of the moonlight gleam cover

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  28. I need to get A Thousand Pieces of You. It's All About YA's group read this month, and I just need it! Not only is the cover gorgeous, but I love the idea of parallel universes. I need it!

    Erin @ The Hardcover Lover

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    1. Hi, Erin!

      That cover is indeed GORGEOUS, and I love the idea of parallel universes, too! I'm currently reading the book, and LOVE it!!

      Thanks for participating!! : )

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  29. I like the cover of Jane Eyre too. It does invoke a "Twilight" like quality.

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  30. I love the 'Jane Eyre' cover and agree about what you wrote about there not being a connection with twilight.

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  31. I am curious about the cover A thousand pieces of you. I love time travel stories. The deep and exciting emotions in the stories makes ir more even exciting.

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    1. Hi, Agnes!

      That's one of my favorites of 2014! I'm currently reading it, and it's absolutely AWESOME!!

      Thanks for entering the giveaway!! : )

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  32. My favorite is Jane Eyre. I agree with you that the rose is beautiful, and that it would be better if the title were larger. I noticed you didn't mention the tagline, "Love conquers all." I've only read Jane Eyre twice, but I would say that the tagline is NOT particularly fitting.

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    1. Hi, Joanna!

      Oh, that's a totally BEAUTIFUL cover!! I'm glad you agree that the title should be bigger.

      As for the tagline, you're right, I didn't mention it. Wonder how that happened.....well, anyway, I will have to disagree with you on its appropriateness for this novel. I do think it's fitting. Lol.

      Thanks for participating!! : )

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  33. The cover of Shadow Hand is really pretty! And the woman seems mysterious and beautiful

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    1. Hi, Indx!

      I totally love this cover, too! And you're right -- the woman is not only beautiful but mysterious, as wel.

      Thanks for entering the giveaway!! : )

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  34. Love the cover of "Love Conquers all" . I agree with what you have written and the pic is undeniably beautiful!

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  35. I love the Shadow Hand cover, so beautiful! I agree with you that the font could have been a bit more ornate though.

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    1. Hi, Plastig!

      Glad you agree about the font! I think it would have made this cover even MORE beautiful!

      Thanks for participating!! : )

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  36. I love the look of the Beautiful Redemption cover and agree with you completely - it does remind me of a nautilus shell too! It is a beautifully put-together photograph which makes it all the more intriguing!

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    1. Hi, Tania!

      I'm so glad you agree with my comparison of this cover with a Nautilus shell! And yes, this is a totally "beautifully put-together photograph"! Well stated!

      Thanks for entering the giveaway!! : )

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  37. Love the cover of Shadow Hand. I agree, the girl has a fairy-like feel

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    1. Hi, Kimberly!

      Yes, this cover is beautiful, and the girl definitely has "a fairy tale feel"!

      Thanks for entering the giveaway!! : )

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  38. I love Beautiful redemption because Lena♡Ethan

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  39. I'm totally in love with the cover of A Thousand Pieces of You. It was love at first sight.

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    1. Hi, Michelle!

      That's a big favorite with a lot of people. I totally ADORE it!! Thanks for participating!! : )

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  40. A Thousand Pieces of You is my favourite of them all. Though I have to say that you really picked some gorgeous covers. But I love the colours on this one so much!, it has got to be one of the most gorgeous covers ever!

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    1. Hi, Shamara!

      I see that the cover of "A Thousand Pieces of You" is an overwhelming favorite with all of you guys! It truly IS beautiful. Also, it's very unique and original. I've never seen a cover quite like it! I think you're right -- it definitely is one of most GORGEOUS covers ever!!

      Thanks for entering the giveaway!! : )

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  41. A Thousand Pieces of You is probably one of my favorite covers of all time. And I'm happy to say that I loved the inside just as much as the out. Blue Lily, Lily Blue also has a beautiful cover.
    I can't say why, but HarperCollins covers usually are my favorites.

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    1. Hi, Yun-A!

      Both of those covers are absolutely STUNNING. GREAT picks!!

      As for the story in "A Thousand Pieces of You", it is definitely as AWESOME as the cover!! I'm currently reading this book, and just loving it!!

      And I agree that HarperCollins puts really gorgeous covers.

      Thanks for the TERRIFIC comment, and for entering the giveaway!! : )

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  42. I love the last cover, it's stunning. And yes, I agree, font is not so great, but it's not so bad either.

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    1. Hi, Barbara!

      Yes, that's a very beautiful cover! But I still wish that the font had been more like flowing calligraphy, you know what I mean?

      Thanks for participating!! : )

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  43. A Thousand Pieces of You has been everyone's favorite cover since it revealed! I love it. I actually didn't notice that the bottom half had a different type of city than the top... I thought it was just a mirror image until a few months later. Another of my favorites is BLLB. I love the theme of watercolor covers. It makes everything beautiful.

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    1. Hi, Makaela!

      Yes, most of the people entering this giveaway seem to prefer this cover. I ADORE it!! And you are SO right -- that watercolor effect is just PERFECT.

      I'm wondering which book "BLLB" is.....lol. Well, anyway, thanks so much for participating!! : )

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  44. I have read the book Jane Eyre and am used to seeing a female portrayed on the book covers. Like you, I had to think for a minute about the cover and I had to look at it a second time as I had initially thought the picture was a painting or drawing. Surprised that it was a photo. It is a beautiful cover and I suppose when I think about the complexities of the story and characters it is appropriate.

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    1. Hi, Sharon!

      So glad you love this cover!! It's just STUNNING, isn't it? And it is definitely remarkable that it's a photo, and not a painting or drawing! I also agree that it's very appropriate for the novel, because of the symbolism. A rose has thorns, and Jane met Rochester at Thornfield Hall. The thorns also refer to their drama-filled romance.

      Roses have many types of symbolism that make them especially fitting for romantic relationships, which is why, of course, they're associated with Valentine's Day.

      Thanks for the great comment, and for entering the giveaway!! : )

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