Saturday, December 1, 2012

Shelf Candy Saturday #46: It Happened One Christmas, by Kaitlin O'Riley

Welcome to
Shelf Candy Saturday!!

This weekly meme/blog hop, hosted here,
features beautiful book covers!
It was originally hosted by
Stephanie @
Five Alarm Book Reviews,
a blog I really miss...

If you'd like to participate, just grab my button (or create your own), write your own post, and link up in the Linky widget at the bottom of this post. Just be sure to click on "Read more" so that the entire post will open up.

As a bonus, you can include information on the artist, designer, and/or photographer in your post, but it's not required. You can simply feature a cover and explain why you love it!

Here's my choice for this week!

Mass Market Paperback, 332 pages
Zebra Books
October 1, 2011
Christmas Romance, Historical Romance

You can read my review

Why do I love this cover?

To say that this cover is beautiful is definitely an understatement!  It is absolutely perfect in every way!  This holiday scene looks like a Christmas card, or a scene from a movie.  Incredibly, the male model is the spitting image of Harrison Ford, in his younger days.  He is so tenderly putting the young woman's cloak around her shoulders, too...and it sure looks as if he might kiss her at any romantic....

The colors in the cover are very vivid, making the scene so real it seems as if the two people will start moving any minute, if you stare at them long enough.  The gown worn by the female model is exquisite, and so is her red cloak.  The Christmas wreath on the lamp post in the top right-hand corner picks up the color of the cloak, as does the horse's harness, which is adorned with a red bow.  These are nice touches that also move the eye around the composition.

I love the gently falling snow, as well as the bright reflections of the lamp posts, seen on the glistening, wet street behind the couple.

This cover is one of the most beautiful ones I have ever seen on a Christmas-themed romance novel!  I own this treasure, and love the content as much as the cover!

Unfortunately, I don't have any information on the cover artist or designer.  With few exceptions (such as The House of Comarré series), companies that publish mass market paperbacks don't provide information about their cover artists.  It's too bad, because I'd love to know who created this particular jewel!  However, it can be enjoyed just the same, and it certainly helps to bring in that wonderful Christmas cheer! 

What do you think of my choice?
What beautiful cover(s)
are you featuring this week?


  1. Oh Maria, that's so beautiful, a perfect start to the holiday season!

  2. OK I must admit that while I should hate the cover but it is eye catching and the colors are great! He does look like Harrison Ford!

  3. Hi, Wendy!

    Oh, I'm so glad you like this cover!! It is indeed the perfect start to the holiday season!!

    Thanks for commenting, and participating in this meme!! : )

  4. Hey, Brian!

    I know why you're saying you should hate the cover...guys wouldn't go for a cover like this! This type of cover is for us romantic females!! Lol.

    I'm glad that you do like the colors. And I'm also glad you agree that the guy looks like Harrison Ford. (I used to have a crush on Harrison years ago, and hey, he STILL looks pretty good!!)

    Thanks for commenting!! : )

  5. I totally agree! The cover is amazing and I love the dress

    A Write to Review

  6. Hey, Lauren
    I'm so glad you love this cover! And yes, that dress is just GORGEOUS!!

    Thanks for commenting!! : )

  7. Ha, ha - I know that my wife has similar thoughts on Harrison Ford. He really was popular with our generation.

  8. Hi, again, Brian!

    Yes, Harrison was the EPITOME of masculinity in those Indiana Jones movies!!!!! Lol.

    Thanks for commenting again!!! : )


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