Color me happy

Finding out your favorite author’s newest book is coming out in just a month is always a cause for celebration. Today I am tossing confetti after learning from my mom that Kate Morton’s newest comes out in October, a mere month away. Ever since The House at Riverton I’ve been a devotee of this amazing Australian writer. I can’t wait to read “The Secret-Keeper” and will pre-order in hardback; no Kindle for this one.

It’s interesting to me how the cover evolves for the different international markets. The US version will bear the top cover to keep it consistent Kate’s brand here in the states. The second one is the Australian version, which I really, really like. The third one is the British version. Got a favorite? Here’s the premise in a nutshell:

1961: On a sweltering summer’s day, while her family picnics by the stream on their Suffolk farm, sixteen-year-old Laurel hides out in her childhood tree house dreaming of a boy called Billy, a move to London, and the bright future she can’t wait to seize. But before the idyllic afternoon is over, Laurel will have witnessed a shocking crime that changes everything. 
2011: Now a much-loved actress, Laurel finds herself overwhelmed by shades of the past. Haunted by memories, and the mystery of what she saw that day, she returns to her family home and begins to piece together a secret history. A tale of three strangers from vastly different worlds–Dorothy, Vivien and Jimmy–who are brought together by chance in wartime London and whose lives become fiercely and fatally entwined…

So which cover is your favorite? 
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Author: Susan

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  1. squiresj on September 4, 2012 at 5:12 am

    Susan – I tried contacting you via email but my email keep rejecting it. Let me know when you get this – jrs362 at hotmail dot com

    I posted you reviews on A Sound Among Trees on Amazon, Barnes & Noble, Alibris, Christianbook, Christian Review of Books, Book-Club-Queen, Bookreporter-word of Mouth. Some already went live.
    Jane Squires

  2. Patti Hill on September 9, 2012 at 12:14 am

    I'm a little late to be offering an opinion. I love Kate Morton, too! While the US cover is more consistent with her US brand, I would pick up the UK cover without even knowing the author. Very appealing.

  3. Cherry Odelberg on September 10, 2012 at 12:30 pm

    Which cover? Oh! The hat, the burgundy. What? this is not the American brand? It needs to be. The first is too sweet and same, not for me.

  4. Lisa McKay on September 18, 2012 at 9:01 am

    The UK one in a heartbeat. The US one is so … meh.

  5. Anonymous on September 22, 2012 at 6:08 pm

    So glad to learn more about ANOTHER terrific book I have to add to my TBR stack. Fave: I want to visit the location of no. 1, but fave cover is 2, definitely.

    Thanks, Sooz.

  6. Pattie on March 19, 2013 at 6:37 am

    I finally read “The House at Riverton.” Wow. So so good.

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