It's so difficult to judge a book by its cover ... and from personal experience I now know that the author has very little say over their own book's cover. It is the publisher who decides what "will sell".
When I first saw Penelope's covers I feared they'd be schmaltzy romance, too sugary for me. Was I wrong! These are incredible books, full of controversy for the time, clinically evil bad guys, women who struggle on despite some pretty awful histories, men who become heroes despite themselves. Gorgeous writing.
I haven't been able to find Penelope online. If you do, let me know!
I write because
There is nothing
quite so bittersweet
as reading the final line
of your favourite books.
What comes next?
Where can you turn to find another favourite author?
I hope I can send you a few leads from here. I'm not reviewing books, only recommending those I've loved in the past.