Cover Makeover

I just discovered this challenge and I couldn’t be more excited. Each week the hosts present a new book for us to make our own book cover for.

While I don’t plan to take this challenge quite as seriously, and will often use images from my archives/ ones you’ve already seen before, I do occasionally design book covers. If you’d like to see them, go here:

This week’s challenge is: The House We Grew Up In by Lisa Jewell

This book has had a few covers in it’s life.

“Meet the Bird family. They live in a honey-colored house in a picture-perfect Cotswolds village, with rambling, unkempt gardens stretching beyond. Pragmatic Meg, dreamy Beth, and tow-headed twins Rory and Rhys all attend the village school and eat home-cooked meals together every night. Their father is a sweet gangly man named Colin, who still looks like a teenager with floppy hair and owlish, round-framed glasses. Their mother is a beautiful hippy named Lorelei, who exists entirely in the moment. And she makes every moment sparkle in her children’s lives.

Then one Easter weekend, tragedy comes to call. The event is so devastating that, almost imperceptibly, it begins to tear the family apart. Years pass as the children become adults, find new relationships, and develop their own separate lives. Soon it seems as though they’ve never been a family at all. But then something happens that calls them back to the house they grew up in — and to what really happened that Easter weekend so many years ago.

Told in gorgeous, insightful prose that delves deeply into the hearts and minds of its characters, The House We Grew Up In is the captivating story of one family’s desire to restore long-forgotten peace and to unearth the many secrets hidden within the nooks and crannies of home.” – goodreads

So here’s what I came up with, using one of my images from 2012 (of which I cropped, increased brightness and contrast, de-saturated and added a photo filter). Thoughts?

THWGUI cover 2

As I continue this challenge, you can find all my posts here.


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  1. Thank you for joining the challenge, Jennifer! I’m very sorry for not having read your post until today whereas I have posted last weekly’ wrap up earlier today! I’ll include your cover there.
    Fabulous entry! Thank you. Desley and I are honored with your participation.
    PS. If you wish you can either use our tag #PhotoRehabCoverMakeover or link to the post, so that we and other participants don’t miss to see your creative and beautiful posts on the reader. And we surely will include yours in the wrap up.

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