Saturday, April 14, 2007

The Preacher's Daughter is a beauty!

Here's one of the pictures I sent the art department as an example of the heroine and the cover concept I envisioned for my July book.

Here's the cover of The Preacher's Daughter! These came in the mail today. It's the first cover I've been so excited about for a long time -- and they arrived on my birthday, so it was an unexpected gift!

I'll send an autographed cover to the first FIVE people who post a comment!


  1. Sounds like I missed your B-day I am so sorry. HAPPY B lated Birthday!!!! Hope you know we all are wishing you best wishes. Love Ya!

  2. Hi Cheryl, I love the cover. It is almost an exact replica. Wow. I can hardly wait to read your book. And belated happy birthday.

    Dee Ann W.

  3. The art dept did a GREAT job for you--what a blessing! It would certainly attract me if I didn't already know & love your writing!
    Look forward to reading your newest book with EAGER anticipation!
    Knew your bday was coming up;very busy with the Women's Retreat; look for a email card Mon.

  4. I hope you had a wonderful birthday!

    I love the cover!

  5. Hope you had a great birthday. LOVE the cover!

  6. Happy Belated Birthday Cheryl! Welcome back Lou. Missed you.
    Yes, I agree ... the cover is BEAUTIFUL!!! They did you proud, real proud!!! I can't wait either.

  7. Cheryl here is something someone sent to me, that I think you will enjoy. Happy B-Birthday.

    One day I had a date for lunch with friends. Mae, a little old "blue hair" about 80 years old, came along with them---All in all, a pleasant bunch. When the menus were presented, we ordered salads, >sandwiches, and soups, except for Mae who said, "Ice Cream, please. Two scoops, chocolate."

    I wasn't sure my ears heard right, and the others were aghast. "

    Along with heated apple pie," Mae added, completely unabashed. We tried to act quite nonchalant, as if people did this all the time. But when our orders were brought out, I didn't enjoy mine. I couldn't take my eyes off Mae as her pie a-la-mode went down. The other ladies showed dismay. They ate their lunches silently and frowned.

    The next time I went out to eat, I called and invited Mae. I lunched on white meat tuna. She ordered a parfait. I smiled. She asked if she amused me. I answered, "Yes, you do, but also you confuse me. How come you order rich desserts, while I feel I must be sensible?

    She laughed and said, with wanton mirth, "I'm tasting all that’s possible. I try to eat the food I need, and do the things I should. But life's so short, my friend, I hate missing out on something good. This year I realized how old I was. (She grinned) I haven't been this old before."

    "So, before I die, I've got to try those things that for years I had ignored. I haven't smelled all the flowers yet. There are too many books I haven't read. There's more fudge sundaes to wolf down and kites to be flown overhead. There are many malls I haven't shopped. I've not laughed at all the jokes. I've missed a lot of Broadway hits and potato chips and cokes. I want to wade again in water and feel ocean spray on my face. I want to sit in a country church once more and thank God for His grace. I want peanut butter every day spread on my morning toast. I want un-timed long distance calls to the folks I love the most. I haven't cried at all the movies yet, or walked in the morning rain. I need to feel wind in my hair. I want to fall in love again. So, if I choose to have dessert, instead of having dinner, then should I die before night fall, I'd say I died a winner, because I missed out on nothing. I filled my heart's desire. I had that final chocolate mousse before my life expired."

    With that, I called the waitress over. "I've changed my mind," I said. "I want what she is having; only add some more whipped cream!"

    Remember that while money talks, CHOCOLATE SINGS!

  8. Happy Belated Birthday, Cheryl! The cover is positively gorgeous!

  9. Cheryl--WOW. Gorgeous. It's so great that they followed your suggestion!

    Can't wait to read the book!

  10. Cher -- I'm totally amazed at how well the art dept did matching your vision for the cover! I think it's amazing.

    Hope you had a great birthday!


  11. Awesome cover, Cher! I saw it on your MySpace and I remembering my first thought being, "Wow. What a pretty cover." :)