Cover Crush is a new meme hosted by Vyki at On The Shelf where beautiful and eye-catching covers are spotlighted! Any cover can be showcased whether it be old or new, read or still sitting in your TBR stack.
This week’s choice:
In 1002, fifteen-year-old Emma of Normandy crosses the Narrow Sea to wed the much older King Athelred of England, whom she meets for the first time at the church door. Thrust into an unfamiliar and treacherous court, with a husband who mistrusts her, stepsons who resent her and a bewitching rival who covets her crown, Emma must defend herself against her enemies and secure her status as queen by bearing a son.
Determined to outmaneuver her adversaries, Emma forges alliances with influential men at court and wins the affection of the English people. But her growing love for a man who is not her husband and the imminent threat of a Viking invasion jeopardize both her crown and her life.
Why I’m Crushing: This cover is just so powerful for me. The stance of the model as she strides to the castle. It looks like an intriguing novel. And like any good cover it makes me want to know more. The patterns on the side and in the title add to the sensation of the era this book is written in. A simple yet effective cover in my opinion. And a book I’ll be reading soon 🙂