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#TBT: Classic vs. Re-Issue

When we were working on the new cover for The Light in the Darkness by Ellen Fisher, we found this old cover from 1998. Though this is a historical romance and fashion from the colonial period hasn’t changed, we figured Edward Greyson and Jennifer Wilton could still use a facelift after almost twenty years!

What do you think of the update? Which of the covers do you prefer?

#TBT 1998 v 2013

Intrigued by the covers?

Here’s a little more about the book:

In Ellen Fisher’s charming novel of romance and redemption in colonial Virginia, a tormented widower rediscovers his passion for life with a most unlikely bride.

Edward Greyson is one of the most eligible bachelors in the New World—and he couldn’t care less. Haunted by the death of his wife, scornful of female wiles, and completely contemptuous of any attempt to bring happiness into his life, the brooding rogue known as Grey hardly considers himself a catch. And yet, if only to put an end to his sister’s incessant nagging, Grey chooses a new bride after all, albeit one who confounds the expectations of polite society: an ignorant, unkempt, timid young tavern wench.

No one knows better than Jennifer Wilton that she isn’t a suitable match for an aristocrat like Grey. And though she can’t begin to explain Grey’s stormy temperament, one thing is sure: Whatever his intentions, the astonishingly handsome stranger saved her from a life of drudgery and cruelty. To repay his kindness, Jenny vows to transform herself into a ravishing, accomplished beauty, the kind of wife who would make him proud—and the kind of woman with whom he might just fall in love.