STATUS: Today, Sara and I received chocolate chocolate chip cookies from a gift site, and I have to say what a huge disappointment they are. Completely chalky tasting. Blah. Nothing ruins a Friday faster than dry cookies when you want a chocolate fix. Other than that, we are busy reading.
What’s playing on the iPod right now? CLEANING WINDOWS by Van Morrison
This week we got the German cover for Jennifer O’Connell’s DRESS REHEARSAL. It's going to release overseas in just a few weeks. I have to say that we were a little surprised by it.
We loved the cover they did for BACHELORETTE #1. So fun and cute. Here it is:
I love this cover. Totally cute and romantic. And German titles! I love them too. They sound so sturdy and resounding. Don't mess with MANNERFANG.
When the DR cover came, I have to admit. We both kind of went, “hum.” Not very cheery. Maybe this is cheerful in Germany? Not to mention, even though DRESS REHEARSAL is about a wedding cake designer and her hilarious assumption that she can predict how a marriage will turn out based on the cake ordered, it’s actually not about a bride or a groom (or even a wedding) at all. It’s an untraditional “bridal” lit novel. There is actually no wedding in the entire story.
From this German cover, I would assume that there would be a wedding at the center and from the looks of it, the groom is a little disheartened by being a part of it. Ultimately, we have to trust that German publishers now their audience and their market—just as we assume we do here but we were still a little flummoxed at the cover choice.
the German title still gives me a thrill though. (Nature of the language!) Here’s the US version for comparison.