I traipsed over to Susan Wiggs' web site for another purpose entirely and immediately got swept off my feet by the reprint cover for The Charm School (May 1). I then went to Amazon to look up release date information, so I could pimp the prettiness on my blog, and I also came across the new cover for the sequel, The Horsemaster's Daughter (June 1).
Let's take a moment to bask in the pretty and shiny.
This is where I'm once again going to reveal that I am The Freak, because while many readers tend to rave about The Charm School, I found it highly enjoyable but not super, fantastic terrific. On the other hand I adored The Horsemaster's Daughter which Charm School Ravers tend to say, "Meh, not as good as Charm School." But honestly - that's splitting hairs, because both books are very good.
Sigh, I know Wiggs is probably making bigger bucks writing contemporaries but I selfishly dream of the day when she'll see the error of her wicked ways and return to historicals. Not bloody likely. And with my luck, she'd probably return to historicals to write something set in Regency London. Bah.
But back to the subject at hand - these new pretty, shiny reprints. Even though I already have copies stashed away with my keepers, I'm thinking they're not in pristine condition. And dang, did I mention how pretty these covers are? Maybe The Boyfriend's right and I really am a sick little monkey. Because dang, only I would be contemplating buying new copies of books I've already read just because the Harlequin cover art people had a really good day.