This is a weekly event hosted by Marcia of The Printed Page every Wednesday.

Marcia says:

I love beautiful, and interesting, cover art so every Wednesday I post my 'Cover Attraction' for the week along with a synopsis of the book. Everyone is welcome to stop by and, if they'd like, post a link to their favorite weekly book cover.

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My find for this week is The Rose Labyrinth by Titania Hardie.

ISBN-13: 9781416586005
Publisher: Simon & Schuster
Published: September 2009


From bestselling British author Titania Hardie comes a mystical fiction debut that takes readers on a romantic journey from Elizabethan England to modern-day London where a centuries-old secret awaits.

Before his death in 1609, Queen Elizabeth's spiritual consultant, astrologer, and scientific advisor John Dee hid many of his most astonishing written works, believing that the world was not yet prepared to face the shocking truths that they revealed. For seventeen generations, his female descendants have carefully guarded the secret of his hiding place, waiting for the right moment to bring Dee's ideas to light. That time is now.

In The Rose Labyrinth, Titania Hardie masterfully blends historical fact and fiction as she introduces readers to Lucy King, a beautiful, young documentary producer based in London. With the help of a brilliant group of friends, Lucy races through London, France, and New York to decipher the clues that will eventually lead her to the hidden treasure of the Rose Labyrinth. Along the way she finds true love with Alex Stafford, the doctor who saw her through a life-threatening heart condition and transplant.

A sweeping adventure for readers who loved The Da Vinci Code and The Expected One, The Rose Labyrinth is a decadent, romantic novel with a historical twist. It features a wonderful mix of literary references, from Shakespeare, to the Romantic poets, to Gabriel Garcia Marquez; the folklore and history of Islam, Christianity, Judaism, and Paganism; and of course, astrology and numerology, of which Hardie is an expert. As the Rose Labyrinth tells us, the world we think we know is not all that it appears tobe.

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9 Responses
  1. Anonymous Says:

    Ah…gorgeous. I love the colors. Red, in any shade, is very attractive I feel. And look at those roses at the top, wow, beautiful. Thanks for the highlight Melody. I'm in love with the cover.

  2. Beth F Says:

    I bought this because I loved the packaging and the idea. I haven't gotten to it yet.

  3. Veens Says:

    Beautiful! I think Violet puts my thoughts to words perfectly!

  4. Debi Says:

    Oh my, that is one gorgeous cover!

  5. Andreea Says:

    Wow, beautiful, I'll add this to my wishlist!

  6. The Bookworm Says:

    I love the colors on this cover! and the roses at the corner too.

  7. Melody Says:

    Glad you all like this cover! :D

  8. Ladytink_534 Says:

    Now that is a beautiful cover! I've always wanted to get lost in a labyrinth...

  9. Julia Says:

    I think that is a nice color blend in together :) Great cover!

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