Melody
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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Don't you love this cover? It leaves me a warm feeling just viewing at this lovely cover. It is not only the colourful blanket but also the beautiful bond between mother and child together.


Shelter Me by Juliette Fay
ISBN-13: 9780061673399
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Published: December 2008

Synopsis (From B&N):

In the tradition of Marisa de los Santos and Anne Tyler comes a moving debut about a young mother's year of heartbreak, loss, and forgiveness...and help that arrives from unexpected sources

Four months after her husband's death, Janie LaMarche remains undone by grief and anger. Her mourning is disrupted, however, by the unexpected arrival of a builder with a contract to add a porch onto her house. Stunned, Janie realizes the porch was meant to be a surprise from her husband—now his last gift to her.

As she reluctantly allows construction to begin, Janie clings to the familiar outposts of her sorrow—mothering her two small children with fierce protectiveness, avoiding friends and family, and stewing in a rage she can't release. Yet Janie's self-imposed isolation is breached by a cast of unlikely interventionists: her chattering, ipecac-toting aunt; her bossy, over-manicured neighbor; her muffin-bearing cousin; and even Tug, the contractor with a private grief all his own.

As the porch takes shape, Janie discovers that the unknowable terrain of the future is best navigated with the help of others—even those we least expect to call on, much less learn to love.

5 Responses
  1. Dar Says:

    I noticed this cover the other day and thought the same thing. It's just beautiful.


  2. I really like that cover too, Melody!


  3. Julia Says:

    I love the beautiful bond between mother and her child too. It always make me smile or even make my heart melt :)


  4. Alice Teh Says:

    Love the story and the cover! That's a really nice colorful blanket.


  5. naida Says:

    thats a cozy cover, and the book sounds good.
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