Wednesday, February 14, 2018

Cover Reveal ~ An Hour Unspent + GIVEAWAY!



Today is a very special day!

Not JUST because it is Valentine's Day...Although that is a pretty grand reason to celebrate.
Today, we are celebrating the cover reveal for An Hour Unspent, book 3 in my Shadows Over England series.

I am so grateful to the entire team at Bethany House for the dedication and thought that they have put into every cover in this series. An Hour Unspent was no exception...and this cover truly made me giddy when I first saw it...Ok, it STILL makes me giddy.

First...A little about the book...

Once London’s top thief, Barclay Pearce has turned his back on his life of crime and now uses his skills for a nation at war. But not until he rescues a clockmaker’s daughter from a mugging does he begin to wonder what his future might hold.

Evelina Manning has constantly fought for independence but she certainly never meant for it to inspire her fiancé to end the engagement and enlist in the army. When the intriguing man who saved her returns to the Manning residence to study clockwork repair with her father, she can’t help being interested. But she soon learns that nothing with Barclay Pearce is as simple as it seems.


As 1915 England plunges ever deeper into war, the work of an ingenious clockmaker may give England an unbeatable military edge—and Germany realizes it as well. Evelina’s father soon finds his whole family in danger—and it may just take a reformed thief to steal the time they need to escape it. 

Are you intrigued yet? If you have read the first two books in the series, you will know that Barclay and his "family" are a bit unconventional and fiercely loyal. I am so glad that I have had the opportunity to introduce them to you.



Now, are you ready? 



...Drum roll please....




...I give you....




...The cover...




...of...





An Hour Unspent






Keep an eye on the website for more pre-order options as they become available!

I absolutely love that inside-the-clock view! When my editor told me they'd be doing that, I was super excited, and I adore how it turned out. So unique! Such an interesting perspective! And featuring the daughter of my fictional clockmaker who tends to the clock in Big Ben...perfect. =)

I can not wait for you to read Barclay's story, which will be releasing in September! In the mean time, how about a little GIVEAWAY to tide you over until then?

I am giving away the FIRST two books in the series to ONE lucky winner. Please enter the giveaway via the Rafflecopter form below. Giveaway will end 2/21/18 at 11:59pm EST. Open to U.S. mailing addresses only. Void where prohibited.






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I want to hear your thoughts! Leave a comment below.

105 comments:

  1. first comment :)
    The cover is absolutely beautiful!!!
    I am sooooooo excited about this book because this is one of my favorite series.

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    1. Aw, thanks so much! I'm rather excited about it myself. =) Ah, Barclay...

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  2. Love it! I love all your covers! Always so appealing to me. And as a graphic designer I'm guilty of judging a book by it's cover. But I'd pick up your's in a heartbeat!

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  3. So in love! With the cover and the book!

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  4. Ahhhh it’s so beautiful! I still haven’t read A Song Unheard yet (waiting for the library to get it in) but DIS ONE SO PRETTY!!!!

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  5. That cover is stunning! Your publisher and designers are capturing your stories so well in their cover...because I always judge a book by its cover!

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  6. I am so excited for this book! The first two in the series were fantastic and I'm sure this one will be the same!!!

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  7. Beautiful cover! I can’t wait to read this book. I have loved all the other books so far!

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  8. One thing I like about the cover is that it foretells the story within the pages. And this is one story I look forward to reading.

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  9. Beautiful, very creative! Love the blue dress.

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  10. Beautiful cover! And the story sounds very intriguing too. Looking forward to reading it!

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  11. I'm super excited to read Barclay's story! The anticipation reminds me of when I read The Lady of Bolton Hill by Elizabeth Camden and the character Bane (Alexander Bane) was introduced. I just know Barclay's story is going to be fabulous. How can it not be with a cover like that, right?! Although, I teeny-tiny wish it was him on the cover. ;)

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    1. I know! I'd hoped. And asked. ;-) Actually, I asked for both of them to be there, and at first I thought they might do it that way...but I guess they decided to go with consistency. Which is also cool. But *Barclay*. Sigh.

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  12. I love the cover! And the clock background ties it all together. I'm sure you are thrilled with it. Congrats!
    perrianne.askew@ me.com
    Perrianne

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  13. Love this series! Can’t wait for Barkley’s story. I thought it was interesting the editor chooses what goes on the cover. I love it, but I wonder if there has ever been one you disagree with??

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    1. At Bethany House, there's actually a team that decides on the direction and final choice of the cover--my editor's just the go-between with me. =) For me personally, I've loved all the choices that BHP makes. And while I would have loved to see the hero on this cover, I totally understand their reasons for using the heroine instead. And it's so striking... There has been a cover of mine I didn't really love, but with a different publisher. I won't say which one, LOL. ;-)

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  14. Love it!
    I like the inside the clock view too.

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  15. Absolutely LOVE the cover! The title of the book is intriguing. Between them both, I'd definitely love to read the book even without reading about it.

    Thanks for the chance to win a copy! I'd very much love the chance to read it.
    2clowns at arkansas dot net

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  16. What a beautiful cover. I haven't heard of this series, but now I am intrigued with it. I can't wait to read it!

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  17. There's a clock like that inside the Musee d'Orsay. It's stunning in real life and your cover is also stunning. Thanks for the chance.

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  18. This cover is beautiful and seems the perfect cover! Congratulations!!

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  19. I love it! I know they say not to judge a book by its cover, but this cover makes me interested!

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  20. I love it! The cover has an air of intrigue and suspense with that ticking clock! :)

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  21. Love the cover and love reading all your books!

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  22. Love love love!!! Can it be out tomorrow?????(o:

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    1. LOL. It would be a wee bit unedited, but if you don't mind that... ;-)

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  23. Is there a reason that you put Evelina on the cover instead of Barclay? Was it to keep the covers all matching? Just curious, lol. She's very elegant looking, especially with the clock behind her. I love it!

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    1. Haha, never mind! I just read the other comments! I see that I wasn't the only curious one! :-)

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  24. I love the clock, so very Intriguing.

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  25. Yay! 'An Hour Unspent' is definetly one of my most anticipated books for 2018!

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  26. I adore the setting behind the clock and would love a chance to read the first two books of the series.

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  27. It's beautiful! The illustration is striking with the huge clock in background, this cover just draws you in!

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  28. Love the cover! I would love a chance to read these first books in this series. Thanks for the giveaway!

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  29. Love the clock! And hope to win the books!

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  30. So beautiful and tasteful! I love how attractive all your book covers are!!

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  31. The cover is gorgeous!
    I love the clock!

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  32. Absolutely love the cover and cannot wait to read the book. I just finished the first two last week and couldn’t put either down.

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  33. Love the cover. Can’t wait to read the book. I look forward to each book you write.

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  34. Love the cover. Looking forward to reading the book!

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  35. Beautiful cover! Beautiful lady! Hope to win!

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  36. I love the cover it is amazing, and it's blue!!!

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  37. This cover is awesome and blue is my favorite color. This book and author mysteriously and delightfully appeared on my FB page. How nice to discover this prolific author. I just ordered a Kindle version of one of her earliest books. I hope I win this one !

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  38. Great cover and what a beautiful lady. Love your books.

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  39. This is beautiful. It would look great on any bookshelf. :)

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  40. Hi ~ This cover is awesome and blue is my favorite color. What a surprise! This book and prolific author mysteriously and delightfully popped up on my FB page. To begin, I immediately ordered on Kindle one of her earliest books. I hope I win this one!!

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  41. It looks awesome! Your books are so absorbing.

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  42. I am so excited about this entire series! I haven't started it yet, but I am looking forward to getting started. I loved your "Ladies of the Manor" series and this one looks just as good! So excited!

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  43. This cover is Outstanding 😊 Being my Husband is into Photography makes me appreciate it even more! I have just started The Lost Heiress on Audible and cant wait to read them all !!! Thank you for all your time effort, research and meaning you put into each of your books!!! Happy Valentines Day ❤️

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  44. The cover looks great! I love the colors!

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  45. Great cover! I really like the big clock in the background. Definitely makes me want to read the book

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  46. this is such a pretty cover. I love the clock behind her. she is lovely.
    quilting dash lady at Comcast dot net

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  47. The cover looks great and looking forward to reading this book!

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  48. Exquisite! I love them all. Better all together! Blessings!

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  49. This is your most beautiful cover yet!

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  50. The cover of An Hour Unspent is absolutely gorgeous and it matches your other books quite well. Also, thank you for this opportunity!

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  51. It looks neat, and since we haven't met the heroine yet for this one, it adds an air of mystery to it all!

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  52. Congratulations Roseanna! OH MY GOODNESS! This cover is SO GORGEOUS! I absolutely cannot wait to preorder it so I get it as soon as possible! <3 <3 <3 I can't wait to hear Barclay's story!

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  53. So gorgeous!!!

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  54. I just finished A Name Unknown yesterday and I absolutely loved it! I've started A Song Unheard and I'm certain I'll love it too. This is a series I'm going to recommend to everyone who loves books as much as we do :)
    This cover is so gorgeous and I just need this book now!

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  55. This is a lovely cover and so appropriate for the story! I have the first book of this series but not the others. Thanks for this giveaway.

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  56. I love this cover with her blue dress and the light streaming in from the outside of the clock.

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  57. The cover reminds me of the 2011 movie Hugo which took place in a train station and had automatons and clocks. I want to go back in time and visit where the clock in this cover stands.

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  58. All 3 of these covers are gorgeous, but I think I like this one the best. t.kitchen@outlook.com

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  59. All three of the covers are lovely and go so well together. I really enjoyed A Name Unknown and am thankful for the chance to win A Song Unheard. Of course, I'll be wanting to read An Hour Unspent when it is available too. Thanks for the giveaway.

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  60. Roseanna, I LOVE the cover! It is absolutely stunning!!! I can't wait to read this book!!

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  61. I really like the cover. It adds to the mystery of it all. I look forward to reading it! Thanks for sharing.

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  62. The artwork is amazing and goes right along with the theme of the book! Can't wait to read all in the series!

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  63. The artwork is amazing and goes right along with the theme of the book! Can't wait to read all in the series!

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  64. This cover reveal is so exciting. I was looking forward to the reveal and it's finally here. The cover is stunningly gorgeous. I need all of these books in my life, even the new one! ;)

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  65. I love the cover and the clock is the perfect background for it.

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  66. This cover reveal is so exciting. I was looking forward to the reveal and it's finally here. The cover is stunningly gorgeous. I need all of these books in my life, even the new one! ;)

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  67. Stunning and unique! Congratulations!

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  68. Beautiful cover. Striking and eye catching.

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  69. I see why you're giddy about this cover! I love it. Everything about it intrigues ~ hints at the unexpected. Eager to read it & Sept feels awfully far away.

    Mary Kay

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  70. Love the cover,thanks for a chance to win

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  71. This book cover is so sweet, serene, and just plain pretty!

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  72. I love the covers for this series! They suit it perfectly and they're so pretty. :)

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  73. Roseanna, this cover is breath taking!

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  74. I love the cover! I read all of your books and I can't wait to read this next one!

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  75. Very eye-catching! I love the clock behind her, and the pose. I am behind on reading these, so I will probably be ready for book 3 when it comes out this Fall. So happy for you Roseanna, congrats!

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  76. Great cover! The story sounds so intriguing! I can’t wait to read it!!

    Stephanie

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  77. Your book covers are always so clever and connected to your stories! I can’t wait to read this!

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  78. I like the cover especially since I am reading The Timekeeper by Mitch Albom. I have to add these books to my list.

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  79. I am ready for Barclay's Story!!! And that cover is so gorgeous!!

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  80. I loved books one and two in this series! Can't wait to read Barclay's story

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  81. Both books look great! Looking forward to reading them!

    faithdcreech at gmail dot com

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  82. Love that cover with the clock in the background!

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  83. I would love to know how the cover of your book, came to life.
    Janet E.
    von1janet(at)gmail(dot)com

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  84. I love this cover!! It’s beautiful!!

    - Kailey Bechtel

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  85. It's a lovely cover! I really like her smart outfit and the dramatic clock in the background.

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  86. I love the cover! I like the tailored outfit and the blue color they chose.

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