Cover Reveal for The Spider and the Sparrow
In less than a month, my fifth novel will be available to the public. The publisher and I have kept the cover secret until now, but today’s the day we’re showing it all over social media.
Here’s the cover:
And here’s the official blurb:
May 1915. After tragedy strikes during the Second Battle of Artois, Frenchman Julian Olivier will do anything to get out of the trenches. So when British Intelligence recruits him to spy behind enemy lines, he jumps at the opportunity. Just before he begins, however, he has a chance encounter with a young French woman who leaves his heart marked for the remainder of the war—even if he doesn’t know her name.
Warren Flynn is a Canadian airborne hero, and dogfights with the Germans are all in a day’s work. Second only to his love of flying is his fascination with Claire Donovan, the daughter of an American munitions manufacturer living in Paris. Warren flies Julian into Germany and soon receives orders to post the Allies’ newest operative—an attractive peasant woman named Evette—in Claire’s home.
As a dangerous ring of spies and saboteurs threatens to turn the war against the Allies, Julian discovers goodness in his enemies’ hearts. But even if he survives, will he ever be reunited with the woman whose memory he can’t erase? Will Warren survive the war, and will Evette unearth the infiltrator in her own territory before it’s too late?
The cover comes from a 1919 colourlitho by George Horace Davis, a British artist who served during the Great War with the Royal Flying Corps. Airplanes and ships were frequent subjects for his artwork, and I’m thrilled to have his work on my novel.
Today my publisher is doing a giveaway on their Facebook page. Prizes include an Amazon gift card and several copies of the book. Here’s the link if you’d like to enter: https://www.facebook.com/covenant.comm/photos/a.276575285808763.70009.276010142531944/785672781565675/?type=3&theater