Thursday, January 12, 2017

Cover Crush: The Cottingley Secret by Hazel Gaynor

Hello, my name is Colleen and I am a cover slut. I know, I aren't supposed to judge a book by it's cover. I just can't help myself!  A beautiful cover draws my eye every single time and I can't help but pick up the book it's dressing and see if the inside seems as intriguing as the outside. Sometimes it does, and sometimes a pretty cover is just a pretty cover. Either way, I love getting an eyeful! 

One of my favorite bloggers, Erin at Flashlight Commentary, created a weekly blog post called Cover Crush and she and some other blogger friends are sharing their favorite covers each Thursday. I've decided to join in this year and will link to their posts down below.

So, without further ado, my Cover Crush this week is.....


Seriously guys, just take a moment to look at this cover!! It's just so pretty!!! I'm always a sucker for a cottage house, and the misty, muted quality of the picture combined with the darker colors along the edges draws my eye right to the center. The golden framing around the top corners is beautiful as well. This book has shot to the top of my wish list due to this cover alone. 

Want to learn more about the book? Here's the synopsis:

The New York Times bestselling author of The Girl Who Came Home turns the clock back one hundred years to a time when two young girls from Cottingley, Yorkshire, convinced the world that they had done the impossible and photographed fairies in their garden. Now, in her newest novel, international bestseller Hazel Gaynor reimagines their story.

1917… It was inexplicable, impossible, but it had to be true—didn’t it? When two young cousins, Frances Griffiths and Elsie Wright from Cottingley, England, claim to have photographed fairies at the bottom of the garden, their parents are astonished. But when one of the great novelists of the time, Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, becomes convinced of the photographs’ authenticity, the girls become a national sensation, their discovery offering hope to those longing for something to believe in amid a world ravaged by war. Frances and Elsie will hide their secret for many decades. But Frances longs for the truth to be told.

One hundred years later… When Olivia Kavanagh finds an old manuscript in her late grandfather’s bookshop she becomes fascinated by the story it tells of two young girls who mystified the world. But it is the discovery of an old photograph that leads her to realize how the fairy girls’ lives intertwine with hers, connecting past to present, and blurring her understanding of what is real and what is imagined. As she begins to understand why a nation once believed in fairies, can Olivia find a way to believe in herself?

So, what do you think? Does this cover draw your eyes as much as it does mine?

Don't forget to check out what covers my blogger buddies are drooling over this week:

Created by Magdalena of A Bookaholic Swede


  1. Replies
    1. I do too!! I kind of can't stop staring at it :)!

  2. That IS a great cover!
    I have a soft spot for the Cottingley Fairies story, as I only live a stones throw from Cottingley, so this sounds like a really interesting read too! x

    1. Oh, how wonderful! It must be beautiful in person!

  3. It is beautiful! From reading the synopsis, I want to read the story.

    1. Me too! I always love when the story inside sounds as wonderful as the cover is appealing :)!