YOU ARE MY ONLY: the cover reveal

Friday, January 21, 2011

I have been waiting—oh, I have been waiting—to post the cover of YOU ARE MY ONLY, which is due out from Laura Geringer Books/Egmont USA this fall.  Neil Swaab, who set me dancing with his DANGEROUS NEIGHBORS cover, was brought on board once again.  This is the magnificent result of his fine eye and heart.

And I am so grateful, too, to editors Greg Ferguson and Laura Geringer, for putting together the description of the book, which I include below.  (For more about the book, please go here.)

YOU ARE MY ONLY will appear in bookstores in October of this year.

A missing child. A devastated young mom. Two girls—one traumatic event. 

Emmy Rane is married at nineteen , a mother by twenty. Trapped in a life with a husband she no longer loves, Baby is her only joy. Then one sunny day in September, Emmy takes a few fateful steps away from her baby and returns to find her missing. All that is left behind is a yellow sock. Fourteen years later, Sophie, a homeschooled, reclusive teenage girl is forced to move frequently and abruptly from place to place, perpetually running from what her mother calls the “No Good.” One afternoon, Sophie breaks the rules, ventures out, and meets Joey and his two aunts. It is this loving family that opens Sophie's eyes, giving her the courage to look into her past. What she discovers changes her world forever. . .
The riveting stories of Emmy and Sophiealternating narratives of loss, imprisonment, and freedom regained—escalate with breathless suspense toward an unforgettable climax.

28 comments:

bermudaonion said...

Ooh, that's got a rather eerie feel to it!

Sarah Allen said...

Gorgeous and full of intrigue. Wonderful!

Sarah Allen
(my creative writing blog)

Erin said...

I cannot wait!!!! It sounds amazing!! Oh, wow!

Lilian Nattel said...

Striking cover! And a great blurb.

Melissa Walker said...

I must say it again: Super gorgeous!

Julia said...

lovelovelove the cover. it is perfect.

Deborah said...

Fall cannot come soon enough.

KFP said...

Wow. Yes. I love the red, and the water on glass. And the story.

That one moment of looking away that can change everything: just the thought of it unnerves me.

Karen Mahoney said...

Haunting. Evocative. Beautiful.

<3
Karen

Colleen said...

Very timely also considering that young woman who just "found" herself!

Love the cover! (Egmont does so well with covers!)

Becca said...

Very intriguing cover and synopsis...can't wait to read the whole story!

Melissa Sarno said...

Wow. The cover is so beautiful. And the description sounds fantastic. I can't wait to read it...

Mandy said...

Gorgeous, gorgeous, gorgeous. I can't wait til it's on book shelves!

LisaSam said...

Beautiful cover.
Lisa
www.lisasamalonis.com

Anna Lefler said...

LOVE! Both the cover and the jacket copy.

In fact, I think that's my all-time favorite cover of yours.

Cheers to you!

XO

A.

Beth Kephart said...

My enormous thanks to all of you. And, of course, to the genius Neil Swaab, who gave me this cover.

reiko rizzuto said...

This is a gorgeous cover, that speaks to each character in your story. Congratulations, Beth. It truly reflects the lyric, broken heart and also the hope of this book.

melanie said...

That is a fabulous cover! October seems so far off, but I know it will be here in a flash.
Is receiving the cover art a highlight for you? How much input do you have?

Maya Ganesan said...

Ahhhhh! Such a stunning cover! And what a thrilling summary -- you must be so excited! Congrats!

Q said...

Is the change official?

The1stdaughter said...

Wow! That is just stunning!

Vivian Mahoney said...

Beth! What a gorgeous cover! Egmont really knows how to show off your books! Can't wait for October.

Caroline Starr Rose said...

Beth, this is STUNNING. I've never seen anything like it.

Caroline Starr Rose said...

Beth, this is STUNNING. I've never seen anything like it.

aquafortis said...

Just now finding this (I'm so embarrassed!!) but it's a wonderful cover, and sounds like a gripping read. Can't wait!

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