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The Lovebird
A compassionate and inviting novel about loneliness, heartbreak and finding a...
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Created: 06/23/13

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Posted Jun. 23, 2013 Go to Top | Bottom | link | alert
debracoley

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The cover almost lends itself to an optical illusion. What do you make of the seemingly " hidden" birds?


Posted Jun. 24, 2013 Go to Top | Bottom | link | alert
sandra54

Join Date: 05/01/13

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I think birds on the cover may go on and on like wrapping paper. It reminds me of hidden connections waiting to be discovered.


Posted Jun. 26, 2013 Go to Top | Bottom | link | alert
Lea Ann

Join Date: 04/20/11

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I have a friend who writes self-published mysteries. She spends a lot of time and attention to the cover that the publishing company she uses selects for her books. After seeing the book jacket for The Lovebird, I understand why. The Lovebird cover is striking, demanding that it be picked up and the book within examined. It's that 'first impression" we seek whether it be of books, of any merchandise or even of people. i could look at this one over and over and read a different meaning into it each time. It's one of my favorites. The birds, yes, the hidden birds..........how indicative of the hidden parts of Margie's life, of her longing to know all about her mother, to be close to her father, to know about the lives of those with her in H.E.A.R.T. and finally to delve into the lives of Grandma, Jim and Cora. Those birds, to me, represent the hidden lives Margie wants to learn more about and even more the hidden parts of her own life. A good choice for this novel.


Posted Jun. 26, 2013 Go to Top | Bottom | link | alert
terriej

Join Date: 07/28/11

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I loved this cover! I felt like the hidden birds were my secret while reading it. It truly was a work of art.


Posted Jun. 26, 2013 Go to Top | Bottom | link | alert
debracoley

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Thank you all for such insightful and though provoking comments. I am guilty of letting a cover choose me, and most of the time the contents don't disappoint. Someone commented that love birds are always found in pairs. That was an intriguing idea, as I initially spy three birds...my thoughts were that these represented Margies' periods of growth. The "endlessness" of the cover is like life itself, always changing. For our leading lady, this was so important, to change and become who she seemed so destined to be...a real mother...someone/something she lost at her birth...

To bring me back to where I started, had I read the novel's inside cover synopsis, I might not have chosen this novel to read, but that beautiful cover snatched me in, and I was so happy it did:)


Posted Jun. 26, 2013 Go to Top | Bottom | link | alert
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brendas

Join Date: 06/13/11

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I haven't started reading the book because I am finishing another one for my book group, however, I wanted to post something about The Lovebird since I will be reading it next. I actually love the cover. I think it is very interesting and I like the colors. I would probably choose to read it because of the cover because it grabs my attention. Since I haven't started to actually read it yet, I am not sure if what is on the cover has any significance to the story itself. I notice that a bird is repeated several times on the cover but I don't think it actually looks like a lovebird.


Posted Jun. 26, 2013 Go to Top | Bottom | link | alert
maxivon

Join Date: 07/19/12

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We have all heard that "You can't judge a book by its cover," but I love good book covers, and I was not disappointed by the contents in this one. It just set the tone for the beautiful and intriguing story within.


Posted Jun. 29, 2013 Go to Top | Bottom | link | alert
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christy

Join Date: 05/22/12

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It seems superficial to say that you like a book's cover, but I love this book's cover! It has sat on my nightstand long after finishing it because there is a certain loveliness about looking at it.


Posted Jun. 30, 2013 Go to Top | Bottom | link | alert
markav99

Join Date: 05/27/11

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Well, it looks like it's unanimous about our appreciation of the cover! I love the pattern and the COLORS ! It is so lush looking... green foliage, purple berries, plump oranges and tropical flowers... and of course the birds!


Posted Jul. 04, 2013 Go to Top | Bottom | link | alert
debracoley

Join Date: 08/11/11

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Mark, Christy, and Max thanks for the support concerning the book's cover...I literally want to frame it! I haven't actually seen this novel in bookstores yet. I am curious and wonder, what, if any, changes the real book might have.


Posted Jul. 16, 2013 Go to Top | Bottom | link | alert
michelleu

Join Date: 07/16/13

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All those readers who buy this book in paperback a year from now will probably not experience the beauty and joy the cover imparts.


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