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Comparing Covers #1: Jude Deveraux

by Aleen @ Lampshade Reader

Comparing Covers is a new feature on Lampshade Reader. I will showcase a book title that has multiple covers; from first editions to re-releases.

Let’s face it, some time or another you’ve purchased a book, only to realize that you already have it in your collection. I consider myself GUILTY!  Partly because, it’s been so long since I’ve read the particular book or even forgot I had it. Case in point: Jude Deveraux.


She’s been writing books for a long time. I’ve inherited some of my mother’s books and I simply can’t remember every book she’s written. So it’s only natural to see a nice shiny cover in the bookstore and go “MINE!” and then when I get home, “Oops, I have that already.”


FYI: That’s kind of a pet peeve of mine. Why do publishers have to confuse us?


The Enchanted Land by Jude Deveraux

Was originally released 1978 and has five different covers.


1978 Version 2

2007—Um kinda looks familiar huh?

2011-Paperback. This version is currently available for purchase.






















I have to say, I do like the first one because it kind of represented the story better. I’m a sucker for those kinds of covers anyway. My second favorite would have to be the 2011 one.

Have you accidentally bought the same book?

Vote on your favorite of the covers below!

Which cover of The Enchanted Land do you like best?

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anna @ herding cats & burning soup

The 2011 cover is definitely the one that caught my eye and would have me picking it up. It’s beautiful. That’s awesome the first cover fit the book. I do appreciate that in a cover 🙂


I have to agree with you here I think the original one fits the historical feel of the story the best. Although the two after that also have a bit of a historical feel due to the don’t. The new paperback cover also is a nice one, but the first cover is one I associate the most with historical romances. It’s interesting to see how many different cover versions there are for one book and how the covers change over the years.

Nadene Reynolds

Wow! That is an overkill on the covers. Why so much covers for one book? Personally I think it’s too much. That being said I prefer the original cover.

Tanya @ Girl Plus Books

There have been a lot of reprints of this one! My favorite cover is the 2011 version. The original cover is actually my least favorite. *ducks and runs* 🙂

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Sandra Rodriquez
Sandra Rodriquez

I have done this also gotten books with new covers only to learn that I’ve already read it!!

Kristen @ Metaphors and Moonlight

Wow, five different covers seems like a lot! And I’m not so sure they actually got better lol. My favorite is probably the 2011 one.

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