Welcome to Comparing Covers where I will showcase a book title that has multiple covers; from first editions, re-releases, and international releases.
While perusing my tbr pile I came upon The Garden of Small Beginnings by Abbi Waxman. It has a striking cover and ever the curious bookworm, I wanted to see if there were alternate covers.
I found myself liking the e-book cover too for different reasons. One is that it has more personality. The print cover is striking but I like the overall tone for the e-book cover better. I threw in the Polish cover variant just because it was a little different than the English versions.
Give grief a chance …
Lilian Girvan has been a single mother for three years – ever since her husband died in a car accident. One mental breakdown and some random suicidal thoughts later, she’s just starting to get the hang of this widow thing. She can now get her two girls to school, show up to work, and watch TV like a pro. The only problem is she’s becoming overwhelmed with being underwhelmed.
At least her textbook illustrating job has some perks – like actually being called upon to draw whale genitalia. Oh, and there’s that vegetable-gardening class her boss signed her up for. Apparently being the chosen illustrator for a series of boutique vegetable guides means getting your hands dirty, literally. Wallowing around in compost on a Saturday morning can’t be much worse than wallowing around in pajamas and self-pity.
After recruiting her kids and insanely supportive sister to join her, Lilian shows up at the Los Angeles Botanical Garden feeling out of her element. But what she’ll soon discover – with the help of a patient instructor and a quirky group of gardeners – is that into every life a little sun must shine, whether you want it to or not…
Which cover of The Garden of Small Beginnings did you vote for?
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