Wednesday, June 3, 2009

~Cover Attraction~

Dancing Backward In Paradise by Vera Jane Cook

Cover Attraction is hosted by Marcia at The Printed Page. She says "I'm a very visual person and love beautiful or interesting cover art. It entices, and invites me to stop and take a peek, instead of walking right on by."

At the Paradise Trailer Park in Hixson, Tennessee, life for Grace Place is all about sucking on meat jerkys and having amorous encounters with Lenny Bean, her handsome lover. However, Graces mother has loftier plans for her daughter and insists that Grace save her money and move to New York City so she can find fame and fortune as an actress.

Intent on pacifying her mama, Grace works as a cleaning lady for wealthy Betty Ann Houseman so she can pool her pennies for the trip north. Grace soon discovers that Betty Ann has a passion for men more pronounced than her overbite, and it isn't long before she's parting the sheets for Lenny Bean. But just before she leaves Hixson, Grace uncovers an insidious plot the eccentric Bean family has devised to steal Betty Anna's estate.

Filled with anger but intent on keeping her promise to her mama, Grace and her best friend, Ginny Jo, flee to New York City. Amid the drama of the 1960s, and the absurdity of her life, Grace faces her darkest hours and her greatest opportunity to flourish. In a world of surprises, and unforeseen events, Grace truly discovers paradise.

I don't even own this book - it is on my wish list on PBS, but I love the cover...the colors, and the flowers. It is calming - although the book sounds anything but calming - it sounds hilarious!

Publisher: iUniverse, Inc.

ISBN: 9780595388714

What's YOUR cover attraction?


Blodeuedd said...

Something just draws me in :)

Dar said...

That is an awesome cover Missy! I really like it too and the story itself does sound good. That's another thing I like about Cover Attraction-it makes my wish list longer. lol.

Anonymous said...

The cover is so pretty and I also really love the title. :)

gautami tripathy said...

Wonderful cover and Title!

Scrap girl said...

Gorgeous cover!

Jess said...

Cover is great, but the plot sounds fantastic. Great find!


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