Tuesday, November 25, 2008

Cover for Counting the Cost

Here it is! The cover for my latest book. Publication date is March 7, but we'll have some copies available before that...maybe even in time for Christmas.

Though this is fiction, the novel has its roots in my family history, and I've used pictures of the people who inspired the story on the front. Set in Depression-era New Mexico, it's about a cowboy and a lady who came from back east.

Here's what some early readers had to say about it:

Counting the Cost is a poignant look at a grand passion between opposites, a sensory delight filled with lush descriptions, spot-on dialoge, and a well-told story of choice and accountability. Liz Adair is a masterful storyteller. Don't miss reading this book! --Marsha Ward, author of The Man from Shenandoah and Ride to Raton

Liz Adair's Counting the Cost is a sprawling epic filled with tenderness, heartache, contemplation and a heroine reminiscent of Scarlett O'Hara. --Gayle Trent, author of Murder Takes the Cake

Counting the Cost is a novel that will break your heart and elevate your spirits. It presents a closely-etched picture of life in a hard country in hard times, filled with memorable people and a love story as poignant as it is beautiful. --Ronald Shook, PhD, Associate Professor of English, Utah State University

Counting the Cost uses words to paint a historically correct picture to transport you back in time to experience the life and loves of a hardworking cowboy. The partnership between man, horse, and nature, and the consequences of descisions create a story that rings true with human emotion and challenges. Liz Adair has done a great job of creating an informative and thought-provoking novel. --Julee Brady, founding member, Cowgirls Historical Foundation

Counting the Cost is the humanizing of Liz Adair's ancestors who struggled with some of the greatest trials man faces: honor, loyalty, integrity, strength, forgiveness, courage and love. An engaging, and a times difficult, story, Counting the Cost keeps the reader turning the pages until the end. --Candace E. Salima, author of Forged in the Refiner's Fire

This book sweeps you away to another place that will stay with you long after the last page is turned. It's the kind you stay up late to finish then call your best friend to tell her about the next morning. --Ann Acton, writer and business owner

Counting the Cost with its seas of sagebrush, sweeping vistas, and dusty arroyos is reminiscent of Dances with Wolves. The scenery wraps itself around you and pulls you into this epic story of passion, morals and love. --Monique Luetkemeyer, writer and blogger

Counting the Cost is certainly a spellbinding book. Very, very good. --Dale Baker, reader.


Jewel's Gems said...

Liz, I love the cover. Looks like a great book. I'm looking forward to reading it:o)

Cecily said...

Wow..lookin' good! Just a few more weeks and Counting the Cost will be here! Trust me, all, the insides are as stunning as the cover. Liz has done a great job with this book and as her publisher, I can't wait to share it!

Monique said...

I love the cover it looks great. I plan on sending my family over to take a look with my next post which will have a review of course:-)

LC Lewis's "Hear Ye, Hear Ye" said...

Congratulations on your new book and the great looking cover! Sounds like it was a labor of love. What a special Christmas present!

Marsha Ward said...

That is an awesome cover, Liz. Congratulations!

HandsomeRob said...

Liz I lost your email address and so that's part of my excuse for not calling you sooner, I read and loved the book, Counting the Cost, I felt strangely remoniscent throughout the read as though I'd been there, and understood with first-hand knowledge the daily chores of a cow-hand, it broke my heart and filled my mind with a desire to make good choices, to be happy where I'm planted, to love with loyalty and forgiveness. It was truly a fine novel. Thank you for the sneak peek I have the manuscript to give back and I apologize for not getting back to you earlier, I should have declined your offer, as I'm a one-man show here at the store most of the time, but your book was too much of a temptation. Thanks/Sorry Michelin