Friday Face Off : A heart – for Valentine’s day past


Here we are again with the Friday Face Off meme created by Books by Proxy .  This is a great opportunity to feature some of your favourite book covers.  The rules are fairly simple each week, following a predetermined theme (list below) choose a book, compare a couple of the different covers available for that particular book and choose your favourite.   Future week’s themes are listed below – the list has been updated to help out those of you who like to plan ahead – if you have a cover in mind that you’re really wanting to share then feel free to leave a comment about a future suggested theme. This week’s theme:

A heart – for Valentine’s day past

I hope you all had an easy time finding covers.  I did have another book in mind this week but decided to go with: Cross Her Heart by Sarah Pinborough – because I do love this author – in a totally non-bunny-boiler-not-a-stalker-way I hasten to add!

The covers:

My favourite this week is:


I just love the colours for this and it has a certain simplicity.

Like last week I’ve added a Mr Linky here so that you can leave a link if you wish or please leave me a link in the comments so I can visit and check out your covers.  Thanks

I’ll be updating the list soon to take it through a few more months – if you have any suggestions you’d like to see adding then drop a note in the comments.  Thanks

Next week –  A cover with abandoned building/s

Future themes: (if you’re struggling with any of these themes then use a ‘freebie’ of one of your favourite covers)


22nd February – “Woe, destruction, ruin, and decay; the worst is death and death will have his day.” – A cover with abandoned building/s

1st March – ‘who will buy this wonderful morning’ – A cover featuring a shop or market

8th March – ‘Two little fishes and a momma fishy too’ – A cover featuring a fish/fishes or other sea creatures

15th March – ‘Beware the moon, lads.’ – A cover with a shapeshifter

22nd March – ‘A horse, a horse, my kingdom for a horse’ – A cover featuring a king

29th March – “I thought unicorns were more . . . Fluffy.”  – A cover featuring a unicorn

5th April – ‘nomad is an island’ – A cover featuring a desert landscape

12th April – ‘Odin, Odin, send the wind to turn the tide – A cover featuring a longboat

19th April – ‘It was the best of times, it was the worst of times – A cover featuring a school

20 Responses to “Friday Face Off : A heart – for Valentine’s day past”

  1. Mogsy @ BiblioSanctum

    LOL, you and I chose this book for the exact same reason – “Sure, I had other options in mind, but I just love Pinborough!” My winner is similar to yours, but I went with the UK cover.

    • @lynnsbooks

      I do like the UK cover too – the blob distracted me though!
      Lynn 😀

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  3. sjhigbee

    What a great choice – and I like your favourite very much, but prefer the longer pins in the UK design which is my favourite despite that nasty little blob advertising a previous book.

  4. Barb (boxermommyreads)

    I like the last one the best if it didn’t have that ugly little sticker on it.

  5. Tammy

    Great choice this week, I do love the cover you picked, but also the other pincushion cover. Those colors really draw me to this book!

  6. maddalena@spaceandsorcery

    As I told Mogsy, who made the same choice, that many-pierced heart (((OUCH!))) cannot fail to attract attention. And here goes another Pinborough book I need to read… 😉

    • @lynnsbooks

      Yeah, I know that Behind Her Eyes wasn’t your favourite but I think this one was very good – it doesn’t have any magical realism in this and relies much more on the mystery elements.
      Lynn 😀

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  8. PerfectlyTolerable

    I like the last one best! Its similar to the one you picked but there is less blank space and the heart has more depth!

    • @lynnsbooks

      Yep, that one is very popular and it would be my second choice.

  9. Carmen

    Yes, I agree, though that looks more like black magic than a lovey dovey sign. 😉

  10. waytoofantasy

    Great topic! I love a lot of these covers, but I think I like the other one with a pin cushion just a bit better. 🙂

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