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Post by Misfit » Mon December 15th, 2014, 6:06 pm

Here we go.

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Note Alligator Pear is set during WWII? :confused: :confused:
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Post by DianeL » Tue December 16th, 2014, 12:07 am

Perhaps there is a fancy dress ball prominent in the plot of the WWII novel?

The Marblestone Mansion cover is ... eclectic. *Eyebrow*
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Post by Misfit » Tue December 16th, 2014, 12:47 am

[quote=""DianeL""]Perhaps there is a fancy dress ball prominent in the plot of the WWII novel?

The Marblestone Mansion cover is ... eclectic. *Eyebrow*[/quote]

I can't see from the blurb that this story leaves England/Scotland. Do they have rocks that red there? That looks more like northern AZ/southern UT or maybe a couple of places in SW Colorado and NW New Mexico.

Actually, now that I think of it, the rocks look like a formation from Gardens of the Gods, Colorado Springs.
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Post by Nefret » Tue December 16th, 2014, 12:56 am

The rocks on that cover look like Utah to me.
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Post by Mythica » Tue December 16th, 2014, 4:32 am

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Post by Madeleine » Tue December 16th, 2014, 9:28 am

[quote=""Misfit""]I can't see from the blurb that this story leaves England/Scotland. Do they have rocks that red there? That looks more like northern AZ/southern UT or maybe a couple of places in SW Colorado and NW New Mexico.

Actually, now that I think of it, the rocks look like a formation from Gardens of the Gods, Colorado Springs.[/quote]

I don't know of any rocks like that in the UK - there are some red cliffs along the Devon coast, but nothing like that - I agree it looks more Australian or US. So where is the mansion then? And that stone sure isn't marble :rolleyes:
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Post by Lisa » Tue December 16th, 2014, 3:29 pm

I don't know of any red rocks like that in Scotland either.

Good spot Mythica! It's well disguised but definitely the same dress.

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Post by DianeL » Tue December 16th, 2014, 8:42 pm

Mythica and LadyB, definitely. I like the second image better; something about the "distressing" on the first one gives me a headache. The older I get, the harder an image is to read the less patience I have with trying to.

As to the rocks - yep, that's what I meant by eclectic. That, and the sheer awfulness of that photoshopping.
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Post by MLE (Emily Cotton) » Wed December 17th, 2014, 2:50 am

[quote=""DianeL""] The older I get, the harder an image is to read the less patience I have with trying to.
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Ditto. And the font doesn't help.
Have you ever seen some graphics on a vehicle going down the road and not for the life of you been able to read whatever it was trying to say?
I think about how much money whoever spent to get their message across, and wonder what they were thinking, using that hard-to-read font.

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Post by Misfit » Wed December 17th, 2014, 3:40 pm

Red rock mystery solved. Blurb from Amazon page:
A Duke by inheritance, Hannish MacGreagor soon learned the title came with very little wealth, so he bought a silver mine in Idaho, left his wife of two weeks in Scotland, and sailed to America. Later, he sold the mine, became one of the wealthiest men in Colorado and built Marblestone Mansion on a bluff overlooking Colorado Springs. His hopes were high when he sent for his wife, but something was amiss - his wife was not what she pretended to be.
Garden of the Gods is just outside Colorado Springs, and there's plenty of red rocks there.

I do scratch my head at a duke having little money, but he can afford a silver mine? It seems I picked this one up on the freebies and reviews are all over the map. May have to see for myself.
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