(originally posted 4.27.2015)
Irish Encounter by Hope Dougherty is a romantic novel which finds Ellen Shepherd visiting Ireland on a yarn-shopping tour. While there she encounters Payne Anderson who begins to test her in ways she was not expecting.
For this cover, capturing the breath-taking beauty of Ireland and the coziness of a cafe were important. An added touch of Celtic knot art seemed to round out the feelings for this romantic novel. As is sometimes the case, main characters with specific ages can be difficult to find in the stock photography market. Ellen, our main character, is a middle-aged widow with specific features. That led us to decide again not to feature her on the cover, but to leave her appearance up to the reader.
Irish Encounter is available on Amazon.