If you haven’t noticed, Jess and I are fanatical about book covers.  So we put our heads together to come up with our favourite book cover for 2012.

And the winner is …

Against the Tide by Elizabeth Camden

What do we love about this cover?

It’s not just the pop of red that draws our attention.  This cover sets a clear mood – it’s emotive and provocative.  I can hear the dock bells and smell the salt in the air.  Is this lady embarking on a journey? Is she farewelling a loved one? Or has she just arrived somewhere?
When a cover can ignite that many questions – it’s a good one.  No, make that a great one.

Helen’s favourite genre is historical fiction with a strong romantic element.  She also enjoys contemporary romance, chick-lit and YA.  She’s not caught up in the spell of fantasy fiction, despite The Faraway Tree series being a strong influence in her childhood.
Helen is currently working on her first book, a Christian young adult novel set between two opposite but equally fascinating places in Australia.