The House We Grew Up In

Book Cover Makeover Challenge

Thanks to a favorite blogger, Jennifer Nichole Wells, the Board took up a new challenge – it’s hosted by Lucile de Dogoy where the host announces a book and challenges participants to makeover the cover! There’s been six so far, so we’re coming in a little late. Here’s our first cover – we’re posting two covers because the Board couldn’t decide which one we liked better. (BTW we haven’t read the book!)

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the house we grew up in


Here’s a blurb from Goodreads about the book, followed by some of it’s published covers!

Meet the Bird family. They live in a honey-colored house in a picture-perfect Cotswolds village, with rambling, unkempt gardens stretching beyond. Pragmatic Meg, dreamy Beth, and tow-headed twins Rory and Rhys all attend the village school and eat home-cooked meals together every night. Their father is a sweet gangly man named Colin, who still looks like a teenager with floppy hair and owlish, round-framed glasses. Their mother is a beautiful hippy named Lorelei, who exists entirely in the moment. And she makes every moment sparkle in her children’s lives.

Then one Easter weekend, tragedy comes to call. The event is so devastating that, almost imperceptibly, it begins to tear the family apart. Years pass as the children become adults, find new relationships, and develop their own separate lives. Soon it seems as though they’ve never been a family at all. But then something happens that calls them back to the house they grew up in — and to what really happened that Easter weekend so many years ago.

Told in gorgeous, insightful prose that delves deeply into the hearts and minds of its characters, The House We Grew Up In is the captivating story of one family’s desire to restore long-forgotten peace and to unearth the many secrets hidden within the nooks and crannies of home.


6 thoughts on “The House We Grew Up In

  1. desleyjane August 14, 2015 / 7:17 pm

    Wow beautiful cover makeovers. I love the blurred look to give them nostalgia. Thanks so much for joining our challenge!


  2. Jennifer Nichole Wells August 15, 2015 / 10:32 am

    I love this. The mystery in your second cover draws me in. Thanks for sharing this link with me. I hadn’t seen this blog of yours and I’m happy to be following 🙂


  3. LDG luciledegodoy August 16, 2015 / 10:00 am

    Welcome, Sabina. It is great to se you joining the Cover Makeover Challenge. I love both covers! Well done.


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