My debut novel as Deborah Carr was published by Green Shutter Books in December 2015. Here’s it’s brand new cover:
Although the original cover for Broken Faces (below) was historically accurate it looked too bleak, there was no colour and it didn’t indicate the romance within the novel.
It’s difficult to create a cover that shows the love, hope and heartbreak within a book based in WW1. This book is ultimately a love story but within that romance there’s a life-changing injury that four friends have to learn to deal with.
WW1 was a dark, difficult time. It changed, as well as ended, many, many lives. I haven’t held back from depicting the horror that some people experienced nor the endurance they needed to survive.
This is the new cover for Broken Faces and I hope it encapsulates the book better than the previous one did. Please let me know what you think.
Broken Faces is the story of Freddie Chevalier, a wealthy farmer’s son who suffers a life-changing disfigurement in the Great War. He’s in love with his best friend’s fiancée and is determined not to miss out on the excitement of the Great War. Soon his life changes from one of idyllic days with his friends, Charles, Meredith and Lexi, staying at the Baldwyn’s ancestral home in Shropshire and working on his father’s farm in Jersey, to one of horror, pain and betrayal.
It doesn’t take long for Freddie to discover that the life he enjoyed before the war has vanished and he is going to have to find a way to live with the consequences of the choices he and Charles have made.