Nan Reinhardt, Author

Grown-up love stories, because we're never too old for a little sexy romance…

Cover Reveal!


My brilliant and wonderful cover designer, Lani Diane Rich over at Chipperish Media, has been hard at work coming up with a cover for Saving Sarah, Book 4 in the Women of Willow Bay series. I had a hard time figuring out which direction to go the on cover for Sarah’s book because it’s kind of an angsty book, and I couldn’t decide whether I wanted the angst portrayed in the cover art or not. But, I also wanted the cover to complement the other covers in the series–consistency is important to marketing.

When I found this couple–several different shots of them on the stock photo website–I knew I’d found Sarah and Tony. All their shots were happy and peaceful–which of course is the ultimate goal of any romance novel. Their faces made the decision for me, and Lani’s tag line says it all. Son and I wrangled in a cheerful manner over whether or not the tag line created any kind of tension about the story, but the image is perfect, and the fact is Saving Sarah is a romance novel. Readers expect an HEA, so telling them on the cover that Sarah ends up happy is just fine. Readers are here for the journey; we know the story will end up happy–we just want to go along on the ride. So, here’s the cover. Tell me what you think.  Saving Sarah releases on September 26, which happens to be my birthday, so the book will have the same birthday as me–fun! Check out the blurb for Saving Sarah below.

Blurb for Saving Sarah:

When Sarah Reynolds’ abusive ex hunts her down in Chicago, her friends spirit her away to Willow Bay, where she hopes to begin again with a different identity. But terror keeps her holed up, unable to start her new life.

Deputy sheriff Tony Reynard never expected to be staring down the barrel of a gun when he enters Sarah’s apartment to finish up some handyman work, but that’s how the fiery little redhead greets him, and he’s beyond intrigued.

After an intervention by her loving friends, Sarah becomes involved in a project to turn an old mansion into a battered women’s shelter. The women work together to renovate the house, along with the help of the townspeople and the delectably handsome Tony, who is a true renaissance man. Tony vows to bring Sarah back to life and love, but knows he needs to move slowly to win her heart.

When her ex tracks her down once more, Sarah must find the courage to protect her friends and her new love from his wrath.

14 Comments to

“Cover Reveal!”

  1. Avatar July 19th, 2017 at 12:07 pm Lora Says:

    Lovely cover!!!

  2. Avatar July 19th, 2017 at 12:24 pm Nan Says:

    Thank you, Diva! I love it!

  3. Avatar July 19th, 2017 at 12:08 pm Robena grant Says:

    A beautiful cover, Nan, congratulations. Looking forward to the read.

  4. Avatar July 19th, 2017 at 12:23 pm Nan Says:

    Thanks, Roben! Glad you stopped by!

  5. Avatar July 19th, 2017 at 2:32 pm Deborah Blake Says:

    I love it. It makes me happy just looking at it.

  6. Avatar July 19th, 2017 at 5:37 pm Nan Says:

    Thanks, Deb! Me, too!

  7. Avatar July 19th, 2017 at 2:43 pm Liz Flaherty Says:

    Love the new cover! You & Lani are both geniuses!

  8. Avatar July 19th, 2017 at 5:29 pm Nan Says:

    Thank you, Lizzie! Lani is the best! It captures exactly the feel I want for Sarah.

  9. Avatar July 19th, 2017 at 8:05 pm Brenda Maxfield Says:

    I love the feel of this cover. Very appealing!

  10. Avatar July 19th, 2017 at 11:11 pm Nan Says:

    Thank you, Brenda! I fell in love with the couple and when Lani put it all together, I fell in love all over again! So glad you stopped by!

  11. Avatar July 20th, 2017 at 8:25 am Cheryl Brooks Says:


  12. Avatar July 25th, 2017 at 9:44 pm Nan Says:

    Thanks, Cheryl!!

  13. Avatar July 25th, 2017 at 6:30 pm Marleen Says:

    It looks great.

  14. Avatar July 25th, 2017 at 9:43 pm Nan Says:

    Thanks, Marlene!!