Appeal does not have to be just verbal to tell you a great deal about the type of book you are looking at. What can we tell about this cover? Colors? Images? Design? The Daily Mail quote The description of the author What feelings does this cover evoke? We know what: female, soft, feel good, established author,
And this is the blurb for Vintage Affair - what more can we lean? A certain tone Lots of details and background on clothes, Phoebe is in the middle of a classic women’s fiction plot which tells us this is a tale of self discovery and love (with the potential for interesting secondary characters).
This is the rest of it which reinfoces the detail and background elements and supports the idea of women’s fiction plot - finding love and herself.
Joyce Saricks--Judging Books by Their Covers
Judging Books by Their Covers
In Isabel Wolff's captivating A Vintage Affair, a treasured child's coat becomes a thread of hope connecting two very different women. Her friends are stunned when Phoebe Swift abruptly leaves a plum job at the prestigious Sotheby's auction house to open her own vintage clothing shop in London-but to Phoebe, it's the fulfillment of a dream. In the sunlight-flooded interior of Village Vintage, surrounded by Yves Saint Laurent silk scarves, Vivienne Westwood bustle skirts, cupcake dresses, and satin gowns , Phoebe hopes to make her store the hot new place to shop, even as she deals with two ardent suitors, her increasingly difficult mother , and a secret from her past that casts a shadow over her new venture.
For Phoebe, each vintage garment carries its own precious history. Digging for finds in attics and wardrobes , Phoebe is rewarded whenever she finds something truly unique, for she knows that when you buy a piece of vintage clothing, you're not just buying fabric and thread-you're buying a piece of someone's past. But one particular article of clothing will soon unexpectedly change her life. Thérèse Bell, an elderly Frenchwoman, has an impressive clothing collection. But among the array of smart suits and couture gowns, Phoebe finds a child's sky-blue coat - an item with which Bell is stubbornly reluctant to part. As the two women become friends, Phoebe will learn the tale of that little blue coat. And she will discover an astonishing connection between herself and Thérèse Bell - one that will help her heal the pain of her own past and allow her to love again .
Enrique Joven’s The Book of God and Physics <ul><li>The fathers of astronomy and physics. </li></ul><ul><li>The Church that vowed to silence them. </li></ul><ul><li>A book no one can read. </li></ul><ul><li>And the young man at the center, connecting them all. </li></ul>