Unveiling …

… the cover artwork for the upcoming,

To A Strange Somewhere Fled

(sequel to A House Near Luccoli).

Cover Artwork To A Strange Somewhere Fled smaller for blog post

Copyright 2014 by DM Denton


     She had just begun to feel relaxed at the big house, not as if she belonged there but a little less intrusive each time she walked up its long crunching drive in sun and shade until the oaks had greened and dropped their catkins and the horse chestnuts lifted into candle flowers. It was odd but quite helpful that it never rained on those days. If her mother wasn’t with her and the Captain hurried ahead in hopes of meeting Roger, Donatella would take little detours that didn’t change her destination, although there was a sense of getting lost in the grazing sheep and naturalness around her. She felt her legs tighten up the banks for she had walked so little in her life and run even less. Looping her sagging satchel of books and papers around her, she took off like a kitten moving faster than it knew how to. It felt good to leave the ground and swing her arms, to trip and even slide as she thought no one saw. ~ From To A Strange Somewhere Fled


In the excerpt above, ‘she’ is Donatella, the female protagonist of A House Near Luccoli, the ‘big house’ is Wroxton Abbey and ‘Roger” is the Honorable Roger North. The setting of the novel is late Restoration England (1682-1683).

Have a way to go to transform the image into an actual book cover, but hope you enjoyed this preview!


donatellasmallest©Artwork and writing, unless otherwise indicated, are the property of Diane M Denton. Please request permission to reproduce or post elsewhere with a link back to bardessdmdenton. Thank you.


22 thoughts on “Unveiling …

  1. Oh, Diane, this is beautiful! I love the musical notes on the road; they’re a perfect addition. I’ve told you before, but you are talented beyond words! Can’t wait for the release! Sending hugs and much love! xo


    • Thank you, Lauren. I had the scene in mind for a long while, but couldn’t think how to incorporate music into it. Then, before I began sketching it, I put together a mock-up graphically and the idea for the musical notes on the pathway just jumped out at me! Love it when that happens! XO ❤


    • Thank you, Ina! You comment made me smile … I don’t think any likeness was deliberate. 🙂 Yes, it is taking shape, although it will be a while before its publication. Then, you know how that goes. XO >3


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