The Making of a Book Cover – the Legacy continues

About this time last year we ran a blog post series titled The Making of a Book Cover and talked about how we created the book covers for Elaine Marie Cooper’s Deer Run trilogy.

Today, we’re revealing the cover of the final book in the series, Legacy of Deer Run, and want to share with you the same kind of story.

A big thanks to Elaine Marie Cooper for making this all happen. With her love of history, she knew the perfect historical setting, the right costumer to sew the dress, and the model. And amazingly made it all happen despite a painful knee and facing knee surgery two days after the photo shoot.

Long before the shoot, Elaine met with Laura Poresky, Period Clothing Supervisor for Living History Farms in Iowa, and gave her instructions on what kind of dress was needed. Laura then sewed a dress in the basic style of the 1800s: Empire waist.

Legacy of Deer Run costumer, model, and author Elaine Marie Cooper

From left: Laura Poresky (costumer), our model, author Elaine Marie Cooper.

The day of the photo shoot, but before heading to the location, our model met with a professional makeup artist who did her makeup and gave her an 1800s hairstyle. Elaine told the stylist to “think Kate Winslet in Sense and Sensibility.”

our model gets an 1800s hairstyleShe did an awesome job, don’t you think?

After the hair style came the makeup.

getting makeup onOf course, we can’t leave out photographer Leah Fry of Sentimental Soul Photography! She took one wonderful picture after another—making it so hard for us to decide on which was the best one. During the shoot Elaine joked with the model about “getting in touch with her inner Jane Austen.” And she really seemed to!

And it all came together to give us…

Legacy of Deer Run book cover
ABOUT LEGACY OF DEER RUN

The year is 1800 and young Daniel Lowe forges weapons for the defense of America, still a fledgling nation. He also protects his heart from the allure of Susannah Dobbins who seems so far above his station in life he cannot win her.

Susannah fights her own battle against loneliness and grief. Despite her finery and airs, she is drawn to the young armory worker, who is distant yet disarming.

But the nation’s enemies are afoot, and Daniel finds himself in the crosshairs. Who are these enemies? When and where will they strike? And who will survive their terrorism?

In this final book of the Deer Run saga, Elaine Marie Cooper brings the tale of the Lowe family to a gripping conclusion.

Preorders available at Legacy of Deer RunEM Cooper Photo 031816

Purchase books one and two here: Road to Deer Run  Promise of Deer Run

Learn more about Elaine Marie Cooper here.

  1. Judy GibsonJudy Gibson10-25-2016

    Elaine, This is very interesting and beautiful. I love your books and am so proud of you and that you are using the talents God gave you. Beautiful lady, inside and out.

  2. I love to learn about what happens behind the scenes. This post is so very interesting. Thanks for sharing – and the cover is perfect!

    • Sarah, thanks so much for reading and commenting! Yes, I love the behind-the-scenes views as well, and enjoy revealing what goes into these book covers. So glad you enjoyed it!

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