Though Last Christmas in Paris won't hit bookstores until October, critics are already praising the book, a romantic, epistolary novel that takes place during World War I. "Unputdownable," wrote bestselling author Karen White. "Last Christmas in Paris stands out not just for the beautiful prose, but also for the characters that literally shimmer on the page. Kudos to Ms. Gaynor and Ms. Webb for … this remarkable novel that will undoubtedly go on my keeper shelf."
We at Spine offer our own bravos to Gaynor and Webb, as well as to book cover designer Laura Klynstra, and are delighted to reveal the cover publically right here right now. Gaynor told Spine she and Webb were thrilled when they saw the design. "It is the perfect blend of elegance and nostalgia, capturing the era of the First World War, and with a subtle nod to the festive," she said.
Gaynor and Webb each authored several books before "Last Christmas." Gaynor said the moment book's cover is always exciting. "For so long, a novel exists only in words on the laptop screen and in the author's mind, so seeing the cover is a very emotional experience. I have been known to cry tears of joy at my desk!"
William Morrow Paperbacks releases Last Christmas in Paris: A Novel of World War I on October 3, 2017.
Susanna Baird serves as Authors editor of Spine. She tackles her own creative writing and client projects from her dining room table in Salem, Massachusetts. When not working words, she helps lead The Clothing Connection, a local nonprofit getting new clothes to kids who need them. Find more of her writing at susannabaird.com, and find her (re)tweeting regularly on Twitter @SusannaBaird.