Creating “A Season of Courtship” book cover

Sharon Lathan

Sharon Lathan is the best-selling author of The Darcy Saga, a ten-volume sequel series to Jane Austen’s Pride & Prejudice.

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I found this interesting and insightful.. Thank you for sharing. I see the book was released on Amazon today. Any idea when it will be available for NOOOK. I did check the B&N sight and it wasn’t there. I know B&N sometimes hass a bit of lag on their releases.

I can’t wait to read this book and the next.


Sorry, didn’t finish before I hit comment…..I love the cover and agree the couple look to be in love. Except for height they look like they could be Elizabeth & Darcy. I love the back cover. it is close to the way I pictured your description of the painting Darcy gave Lizzy. Beautiful choices.

The back


I was able to purchase it for my NOOK today. Yeah!

Janet T

The cover is very pretty and well done! Thanks for sharing your process. It is always interesting to read how someone manipulates and changes pictures to get the desired results for their covers.

I wish you much success with your new books.


The finished cover is beautiful and gorgeous. Thanks for sharing the long and arduous process with us, your faithful readers. We appreciate your efforts not just in writing but in designing the covers as well. Looking forward to read your new books.

Emily Myers

So perfect Sharon! Thank you for sharing and I LOVE the artwork! I, again, cannot wait for the book to come out. I think the painting was a perfect choice to portray Darcy and Elizabeth’s courtship. 🙂


All so interesting Sharon! thanks for sharing the process 🙂 I love the original painting and you have adjusted it beautifully to fit the image of your characters. I like your choice of darkening the hair in particular. And also I didn’t notice that you changed the snow to grass, amazing! The back cover scene is lovely too.
I know what you mean about the characters not necessarily looking exactly like the cover. The mental image I create from your words is more important, I think of the covers as portraits of the characters as perceived by a particular artist at the time 😉
All very lovely and I look forward to hearing about the newest cover too!

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