May 2014 | Nate Pedersen

Cover Reveal for Charlie Lovett's Second Novel

Charlie Lovett is no stranger to our readers.  Lovett's first novel, The Bookman's Tale, was reviewed on our blog last May and his first-class Lewis Carroll collection was profiled in our spring 2014 issue.  Today we are happy to reveal the cover for his second novel, First Impressions, due out in October from Viking:

From the publisher:

Book lover and Austen enthusiast Sophie Collingwood has recently taken a job at an antiquarian bookshop in London when two different customers request a copy of the same obscure book: the second edition of Little Book of Allegories by Richard Mansfield. Their queries draw Sophie into a mystery that will cast doubt on the true authorship of Pride and Prejudice - and ultimately threaten Sophie's life.

In a dual narrative that alternates between Sophie's quest to uncover the truth - while choosing between two suitors - and a young Jane Austen's touching friendship with the aging cleric Richard Mansfield, Lovett weaves a romantic, suspenseful, and utterly compelling novel about love in all its forms and the joys of a life lived in books.