Sneak Peek at the Cover for The Shadow Wife

the shadow wife copyThe Shadow Wife, as those of you who’ve been following my blog for a while know, is the new title for Cypress Point. Cypress Point was originally published in 2002 and will be reissued in December. Even though my readers and I agree that it’s a mistake to change titles of older books, this is one of those “I can’t do anything about it” things that happen in publishing. Luckily, I believe The Shadow Wife is an excellent title for this book. It works on several levels, as those of you have read it will understand. As you can see in both the title change and the cover image, the story now looks like it’s about people instead of a place.  

I’ve made a few minor changes to the text in the book. I’ve “de-wussified” Liam, who was 2002 Cypress Point hardcoverjust a little too soft for my 2010 taste and I’ve “de-graphicized” the love scene, which was just a little too, well, graphic for my current writing style. So if you like your books steamy, you might want to read the original version!

Anyhow, it will be a bit of a wait until you see The Shadow Wife on your bookstore shelf, but I like to share my covers with you when I get them. Enjoy the peek!


  1. Audrey Bonnell on May 12, 2010 at 5:00 pm

    This sounds like an awesome book and can’t wait till I can read it. Since I like the sound of the changes you have made because of my type of reading, and have never read the original I will buy the new one when it comes out.

  2. Heather Paige-Webb on May 12, 2010 at 5:50 pm

    I just read the Cypress Point book a few weeks ago and really enjoyed it! I think the new name does match the sotry of the book! My interest is peaked now, and will have to reread this book when it comes out to see the changes in Liam!

  3. brenda on May 15, 2010 at 1:57 pm

    The audience? While attending a Women’s Club meeting the other night, a few of us discussed starting a book club this fall at my house-we are starting with Pride and Prejudice-no kidding-but discussed other authors for later-including DIANE…On the other hand, the ladies felt that N. Sparks is writing for the teenage audience, as are some of our other favorites…I broke down today-finally-and saw LAST SONG–this is a time when the MOVIE is a million times better than the long wordy novel. The movie was short, to the point, and had a message for every teenager…and others. Miley Cyrus was the perfect Ronnie…she was at her best…the story moved quickly-I cried…I laughed…the little boy was a doll…I don’t know why they chose Typee in the movie-but I thought the book was in North Carolina…I recently reread the book…my students loved the movie…we don’t usually have the same taste, but there was no cursing, sex, etc…a good time…the theatre was quiet-everyone else has seen it…and I just loved it…Having been in “Ronnie’s” place (except I could not take Mother home)…I could relive those days-I did not have the strength of that character…I shut off loved ones…for those of you who have not seen this movie, it is worth a ticket to see it on the big screen as the GA scenery is fantastic too…That being said, I would like for Sparks to write some novels for those of us who still like adult characters as the MAIN CHARACTERS…

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