Cover Love: fab fonts

Hello, reader friends! Let’s have a little cover love fab fonts fun and a giveaway!
This month we’re featuring Just Let Go by Courtney Walsh and I’ve invited her to join us and share some of her favorite font-astic covers as well!

about the author

Courtney WalshCourtney Walsh is a novelist, artist, theatre director, and playwright. Just Let Go will be her eighth inspirational romance novel.

Her debut, A Sweethaven Summer, hit the New York Times and USA Today e-book bestseller lists and was a Carol Award finalist in the debut author category.

A creative at heart, Courtney has also written two craft books and several full-length musicals. She lives in Illinois with her husband and three children.

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Cover Love: fab fonts featuring Just Let Go by Courtney Walsh #giveaway on Faithfully Bookish

Courtney is up first with her favorites! Y’all can get the scoop on these stories by clicking the covers below to hop over to a post on the blog or product page on Amazon! 

Courtney: I love this topic… FONTS! I am such a font lover. I could get lost for hours on font websites, I’m that big of a nerd!

I love the trend of putting more creative fonts on book covers, and when my publisher decided to use a hand-lettered font for my books, I was over the moon!

That said, here are five of my favorite book covers with super fun or creative fonts.

The Theory of Happily Ever After
by Kristin Billerbeck

 

Courtney: First, let me say I’m a sucker for the blue and yellow color combo, but I think the cover for Kristin Billberbeck’s new novel is absolutely adorable. The use of these two fonts works perfectly together, and that title font is perfection!

 

Someplace Familiar
by Teresa Tysinger

Someplace Familiar by Teresa Tysinger

Courtney: I’ve loved Teresa Tysinger’s cover from the moment I first saw it. It’s clean, not too busy and the whole color combination speaks to the title. I love that they chose a sans serif font to go along with this script, and I think the choice is exquisite!

 

The Hidden Side
by Heidi Chiavaroli

Courtney: The title font for Heidi Chiavaroli’s novel, The Hidden Side reminds me of the signatures on the Declaration of Independence. Given the subject matter, I think that was likely intentional, and I think it works beautifully!

 

Keep Holding On
by Melissa Tagg

Courtney: Oh my goodness, I love this cover. This might be one of my all-time favorite font combinations! I LOVE the title font SO much and pretty much want to use it on everything I ever create. It pops right off the front of this book and it’s just soooo adorable!

 

Things I Never Told You
by Beth K. Vogt

Things I Never Told You by Beth K. Vogt

Courtney: I’m not sure if it’s the fact that this font looks a little like my own handwriting or the way they layered it over the entire cover of the book, but I absolutely swooned when I saw this cover. I think it’s genius, and the neutral color palette makes me feel like exhaling. Isn’t it gorgeous?

There’s something to be said for the traditional fonts, which still work beautifully, but these artistic ones really capture my eye!

Beth: First of all, I love your cover love fab fonts picks, Courtney! Three of them are on my tbr and I really enjoyed reading the other two!

It was so so hard to narrow this down to just five so my daughter stepped in to help me (she’s a big fan of script fonts)… I will definitely have to do another font cover love in the future!

 

Bradford Sisters Romance series
by Becky Wade

True to You by Becky Wade Falling For You by Becky Wade

Beth: I love this whimsy script paired with the formal, traditional, and stately series name holder! These covers are such a fun combination of classic elegance and contemporary style.

 

A Note Yet Unsung
by Tamera Alexander

     A Note Yet Unsung by Tamera Alexander

Beth: If ever a font was fit for fancy classical music, it’s this one! The silver embossed letters tie into the visual glitz and glamour of this cover perfectly!

 

Just the Way You Are
by Pepper Basham

Just the Way You Are by Pepper Basham

Beth: Here’s a little something y’all may not know about me, I love to snug words all close together nice and cozy like a big lettery hug! See how Way is just tucked right in there between the Y and A?! Snuggly!

 

The Mark of the King
by Jocelyn Green

The Mark of the King by Jocelyn Green

Beth: This cover is simply majestic! That dress, that font, and flourishes galore! 

 

Close to You & Can’t Help Falling
by Kara Isaac

Close to You by Kara Isaac Can't Help Falling by Kara Isaac

Beth: I’m a big fan of pairing script with an understated sans serif font. Factor in the colors and photos on these covers and they’re simply irresistible!

Faithfully Bookish

 

Just Let Go
by Courtney Walsh

For Quinn Collins, buying the flower shop in downtown Harbor Pointe fulfills a childhood dream, but also gives her the chance to stick it to her mom, who owned the store before skipping town twenty years ago and never looking back. Completing much-needed renovations, however, while also competing for a prestigious flower competition with her mother as the head judge, soon has Quinn in over her head. Not that she’d ever ask for help.

Luckily, she may not need to. Quinn’s father and his meddling friends find the perfect solution in notorious Olympic skier Grady Benson, who had only planned on passing through the old-fashioned lakeside town. But when a heated confrontation leads to property damage, helping Quinn as a community-service sentence seems like the quickest way out—and the best way to avoid more negative press.

Quinn finds Grady reckless and entitled; he thinks she’s uptight and too regimented. Yet as the two begin to hammer and saw, Quinn sees glimpses of the vulnerability behind the bravado, and Grady learns from her passion and determination, qualities he seems to have lost along the way. But when a well-intentioned omission has devastating consequences, Grady finds himself cast out of town—and Quinn’s life—possibly forever. Forced to face the hurt holding her back, Quinn must finally let go or risk missing out on the adventure of a lifetime.

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Just Look Up by Courtney WalshCourtney: I’d love to know what some of your favorite cover fonts are—and I’m curious if it makes you more excited to read the book?

Beth: I adore the hand lettering for this series! I am amazed by the artistic skill required for creating such beauty with words and that applies to both the outside and inside of the book!

Reader friends, don’t miss the first installment in the Harbor Pointe series, Just Look Up! It’s one of my all-time favorite books! I’ll be reading Just Let Go this weekend and I’d love for y’all to join me!

 

 

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Courtney has generously provided a print copy of Just Let Go for one fortunate Faithfully Bookish reader!

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What are some of your favorite fonts, reader friends?
Do they make you more excited to read the book?
Which cover love fab fonts books are your favorites?

38 thoughts on “Cover Love: fab fonts

  1. I hadn’t really ever thought much about the fonts used. I’m normally focused on the picture. Thank you for pointing it out, because now I see the artistic qualities that go into the lettering of a book cover. All of your choices are beautiful.

  2. Hey Beth! Thanks for sharing your interview with Courtney & her font obsession, 🙂

  3. Not sure I have any favorite fonts when it comes to book titles! Thanks for a fun post though. I’ll probably give it some thought now when I pick up a book.

  4. Totally agree with “cover love” for “Just Let Go”. Finished it last night; another lovely read by a very talented author!

  5. I like working with different fonts. I enjoy making signature tags or personalizing notes and letters and experimenting with fonts is an easy way to make it personal. I like the fun and different ones more so than the “normal” looking ones. 🙂

    “Just Let Go” by Courtney Walsh sounds very much up my alley and one that I would love the opportunity to read.
    2clowns at arkansas dot net

  6. I was an art major in college, so always take a careful look at the design elements of book covers. These are great examples of excellent use of fonts that add to the impact of the designs. They definitely make me take a second look at the books and make me want to find out more about the stories! Thanks, Beth!!

  7. I excited for this book! I love the script fonts the most but love all the covers shown in this post!

  8. I have never really paid any attention to fonts????. But I don’t like anything too fancy. It’s normally to distracting.

  9. What a fun post, Courtney and Beth! Thanks for the font/cover love, Beth – and I think Courtney’s beautiful-yet-fun fonts for her covers are a perfect match to her personality 🙂

  10. Courtney and Beth, what a super fun post! I’m so honored that you included Someplace Familiar in your list, Courtney — especially since this was my debut novel AND my first book cover design. I’m a communications director/graphic designer by day (shout-out to all the night-time/weekend authors out there), so designing my own cover was painstaking but so fun. There were no less than 18 versions that tested lots of fonts and font pairings. I also LOVE, LOVE, LOVE your covers — and Just Let Go does not disappoint! Super fun and congratulations. 🙂

  11. What a fun post! I just had to comment, but don’t enter me in the contest, I just won this book a few days ago and can’t wait for it to arrive! Have a beautiful day!

  12. I don’t have any favorite fonts that draw my attention to the book cover but I do enjoy bright and bold pictures and color. Love Courtney’s new book cover and it sounds like a perfect summer read.

  13. I do enjoy some of the more whimsical fonts and some that look more like handwriting, but it’s not something I really focus on!

  14. I really like ones that look like handwriting more than I like super scripty fonts. Especially fun that Just Let Go is completely original!

  15. I enjoy the unique fonts as long as I can read them. I really enjoy when the fonts are incorporated into the cover illustration.

  16. I do like the script handwriting. Thank you fro the opportunity to win this giveaway.
    Marilyn

  17. Thank you for including Things I Never Told You in your “favorite fonts” collection, Courtney. I gasped when I saw my cover the first time — fell in love with it immediately. Book covers are so important because we do judge a book by its cover and fonts play an important part of that.

  18. I love all these covers, Courtney and Beth! They really call to me. That might be why I’ve read several of them and have the rest of them on my TBR list/pile.

  19. I don’t really think about the fonts themselves; I look more at the cover as a whole. I do like the choices of both Courtney and Beth.

  20. I love any kind of pretty font, especially if it’s embossed on the cover where I can run my fingers over it 🙂 It’s like petting a book…lol!

    Guess I never really though about fonts until now. A pretty cover draws my eye to a book first. Thanks for the giveaway chance!

  21. Covers are extremely important to me, but I don’t think I’ve ever thought about fonts. I do really love the cover of Courtney’s book!

  22. As a reader I am paying more attention to fonts and covers on books. Great interview and Courtney is a new authors to me.I love the cover and the book sounds great.

  23. I really don’t have a favorite font.
    I will say that it does add to the cover of the book.
    Janet E.

  24. Wow, so many good books listed…not sure that I have a favorite font thought.

  25. I think it depends on the specific cover and type of story as to which font continues the “feel” of the book. Beautiful covers, all!

  26. I don’t have a favorite font but I do love fonts. As a teacher I love Hello Literacy’s fonts on Teacher Pay Teacher. Her Hello Fonts are fantastic!

  27. Hi! I don’t think I have a favorite font, but I do love rolling, romantic fonts, if that is a thing? Many of the ones above I like because they are so appealing, combined with the cover art.

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