Cheryl St. John Hits Another One Out of the Park!

Award-winning author Cheryl St. John’s stories have continued to receive awards and high acclaim. Since 1994 and her first book RAIN SHADOW, her themes of second chances, forgiveness and redemption, to name just a few have continued to thrill readers. She’s written over 50 books and yet no two are alike. Readers and reviewers use words like, “emotional punch, hometown feel, core values, believable characters and real life situations.” Cheryl’s books always touch me. Her characters have depth and her stories heart. SEQUINS AND SPURS is her newest and comes out on Friday, July 17th. If you’ve never read one of her books, pick one up and you’ll see what I mean. Her stories are timeless and fresh.

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Sequins and SpursSinger Ruby Dearing is tired of life on the stage and yearns for a place to belong. She returns home to beg forgiveness from her mother and sister, only to find stubborn Nash Sommerton—her sister’s widower—in charge.

Nash is prepared to fight this unruly beauty for his ranch, but Ruby amazes him with her determination to restore the house to the home it once was. Can he persuade Ruby to forgive herself and see the second chance they’ve both been given?

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Some of the other titles by Cheryl that I’ve enjoyed include The Bounty Hunter, The Lawman’s Bride, The Wedding Journey, Her Wyoming Man, The Preacher’s Daughter…the list goes on.

How much do book covers influence you when buying a new book?

I’ll draw another winner of a $10 Amazon gift card on Saturday. Good luck!

About LindaBroday

I'm a NY Times and USA Today bestselling author of western historical romance. I love stories of the old West and the people who once lived there. I haunt libraries and museums and can hang out in them for hours. To tell all the stories that are in my head would take a lifetime.


Cheryl St. John Hits Another One Out of the Park! — 28 Comments

    • Hi Anon1001! Thank you for coming. So nice to see you. I’m glad you’re a fan of Cheryl’s books. You probably love this newest. What a pretty cover. I love the colors and the expressions on the people’s faces. I agree that a book cover really has to draw my eye but before I buy I read the blurb. Sometimes I look for an excerpt but not every time.

      Good luck in the drawing!

  1. I love book covers but usually don’t buy the book until I read the blurb on the back to see if it something I want to read. Although I will say I have bought books because of the cover before. I have read Cheryl’s books before and they are really good.

    • Hi Quilt Lady! Thank you so much for stopping by. I see you’re a fan of Cheryl’s also. You have good reading taste, my dear. She’s a really good writer.

      I agree with you. The book cover alone doesn’t make me buy. I have to know more to find out if it’s a story I might like. Sometimes I can like the cover and the storyline, but the characters names turn me off and I don’t buy.

      Have a great evening! Thanks again for coming.

  2. If I like the cover, then I look at the blurb. If it’s the same cover on other authors’ books, skip over it.

    • Hi BN100! Thank you for coming. It sounds like the cover plays a big role in your decisions. Covers are really important to me. I have to like one before I even think about looking at the blurb.

      Good luck in the drawing!

  3. Oh my goodness! How wonderful to see this! Totally stoked. This book was a challenge and a joy to write, because I was going through a very difficult time after my mother’s death. I experienced a healing process along with Ruby, so it was a catharsis of sorts for me to write it. I had actually started it before her illness and didn’t open it again until after. My first thought was, “Seriously? This is the story you’re going to tell?”

    I just love Ruby because she’s brave and honest and undaunted by other’s opinions. Thanks so much for sharing, Linda.

    • Hi Cheryl! What a wonderful surprise. I’m really glad you could make it by to talk a little about the book. Ruby sounds like an amazingly strong character. I remember what a difficult time you had during and after your mom’s passing. But I and thousands of readers are glad you picked the book up again when you were ready. This sounds like such a great story. I regret that I haven’t gotten to read it yet. I spent every second finishing my book that’s due and now I’m getting ready for NY. But, I can hardly wait to dive into this story. I know it’s just beautiful. The ones we have to struggle the hardest with are the ones that readers somehow love the most. And that cover is simply gorgeous. I love the colors, the images and especially the people. I love their expressions and she’s really beautiful.

      Congratulations! I’m so happy I could do help draw attention to the book. Hugs!

  4. not the covers so much as the Authors! covers are nice and I love them but buying a book is usually about an author I love… if its not an author I love then i read the back cover and look at picture more

    • Hi Diana! Thank you for coming! I welcome you and hope you come back often. You know, I do the same thing. I tend to look for the authors I love. I think it’s because I know they won’t let me down.

      Thanks again for coming. Good luck in the drawing!

  5. I find cover illustration as art and they do draw me to purchase a novel but then I read the synopsis.

    • Hi Juanita! Thank you for coming to look at Cheryl’s new book. I agree that come cover illustrations are definitely art. I’m so fortunate to have gotten great covers and the Sourcebooks’ art department always sends me the art work without words or people on them and I frame each one. They’re beautiful. The woman on the cover of Cheryl’s really catches my eye. She’s very lovely with such a hopeful expression.

      I’ve entered you in the drawing. Come back again sometime.

  6. I love stories about the old American West, and I have read quite a few of Cheryl’s! This book sounds like another winner, and I like the cover very much. Book covers definitely attract my attention, but I purchase based on blurbs and reviews.

    • Cheryl C., thank you for coming!! Very happy to see you over here. I see you’re a big Cheryl St. John fan. You’ve definitely come to the right place.

      I’ve entered you in the drawing.

  7. I like Cheryl’s books. Book covers attract my attention. But I purchase books based on the authors, excerpts and reviews.

    • Hi Emma! Thank you for coming. I’m so happy to see you. I hope you enjoy my website and come back. It sounds like you’re a careful shopper. We have to be these days. Right? There are so many books out there that it gets a little overwhelming.

      I’ve entered you in the drawing! Good luck.

  8. I love her stories. Have several of her books and highly recommend her. She never disappoints.

    • Hi Donna! Thank you for coming. Cheryl is one of those authors who has such loyal readers. But the reason is like you said, she never disappoints. You can be sure of what you’re getting with her.

      I’ve entered you in the drawing! Good luck!

  9. I forgot to mention book covers, yes I notice covers first. I have passed up books because I didn’t like the cover.

    • Donna, I have too. Or sometimes it’s the characters names or where they’re set. I don’t know. I guess I’m a little particular. I hope you come again sometime.

  10. Book covers do get my attention, but it’s usually the back blurb and the author that determines the sale. I love Cheryl’s books…and her book covers!

    • Hi Avery! Thank you for coming to read about Cheryl’s new book. I can see you’re a loyal fan. Count me in there with you! Cheryl is an author who has staying power.

      I’ve entered you in the drawing, my dear! Good luck!

  11. The covet is the 1st thing I look at. I have not bought books because I have not liked the cover. I got this from Harlequin and have read it and loved it.

    • Hi Cathy! Thank you for coming! I’m very happy to see you. Thank you also for your hearty recommendation. I haven’t read it yet but it’s next on my list.

      I’ve entered you in the drawing! Good luck!

  12. If I’m not familiar with the author, then a good cover can make me take a second look at the book.

    • Hi Pam! Thank you for stopping by. I’m very happy to see you. I agree about book covers. The book I’m reading now is one I bought because I like the cover. This guy on the front is drop dead gorgeous. And he’s a gunslinger. Those two things do it for me.

      I’ve entered you in the drawing! Good luck!

  13. I love Cheryl’s books! I have a huge TBR list and when picking what to read next, I do look at covers. Cheryl’s stories do not disappoint! I have many more to read and enjoy.

    • Hi Cissie! Thank you so much for coming. A fan of Cheryl’s is a good friend of mine. She has some awfully good covers that just draw you in. Your TBR pile sounds like mine. So many good ones I’m itching to read but just can’t find the time. My writing has to come first. I only read before I go to bed to unwind.

      I’ve entered you in the drawing, my dear! Good luck!