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The Pelican Bride Named Winner
of Cover Café’s Annual Cover Contest

Contact: Lynnae Lubbers
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llubbers@bakerpublishinggroup. com 

Ada, Mich. (June 29, 2015)Cover Café has named The Pelican Bride by Beth White the winner in the historical category of this year’s annual cover contest. The annual contest was first sponsored by the All About Romance website from 1999 to 2005. In 2006, it was spun off as an independent website, Cover Café. The contest was created to encourage excellence in cover design and to give credit to the talented individuals responsible for the covers. For a complete list of this year’s winners, please visit contest/2014/ccc-res14.html.

The Pelican Bride by Beth White (Revell; ISBN 9780800721978; ebook ISBN 9781441245472; $14.99)
In 1704 Geneviève Gaillain and her sister board a French ship headed for the Louisiana colony as mail-order brides. Both have promised to marry one of the rough-and-tumble Canadian men in this new world in order to escape religious persecution. When she falls in love with Tristan Lanier, an expatriate cartographer whose courageous stand for fair treatment of native peoples has made him decidedly unpopular, Geneviève realizes that even in this land of liberty one is not guaranteed peace. And a secret she harbors could mean the undoing of the colony itself.

A native Mississippian, Beth White has a passion for  writing historical romance with a Southern drawl. Her novels have won the American Christian Fiction Writers Carol Award, the RT Book Club Reviewers Choice Award, and the Inspirational Reader’s Choice Award.

Cover photography and design by John Hamilton Design; Art Director Cheryl Van Andel.

The Dancing Master by Julie Klassen was also a finalist for this award.

Baker Publishing Group publishes high-quality writings that represent historic Christianity and serve the diverse interests and concerns of evangelical readers.