Yesterday we were thrilled to reveal the cover for the upcoming Chalet Girls by Lorraine Wilson with the wonderful Amanda from One More Page. Not only is the cover absolutely gorgeous and is making us want to book a flight to snowy mountains right now, but there is also something extra special about it… the dog in the illustration looks a lot like Lorraine’s beloved Pip.
Lorraine on the special cover for Chalet Girls:
One of the reasons why I love the Chalet Girls cover is because the little dog in the picture strongly resembles my rescue dog Pip, who sadly died earlier this year. I wrote him into the novel before his death because his own tale is one of the triumph of love over cruelty, a theme that resonates with the main story.
We adopted Pip (short for Pipsqueak) thinking we were giving a fifteen-year-old Yorkshire terrier a comfortable last six months or so of his life. He was left tied to a lamppost with a broken leg that had never been treated. However our vet thought Pip might be younger than fifteen and it was worth putting a metal plate into his leg. In doing this the vet gave him a new lease of life and Pip raced about like a puppy!
We had a lovely six years with Pipsqueak in the end, not the six months we’d been initially expecting. He travelled with me to Verbier, once came to drinks with Harper Collins editors and always sat on my lap or feet while I wrote the Chalet Girl novellas and most of Chalet Girls. So it seems very fitting that he has slipped into the book and is even featured on the cover!
About Chalet Girls:
What happens when life in Verbier suddenly goes off-piste?
Lucy’s been bowled over by the sexy extreme skier who’s hurtled into her life. But can she accept Seb’s commitment to his adrenaline-filled career?
Trusting any man is out of the question after what’s happened to Beth. So why is she so drawn to twinkly-eyed Dan when he’s leaving at the end of the season?
Sophie’s madly in love with her gorgeous fiancé, Luc. Only instead of gleefully planning the winter wedding of her dreams, all she wants is to run and hide…
Three Chalet Girls are about to strap on their skis and find out!
Chalet Girls by Lorraine Wilson will be published on 10 February 2017 and you can pre-order you copy right here: http://amzn.to/2fRiPVE.