More Cover Voting!

My author friend, Donna Alice Patton, thanks you for your help with choosing a cover for her first Maggie and Em Mystery, The Search for the Madonna (set during the Great Depression of the 1930s). She even has a new website/blog here >> I am her administrator and am helping her set it up. There is not a lot of content yet, but you can go to “books for kids” and read excerpts from the two Maggie and Em books that are up and available for purchase. Here is the final cover. Note: I found better pictures to make the twins look more like different girls. Also, book 2 didn’t need help to decide. She found only one decent picture. But she needs your help with a new book she is writing for this series.

Before you run out and buy the books, I do need to include this important disclaimer: The Maggie and Em Mysteries (as you can probably tell from the title of the first book) include a Catholic worldview. For instance, when Maggie is afraid, she asks the “blessed virgin Mary” to help her, rather than going straight to Jesus Christ. This is a traditional Catholic belief, but as long as you are aware, the mystery is still a fun, wholesome read. The twins get in and out of a lot of exciting trouble, eventually everything works out, and God is over all.

Bottom line. Ask your parents if these books fit in with your family’s worldview before reading them.

Note: For Andi’s Catholic fans/readers, I highly recommend this series.

Vote for Your Favorite Cover

And now . . . it’s time to help Ms. Donna choose a cover for book 3, Secrets in the Cellar. Choose number 1, number 2 (in the middle), or number 3. She thanks you ahead of time, because honestly, we don’t know which one we like best. But you guys never have a problem giving your opinion.


Published by Andi Carter

I'm the main character in the Circle C Adventures series. I live on a huge cattle ranch in 1880s California. These are my adventures.

76 thoughts on “More Cover Voting!

  1. Does it say where it says is located? The third one looks like it is from the Middle East while the others are normal ones from the USA. I do think though that the 3 one is a little more mysterious!

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  2. I like #1 best because it looks the most mysterious!!

    Yeah we are not catholic so i doubt i would ever bye the books but they look good!!

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  3. I think I like 1 best. It looks mysterious and it looks more like a cellar. The others do too but they look more modern.


  4. I like number 1 the best. I love supporting authors with wholesome content but these donโ€™t look like books for me. Good luck to the author! Her titles sound so mysterious.

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  5. I like #2 the best, though it seems I am the only one. In #1, I don’t really like the way the boards on the top look with the rest of the picture, and #3 looks too much like a staircase in a castle.

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      1. Maybe get rid of the boards, scoot the picture up and add some more black. Or if there is more of the picture at the bottom, add it in instead of black.


      2. The picture is the problem. It’s narrow. So that’s why ask the games I have to play. Maybe something besides weird boards at the top?


  6. I think i like No. 1 best. Although I do agree with Anne L. in the top of the picture. I think the black doesnโ€™t even need to be there. But hey! They all look great and blessings to Ms. Donna Patton as she thinks it all out and publishes.
    Even though Iโ€™m not Catholic, Iโ€™m sure Iโ€™ll mention them to my mom and we may buy them to help satisfy my thirst for new books! (Not to mention I already own more than two hundred books!) Iโ€™m not kidding! ๐Ÿคฃ๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜† Lol!!!

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  7. Tho #1 has a darker light
    thatโ€™s cool, Iโ€™m gonna go with #2 because it looks like it has more opportunity for a โ€˜mystery.โ€™ Idk
    Maybe because the flight of stairs are longer?? ๐Ÿ˜Š

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    1. I agree!! ๐Ÿ™‚ Number one looks cool, but number 2 looks even more mysterious! They both are great options though. Amazing pictures!!


  8. I like number three best. The bright gold colors are beautiful, and really go well with the other books, which look like they have more bright colors on the covers as well.


  9. ๐Ÿ˜ฌ๐Ÿ˜ฌ๐Ÿ˜ฌ I think #3 looks like a ship too…
    I like the stonework in #1 but I also like the lighting and long staircase in #2… Is there a way to put the stone walls from #1 into the cover of #2?


      1. ๐Ÿ˜ญ Okay, I’ll have to go with… #2. #1 is great, but the wooden boards seem out of place and the ladder too short.

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  10. I like #1 best. #2 has too much light for a mystery novel.
    Could you remove the black at the top?
    I will recommend these books to my Catholic friend!

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  11. I think #3 is best. But #1 was close for me. Overall I like the ladder and stones in the first one best, but if you want to stick with the feeling of the first two books, then I think the 3rd one is best. It’s all one shade of color, just like the first two books. And it’s much brighter color wise than number one. But they’re both great!

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  12. If it’s a really old cellar I think #1, It just seams to fit that more than #2 with the metal railing, but I do like how it seems mysterious with the lighting, and #3 looks like it does belong on a ship.

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  13. So far if I counted right there are.
    #1 -21 votes
    #2 – 3
    #3 – 7
    So it looks like 1 is definitely winning๐Ÿ˜Š


  14. Number one looks like the cellar is empty whereas number 2 doesn’t show what the two are about to get themselves into. So I would say number 2. Plus I think it goes best with the set. Love the new pics of the girls.

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