I did these in GIMP, too. The hardest part was finding the right background to fit the color of the dress the women wore. I picked out about seven backgrounds before all was said and done. What I’ve learned from this is that it’s all trial and error. Until you put the woman and the background together, you have no idea if it’s going to work or not. 😛
I think I’ll start doing a similar format for my historical westerns. I really enjoyed making these. I admit that part of the fun in doing the Regency covers is that the gowns are gorgeous. If only I had the figures these models do… LOL I’m more like a Mary Larson.
Oh, for book 2, I renamed it. Instead of The Earl’s Hasty Marriage, I decided on The Marriage Agreement, mainly because I haven’t worked out the details of the plot. All I know is that the hero and heroine enter into a marriage of convenience. Since book 1 is An Inconvenient Wife, I didn’t want to put the word “convenient” in book 2. I know, it’s a minor point, but that’s why I didn’t opt for Marriage of Convenience.
Well, without further ado, here are the covers…