This might be interesting to some of you. As soon as Loretta mentioned the black wellies, I guessed.
When they do photo shoots for cover art, they often use the same shoot for many covers. Heck, they sometimes slip up and use the identical picture, but not too often.
In a comment under “Worst Covers” Loretta mentioned her novel, The Lion’s Daughetr. (Ecxellent book, of course.) The cover’s over on the right under reissues, but I’m adding it here, too, for easy comparison.
Now, consider the step back of my novel, Skylark.
This is a view before they put the quote box on and switched the flowers for a letter, which was a minor improvement, but not much consolation. My NAL covers have mostly been very good, but this one was just straight out weird, especially as this is Sir Stephen Ball, my intellectual Rogue, a lawyer and Member of Parliament. Standing on a heathy headland flashing his unlikely pecs at the world? I don’t think so!.
Apart from resemblance and plausibility problems, and the pecs that look as if they might give birth to aliens, in how many ways is this guy dressed wrongly for the Regency? Find the (deliberate) mistakes.