The Summer of Chasing Mermaids – #PhotoRehabCoverMakeover

Desley, from Musings of a Frequent Flyer Scientist, says:

And here we go for week 3. We’re doing a book again this week. Lucile De Godoy sent me a little selection of romance novels to choose from and the title of this one really grabbed my attention. It sounds super cute.

It’s The Summer of Chasing Mermaids and here is a very brief excerpt from the author Sarah Ockler: The youngest of six talented sisters, Elyse d’Abreau was destined for stardom—until a boating accident took everything from her. Now, the most beautiful singer in Tobago can’t sing. She can’t even speak.

Here is the original:

Here is my version:

Does this sound like a fun and creative challenge you would like to be part of?

Here’s how the challenge works:

  • Every Thursday we will give you the name of a book or movie, etc. and share with you our take on a new cover.
  • You will prepare you own cover by using your archive photos or shooting a new one to go with the theme.
  • Prepare your post and publish it. Remember to Ping Back (hyperlink) to this post.
  • You may also copy your link to the comments section of this post.
  • Use the tag #PhotoRehabCoverMakeover, so that we can find your post in the WP reader.
  • Add your photo to the link provided below. In this way, you expose your photo to the other participants and the audience of the Photo Rehab.
  • If you wish, you can add to your post the badge we made for the challenge (below).
  • We will make a weekly wrap up of all the ingenious cover makeovers photos!

Here’s the badge and don’t forget the tag #PhotoRehabCoverMakeover !!

x Desley & Lucile

Thanks for the visit today. I know I will see you soon!



  1. Yes, I think you’re OK and the original cover was created with the YA market in mind. I love your letters, although they seem to point out at a mystery/horror novel (although green is not a colour normally used for those genres, I don’t think). Plenty of impact!


    1. Thanks, Olga. I was going for the waves dissolving the letters in the sand. It looked teal on my computer, as I tried to match the color of the water. Green. Oh, that is not too good. Ah well, it is fun trying to make it look cool. 💗


  2. Colleen, another great cover! I like your choice of photo with the waves crashing in…gives a sense of action to the cover. Plus, I prefer a cover without photos of the characters so that I can “see” the characters myself in my head as I read!
    Have an amazing start to your week! It’s a scorcher in NYC but I’m not complaining since winter is so cold!
    Much love,

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