Because the subject matter is sensitive, the goal of the cover is to make it fun and light-hearted (and less threatening) by using an illustration. The title of the book should be in the top third of the cover, the illustration in the middle third and the tag line and author's name in the bottom third. Because the book should appeal to females, the use of feminine colors (pinks, purples, greens) is preferred, but not required. The lettering should pop from the background in either gold, yellow or white.The finished front cover will be 5.5" wide x 8.5 high.
The use of a caricature (or avatar) of a couple, wife sitting on the lap of the husband, with the wife winking and the husband's thumb up.
An illustration of a man watching from the couch as his wife and kids leave for church (CAN"T be a downer).