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Covers of the Week #65

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Theme: American Flags

It’s Independence Day this week in the U.S.A. The day is known colloquially as the 4th of July. It’s a day of celebration. A day for friends and families to come together, for cook-outs, fireworks exploding in the sky, and hanging up Old Glory, the national flag.

Whether it’s the original Besty Ross version or the modern arrangement with 50 stars representing each state in the Union, I was surprised how many old-school romances display the U.S. flag.

Frankly, if you look at romances from the late 1970s to the early 1990s, many covers had flags on them. This is especially true if the plot relates to war. It could be the Union Jack, the Stars and Bars, the Lone Star flag, one flag that shall remain nameless, and every kind of medieval pennant imaginable.

The Covers

This week, we’re posting images of books that include American flags to celebrate this nation’s official day of inception.

For Monday, July 4, 2022, to Sunday, July 10, 2022, our Covers of the Week spotlights Old Glory on romance covers.