Asteropê Haven't read this, but I'm going to say it's probably a poorly chosen stock image. It happens with romances quite often. A heroine, for example, has red hair, but the woman on the cover has brown. Or the hero has a beard in the novel, but the man on the cover is clean shaven. They might have liked the woman's face and used her for the image. Or they liked the atmosphere of the total cover. Who knows?