I love historical fiction covers. And this one struck me as soon as I saw it. The soft muted colors are lovely. The woman is interested in the man, but her body language shows resistance and she's holding a piece of paper away from him. The title would suggest a competition or people engaged in the same activity, but not with each other. So many hints in just one image.
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