Thursday, September 30, 2010

Head in the Clouds

Title: Head in the Clouds
Author: Karen Witemeyer

Goodreads Blurb:

Instead of returning home after a humiliating breakup, Adelaide Proctor becomes the governess at a ranch where Gideon Westcott's promise to a dying woman obliges him to raise 5-year-old Isabella. But when the girl's evil uncle comes to claim her---and her inheritance---can Gideon and Adelaide put their growing attraction aside to protect her? 352 pages, softcover from Bethany.

My Take:

I was a huge fan of Karen's last book and couldn't pass up the chance when she asked for reviewers for this one. So I thank her and Bethany Books ahead of time for the opportunity to read the book. It didn't influence my review. I would have loved it just as much if I'd bought it. :o)

Adelaide Proctor was a really interesting heroine. She was shy, insecure in some ways but she also had a spine of steel - especially when it came down to someone she loved being in trouble. Watching her evolve into a woman who balances her strengths and is willing to trust God and others for the rest - well it was brilliant. She really was amazing and I grew to admire and love her.

Gideon. What can I say about Gideon? I have this... weakness for the British accent. Add in someone who isn't afraid to get dirty, treats his workers like family and yet still dresses up like English royalty having high tea every now and then. Who knocks your socks off with impeccable manners, charm and dimples no less? I was totally in love with him. 

These two had to face adversity of all kinds and overcome their distrust of each other. It's a book packed with great romance and action. I think it's a real winner and one I wouldn't hesitate to suggest to any of my friends.  


  1. I have this book and I'm looking forward to reading it especially after reading your review. :)

    BTW, I have a weakness for the British accent too! lol

  2. Angie ~ Doesn't that accent just make your toes curl? lol I bet you'll love the book.

  3. I'm looking forward to this one, too! Loved your review, Lee. :)

    Just dropping by to let you know I have an award for you HERE!


  4. Hey Lee!!
    This one does look good....I hate that we don't have anywhere to get all these fantabulous (like that word??) books!! Grrrr....

    LOVE the new background : )

    I'm here like Lori, you have a blog award waiting for you at my blog too : ) lucky girl!