About the book~
Adelaide Proctor is a young woman with her head in the clouds, longing for a real-life storybook hero to claim as her own. But when a husband-hunting debacle leaves her humiliated, she interviews for a staid governess position on a central Texas sheep ranch and vows to leave her romantic yearnings behind.
When Gideon Westcott left his privileged life in England to make a name for himself in America's wool industry, he never expected to become a father overnight. And five-year-old Isabella hasn't uttered a word since she lost her mother. The unconventionality of the new governess concerns Gideon--and intrigues him at the same time. But he can't afford distractions. He has a ranch to run, a shearing to oversee, and a suspicious fence-cutting to investigate.
When Isabella's uncle comes to claim the child--and her inheritance--Gideon and Adelaide must work together to protect Isabella from the man's evil schemes. And soon neither can deny their growing attraction. But after so many heartbreaks, will Adelaide be willing to get her head out of the clouds and put her heart on the line?
Sharing My Review~
Adelaide Proctor abandons her
teaching position to follow the man she believes will provide her with the
family she so desperately longs for. Not that Henry Belcher makes her heart
race, but she's waited a long time for him to propose. When she finally catches
up to him, she accepts that there won't be a proposal. Grieving the loss of the
family she'd dreamed of, she applies for a governess position, determined to
follow God's cloud, just like the Israelites who wandered in the wilderness. I
love how the title was such an integral part of the story.
The plot dragged a bit during the
narration regarding Lucinda's journal, but for the most part, I was glued to
the pages and couldn't wait to get back into the story whenever I had a chance. Head in the Clouds is sure
to make you consider some deep topics like...why God doesn't always intervene
to prevent suffering.
I especially appreciate how Gideon and Adelaide come to
love each other without the snippy dialog that's common in many historicals,
but rather, from a mutual admiration and respect for one another that develops
into something deep and genuine. Adelaide's inherently clumsy, creative, stubborn and loyal,
and when she tugs a smile from sweet little Isabella, Gideon can't help but
fall for her. As I have come to learn, Karen Witemeyer books never disappoint! Head in the Clouds is another awesome read that will keep your head in
the pages. Pure enjoyment!
I scooped up Head in the
Clouds while it was offered free on Amazon. The opinions expressed in
this review are my own, and I received no monetary compensation.
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