Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Book Review of "Head in the Clouds" by Karen Witemeyer

Head in the Clouds, Karen Witemeyer, 978-0-7642-0756-3

“A fast-paced adventure with romance thrown in for good measure” is the description that comes to my mind as I finish reading “Head in the Clouds” by Karen Witemeyer. Set in Texas, in 1883, this action-packed story will keep you entertained from beginning to the end.

Allow me to introduce the main characters:

Adelaide Proctor: In spite of being a hopeless romantic whose head is always in the clouds, "Addie" becomes a tigress when the people she loves are in danger.

Gideon Westcott: A privileged Englishman who moves to Texas to prove himself and his business acumen in America's wool industry. With very little warning, he finds himself the permanent, legal guardian of a five-year old child who hasn't spoken a word since she lost her mother.

Isabella: The five year old mute who regains her voice because of the love and care of Adelaide and "Papa Gidyon."

Lord Petchey: The villian is Isabella's uncle who has no scruples and will do anything,to get to Isabella and her inheritance.

Take these four characters and mix thoroughly with non-stop action and a lot of love and caring (except for Lord Petchey) and this is a book that you will enjoy reading many times over!

I don't always comment on book covers but this cover, pictured above, is a perfect representation of Adelaide with her "head in the clouds."

To win a copy of this book, please leave a comment and tell me what genre you enjoy reading the most. Be sure and leave me your email address so I can contact the winner. Drawing will be held on Friday, October 8.

A complimentary copy of this book was provided by Bethany House Publishers, a division of Baker Publishing Group, for the sole purpose of this review. This review is the opinion of the writer who did not receive any monetary compensation for the review.


Debra Collins said...

Hey Edwina! ***waving***

Love your review, this book sounds like a good one. And, I just love the cover!

My favorite genre is Comtemporary romance, but I enjoy reading Historicals, too.


Edwina said...


Waving back at 'cha!

This book was very enjoyable. I didn't put this in the blog, but there's a picture on the back cover that shows what happens as a result of the front cover! It's really cute!

Debra Collins said...

Hey Edwina,

I just saw a typo in the word contemporary in my first comment. I guess that's what I get for not proof reading first. It's been a long day! lol

Sandy Ardoin said...

I'm putting my hat in the ring, so to speak. I like books with some type of mystery, whether historical or contemporary. I haven't read Karen's first book yet, but I'm looking forward to it. This one also sounds interesting.