Wednesday, September 29, 2010
Book Review of "Head in the Clouds" by Karen Witemeyer
“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."
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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.