Saturday, June 9, 2012
Head in the Clouds
Head in the Clouds by Karen Witemeyer
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?
Karen Witemeyer has become one of my favorite authors. This is the third book of hers that I have read (her fourth one- Short Straw Bride-just came out and I can't wait to read it). Her books are Christian fiction historical romance. They are western romances with hot cowboy/ranchers-what more do you need? ;) I love the story-lines of her books. They are so sweet with just enough suspense to keep you glued to the book.
I love the purity of her books as well. They are so clean that it makes me wish for a simpler time. I love that just an accidental touch of her arm or something can mean so much. Books do not have to be full of physical things to stir your heart. Karen Witemeyer proves that over and over again in her books. Love, love, love all of her work! You should definitely read something of hers!