Saturday, June 30, 2012

Head in the Clouds

Head in the Clouds 

By Karen Witemeyer

Bethany House, 2010. 366 pgs. Romance


Adelaide Proctor enjoys her work as a schoolteacher, but she can't curb her dreams of marriage and a family, so when her beau, a traveling salesman who comes to town every so often, announces that he's taking a different job and won't be traveling anymore but will be working out of Fort Worth, Adelaide follows her heart--or her imagination, at least--and goes to Fort Worth to find him...which she does, but she also finds his wife and child. Sufficiently humbled and not knowing what to do, she prays for help and tries to follow the Lord's guidance. Led to a newspaper ad for a governess, she is offered a position by Gideon Westcott, a privileged British nobleman turned Texas sheep farmer who needs a governess for Isabella, the child entrusted to his care when her mother passed away. While Adelaide and Gideon quickly find their feelings for each other growing, they also find their concern for Isabella growing as they realize that her money-hungry uncle will do anything to get her--and her inheritance--back. 


I enjoy a good historical romance, and this was no exception. Although the plot is predictable, readers will still enjoy seeing how Adelaide and Gideon's romance blossoms and Adelaide's journey of faith as she has to learn about following the Lord instead of just plowing ahead with her own path. I didn't like this one quite as much as Witemeyer's To Win Her Heart, but it's a still a good choice for fans of inspirational romances.

3.5 stars. Clean read.

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