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Friday, March 18, 2011

Head in the Clouds...Review

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?

A fun story.  I loved Adelaide.  She's spunky and charming and an avid reader.  The references to Jane Eyre and Jane Austen were terrific little additions to the story.  A die-hard romantic, Adelaide searches for her storybook hero.  She never expects to find him on a Texas sheep ranch.

Gideon is a transplanted British lord.  The third son, he must find his own way and prove his success to his parents.  When he becomes guardian to an orphaned girl, he knows he must find a governess.  Running from an embarrassing romantic fiasco, Adelaide sees the newspaper ad and applies for the job. 

Light, but not light-hearted, this is an engaging, delightful story.  The characters are fantastic and fairly well developed, the engaging story has light Christian elements and a bit of drama.

Perfect for an afternoon of escape.

Thanks to my local library for having a copy I could borrow.  You can purchase your own copy here.

Read 3/11

 * * * *
4/5 Stars

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