mary's book basket ~ "touching the clouds" by bonnie leon

In Bonnie Leon's latest novel she takes us to the Alaskan wilderness during the 1930's. Heroine Kate Evans is a lone female in a man's world. She is confident that this is where God wants her and works hard to earn her place. Paul Anderson has rejected God because of a tragedy and is fighting tooth and nail NOT to be attracted to the new bush pilot. Let the conflict begin.

Product Description:
"Kate Evans is an adventurous and independent young woman with a pioneering spirit. She pilots a mail-delivery plane in the forbidding Alaskan wilderness, the lone woman in a male profession. But even that seems easy compared to finding true love. She likes a fellow pilot and would even consider marrying him--if it weren't for Paul, a mysterious man on her mail route with a gentle spirit and a past to hide. Can Kate break through the walls Paul has put up around his heart? And will her quest for adventure be her demise? Book 1 in the Alaskan Skies series, Touching the Clouds will draw readers in with raw emotion and suspense, all against the stunning backdrop of the Alaskan wilds."

Ms. Leon paints the Alaskan wilderness with broad beautiful strokes. The bush country comes alive with her words and you feel the tension of each storm, fog or blizzard. Her scenes with Kate flying put you at the edge of your seat praying she lands safely. The action is consistent throughout this book.

The love story for me was a bit predictable and the characters faith journey's could have been a bit stronger. However, Ms. Leon successfully carries you back to a time of great challenge and change weaving a tale of redemption and forgiveness. I look forward to reading the next installment of the Alaskan Skies Series.

Happy Reading!

**Available July 2010 at your favorite bookseller from Revell, a division of Baker Publishing Group.