Christian Inspirational author Karen Witemeyer has hit another home run with her delightful sophomore effort "Head In The Clouds" which follows the lovely Adelaide proctor out west searching for a more exciting life.
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?
I read this book in one day and I can't remember the last time that happened. It was that good. Ms. Witemeyer is known for her strong but always feminine heroines who don't back down from a challenge and can hold their own against sometimes prickly heroes. She writes them smart and perfectly balanced for her heroine. I have noticed Ms. Witemeyer likes to add intrigue to her romances and this book is no exception. There is a kidnapping plot in the later quarter of the book that does a fabulous job of bringing Adelaide and Gideon together.
I loved the emotional depth of the characters and how the author draws the reader completely into their stories. Adelaide spoke to my heart because she reminded me so much of myself as a younger girl so filled with romantic dreams of the perfect man. While there is no such thing, Ms. Witemeyer does prove the point that there is someone for everyone. Compromise may be needed but in the end true love wins the day.
Go buy this book. You will thank me for the journey!
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