Monday, September 30, 2013

Head in the Clouds - a Review

When a recovering romantic goes to work for a handsome ranch owner, her heart's not the only thing in danger!

Adelaide Proctor longs to find a real-life storybook hero to claim as her own. But when a husband-hunting debacle leaves her humiliated, she interviews for a governess position on a remote Texas sheep ranch and vows to leave her silly romantic yearnings behind.
Gideon Westcott left his privileged life in England to make a name for himself in America's wool industry, never expecting to end up with a child. To his dismay, 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.
When Isabella's uncle comes to claim the girl—and her inheritance—Gideon and Adelaide must work together to protect Isabella from the man's evil schemes. 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 hate cliches. I hate books that abound in cliches while pretending to be unique. But I think very differently of books that use tried and true storylines to give a familar, feel-good story without worrying about uniqueness. These stories are sometimes the best of all.

Head in the Clouds reminded me of a fairy tale or a little girl's daydream. A delight for the hopeless romantic, things aren't kept out of the story just because 'those things don't happen in real life'.  Impractical, certainly, but perfect for a rainy day's distraction.  With likeable, but not deep characters and appealing Victorian-era setting, this book is one to be enjoyed!

My rating: 8

Disclaimer: Book has been provided courtesy of Baker Publishing Group and Graf-Martin Communications, Inc.
Available at your favourite bookseller from Bethany House, a division of Baker Publishing Group


Tammy Theriault said...

love a good book review!

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