Title: Head in the Clouds
Author: Karen Witemeyer
Review: A love story set in south Texas involving a British nobleman and his Texas born governess. His young ward is mute after the death of her mother on the voyage from England. The nobleman has been given the care of the young girl and is looking for someone to help her. It involves her dastardly Uncle who needs her money to settle his debts and has no qualms about how he achieves his goal. A very good read which I would give 4.5 stars. A western romance, which if the locale were changed, could well be a regency romance.
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Published: Published October 1st 2010 by Bethany House
Page Count: 336
Quick Review: 4 out 5 stars –
Why I Read this Title: At a bag sale
Synopsis: 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?
Author Information: CBA bestselling author, Karen Witemeyer, writes historical romance fiction for Bethany House, believing that the world needs more happily-ever-afters. In 2011, her debut novel, A Tailor-Made Bride, was a finalist in the Best First Book categories for both the prestigious RITA® award and the National Reader's Choice Award. Karen holds a master's degree in Psychology from Abilene Christian University and is a member of ACFW, RWA, and her local writers' guild. She is an avid cross-stitcher, shower singer, and bakes a mean apple cobbler. Karen makes her home in Abilene, TX with her husband and three children.