Thursday, November 4, 2010

Head in the Clouds by Karen Witemeyer ~ 5 stars + Favorite!

Head in the Clouds
Karen Witemeyer
Bethany House
About the book:
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?

My review:
This book had me hooked. From the first page to the last, I could barely put it down! Karen has a funny, witty writing style and does a great job of fleshing out the story and characters. I truly enjoyed reading every page. It also had more than a little adventure which was awesome! Suspenseful, with villains and plots, I kept waiting to see what would happen next. And it the heroine is an avid reader which was even better! I could totally relate to her. ;) This is a book that you need to read as soon as possible in my opinion!


Juju at Tales of said...

O I love when that happens :)

Kathryn said...

I can't wait to read this! I read the first chapter on Karen's website and it ended on a jawdropper, leaving me going "NOOO!!" for more :)

I'm glad to see you "favorite"-ed it in your review - your favorites are most always right on with my tates.

Renee Ann said...

So glad to know you loved this book! That seems to be the consensus. Because of your review and a few others, I put this book on my Christmas wish list!

Maureen said...

I Love your honest reviews. Thank you Carman.

Maureen said...

I Love your honest reviews. Thank you Carman.

misskallie2000 said...

I love this story and can't wait to read. Thanks for your great review.

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Anne Payne said...

Great review. Sounds like this book has everything I love! Humor, suspense, romance...Can't wait to read it :)

Emma said...

Thanks for the review.Head in the Clouds sound wonderful.augustlily06(at)aim(dot)com.

Michelle said...

Another excellent review for Karen's latest book! I want to read it even more now.

Thanks Carman!

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Charlotte Kay said...

Another honest review!
I am excited that it is a 5 star read!
Thanks for sharing!

Jan Marie said...

This book sounds like a winning combination of romance and adventure. Sounds like an excellent book.

Carman said...

Juju~ Me too! :D

Kathryn~ You will be doing that through the whole book, I'm sure! :) I'm so glad to hear that! I always love hearing good things from my readers. :D

Renee Ann~ Awesome! I hope that you love it even better than I do! :D

Maureen~ Thank you!

Carman said...

misskallie2000~ I hope you get to read it soon! Thanks for commenting!

Anne Payne~ Thank you! I hope you do get to read it soon too! :D

Emma~ Oh, it is!

Michelle~ Yay! I'm glad to hear that! Thanks for commenting! :)

Carman said...

Charlotte~ Thank you! I try to always be genuine in my reviews. :) Thanks for commenting!

Jan Marie~ It most definitely is! ;D

HandyFamily said...

I already wanted to read this book, now I REALLY want to read it! Carmen, you must love your "job"! Keep up the good work!


Carman said...

HandyFamily~ I am so glad to hear that! :D Yes, I DO! :D Thanks!

Tressa said...

I enjoyed your review. I'm reading this right now and am about half-way through. I am finding though that I like her last book better. I guess the heroine bothers me sometimes when she was raised on a ranch and supposedly has a strong will but then gets all weepy all the time. To me it doesn't fit. It's just minor though and may not bother most readers.
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Carman said...

Tressa~ I have actually never read her first book. But, it is in my TBR pile and I own it, so hopefully I'll be able to read it soon! :) Hmm. I don't remember feeling that way, but it's been a while since I read this. I hope you enjoy it in the end. :)