Head in the Clouds

Karen Witemeyer, Bethany House, $14.99 paper (352p) ISBN 978-0-7642-0756-3
Witemeyer follows her delightful first novel, A Tailor-Made Bride, with another tale of romance in America’s West. Teacher Adelaide Proctor follows Henry Belcher to Fort Worth, Tex., but discovers her Prince Charming is a rogue. Instead of the marriage she planned, Adelaide becomes governess to Isabella, daughter of English-born sheep rancher Gideon Westcott. Adelaide comes to love both the mute, troubled Isabella and her father, but forces beyond their control are heading from England to Texas. Viscount Reginald Petchey wants his niece’s fortune and will do anything to get it, even murder and kidnapping. But Petchey doesn’t factor in Adelaide’s determination and Gideon’s love for his daughter. A final standoff is a nail-biter as a child’s life and a family’s future hang in the balance. Witemeyer’s sophomore tale is entertaining and exciting, though fans may wish for the insightful discussions of her first. Readers won’t be disappointed, however, in the strong, lovable Adelaide and her ultimate Prince Charming. (Oct.)
Reviewed on: 08/16/2010
Release date: 10/01/2010
Genre: Fiction
Hardcover - 539 pages - 978-1-4104-3448-7
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