Lynette Sandler, a dead woman, bears a striking resemblance to reporter Cassandra Chase, who has been assigned to cover the murder. Cassie's home is repeatedly broken into and her life is threatened. Will she be the next victim?
As Cassie investigates Lynette's past, she learns their lives have an unusual number of connections and people who knew both of them, including her brother, never mentioned Lynette to her. Both women kept secrets, which may have put them in danger.
Add to the mix Detective McMichaels, who reluctantly falls for the reporter he spars with as they both work to uncover the murderer.
This mystery unfolds like a bizarre nightmare. Readers will keep the pages flying to reach the conclusion and discover who actually killed Lynette and attacked Cassie.
This book far exceeded my expectations! I have read some great books in the past month with alot of substance, so I thought I would pick something out that would be light, relaxing, and fun to read for a change. I saw the title Head in the Clouds and looked at the front and back cover (which was amusing) and I decided to read it. I felt like it would be your typical young lady becomes governess to ranch owner's child, she bumbles her way through, alot of laughs...and they lived happily ever after after! Was I ever wrong!
Adelaide, the main character, finds herself in a shameful situation, so she quickly answers an ad to become a governess to the child of a sheep rancher. Typical storyline, right? Not quite... Adelaide finds out that her new little charge has not spoken since she witnessed the unspeakable murders of her mother and father. My eyes teared up continually with pity for this child and the first time she laughed I smiled. The author has a way of making this story so realistic you can't keep yourself from turning page after page, and not wanting to put the book down.
There are some amusing things in the book that made me smile, and when a near sexual assault occurs my heart was pounding. The author was descriptive, but not offensive in this part of the book, and I could feel this woman's pain. My eyes teared up when a near fatal injury occurs, and does this child ever speak again?...you'll have to read this book and find out. There is alot of intense action at the end when an unscrupulous relative comes to kidnap the little girl.
This book embodied real life...joy, grief... laughter, tears... fear, courage. This is not the typical type of book I normally read, but then again, I guess it was! Fantastic job, Karen Witemeyer!
Adelaide Proctor is a young school teacher who longs for a husband and a family of her own. Her teaching contract is quite explicit in stating that she cannot marry during the term of the contract. When circumstances bring a traveling book salesman, Henry Belcher, across her path, little does she realize that he is simply a worthless philanderer who already has a wife. Instead, she misinterprets his attentions and rashly resigns her position and sets off to follow him, hoping to become his bride. It matters not that Adelaide doesn't feel the spark of romance that she has always dreamed of; that will come with time, she decides.
The situation that Adelaide next finds herself in is humiliating and only her quick thinking saves her from being completely mortified. In an effort to save face and thinking that God has abandoned her, she applies for a position as governess to the daughter of rancher Gideon Wescott. Gideon has left a home of wealth and privilege in England to make it on his own as a sheep rancher in America. On his voyage to America, he aids and befriends the mother of young Isabella and becomes Isabella's guardian and adoptive father when the mother dies.
The adventures that await Miss Proctor as she assumes the role of governess to the ward of Gideon Wescott are filled with peril, adventure, excitement, humor, and, yes, with romance too. Gideon and Adelaide must unite forces to protect Isabella from her greedy and evil uncle who wants to obtain custody solely for the fortune attached.
This book is, without a doubt, one of the best books that I have read in a long while. This book of historical romance is not a book that I would normally pick up to read. As a rule, I much prefer contemporary fiction filled with suspense and mystery. However, in giving this book a rating, I would definitely have to assign the highest marks possible. Head in the Clouds has something for everyone; the suspense and drama, interwoven with elements of rich humor, make it a book that demands that you keep turning the pages and allows no stopping point. In fact, I took the book with me to school to read on my lunch break and became so immersed in the story that I nearly forgot to stop in time for my afternoon classes.
From the beautiful front cover to the final word in the text, this book captures the reader and takes them back in time on a journey fraught with peril and adventure. Through it all, Karen Witemeyer paints a picture with her words that show God's faithfulness to His own. She very adeptly shows that what man may mean for evil, God can take and use for good.
If you are looking for a good book to read, I highly recommend this book to you. If you are looking for a gift for a friend or loved one, you won't go wrong if you give them a copy of Head in the Clouds.
Karen Witemeyer has such a fun, breezy writing style, so enjoyable to read with fun characters but then she infuses her stories with depth and mystery to make an all around amazing book. I liked her first book, but this book I love. Adelaide and Gideon make the most incredible couple - the young lady with her head in the books dreaming of the perfect Jane Austen hero and Gideon who turns out to be better than the perfect Jane Austen hero (British and everything!). A common enemy and a little girl they both love that needs protecting. It all comes together to make a wonderful book. Good job Karen!