The pace of this plot keeps you reading to find out what will happen to the spunky heroine. The hero is not your stereotype of British high society - he has something to prove. The story is a faster-paced and updated Jane Eyre and the characters are more animated.
The characters really make the book, but the plot propels you through this fun book.
This was my first book by Karen Witemeyer, and I LOVED IT! I love her fun style of writing. I just couldn't help falling in love with Adelaide and Gideon. Adelaide was fun, and spunky, but when she set her mind to something, she was bound and determined to do it! She was a gal that knew what she wanted, and wasn't afraid to go after it, even though she might be a bit clumsy in the going. Going after what she thought was her man didn't turn out like she thought it would. That's what landed her at Gideon's Sheep Farm interviewing for a job as Governess to his 5 year old daughter. Her mouth also seemed to get her into a lot of trouble too_..like in saying before you think! But it always seemed to turn out for her good.
Gideon_..well he was just adorable from the beginning. I loved him from the first time he saw Adelaide in the barn. Though his and Adelaide's first few meeting were kind of awkward, he seemed to adore her from the beginning. I just loved Karen's way of bringing them together in a fun enjoyable way that made you just want to keep reading to see what would happen next. But would Gideon hire Adelaide over the two older and more experienced ladies that were also at the farm for the interview? Even though Adelaide had taught school for a few years, was she capable of taking care of this 5 year old that couldn't speak?
I admired both Gideon and Adelaide's relationship with the Lord, and their willingness to seek Him in every decision they needed to make. The way they trusted the Lord when Isabella's uncle came to claim the child and her inheritance.
This was only Karen Witemeyer's second book, but I had to check her website again to make sure she had only written 2 books! She truly writes like an experienced writer, and I will sure be reading her other 2 published books.
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!