I absolutely loved this book! Same goes for all Karen's books but this was most definitively a favorite! Karen knows how to grab hold of her readers and keep them. She also had a great message in each of her books. I saw several key lessons in this book but the one I really and truly loved was that she really made me feel and see that God has a plan for my life. A wonderful and beautiful plan!
Like I said, I loved all of her books and will continue to buy from her. I am so excited for her next book! What is it called...Short-straw Bride? Something like that. I saw the cover and read the description and am already dying to read it! Speaking of covers, all of Karen's books have darling covers. Three people have already mention to me how beautiful they are!
I read about a book every week or two and this book was OUTSTANDING! It held my interest from the first few pages. It was difficult to lay down. I will order more books by this author. Suspense, intrigue along with romance. It's truly a must read. It would make a very nice gift for a friend that loves to read.
Karen Witemeyer has created a charming and slightly suspenseful novel with a heroine to whom book lovers can relate. Don't we all have our "heads in the clouds" at some point when we are engrossed in a novel? There is a bit of Adelaide in each of us. Adelaide Proctor is a fanciful dreamer with a likable and sunny personality. She is a bit impetuous, especially in the beginning of the novel, but she matures and finds inner strength during the course of the plot. Fortunately, Witemeyer presents Adelaide with adversity so that we can see below the bright and whimsical exterior to reveal deeper layers of her personality.
Gideon and Isabella are equally enjoyable characters. I have a difficult time envisioning Gideon as an Englishman, but he does display the admirable integrity and strength that one finds in the great British classics. Isabella is a delight and a little star even in her silence. Some of the most pleasant and heart-warming scenes in the novel feature Isabella with Adelaide, Gideon, or both.
When I initially read the summary of Head in the Clouds, I was instantly reminded of Jane Eyre. A fitting impression since Adelaide makes references to Bronte's classic novel throughout the book. The main premise of Head in the Clouds parallels Jane Eyre, but it is a much lighter read and Adelaide is a more vivacious and outgoing heroine (though not as timeless). Head in the Clouds has the potential to be just another generic, light read, but Witemeyer builds characters with depth and a plot with its share of surprises blended with tender moments. Although I have not read Witemeyer's A Tailor-Made Bride and To Win Her Heart, they are now on my list, along with any of her future novels.