My Review: Touching the Clouds (Alaskan Skies, Book 1) by Bonnie Leon

Touching the Clouds (Alaskan Skies, Book 1)
by Bonnie Leon
Copyright 2010
Revell Publishers
368 pages
ISBN: 978-0-8007-3359-9
Historical Romance

From the publisher:
She went looking for adventure . . . and found more than she bargained for.

Kate Evans is an adventurous and independent young woman with a pioneering spirit. When she leaves her home in Washington State to follow her dream of being an Alaskan bush pilot, she knows it will be an uphill battle. But she never expected it to be quite like this. As the lone woman in a man's world, she finds that contending with people's expectations is almost as treacherous as navigating the wild arctic storms.

When she crosses paths with a mysterious man living alone in the forbidding wilderness, she faces a new challenge. Can Kate break through the walls he has put up around his heart? And will fear keep her from realizing her dreams?

Book 1 in the Alaskan Skies series, Touching the Clouds will draw you in with raw emotion and suspense, all against the stunning backdrop of the Alaskan wilds.

My Review:
I was thrilled that this book featured a heroine who was a bit different from the norm. Kate Evans is so independent that she left her family orchard in Washington to fly as a bush pilot in Alaska! She has to deal with the death of her best friend, which she believes she caused, a broken engagement with her longtime friend, Richard and she's the only female flyer amidst a rough group of men. I was really impressed with how she held herself together in the cockpit especially when the going got tough! And *gasp* she didn't have to rely on a man!

That said, the romance of the book left me slightly underwhelmed. I don't know how to put this without spoiling it so if you are in the middle of it stop reading this review now. I was a little frustrated that Kate dated a fellow pilot for almost the entire book and even seemed to really care for him and suddenly admitted her feelings for someone else. Since she was dating someone else I just didn't feel there was as much of a love connection between her and Paul. However, since this is a series I'm really hoping that the author lets us see where their relationship goes because I really do like Paul, Kate, and even Mike.

“Available July 2010 at your favorite bookseller from Revell, a division of Baker Publishing Group.”

To learn more about Bonnie Leon and her books visit:
Her WEBSITE She has a terrific contest going on through July 26th. Check it out!

*I received my review copy from the publisher in exchange for my honest review.*

Comments

  1. Another informative review, Renee -- thanks!

    I almost requested a review copy, but decided to wait. Now that I see the romance is lacking a little, I'm glad I waited. Maybe I'll get around to giving it a try one day. :)

    {{hugs}}

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  2. Did I mention how cute this sounds? Great review!

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  3. I enjoyed Touching the Clouds very much! Bonnie Leon's book was intriguing and made me smile!

    I thought this novel compared very well with others in the world of Christian historical fiction. It had numerous tricks and turns that kept me turning one page after another well into the night.

    I wrote my own review that can be found here:
    www.tracysbooknook.com

    -Tracy

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