Christian Fiction Review: Head in the Clouds by Karen Witemeyer

Head in the Clouds
by Karen Witemeyer
Copyright 2010
Bethany House Publishers
368 pages
ISBN: 978-0-7642-0756-3
Historical Fiction

From the publisher:
When a recovering romantic goes to work for a handsome ranch owner, her heart's not the only thing in danger!

Adelaide Proctor longs to find a real-life storybook hero to claim as her own. But when a husband-hunting debacle leaves her humiliated, she interviews for a governess position on a remote Texas sheep ranch and vows to leave her silly romantic yearnings behind.

Gideon Westcott left his privileged life in England to make a name for himself in America's wool industry, never expecting to end up with a child. To his dismay, five-year-old Isabella hasn't uttered a word since she lost her mother. The unconventionality of the new governess concerns Gideon—and intrigues him at the same time. But he can't afford distractions.

When Isabella's uncle comes to claim the girl—and her inheritance—Gideon and Adelaide must work together to protect Isabella from the man's evil schemes. Soon neither can deny their growing attraction. But after so many heartbreaks, will Adelaide be willing to get her head out of the clouds and put her heart on the line?

My Review:
Just when I thought I couldn't enjoy a book more that A Tailor-Made Bride, Head in the Clouds comes along and I devour all 350+ pages in a day. If you are a fan of romance, ranchers, and British nobility you will love this story. Not only that but if you like to be able to relate to a heroine I don't think you will be able to find another quite like Adelaide Proctor (at least I can't think of one!)

Adelaide is on the lookout for her storybook hero (aren't we all *wink*) and literally falls into the arms of a man who just might be her Mr. Rochester minus the crazy wife and "broodiness." Gideon Westcott aka Lord Mansfield (well almost, he's third in line for that title) formally of England is now a sheep rancher in Texas and is in charge of a young ward, Isabella Petchey. Of course there's also the danger of the Texas plains and hills, throw in a money hungry uncle and you have some heart-stopping moments.

With the skill of a seasoned pro, Karen Witemeyer has spun a tale that is sure to please the most romantic souls and those with a predilection for danger. ;-) If you're like me this book will stay on your keeper shelf to be read again. I can't wait till next year for her next release, To Win Her Heart!

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*This book was provided to me through the publisher as an influencer for the author.*


  1. Oooh this one looked so good. Almost signed up for the tour, but I have too much on my plate already.

  2. I'm eager to read Karen's latest. I love A Tailor-Made Bride and am sure this story will be every bit as much fun to read.

    Thanks for the great review.

  3. What a great review. This sounds awesome. And I love that name! Adelaide!

  4. Hope you all enjoy it if you get the chance to read it! :-)

    XOXO~ Renee

  5. I just got this one in the mail the other day, and I can't wait to crack it open! :o)


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