Sunday, August 28, 2011
Head in the Clouds by Karen Witemeyer Audio Book of the week
From Goodread.com: Adelaide Proctor is a young woman with her head in the clouds, longing for a real-life storybook hero to claim as her own. But when a husband-hunting debacle leaves her humiliated, she interviews for a staid governess position on a central Texas sheep ranch and vows to leave her romantic yearnings behind.
When Gideon Westcott left his privileged life in England to make a name for himself in America's wool industry, he never expected to become a father overnight. And 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. He has a ranch to run, a shearing to oversee, and a suspicious fence-cutting to investigate.
When Isabella's uncle comes to claim the child--and her inheritance--Gideon and Adelaide must work together to protect Isabella from the man's evil schemes. And 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 Take: I really enjoyed this book once I got into the second half of the book. The narrator did a really good job and used different voices for all the characters. I saw the romance aspect of the book coming and was not surprised. Some of the book caught me a bit off guard in a good way. The last half of th book was definetly the climax. I thought the the very end was a bit anticlimatic and I was a bit disappointed.
I do recommend the book but will say that it may take a bit before you get into the book but once you are ou will enoy the ride.