• Jenna Van Mourik

Head in the Clouds by Karen Witemeyer – Review


This book combined my love of book-loving characters and the old West days! I mean, come on, doesn’t that cover just scream Belle from Beauty and the Beast? However, I’ve got news for you – the love interest in this book is certainly no beast, but together, they face a few!

A bit from the back cover, to give you some context:

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?

Bookish, day-dreaming school teacher, and a well-bred Englishman who runs a Texas ranch and looks after a five-year-old little girl. These two characters are an unlikely match, but in my opinion, they’re absolutely perfect for each other. The humor I’ve come to know and love in Karen Witemeyer’s books was present from the very beginning. The unconventionality of the way the two characters meet is adorable and made me grin from ear to ear. Even with all of those heartwarming conversations and giggle-inducing encounters, there’s still a good amount of drama and depth.

A murder plot is the most abridged version of this story’s conflict, but there’s so much more happening between the lines. I was deeply moved by the growth of both of the main characters, as well as the spiritual content weaved throughout. I would absolutely recommend this book to anyone who is a fan of sweet romance, historical fiction, and just good reading in general! It’s pages are full of smiles, tears (both happy and sad), and inspiring faith messages!

This book is easily going down as one of my favorite love stories! It’s going on my bookshelves to be displayed proudly for all to see. Although, my collection of books is probably nothing compared Adelaide Proctor’s, whose own collection of books I’d love to explore and obsess over with her anytime!

What is your most recent add to your book collection? Have you read Head in the Clouds? I’d love to hear what you thought of it, or what other books you’d recommend!

Until next time,

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