Excerpt: "Should Mr. Westcott hire you, be prepared for a challenge."
Maybe his daughter was a hellion who terrorized governesses with snakes and lizards in their beds. Well, Adelaide had been raised on a ranch, too. She'd pulled her own share of stunts on the ranch hands and the cook her father paid extra to tend his little girl.
"I think I can handle a few pranks," she stated with confidence.
"It's not pranks you have to worry about. It's communication."
She waited for him to elaborate.
"The child is barely five years of age and has yet to learn her letters."
"I don't see how that will be a problem. I've taught numerous students -" She stopped when he started shaking his head.
"Miss Proctor, the child is mute." Head in the Clouds, pg 31.
Back Cover: When a recovering romantic goes to work for a handsome ranch owner, her heart's not the only think 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: This is one of the best books I've read in a long time, and I like to read books. Karen Witemeyer takes us on a delightful trip to historical Texas. Her character overflow with personality. Head in the Clouds offers a refreshing style that is easy to read. The humor and action in this book kept me turning the pages. I didn't want to put it down!
My Recommendation: I highly recommend this wonderful novel to lovers of historical romance.