Head in the Clouds

Head in the Clouds 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

  • Title: Head in the Clouds
  • Author: Karen Witemeyer
  • ISBN: 9780764207563
  • Page: 204
  • Format: Paperback
  • 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 nAdelaide 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

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    • Karen Witemeyer

      For those who love to smile as they read, bestselling author Karen Witemeyer offers warmhearted historical romance with a flair for humor, feisty heroines, and swoon worthy Texas heroes A transplant from California, Karen came to Texas for college, met a cowboy disguised as a computer nerd, married him, and never left the state that had become home Winner of the National Reader s Choice Award, HOLT Medallion, ACFW Carol Award, Inspirational Reader s Choice Award, and a finalist for both the RITA and Christy Awards, Karen is a firm believer in the power of happy endings and ice cream She also loves to reward her readers Every month she gives away two inspirational historical novels to someone from her newsletter list and offers substantial bonus content on her website To learn about Karen and her books, or to join her subscriber list, please visit karenwitemeyer.

    464 thoughts on “Head in the Clouds

    • Adelaide is a romantic A rancher s daughter, former schoolteacher, and Jane Eyre loving daydreamer who only wears yellow and takes her horse, Sheba, wherever she goes.First to town Where things DON T proceed in Jane Eyre esque fashion.And then, on a spur of the moment compulsion .To the Westcott ranch.Where she runs straight into Gideon Westcott.Who already has one unfathomable girl under his roof five year old Isabella, who hasn t spoken since her mother s death.And now most certainly has two.H [...]

    • This is a story set in Texas in the late 1800s Miss Adelaide Proctor took a job as a teacher after her father died, and part of the conditions of the contract were that she wasn t allowed to marry for 2 years At the end of this time, the potential suitors who she met when she first came into town have moved on Adelaide has no family and she dreams of starting a family of her own, so she s been concentrating her efforts on a young man called Henry, whom she doesn t love, but likes enough to see a [...]

    • These characters are the sort of people I might befriend in real life to watch my plants when I m out of town, if for no other reason but they re too perfect to be really interesting as fictional characters And since God makes all their decisions for them, they can t even really claim some of the virtues I enjoy in my heroes and heroines courage, intelligence, common sense Don t get me wrong I appreciate strong faith in my characters, but if God is going to send them signs and wonders to keep th [...]

    • About the Book 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 Isa [...]

    • I absolutely loved this book It is so cheesy and fluffy maybe even too cheesy , but sometimes its good to get a little bit of a break from serious stuffI myself am a romantic, so I could completely relate to Adelaide in her longing for fluffy romantic relationship I loved how things that were sort of unclear in the beginning of this book made complete sense later on The story was so sweet and though it was obviously predictable, the sense of danger and suspense sort of propelled you through this [...]

    • This was a great story I have really enjoyed all of the books that I have read by this author and am trying to read those that I hadn t ever gotten to This story had a great blend of action, danger, family, and romance I loved it

    • When Adelaide Proctor finds herself in a new town, jobless and heartbroken, she decides to apply for a position as a governess After spending many years reading enchanting novels and dreaming about her perfect hero, she realizes that it is time to stop dreaming and start living a real life She does not imagine that sometimes real life may be fascinating and breathtaking than her books.The thing I always like when I read a Karen Witemeyer book is that I feel exactly all the emotions the characte [...]

    • This book has been on my to read shelf since 2011 so when I finally spotted it at the library, I jumped at the chance to knock another book off that shelf I definitely had higher expectations for it A governess story written Jane Eyre esque Mmm, mmm, mmmpossibility.Head in the Clouds is one of the most obtuse, self aware books I have ever read It would be an incredibly satirical novel if it didn t take itself so seriously PlotAdelaide Proctor I admit, I loved her name from the start seeks the pe [...]

    • This book was a quick, light read Very predictable, with a happy ending I wish the author had created depth to the characters to make me want to care about them Unfortunately the story just fell flat for me It was a simple read though,with some nice reminders on how we should trust God and truly seek his will instead of our own desires It was an ok read, just not great.

    • I first fell in love with the charming, romantic prose of Karen Witemeyer in her debut novel, A Tailor Made Bride , which came out earlier this year I was so excited to discover that this new author had a SECOND book releasing this year, as well I knew I was going to love Head in the Clouds , I just had no idea how much Swoon worthy romance, charming wit, and heart pounding suspense are the order of the day when Karen Witemeyer is behind the pen I laughed I cried And, often than not, found myse [...]

    • HEAD IN THE CLOUDS is a charming story filled with believable characters, a page turning story line all complete in a lovely little package that I loved First, have you seen the cover of this book The most ingenious one ever The story that fills the space between the cover is filled with adventure and romance That pace in the tense moments is fast paced and filled with to the point descriptions that kept me turning pages The romance made my heart sigh And as I neared the end of the novel, the on [...]

    • An engaging story about a character whose storybook dreams come to life when she takes the position as governess on the Westcott ranch, and who finds herself and the rest of the ranch in many dangers along the way Not my favourite Witemeyer story, but it still had all the trademark charm and a standout storyline that made me like it a whole lot

    • Really enjoyed this book Karen Witemeyer has quickly become a favorite of mine I m looking forward to reading of her books.

    • So, I liked this one and liked the characters, but I think I enjoyed the other two books I read by Witemeyer a little bit This one felt like a mix between Regency and the Wild West Gideon is actually an English gentleman who has come to America to try and make his own way On his way to America he ends up as a guardian to five year old Isabella when her mother dies on the ship coming over I admired Gideon for taking over Isabella so easily and truly treating her like his own daughter It was rath [...]

    • I choose this book because I needed a fun read to go with a long, serious book and I d read and enjoyed To Win Her Heart earlier I thought this one was about a widower in the Old West who needed a governess, but the hero is actually an English Earl turned sheep farmer and the girl is his ward, not his daughter I ve read the nobleman in the Old West trope before I have no idea if it s based on fact, but I decided to go along for the ride His background plus the fact that the little girl is volunt [...]

    • I was unable to care for Adelaide, she is way too fanciful, romantic, and than naive She immediately falls for any good looking man who crosses her path She moves from one to another quickly without seeming to process deep emotions other than infatuation When she claims to be moving on from her romantic notions, she is not in the presence of Gideon a moment before she starts spinning yarns again Because of this, it is hard to believe that her romantic feelings are true.While Gideon was a good m [...]

    • The conflict for the main characters in Head in the Clouds is questioning why God allows His children to suffer even when He can intervene but having faith when God chooses not to She Adelaide couldn t ignore the fact that the same God who rescued Daniel from the lions allowed Stephen to be stoned The God who shielded the infant Moses did nothing to spare the lives of hundreds of the Hebrew babies murdered by the Egyptians The story focuses on the happy endings but not before acknowledging the t [...]

    • Warning for a close call scene with a very bad man old really a 4.5 for the fact that it was sometimes predictable and cheesy but I still really enjoyed it Okay, So first off I really liked how it was written It was kind of funny I do feel that the main girl does not have much to be a very stand out character, but she is a lot like me so I guess I can t say anything bad about her at all But that sometimes she does not think things through but that makes her real The main boy I love him He is a g [...]

    • While I don t have a issue Christian writers, she writes over the top God language Christian historical fiction should have a particular amount of religious speak, but the problem with most Christian writers especially Karen Witemeyer is that they overload the story with spiritual jargon Historically speaking religion is a part of the everyday American life, but it is not drawn out into an entire page or two of spiritual thoughts When something is a part of everyday life it isn t drawn out and r [...]

    • This was a sit back and enjoy sort of book with a satisfying ending I m pretty sure I d have enjoyed it even if I could have had a hard copy instead of a library ebookbut it was fun anyway It s hard to believe I ve read nearly all of Karen Witemeyer s books in just a few weeks One of my favorite scenes was right after the hero was woundedI m sure I ll reread that last third of the book when I get the chance And I really loved the heroine s love of yellow dresses It seemed so much a definition o [...]

    • I liked the overall idea of the story but for me it fell a little flat The little girl in the book was ok, surprisingly not annoying There was even an attempted rape scene which I found unusual in a Christian romance, but the two main characters just never felt real to me The hero Gideon was well entrenched in beta maleness, which is a total turnoff for me as well It wasn t a bad book, it just wasn t remarkable in any way C 2 stars

    • This is my second Karen Witemeyer novel I ve read it certainly will not be my last Her books are swoon worthy The lovely romance, the fight for survival, the biblical ties, it s all so beautiful Her writing style is gorgeous and I can fly through her books in 2 days if I m lucky I loved all of the characters besides the obvious villain Gideon Adelaide were both such sweet and kind hearted characters I rooted for them until the very end

    • 4 starsSweet romance with a touch of suspense All of the characters are likeable, I enjoyed the sheep ranch setting, and the gentle humor carried eased some emotionally tense moments The only reason I didn t find this too preachy, though, is because of the time period.

    • Witemeyer never disappoints the reader She held my attention from the first page to the last I read this book by audio and the narrator did an awesome job She was not boring to listen and changed her tones with the characters.

    • Addie loves to read somehow I can identify with that and she s always daydreaming.In this book you could say that her dreams come true even though she wasn t specifically daydreaming about a tall, British, darling with dimples who comes to her rescue a lot Sounds like a dream come true to me.Izzy, the little girl, was just the cutest.

    • At First Sight Adelaide Proctor quit her teaching job and went in search of the man that had been courting her for the last few months But when said man turned out to be a cad who failed to mention he was already married, Adelaide s dreams of a home and family of her own, crumbled Not one to let herself fall into despair, Adelaide procures a new job and becomes the governess of a mute little girl named Isabella, daughter of a sheep rancher by the name of Gideon Westcott Mr Westcott is the third [...]

    • Sharing My Review Adelaide Proctor abandons her teaching position to follow the man she believes will provide her with the family she so desperately longs for Not that Henry Belcher makes her heart race, but she s waited a long time for him to propose When she finally catches up to him, she accepts that there won t be a proposal Grieving the loss of the family she d dreamed of, she applies for a governess position, determined to follow God s cloud, just like the Israelites who wandered in the wi [...]

    • What I LovedThis book is filled with ironic twists of phrase and a humorous glint in the style of Mary Connealy and Kelly Hake The stunning and uh oh glimpse of Adelaide on the cover is in every way indicative of the adventure to be found within the pages of Head in the Clouds This story kept me reading The characters were altogether engaging and loveable Gideon was such a clash of cultures An English nobleman now a sheep farmer And Adelaide I could relate to her on so many levels, yet she pulle [...]

    • 4.5 stars I really enjoyed this book It was my second Karen Witemeyer book to read, and I loved it One of the things I liked best about this book was Adelaide s character, which is very similar to mine in the area of clumsiness and love for books I really enjoyed seeing her character and in each chapter and felt like I related to her a lot Whenever she made clumsy mistakes such as falling out of her chair at the restaurant and the incident in the barn hee hee , I felt myself smiling and feelin [...]

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