Tuesday, November 02, 2010

Head in the Clouds by Karen Witemeyer

This week, the
Christian Fiction Blog Alliance
is introducing
Head in the Clouds
Bethany House; Original edition (October 1, 2010)
by
Karen Witemeyer



ABOUT THE AUTHOR:

Karen Witemeyer is a deacon's wife and mother of three who believes the world needs more happily-ever-afters. To that end, she combines her love of bygone eras with her passion for helping women mature in Christ to craft historical romance novels that lift the spirit and nurture the soul.

After growing up in California, Karen moved to Texas to attend Abilene Christian University where she earned bachelor and master's degrees in Psychology. It was also there that she met and married her own Texas hero. He roped her in good, for she has lived in Texas ever since. In fact, she fell so in love with this rugged land of sweeping sunsets and enduring pioneer spirit, that she incorporates it into the pages of her novels, setting her stories in the small towns of a state that burgeoned into greatness in the mid-to-late 1800s.

Karen is living her dream by writing Christian historical romance novels for Bethany House. When she visited her publisher back in January of 2010, she was interviewed by the staff. If you'd like a behind-the-scenes glimpse into how she develops her story ideas and a description of her bumpy journey to publication, go to her website to listen to a podcast of that interview.


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 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?

If you would like to read the first chapter of Head in the Clouds, go HERE.



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21 comments:

Anonymous said...

Posted and Reviewed!!

LOVED this book.

Nora St.Laurent
Finding Hope Through Fiction

Deborah said...

mine's up with my review

Jasmine said...

Posted!

CarlybirdK said...

Scheduled to post tonight at midnight at www.carlybirdshome.blogspot.com

Molly said...

Scheduled to post Thursday with a review

Jim Thompson said...

Posted at One Small Stone

Tarasview said...

posted

Casey said...

Posted w/ review!!

Stephanie said...

Up with review!

Ernie W. said...

Post is up.

April Erwin said...

mine's up.

Pam at Daysong Reflections said...

Posted with review. http://www.daysongreflections.com//?p=5931

Brittanie said...

Posted.

Heart2Heart said...

My newest favorite author!!! Loved Tailor Made Bride and now Head in the Clouds, she is amazing!

http://reviewsfromtheheart.blogspot.com/2010/11/head-in-clouds.html

Love and Hugs ~ Kat

Janna said...

Scheduled for Friday morning with review

Deanna said...

Postedc

Peggy Blann Phifer said...

Post is up with review and a giveaway.

http://tinyurl.com/2woegja

Peg

Christy Lockstein said...

I'm up with review

Margie Vawter said...

Posted, review later.

CeeCee said...

Enjoyed it! Review up in a couple of days.

Lynn said...

loved this book. Review is up.. thanks again!